A vacation in Gatlinburg, Tennessee isn’t just something you enjoy for a week and then forget about. When you get away at our cabins or chalets in Gatlinburg TN, you will create memories that will last a lifetime. Years after your retreat in the Smokies, you will think back on your trip and relive some of those happy moments. To make your vacation as memorable as possible, try some of these tips:
1. Pick Up a Few Souvenirs
One great way to help you remember your time in Gatlinburg is to bring back some souvenirs from the area. Gatlinburg is home to hundreds of shops where you can find one-of-a-kind items that will take you right back to the Smoky Mountains every time you look at them. In the Great Smoky Arts & Crafts Community, a collection of studios and galleries in Gatlinburg, you can pick up wood carvings, quilts, jewelry, paintings, photographs, and many other handcrafted works of art. The Village Shops in downtown Gatlinburg are another excellent place for souvenir shopping.
2. Savor Your Meals
Taste and smell are some of the most powerful components of memory. We have all had the experience where an unexpected scent instantly takes us back to a childhood memory. As you enjoy the wonderful restaurants in Gatlinburg, be sure to really savor each bite of your meal. Whether it is fresh hotcakes at the Pancake Pantry, a mouthwatering ribeye at Alamo Steakhouse, or a double scoop of ice cream at Mad Dog’s Creamery, make sure you take the time to appreciate your food. Of course, guests at our cabins or chalets in Gatlinburg TN will have their own fully furnished kitchen, so you can always whip up your own unforgettable dishes.
3. Try Something New
We are much more likely to remember the first time we do something, rather than the hundredth time. When you’re on vacation in Gatlinburg, you can create some great memories by trying something new. Have you ever been horseback riding? Ziplining? White water rafting? The Smoky Mountain area is full of outdoor adventures for you to try. If you’re looking for something a little less extreme, you can try a new hike in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, take a scenic drive you have never explored before, or even try a new food or drink.
4. Take Lots of Photos
Looking back at old vacation photos is one of our favorite activities. Whether you just use your cell phone or you splurge on a fancy digital camera, it isn’t hard to find beautiful scenery to capture. When you take your photos, however, make sure that you have already taken in the sights with your own eyes before you take out your camera. Sometimes, people are so focused on snapping pictures that they don’t fully enjoy what they are doing in the moment. If you want to get your kids involved, consider buying them some cheap disposable cameras so they can take their own vacation photos.
To start planning your getaway, check out our complete selection of cabins or chalets in Gatlinburg TN!