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How to Spend Spring Break in March in Gatlinburg Tennessee

March is an eventful time to come to the Smoky Mountains!  Not only do beautiful wildflowers start to blossom in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park start to blossom, but many people get to enjoy spring break. You may be wondering what all you can do on spring break in March in Gatlinburg Tennessee. There are plenty of wonderful things to do in Gatlinburg in March, and we’re going to help you plan your trip! Here’s how you should spend your spring break in March in Gatlinburg Tennessee:

What to Do in Gatlinburg in March

trolley outside of ober gatlinburg signThere are plenty of things to do in Gatlinburg in March. Early in the month, weather is typically still cold. As the month passes, the weather will start to get a little warmer.

Ober Gatlinburg

Early in the month, you can still enjoy Ober Gatlinburg Ski Resort. The weather is still cold enough that Ober can make snow so you can enjoy snow tubing, skiing, and snowboarding. If it’s still cold outside during your spring break, spend some time enjoying indoor attractions!

Ripley’s Aquarium of the Smokies

Ripley's Aquarium in Gatlinburg TN.Take your family to Ripley’s Aquarium of the Smokies where everyone will enjoy walking around and seeing all the unique animals. Plus, there are all kinds of fun extras you can do, such as the Glass Bottom Boat Adventure.

Horseback Riding

Later in the month when warmer weather comes to Gatlinburg, you can enjoy spending time outdoors! In March, many horseback riding stables open up again. You will get to ride all over mountain terrain on horseback, seeing what life was like when the pioneers settled in the area.

River Activities

rafting in the riverAnother great outdoor activity you can do in March on spring break is whitewater rafting. Early in the rafting season, the river has an unpredictable flow, making your trip that much more exciting! Another great river activity is tubing, which is perfect for people of all ages!


If you want to see the Smokies in a new way, go ziplining where you can see mountain views and fly through the trees. Ziplining is the best thing to do in Gatlinburg in March for adventurists!

Hiking in the Smoky Mountains

Alum Cave Trail in great smoky mountains national parkOf course, we can’t talk about outdoor activities without mentioning hiking! The Smoky Mountains have over 850 miles of hiking trails, so no matter what you want to see you’ll be able to see it when you go for a hike!

Where to Stay During a Gatlinburg Spring Break

With so many things to do in Gatlinburg in March, you’ll be happy to pick the mountains over an over-congested, expensive beach trip. Why chance going to the beach on a cold weekend, when you can take advantage of the beauty of the Smoky Mountains no matter the weather?  Our luxury cabin rentals awaiting you in Gatlinburg or Pigeon Forge are amazing, entertaining, and relaxing. We offer vacation cabins in Gatlinburg and vacation cabin rentals near Dollywood. These cabin rentals have hot tubs, gas or park-style grills, full kitchens, pool tables and more.  Get a premium cabin rental with sauna, home theater, indoor private pool, multicade arcade games, seclusion, or breathtaking views! You’ll have the best spring break ever in March in Gatlinburg.

Look through our Gatlinburg cabins and book one today!