A Pigeon Forge Itinerary: How to Have the Perfect Day in the Smokies

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January 16, 2024

Are you planning to visit Pigeon Forge and the Smoky Mountains with your family? Then you need to know how to have a perfect day! Thankfully, we know exactly what to do– check out this Pigeon Forge itinerary for some vacation planning inspiration!

Breakfast at Paula Deen’s Family Kitchen

Paula Deen's Family Kitchen

Paula Deen's Family Kitchen is the best place for any meal of the day, but breakfast there is absolutely top-notch. You can choose from a variety of breakfast meats, treats, and down-home dishes that are served family-style with unlimited refills of everything. The Country Scramble with fluffy eggs, crispy bacon, potatoes, onions, green peppers, and cheese smothered with sausage gravy is a popular choice, as well as the Apple Cinnamon French Toast!

A Smoky Mountain Hike

After fueling up at breakfast, it is time to explore! Whether you need a kid-friendly, short hike or are up for a more challenging trek to the top of Mount LeConte, you will discover plenty of hiking trails in the Smoky Mountains that provide incredible views and chances to see wildlife. Waterfall hikes such as Laurel Falls and Abrams Falls are great for families, and several nature trails begin at the Sugarlands Visitor Center that are accessible for all ages.

Picnic Lunch in Cades Cove

After that hike, you will be ready for lunch! Pack a picnic with you and eat surrounded by nature at the Cades Cove Picnic Area. You’ll find everything you need, such as picnic tables, charcoal grills, and bear-proof trash cans, at the beginning/end of the loop road, so you can enjoy your picnic before or after driving along the scenic Cades Cove Loop.

Pigeon Forge's Family Attractions Pass

Crave Golf Club things to do in Pigeon forge on a rainy day

Release your competitive side for the afternoon and play some mini golf! You can save $60 across 4 separate attractions when you purchase a Park Hopper Pass. This 24-hour pass gives you access to Crave Golf Club, Toy Box Golf, Sky Pirates of Mermaid Bay, and Top Jump for only $39.99! There’s also an option for $10 more that grants you 48-hour access to these family-friendly attractions in Pigeon Forge. Crave has two 19-hole courses, in addition to mini-bowling and escape rooms. Toy Box features an outdoor 18-hole course and an indoor laser maze, and Top Jump, an indoor trampoline park and arcade, is located right behind it! Both the rooftop pirate course and the indoor “under the sea” mermaid course at Sky Pirates are 18 holes of family fun!

The Shops at Lumberjack Square

If you have a bit of extra time before our show, you can add browsing the shops at Lumberjack Square to your Pigeon Forge itinerary. This unique shopping complex has something for adults and kids alike, from sports cards and collectibles and a women’s clothing boutique to a popcorn store and a candy shop.

Our Supper Show in Pigeon Forge

You get the best entertainment and value for your money at our Pigeon Forge Supper Show. Plus, you get a hearty meal, including a drink and dessert! You and your family will enjoy watching the feuding families compete in high-stakes logger sports and axe-wielding stunts. The family-friendly comedy and contagious, lighthearted atmosphere make our show a one-of-a-kind experience you won’t regret seeing for yourself.

Are you ready to plan your next family trip to the Smoky Mountains after reading this Pigeon Forge itinerary? Learn more about our Lumberjack Feud show and book your tickets!