Family reunions in Gatlinburg or Pigeon Forge

A Few Extra Tips to Help Create a Memorable Smoky Mountain Group Vacation

Group hiking on the mountainDon’t let the winter blues ruin the snowy season. Start planning a Smoky Mountain group vacation or family reunion for the upcoming months! To make the most of your stay, we’ve put together a few tips to help you plan the most memorable Smoky Mountain group trip:

1. Create a Theme

Who doesn’t love a themed party? Themes work especially well for family reunions. For themed parties, it’s fun to purchase matching shirts and themed decorations. When you’re in the mountains, you could plan the ultimate outdoor adventure with activities like hanging by a fire, roasting marshmallows together.

2. Plan Games and Activities

Depending on the time of year of your vacation, you’ll probably want to spend a little time planning for fun activities. Whether you choose to visit local attractions, or decide to play board games in a Pigeon Forge or Gatlinburg cabin rental, families love spending a little time together. Here’s a few ideas for activities for your Smoky Mountain group vacation:

  • Explore Ripley’s Aquarium of the Smokies or Wonderworks with kids
  • Visit popular arts and crafts areas
  • Stop at Sugarlands Visitor Center for a free 20-minute video presentation
  • Hike in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park
  • Take a ride on the Gatlinburg or Pigeon Forge trolley

3. Allow for Plenty of Free Time

As much as families enjoy spending time together, it’s best to plan for free time. When individual families get together for a Smoky Mountain family reunion, they’ll probably want to venture out on their own a time or two. It’s difficult to fit in everyone’s favorite activity, so leave some time for each family to explore Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg alone. You can break up the week by leaving a day open for free time halfway through the trip, or end the vacation with a couple free days.

No matter how you choose to spend your group vacation, you’ll want to decide on one of Aunt Bug’s Cabin Rentals’ premier group cabins. Fully equipped for groups to spend time together, each cabin is great for preparing home-cooked meals and enjoying each other’s company. In addition, the cabins are only a few short minutes from the exciting things to do in Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge. To plan your group vacation or family reunion, give us a call at (800) 953-5655.