By Darryl Payne
Posted on March 15, 2013
Even if the calendar doesn't officially acknowledge it yet, spring is here, for all intents and purposes. The days are warming up, and folks are starting to make plans to head back to the Great Smoky Mountains this spring and summer. Just to prime the pump, here are just a few suggestions for different ways you and your family can play in the Smokies this year.
• Great Smoky Mountains National Park – Whether your interest is hiking, biking, picnicking, camping or swimming, our national park can provide you with one of the most scenic spots in the country to do it all.
• Music Theater Shows – From country, bluegrass and gospel to rock, swing and show tunes, our music theaters have something for everyone. You'll also find theaters featuring magic, acrobatics, horseback competitions and lumberjack games for an added touch of variety.
• Attractions – We have some of the biggest family-fun places to visit in the country right here in the Smokies. From Dollywood and Splash Country to Ripley's Aquarium and the Titanic Museum Attraction, you'll have no trouble filling up your vacation calendar with excitement.
• Shopping – For some people, shopping is a recreational activity in itself. If that's the case for you, come check out the hundreds of shops at your disposal, from outlet mall stores to arts and crafts studios and galleries to flea markets and antique shops.
About Darryl Payne
Darryl Payne is a native of East Tennessee in the foothills of the Great Smoky Mountains. He is a web developer with a passion for building great websites. As a local, he can offer a unique perspective on where to stay and things to do while on vacation in the Smokies. To read his latest recommendations, please click the Google+ follow button.