Gatlinburg, Tennessee: 4 days / 3 nights Westgate Smoky Mountain Resort & Spa
Gatlinburg, Tennessee – Are you ready for that standout family vacation where there is something for everybody and even your dog is invited! Set along the base of the Smokey Mountains close to Gatlinburg’s most popular attractions lays the Westgate Smoky Mountain Resort & Spa.
This pet friendly resort hotel offers trolley service to Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge along with other fun amenities. For example, onsite is a 60,000 square foot indoor water park called Wild Bear Falls! Westgate Smoky Mountain Resort & Spa also offers two outdoor heated pools, hot tubs, a sauna, billiards, a fitness center, an activities program and… the list goes on.
The adorable mountain villages of Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge house truly entertaining attractions such as Dollywood and Ripley’s Aquarium.
In addition to four rollercoasters, Dollywood has numerous attractions including a museum dedicated to Dolly Parton and over a dozen indoor and outdoor performance venues which showcase a wide variety of live acts from country to gospel music to the oldies. Crafts such as blacksmithing and glass blowing are also an important part of the Dollywood equation of which one entire section named Craftsman’s Village is dedicated.
Ripley’s Aquarium is also great fun. With live shows, an interactive stingray zone, a penguin encounter where you can meet these adorable creatures face-to-beak and more fish than there are townspeople in Gatlinburg, you are bound to have an educational experience!
The fun continues with outings to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, the Smoky Mountain Brewery, ghost tours and a variety of delicious restaurants.