The Smoky Mountains of Tennessee and North Carolina have been a favorite family vacation destination for years. There is one particular region in Tennessee that is very popular for tourists and that is Gatlinburg. There are many motels, hotels and cabins for rent in this region and therefore, it becomes very easy to get accommodation of any price range. In this article, I’ll tell you when you can find the most affordable Gatlinburg vacation packages.
This region also has its peak and off peak seasons just like any other place in the world. The peak seasons are summer and fall. Summer is a popular time for family vacations because the kids are out of school and its warm, so families can enjoy everything the mountains have to offer. The fall is also a peak tourist season as it is that time that leaves change color. It is always fascinating to take a hike in the mountain air surrounded with yellow , orange and red leaves.
That being said, we’re talking about finding the most affordable time to visit Gatlinburg and that’s certainly not in the peak season. Therefore, when looking for a good deal is to try and visit the place when off season. The off peak seasons are mainly around February and January but no one really wants to take a hike when it is filled with snow and ice. For that reason, I suggest visiting the Smokies in the middle or end of March.
One can find very cheap packages in March. One can even find bargains in chalets and cabin rentals. However, it always good to note that price is not everythind. You could just as easily find good deals in January or February, but in late March, you usually don’t have to worry about ice and snow and the weather starts to warm up a bit.
For me, March has become my favorite time to visit Gatlinburg. In town, it’s usually pretty warm (for the season), but when you get to the higher elevations, you can still see frost in the trees. Thus making it look like spring in town while in the mountains it stills seem to be winter. This makes March the best time to visit.
Moreover, there are many other neighboring areas like the pigeon Forge that one can visit all year long. Pigeon Forge has theaters scattered all over the city while Ripley has an amazing Aquarium. For the shoppers, there are thousands of shops scattered everywhere and mainly open in March.
However, this article has only discussed one part of the equation only.For instance, there are plenty of gateways to choose from. It’s easy to get overwhelmed, so be sure to consider what the packages include.