5 Tips for Socially Distanced Fun in Pigeon Forge

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Pigeon Forge makes a great travel destination for those who want to enjoy a change of scenery safely. See my 5 ways to have socially distanced fun in Pigeon Forge.

This year, travel definitely looks different for us. We bought our first travel trailer and since flying isn’t a realistic option right now for vacation, we have embraced the road trip.

Truth be told, we already loved driving so what we really did was swap hotels for our travel trailer and it’s been so fun!

Yes, we had to buy a few RV must-haves and there’s been a bit of a learning curve, but it is totally worth it.

One place we love to visit is Pigeon Forge, TN because it’s so easy to drive to from Raleigh and is full of fun things to do. For more information on Pigeon Forge, visit their official website.

Pigeon Forge at Night

5 Tips for Socially Distanced Fun in Pigeon Forge

The fact that Pigeon Forge is so accessible from many U.S. states makes it a top travel destination for families who want to travel but still stay safely distanced from others.

If you are planning a trip to Pigeon Forge in an RV or staying in a hotel, here are my top five ideas for enjoying a fun and safe vacation.

Go Camping
It's no secret that RV travel is hot in 2020 and it's for good reason. Camping or glamping is a great way to get away from home but still stick with your own people.
Don't have an RV? No problem! Many locations offer standalone cabins to rent.

Pigeon Forge has some amazing campgrounds. The hardest part will be choosing your favorite!
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Smoky Mountains Pigeon Forge
Visit a National Park
You could spend your entire visit hiking the trails in Great Smoky Mountains National Park and be happy.

Getting outside has been our favorite way to relax and refresh. Who can beat that view?
We're excited because our youngest is starting 4th grade this year, which means he will get a free Annual Parks Pass from Every Kid Outdoors! Be sure to get yours before you visit to save some money.
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dollywood best day mom and son
Enjoy Dollywood
We've been watching theme park news pretty closely and if you ask me, one park that is getting it right is Dollywood.

I've heard nothing but good things about the smaller crowds, distancing and safety measures they are taking in the park.

You know your own situation, but on our next visit we plan to mask up and have fun!
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Try Pigeon River Rafting
If you want a thrill with fewer crowds, check out Rafting in the Smokies where you can choose the thrill level suited to you and your family.
You can also enjoy land activities like zip-lining, ropes course, rock climbing or a nice picnic.
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The Island Pigeon Forge View from the Wheel
Grab a Bite at The Island
The Island is a popular outdoor shopping destination in the heart of Pigeon Forge.
Restaurants are open and masks are required so I would be comfortable enjoying a tasty dinner or snack to-go with my family.
And if you are in a nearby campground, you may even be able to walk or take a shuttle!
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Travel may not be exactly the same as it used to be, but I’m trying to rise to the challenge and I love that Pigeon Forge is too!

I can’t wait to go back.

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About Andrea Updyke

Andrea Updyke is a married mom of two boys living in Raleigh, NC. She is a published author and blogger of more than 18 years and loves to celebrate the little things that make life awesome.

Whether she's sharing tasty recipes, traveling or hanging with the family, Andrea's goal is to help make your days a little easier and a lot more fun! Email inquiries to andreaupdyke@gmail.com.

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