People come to the Smoky Mountains to see the many breathtaking views and experience the amazing hospitality of the region. Here is our insider list of the 4 reasons to get away this winter in the Smoky Mountians. Not afraid of some snow on the ground and a chill in the air? Then you will love visiting our beautiful mountain town during the winter season. While the spring and fall seasons are stunning, and many will say perfect, our winter season is just as exciting for different reasons.
Here are four reasons to get away this winter in the Smoky Mountains:
One of the most appealing attributes of the winter season in the Smokies is undoubtedly the stunning scenery that surrounds your cabin. Although the region is beautiful at any time of year, there is just something about the snow capped mountains that makes your jaw drop! Be sure to bring along a camera to capture the gorgeous landscape so you can always remember your winter trip to the Smoky Mountains.
Fun Winter Activities
There are lots of great activities to enjoy in the region throughout the winter months. Ober Gatlinburg offers several fun winter sports, including snow tubing, ice skating, skiing, and snowboarding. There is even a coaster ride where you can control the speed of your sled while you race down a mountain! You can also enjoy a winter hike through the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, which is open 365 days per year. In the evenings, be sure to take a drive through Gatlinburg to check out the city’s incredible holiday light displays along the Parkway and River Road.
Break Up the Monotony of Winter
For many people, the winter months can be quite dreary and boring, especially after the holidays are over. Instead of moping around, break up the monotony of winter and come to the Smoky Mountains. Don’t let the winter get you down when you could be having a blast in the Smokies!
Fun Local Attractions
The fun never slows down in the Smoky Mountains, as many great local attractions are open throughout the winter. Check out Ripley’s Aquarium of the Smokies, where you can view more than 100,000 exotic sea creatures and experience a 340 foot underwater tunnel. For some fantastic views of the snow capped mountains, take a ride on the Gatlinburg Aerial Tramway or head to the top of the 407 foot tall Gatlinburg Space Needle!