Plan a Weekend Getaway to Pigeon Forge & Gatlinburg, Tennessee
Sometimes we need to take a mini-vacation, just to get away for a couple of days to regroup and relax. One of my favorite places to go for a quick weekend getaway is to the Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg, Tennessee area. The Great Smoky Mountains area has long been a favorite vacation spot for my family.
Mini-vacations are great but who says we have to spend a ton of money on a weekend getaway! If you are planning a trip to the area I have some great deals that can save you money on everything from lodging to meals and attractions! So whether you are planning a girl’s weekend getaway or a romantic trip with your sweetheart, check out the links below for some great deals!
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One of my new favorite places to search for lodging deals is through Groupon. Lately I have found some great deals on hotels and chalets in Gatlinburg through Groupon. I recently booked a room at a well known chain hotel for only $31 a night! My wallet was very happy!!! The thing about Groupon is that the deals are always changing so be sure to check back often for new deals!
Another great site to use when searching for lodging and travel deals is Booking Buddy. Booking Buddy allows you to compare prices on the top travel sites before you book, helping you find the best deals available.
If a chalet is what you are looking for, Mountain Laurel Chalets has a couple great Winter promotions going on right now. If you’ve never stayed with Mountain Laurel Chalets, check them out. Their chalets are beautiful!
Plan ahead for your weekend getaway by purchasing gift cards from Darden restaurants. This is one of my favorite chains of restaurants and their gift cards and e-gift cards can be used at any of their restaurants, including Olive Garden, Red Lobster, and Longhorn Steakhouse, all of which can be found in Sevierville, Tennessee. These gift cards also make great gifts for holidays and birthdays!
Not only is Groupon a great source for lodging deals but it’s also a great place to find deals for local restaurants. As I mentioned above, the deals on Groupon are always changing so you will want to check Groupon before your trip but I just did a quick search and there are several restaurants in the Pigeon Forge, Sevierville, and Gatlinburg area that have deals posted on Groupon. The restaurants vary from coffee shops and 50s style diners to fine dining restaurants. So be sure to check Groupon before you go!
While you are in the Great Smoky Mountains be sure to check out some of the restaurants what we have included in our list of the TOP 10 FAVORITE RESTAURANTS IN THE GREAT SMOKY MOUNTAINS. Be sure to mention that you read about them on Kentucky At Heart!
Now that you have a place to sleep and food to eat let’s talk about what you’re going to do while you’re there! We have a couple lists to give you some ideas of 10 FAMILY FRIENDLY ATTRACTIONS IN THE GREAT SMOKY MOUNTAINS and 10 OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES IN THE GREAT SMOKY MOUNTAINS. But let’s look at some ways to save money on some attractions while you are there.
While you are in the area, why not take a drive to beautiful Asheville, North Carolina to visit the Biltmore Estate. It’s just under a 2 hour drive from Gatlinburg. The Biltmore Estate is beautiful any time of the year but especially at Christmas time. Shop through this link and you can save on discounted tickets to visit the Biltmore.
Let’s talk about Groupon again! I’m telling you all. I LOVE Groupon!! It seriously is one of the best places to find deals on just about everything. I just did a search for Pigeon Forge, Sevierville, and Gatlinburg and there are so many deals available for things to do! Some of the deals available right now are:
*Zoo visit in Sevierville
*Alpine Roller Coaster Ride
*Outdoor Gravity Park
*Rockin’ Raceway-Go Karts and Arcade Games
*Zipline Treetop Adventures
*”Impossibilities” Magic Show Tickets
*Comedy Show Tickets
*Kayaking Excursion Tickets
*Moonlight Horseback Riding
Now that you have your weekend getaway planned it’s time to start packing! Wait! You don’t have any luggage? Well, Amazon is just the place for you! Amazon has great deals on luggage such as this 3 Piece Set from American Tourister.