Blog for Zip line Attraction in the Smoky Mountains
Located in Pigeon Forge, TN and near Gatlinburg and Sevierville.
By Ross Bodhi Ogle
Posted on December 18, 2012
Everybody loves going on a vacation or weekend getaway, but nobody likes shelling out too much hard-earned dough. So whether you're coming to the Smokies for Christmas or planning ahead to a family trip next spring break or summer, here are some tips to consider that will help you keep your costs down.
1. Plan a trip that's not in peak season. Rates on hotels, motels and overnight rentals tend to be highest in summer and during the fall foliage period of October. Book for winter, spring or the rest of fall and enjoy lower rates. Also, lodging providers sometimes offer lower rates when you book online.
2. Save money at restaurants and book an overnight rental with a kitchen. Cooking a few meals at the cabin or chalet adds up with a family of four.
3. Look for coupons. Most attractions, theaters, shops and restaurants offer moneysaving coupons—on their website, in their brochures/rack cards or in one of the many printed guide publications available in the area. For example, if you bring our brochure in when you visit our Smoky Mountain zipline course, you'll receive $15 off the regular price.
4. Avoid impulse souvenir purchases. T-shirts, mugs and other vacation souvenirs can be a significant source of trip spending. Take time to think about what your spending options are and try to prioritize the items that will have the most meaning.
5. Take advantage of Great Smoky Mountains National Park. There's no admission fee, and just about everything you can do there is either free or very reasonably priced.