While no vacation needs a reason for it to be deserved, we always feel Spring Break is the perfect time for an escape from the ordinary. Come see what we mean by planning a Spring Break vacation right here in Gatlinburg. You will be in the heart of the Great Smoky Mountains when you visit the area. Gatlinburg is a top tourist destination with plenty of exciting spring activities to check out. The area always presents you with something to do, so you just have pick out your favorites. Here are some ways to spend your Spring Break in Gatlinburg:

Check Out The Village for Shopping

Spring Break is a great time to break out the wallet and treat yourself to something nice. During your visit to Gatlinburg make sure you stop by The Village in Downtown Gatlinburg to find over 25 different shops in a single space. This is where you can find everything from coffee shops to outdoor suppliers and toy stores. If you prefer handmade arts and crafts, you can plan a visit to The Great Smoky Arts & Crafts Community. You will find an 8-mile loop that features over 100 different artists and craftsmen who sell handmade items. If your Gatlinburg TN Spring Break happens to fall in early April, you may even get the chance to enjoy the Great Smoky Easter Arts & Crafts Show. A little shopping over Spring Break never hurt anyone!

Visit Gatlinburg Sky Park

Gatlinburg is home to some truly stunning outdoor attractions right here in the area and spring weather is a great chance to see them. Make sure to visit Gatlinburg SkyPark during your Spring Break adventure. The journey to SkyPark starts by taking the SkyLift from Downtown Gatlinburg up to the mountains. Here you will be able to see all of the incredible attractions in the area. Walk across SkyBridge that is one of the longest pedestrian bridges in the world; it even has a glass center where you can stare at the valley right below your feet. Climb up Tulip Tower for an amazing observation area that has views second to none. The SkyDeck amphitheater is the spot where you want to catch the sunset at. Head over to SkyCenter for a meal along with souvenirs at the gift shop. A visit to SkyPark is always exciting for make sure to stop by during Spring Break.

Splash Around Ripley’s Aquarium of the Smokies

There is one attraction that both children and adults will love here in Gatlinburg and that is Ripley’s Aquarium of the Smokies. This local attraction has all of the aquatic critters you want to see including fish, eels, penguins, rays, and yes even sharks. Their sprawling exhibits provide the opportunity to see the best views of the animals and learn all about them too. Check out popular exhibits including the penguin encounters and glass bottom boats. You can even find special events throughout the year too, including Spring Break. The Sips & Sharks sleepover event is for adults only as you get enjoy adult beverages and access to the aquarium overnight. Sensory Nights are offered once a month for a quieter experience, perfect for those who have difficulty handling loud crowds. Grab a single-entry pass for the aquarium or a combo pass that will also get you entry into other Ripley attractions found in Gatlinburg such as Ripley’s Mountain Coaster and Ripley’s Super Fun Park. All the fun awaits!

Visit the Great Smoky Mountains National Park

If you are an outdoor adventurer, you cannot pass up the opportunity to visit the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Visitors often frequent the famous hiking trails that sprawl over 500,000 acres in the area. Walk along the Appalachian Trail or visit one of the many waterfalls. The cooler weather and quieter travel season typically result in more wildlife poking their heads out of the woods too. Famous spots in the park to check out include Cases Cove and Abrams Creek. Stop by in the evening and check out the incredible fireflies lighting up the dark sky!

More Fun Here in Gatlinburg

The fun of Spring Break in Gatlinburg is complete once you have reserved one of our vacation rentals here in the area. Explore our listing of properties so you can see exactly what we have to offer. Our properties can be found near these wonderful local attractions and are complete with gourmet kitchens and spacious living rooms. Bedrooms often feature soft bedding and fine linens while the bathrooms can have soaking tubs or walk in showers. Simply pick out your favorite property right here in Gatlinburg and reserve it for your upcoming Gatlinburg TN Spring Break getaway. Come experience the best way to enjoy your Spring Break in the area!