Smoky Mountain landscape with pink wildflowers and lush greenery

4 Reasons to Spend Spring Break in the Smokies

February 1, 2024

Spring will be here before you know it, which means it won’t be long before your kids are out of school for spring break! The best spring break vacation destination is the Smoky Mountains because of all the beautiful sights to see, fun things to do, and more. Keep reading to find out some of the reasons why your family will love spending spring break in the Smokies!

1. Beautiful Scenery

view from the top of SkyLand Ranch with chairlift and Legacy Lookout in front of mountain landscape

One of the biggest reasons to spend spring break in the Smokies is to be surrounded by gorgeous scenery! In spring, the Smoky Mountains burst with life all around. The forests are full of lush greenery, and colorful wildflowers and budding trees dot the landscape. Even the wildlife becomes more lively to celebrate the season of new life! This beautiful scenery creates a picturesque backdrop for your family’s spring break and can be enjoyed from inside the Great Smoky Mountains National Park as well as in the surrounding towns such as at our mountain-top attractions here at SkyLand Ranch.

2. Pleasant Weather

Another great reason to spend spring break in the Smokies is because of the wonderful weather that spring brings! The winter chill is finally gone, and mild, pleasant weather takes its place. Your family can enjoy comfortable temperatures that are perfect for spending time outdoors in the spring sunshine. The air is fresh and cool without being too cold or too hot. This is ideal for spending time exploring the hiking trails in the national park and spending time at outdoor attractions in the area. You couldn’t ask for better weather to keep the family comfortable during your vacation!

3. Fun Attractions

guest riding the Wild Stallion Mountain Coaster

When you spend your spring break in the Smokies, you get to enjoy all sorts of fun activities at the attractions in the area! Here at SkyLand Ranch, your family can speed downhill on the thrilling Wild Stallion Mountain Coaster, or gaze out at breathtaking views from Legacy Lookout. You will all love meeting our animal friends on The Safari Hayride who enjoy the fresh spring air just as much as you do! Your kids will have hours of fun exploring Buckaroo Playbarn, SkyLand Mining Company, and SkyLand Shootout. If you’re looking for additional excitement, visit Rowdy Bear’s Smoky Mountain Snowpark just down the road to race one another down the longest outdoor tubing hill in the state!

4. Close Travel Proximity

By spending spring break in the Smokies, you can cut down on time spent traveling so you can spend more time enjoying everything there is to see and do at your destination. The Smoky Mountains area is within a day’s drive to approximately two-thirds of the population of the United States, making it a convenient travel destination from almost anywhere! Major cities such as Atlanta, Memphis, Charlotte, Washington, D.C., and Chicago are all within just a day’s drive to the Smokies.

Start Planning Your Spring Break in the Smokies Today

These are just a few of the many reasons why you will love spending your spring break in the Smokies! Make sure you visit SkyLand Ranch during your trip to explore all our fun attractions, from meeting our miniature animal friends to racing down the Wild Stallion Mountain Coaster to admiring scenic views from the chairlift. Every member of your family is sure to find something to enjoy at our Sevierville attraction! To ensure you won’t miss out on the chance to visit us while you’re in town, get your tickets online to book your spot today!

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