The countdown has begun. Two weeks from today my family (me, hubby, 6yr old daughter and 11 yr old son) will be driving to Gatlinburg from Louisiana. We are super excited as it will be our first visit to the area!
This is what I have planned. Please help me out and make suggestions.
We are planning to leave around 5 a.m. on Saturday morning & stop near Chat for the night.(Should be arriving around 3 or 4 pm)
Sunday - Rock City/Lookout Mtn. Drive to our hotel (Resort at Governors Crossing). Which route should we take? Is there a nice scenic drive? Check in is 4 p.m. Will probably make a trip to Walmart to stock up for the week and will spend the evening by the pool or maybe do Cirque de Chine(I think its right next to the hotel?).
Monday - Pancake Pantry for breakfast, Sugarlands Visitor Center and exploring trails/waterfalls. Recommendations? Would like to do Cades Cove.
Tuesday - White Water Rafting, walk the Gatlinburg Strip (son wants to do MagiQuest), Ober Gatlinburg.
Wednesday - Dollywood and Dixie Stampede
Thursday - we check out of resort at 11a.m. Head back towards Chatt. Tour The Lost Sea and Mayfield Dairy. Stay the night in Chatt.
Friday - ??
Saturday - head home to Louisiana.
Other things we are intersted in doing.. but not sure where or if it can be fit into our trip. - Gem Mining, Tuckaleechee Caverns, Rainforest Adventures, Apple Barn, Maggie Valley, Titanic museum, English Mountain Trout Farm.
Also, restaurant suggestions??