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5 Exciting Things to Do in Gatlinburg TN During Your Spring Vacation

What could be better than spending your spring vacation in Gatlinburg? When you stay at Old Creek Lodge, you’ll be close to incredible activities that are so much fun in the spring! Here are 5 exciting things to do in Gatlinburg TN during your spring vacation:

1. Go for a Hike

One of the best things to do in the spring is go for a hike in the Great Smoky Mountains. The Great Smoky Mountains National Park has more than 850 miles of hiking trails for you explore. In the spring, you’ll have incredible views of the mountains, waterfalls and wildflowers! The park is especially popular during the spring because people come from all around the country to see the gorgeous wildflowers scattered throughout the mountains!

family-picnic-gatlinburg2. Have a Picnic

Pack a basket filled with all your favorite foods and snacks, and enjoy a picnic in the great outdoors! When you stay at Old Creek Lodge, you’ll be able to store food in the small refrigerator in your room. So if you want to buy fruit or meat for sandwiches, you can keep it fresh until your picnic! You’ll get to share a delicious meal surrounded by the people you love in a place you’ll love when you have a picnic in the Smoky Mountains.

3. Go Whitewater Rafting

Whitewater rafting is an exciting outdoor adventure to try on your spring vacation. If you don’t mind a little bit of a drive, we recommend going on a rafting trip with Smoky Mountain Outdoors! You can choose from a variety of trips, from a thrilling ride on class 3 and 4 rapids on the Upper River, to a leisurely float down the Lower River. The priceless memories you make on your trip will be worth the drive to get there!

4. Ride the Moonshine Mountain Coaster

moonshine mountain coasterYou can ride the Moonshine Mountain Coaster all year long, but it’s even more fun when the weather is nice in spring! Take advantage of the temperatures warming up on your spring vacation to try the mountain coaster. The Moonshine Mountain Coaster is known as a “must-do Gatlinburg attraction.” You’ll hop in the driver’s seat and control your own speed as you coast down the mountain track and take in incredible views of the Smoky Mountains.

5. Visit Ripley’s Aquarium

Not all your fun on your spring vacation has to be outdoors! There are plenty of exciting things to do in Gatlinburg TN that are indoors. Head to the top aquarium in the country to spend the day with sea life! Ripley’s Aquarium of the Smokies has a variety of unique experiences you can enjoy that puts you up close and personal to some sea animals! You can swim with stingrays, touch a jellyfish and even waddle with penguins. You’ll be able to see 12-foot sharks, all kinds of fish, stingrays, a sea turtle and more when you visit Ripley’s Aquarium.

Check out all these exciting things to do in Gatlinburg TN when you stay at Old Creek Lodge! Browse our hotel rooms today and start planning your spring vacation.