Pigeon Forge Travel Guides

Need help planning your vacation? Let the experts (us!) give you fun ideas and itineraries things to do while you are in Pigeon Forge. Whether you are traveling with your family, your significant other, or a gaggle of girls, you are sure to find our Pigeon Forge planning guides both helpful and fun.

Seasonal Planning For Pigeon Forge

fall planning guide

spring planning guide
winter planning guide

summer planning guide

Other Pigeon Forge Planning Guides

What do you look for in a Smoky Mountain vacation? Are your goals more relaxation-centered, or action packed? Whatever your heart's desire, we can help you plan the vacation of your dreams with this collection of handy planning guides. After you've decided on the vacation right for you, the next step is to book your cabin away from it all or reserve a hotel room or condo within walking distance to all your favorite shows & attractions on the parkway. You can find everything you're looking for right here on PigeonForge.com. You can also sign up below for our weekly newsletter. Subscribers to The Smoky Mountain Insider are always the first to know when we start a giveaway.

Synchronous Fireflies

You might have seen fireflies flickering their lights after dark before, but have you ever seen them synchronize with each other? There are at least 19 different species of fireflies that live within the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, and synchronous fireflies are one of them.

Synchronous Fireflies

Christmas In The Smokies

Looking for things to do at Christmas in the Smoky Mountains? December is going to be an action packed month in Pigeon Forge, as there are many great events, performances and shows to look forward to. Start planning now by browsing cabins and hotels for the holiday season.

Christmas In The Smokies

25 Kid Friendly Activities

One of the best things about Pigeon Forge is that it's a destination for fun for all ages, and perfect for kids. When you're planning a family vacation to the Smokies, you'll find countless things to do that your whole group will enjoy. We've put together an awesome list of our favorite things to do.

Kid Friendly

Activities By Age Group

Things to do with kids in Pigeon Forge are all over the place. Although you'll truly find something for everyone here in the Great Smoky Mountains, Pigeon Forge is a perfect vacation destination for kids & families. Pigeon Forge itineraries include fun, adventure and plenty of entertainment.

Activities By Age Group

Pigeon Forge Car Shows

Several times throughout the year, the cool misty mountain air is pierced with the roars and rumbles of classic cars and contemporary showpieces. Pigeon Forge car shows draw enthusiasts from all corners of the southeast and beyond to participate in the hobbies that they love most.

Car Shows

Date Night

Need a great spot for date night? Pigeon Forge and the rest of the Great Smoky Mountains are known as one of the country's most romantic travel destinations: Why else would so many happy couples head to our hills for Smoky Mountain weddings and honeymoons?

Date Night

What's New

Colorful characters and top talent. Kick back and let Pigeon Forge entertain you! Here’s just a sample of some of the things that are NEW in Pigeon Forge attractions in 2023 you’ll find along the Pigeon Forge Parkway and beyond! Pigeon Forge has vibrant energy amid an illuminated landscape.

What's New

Group Travel

Traveling to Pigeon Forge with a group? Whether you are planning a family reunion, church retreat, incentive travel, sports teeam travel, meetings, executive retreats, or something else, Pigeon Forge is the perfect fit for your group tours and group travel needs.


Girl's Guide

Planning a girls trip to Pigeon Forge or Gatlinburg can be tough. The difficulty isn't the variety or lack of things to do; the trouble is making the decision of what to choose from the hundreds of exciting opportunities! Start here and make a list of the top things to do on a girls trip to Pigeon Forge.

Girl's Guide

Plan Your Wedding

Here’s a fun fact: About a third of all engagements each year in the United States happen between Thanksgiving and New Year’s Day. Now that the holidays are over and “engagement season” is behind us, many new brides-to-be are immersing themselves wedding-planning bliss.


With more than 1,000 hotel rooms, hundreds of condos and cabins, and endless opportunities for adventure, there’s always something here for everyone in Pigeon Forge — no matter how many folks are in your party. Interested in a chance to win attraction tickets and lodging? Keep an eye on our Contests & Giveaways page and follow us on Facebook for your chance to win a Pigeon Forge vacation.

No matter whether you’re coming in with a church group, for a family reunion, girls getaway or anything else, you'll always find what you're looking for here. From mountain-side spas to rugged outdoor adventures to designer shopping extravaganzas, there’s so much to experience here in the Great Smoky Mountains. And, not only is traveling with a group fun, but it can be affordable. Stretch your vacation dollar by taking advantage of coupons designed to help you save money in Pigeon Forge.

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