We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Preferred week

La Porte, IN
Level Contributor
105 posts
17 reviews
Save Topic
Preferred week

I understand that October is busier than normal in the area, but was curious if schools are out for fall break during the weeks of 10/21 or 10/28.

Wanting to come down to the area for a week, not sure if one week would be better than another.

Any help would be appreciated.

Murfreesboro, TN
Level Contributor
171 posts
Save Reply
1. Re: Preferred week

It varies by county in Tennessee. It's usually earlier in October but Knox county is out October 17th and 18th Thurs.-Fri.), which will make the area even busier than usual for that time period.

Gatlinburg, TN
Level Contributor
307 posts
3 reviews
Save Reply
2. Re: Preferred week

October being busy has little if anything to do with fall break for schools. It's about the fall colors. The best time is really early November if you want to enjoy the fall colors and not have to deal with the large crowds.

La Porte, IN
Level Contributor
105 posts
17 reviews
Save Reply
3. Re: Preferred week

Are the colors still vivid the 1st week of November? What are the temps during that time period?

Gatlinburg, TN
Level Contributor
307 posts
3 reviews
Save Reply
4. Re: Preferred week

Colors and temps are usually vey good in early November.

Wilder, KY
Level Contributor
230 posts
Save Reply
5. Re: Preferred week

Usually the 3rd and 4th weekends are the busiest as they are the usual "peak" weeks for color. Depending on the year, the color can come early and thus the first couple weeks can be great. If the temps stay warmer, color can last till November. The color is typically done by the 2nd week of November but that is also when they turn on the Christmas lights, so we have often enjoyed that weekend.

La Porte, IN
Level Contributor
105 posts
17 reviews
Save Reply
6. Re: Preferred week

Hmmmm it's sooo hard to decide on when to come down for the week. Lodging prices are about the same too. Can't decide---better decide soon before the lodging is gone.

Any other comments appreciated.

Thanks everyone for all the info.

Atlanta
Level Contributor
450 posts
Save Reply
7. Re: Preferred week

I would pick Oct. 21. The NC side of park changes before the Tn. side. You will get the best of both worlds.

8. Re: Preferred week

-:- Message from TripAdvisor staff -:-

This topic has been closed to new posts due to inactivity. We hope you'll join the conversation by posting to an open topic or starting a new one.

To review the TripAdvisor Forums Posting Guidelines, please follow this link: http://www.tripadvisor.com/pages/forums_posting_guidelines.html

We remove posts that do not follow our posting guidelines, and we reserve the right to remove any post for any reason.

Removed on: 12 August 2014, 05:17