If you are planning to visit Tennessee for the first time, you are in for a treat. This gorgeous state has something for everyone. There are thrills and excitement at amusement parks, and there is the wonder of nature along the Tennessee River and the Smoky Mountains.
If you are wondering how to plan your Tennessee river vacation, here are a few tips to help you plan the perfect vacation for your family.
Decide When You Want To Go
Like with many places, Tennessee has a peak season and an off-season in which to travel. This means that if you go, for example, in summertime, it will be more crowded. This might not be ideal if you prefer some quiet time for your family.
If you prefer snow and winter activities, then the winter can offer great skiing at Gatlinburg and even some cross-country trails. You can snowmobile and snowshoe in the beautiful wilderness as well. Summertime offers great hiking trails and delicious BBQ opportunities to enjoy.
Think About Where You Would Like To Stay
Once you have an idea of which season you want to go to Tennessee, you have to decide where you would like to stay. All over the state, you have several types of lodging available to you. You can choose from hotels or motels, river or mountain cabins, or campgrounds or resorts.
Think about the time of year you are heading to your destination and what type of vacation you want to have. Are you bringing your whole family with you? Is it a romantic trip for two? Do you want to be near everything with activities at your fingertips? Or do you prefer being in a quiet setting?
Plan What Activities You Want To Do
While it can be fun to pick activities at the spur of the moment, it's always a good idea to have several activities planned in advance too. Plan what you would like to see and do while you are here.
Would you like to hike and explore the Great Smoky Mountains National Park? You could check out caves and historical sites too. For the adventurous among you, you can go white-water rafting or go ziplining or horseback riding.
Family-friendly activities can include a trip to Dollywood, a popular amusement park in Tennessee near Pigeon Forge. You can also check out the Titanic Museum, Wonderworks, and Ripley's Aquarium of the Smokies.
Contact a company that arranges Tennessee River waterfront cabin vacations for more information.