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4 Things to Do This Winter in the Smoky Mountains

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November 27, 2023

If you’ve never spent winter in the Smoky Mountains, you may not know about all of the incredible things to do in the area during this time of year! From holiday festivities to winter sports and more, there are lots of activities to enjoy during winter in the Smoky Mountains. Here are some of our top suggestions for how to make the most of the season when you come to visit:

1. Check Out Smoky Mountain Winterfest Events

One thing that you can’t miss when you come to spend winter in the Smoky Mountains is the abundance of seasonal cheer that is present across the towns, attractions, cabins, and restaurants of the area. There are lots of ways to get into the holiday spirit during winter in the Smoky Mountains, like seeing the incredible display of Lights Over Gatlinburg, located at the popular Gatlinburg SkyPark with the record-breaking SkyBridge decked out for the holiday season! Other activities like Smoky Mountain Christmas at Dollywood and Enchanted Christmas at Anakeesta give you plenty of options to choose from when it comes to holiday festivities here in the Smokies.

2. Try Winter Activities at Ober Mountain

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For those who enjoy skiing and snowboarding, you won’t want to miss heading over to Ober Mountain and hitting the slopes. And that’s not all! Ober Mountain also has other winter activities like ice skating and snow tubing available, so that everyone can find something to enjoy when they come to visit.

3. Go for a Scenic Drive

There’s nothing quite like driving past the gorgeous snow-capped peaks of the Smoky Mountains, which is why taking a scenic drive is another of the best things to do during winter in the Smoky Mountains! With plenty of places to pull off and admire the views, the scenic drives in the area are among the best ways to take in the stunning sights while staying warm. Just make sure to keep an eye on the weather and potential road closures so that you can enjoy your drive safely!

4. Relax at Your Cabin

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Of course, one of the best parts about going away on vacation is the ability to simply relax and recharge. When you stay at our cabins here in the Smoky Mountains, you will be perfectly equipped to do just that. We have a selection of cabins that can suit everyone’s needs, with amenities like hot tubs, covered porches, and more. Imagine sipping your morning coffee while watching a light snowfall over the Smoky Mountains, or having some hot cocoa in the evening while the sun sets over the snowy valleys. There is truly nothing quite like winter in the Smoky Mountains!

As you can see, there are lots of great things to do during winter in the Smoky Mountains, so it’s no wonder that visitors love coming to the area during this time of year. If you want to plan a winter vacation here in the Smokies, check out our selection of cabin rentals today and book your accommodation before they fill up! We can’t wait to host you.

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