It’s Spring Break. Temperatures are on the rise, days are getting a bit longer and the kids are out of school. So what to do? You could visit the same old places around town that your kids have been to dozens of times and shuffle your way through the crowds. Or you could take a little drive to the Great Smoky Mountains and serve your family a helping or two of pure adrenaline! The menu of excitement in the Smokies has a little bit of everything on it to please any size appetite for thrills.
Whitewater rafting in the Smoky Mountains is the perfect adventure activity for the whole family, and Smoky Mountain River Rat Whitewater has plenty of options to choose from. Spring Break just wouldn’t be complete without getting a little wet, so come get your splash on as you ride the rapids!
Another great adventure dish proudly served in the Smokies is ziplining at Smoky Mountain Ziplines! Maneuver through over 4,200 feet of cable- that’s the largest and newest tour in the area. You will also experience a fun 30-foot, controlled-descent, freestyle drop during your tour. Located less than 2 miles from the main Parkway in Pigeon Forge, Smoky Mountain Ziplines’ situated in the mountains but close to it all. Join their highly-skilled, funny guides today in an unforgettable ziplining adventure!
If you are still hungry for more thrills after rafting and zip lining, you might like to try racing down a mountainside at speeds up to 27 miles per hour! That’s the top speed you can reach on the Smoky Mountain Alpine Coaster. The Alpine Coaster is a family-friendly attraction offering an exciting sled ride for one or two down a coaster track that is over a mile long—the longest downhill track in the U.S.! And you won’t have to worry about the weather messing up this Spring Break plan. The Smoky Mountain Alpine Coaster operates whether it is hot or cold, wet or dry, so no matter what you can “Ride the Hill, Feel the Thrill!”
This sampling of adventures awaiting you and your fun-hungry family should be all the proof you need that the Great Smoky Mountains are home to a feast of excitement and THE place you need to live it up this Spring Break!