For many years now, the smoky mountains of Tennessee have been a vacation destination. Gatlinburg, Tennessee, nestled in the heart of the Smokies, is probably the most popular tourist town in the region. 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.
Just like any other gateaway in the world, this region also has its peak and off-peak seasons. The peak seasons are summer and fall. During summer, most schools are closed and hence it presents the best opportunity for families to take and enjoy the warmth of the mountains. Fall is popular because that’s when the leaves change colors. During fall, it is that time that one takes a hike in the mountain air filled with orange, yellow 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. Now January and February are certainly considered the off season in the Smoky Mountains, but you probably don’t want to drive mountain roads in the ice and snow. For that reason, I suggest visiting the Smokies in the middle or end of March.
One can find very cheap packages in March. You’ll even find bargains on cabin and chalet rentals. Everything is not all about price, one should keep this in mind. 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.
Believe it or not, March has become one of my favorite times to visit Gatlinburg. Despite the fact that there is some frost in trees, in town, one can feel warmth. 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.
there are very many other attractions that one can enjoy throughout the year in Gatlinburg. For instance, pigeon forge is good for those that love theatre while Ripley is known for its aquarium. There are thousands of shops around the smokies that mainly open in March for the shopping lovers.
Now, choosing when to visit Gatlinburg is only part of the equation.When selecting a gateway, there are plenty of them to choose form. it is always good to check what the packages offer, as they can be overwhelmingly many.