First trip to the area with my husband, 19yo daughter, 14yo son. Arriving late Friday/early Saturday of Memorial Day weekend and staying a cabin that is free to us thanks to a very nice relative! We enjoy the outdoors, and kitschy touristy stuff. For the most part, I haven't decided where we are going to eat our restaurant meals yet, but I will after the basic itinerary is set. So here goes....
Saturday: Check in, find a grocery to stock the cabin, maybe drive around a bit to get our bearings
Sunday (G'burg Day): Morning at Ober for the tram, alpine slide and maybe one other thing. Afternoon in the Arts & Crafts loop (will they all be open on Sunday?) Dinner someplace good, some evening activity in town (Haunted House, Guiness World Record, Mirror Maze?)
Monday (Pigeon Forge Day, Memorial Day): Morning in the Old Mill Area, Dollywood after 3pm (figure most people will be leaving town by that time), cabin rest time after the park closes
Tuesday (Dollywood Day): Dollywood all day, followed by Dixie Stampede at night
Wednesday (GSMNP Day): Bike tour around Cade's Cove in the morning, picnic near a waterfall in the afternoon, Clingman's Dome for sunset (is this too much for one day? suggestion for best waterfall for picnicing and maybe splashing around?)
Thursday (Tubing Day): Drive Newfound Gap Road, hit Mingo Falls and the Cherokee village, Tubing and Waterfall hiking at Deep Creek in the afternoon
Friday (Leaving Day): Clean up, pack up, check out. Either go back into GSMNP to hit things we missed, or head to Chattanooga area to hit one of the big three attractions on the way home.
Whew! I'm tired already!