On Washington’s Birthday, as we honor the Office of the President and the men who have occupied the positon, it’s a great time to visit the park dedicated by President Franklin D. Roosevelt: the Great Smoky Mountains National Park.
Whether it’s hiking in the Smokies, playing at Ober Gatlinburg, or shopping the outlet sales, Presidents Day is perfect for that mid-winter getaway.
Many of the trails and sites of the Smoky Mountain National Park remain open for the Winter. The beauty of the mountains is forever changing and surprising, creating fantastic photographic opportunities.
Many of the area’s attractions also remain open, including Ober Gatlinburg and Ripley’s Aquarium in Gatlinburg, Black Bear Jamboree and Smith Family Theater in Pigeon Forge, and the Rainforest Adventure Zoo in Sevierville.
Presidents Day is also a good time to check out the outlet malls and shopping centers. Tanger Outlet in Sevierville and Belz Outlet in Pigeon Forge feature many brand name stores as well as specialty shops.