Online Travel Company Reserve Direct List the Top Five Reasons to Visit the Smoky Mountains this Winter

January 16, 2014

ST. LOUIS, Jan. 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — Planning a winter getaway? Consider the picturesque Smoky Mountains in Tennessee. The quaint mountain villages of Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg offer plenty of shopping, dining, and outdoor winter activities to make this a top vacation destination during the cold winter months. Here are our top reasons to visit the Smokies this season.

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    1. Play Winter Sports at Ober GatlinburgOber Gatlinburg Ski Resort and
       Amusement Park (http://www.obergatlinburg.com/) is open year-round, but
       offers the most excitement during winter. Choose from skiing or
       snowboarding on Ober Gatlinburg's nine trails. They also offer tubing,
       ice skating, a wildlife encounter, and shops and restaurants. For some of
       the best views of the Smokies, take a ride on the Aerial Tramway -- a 2.1
       mile cable car ride that departs from downtown Gatlinburg and ends at the
       resort. Ober Gatlinburg is open daily.

    2. Tour the Great Smoky Mountains National ParkThe Great Smoky Mountains
       National Park can be just as beautiful during the winter months, but with
       much less traffic. Take an auto tour of the park to see panoramic views,
       historic buildings, and wildlife. The park's two main roads, Newfound Gap
       and Little River, remain open in the winter (weather permitting) though
       some secondary roads are not accessible. Make sure to check with the
       National Park Service for any road closures.

    3. Explore Pigeon Forge WinterfestThe annual Pigeon Forge Winterfest
       continues through February 28, 2014. The towns of Gatlinburg, Pigeon
       Forge, and Sevierville are illuminated with millions of lights and
       seasonal displays. Heated trolleys give tours of Pigeon Forge and

    4. Attend Wilderness Wildlife WeekThe 24(th) annual Wilderness Wildlife Week
       will be held in Pigeon Forge January 25 - February 1, 2014. Throughout
       the week there are free activities aimed at connecting visitors to the
       outdoors. Events include seminars, workshops, guided hikes, and a
       photography contest.

    5. Keep Warm in a Smoky Mountains CabinMany travelers to the Smokies prefer
       to stay in a secluded cabin in or near the park for amazing views and
       plenty of peace and quiet. Take advantage of lower winter rates and book
       a cabin with a Jacuzzi and fireplace for the ultimate winter getaway

About Reserve Direct

Reserve Direct is a travel reservation company that focuses on specific travel destinations, offering local expertise and reservations for attractions, shows and events as well as lodging and hotel reservations to vacationers, families and businesses. The company also offers fulfillment tools to travel suppliers and other regional travel resources.

Reserve Direct is a privately held company, headquartered in St. Louis. It has offices in Branson, Orlando, Pigeon Forge and Hawaii.


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