Whether you’re a free-spirited flower child or a serene nature-lover, we have a Gatlinburg travel itinerary blooming for you. Celebrate the season of renewal with a Smoky Mountain trip themed around your favorite spring wildflower. Pick your favorite wildflower below to plan your Gatlinburg Getaway. Stick with just one on the below wildflower itineraries or pick a few ideas from each for a custom-arranged adventure. Just remember – pick an adventure and not the wildflowers!

Flame Azaleas

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Flame AzaleasFlame azaleas burn brightly. Wildflower of choice for high-energy thrill-seekers, you’ll want to be where the action is, day and night. Book Downtown Gatlinburg lodging at Embassy Suites by Hilton Gatlinburg Resort or Margaritaville Resort Gatlinburg where you’ll never miss a beat steps away from rooftop patios at Loco Burro Fresh Mex Cantina and Jason Aldean’s Kitchen & Rooftop Bar. Go mountain biking at Ober Gatlinburg and ride the Mountain Coaster to get your adrenaline pumping. Toast your unforgettable stay with frosty brews at Gatlinburg Brewing Company or moonshine tastings at Ole Smoky Moonshine Distillery.

Mountain Laurel

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Mountain LaurelMountain laurels grow gracefully. Upscale and serene, the mountain laurel represents quiet elegance and elevated experiences. Book your stay at one of the gorgeous natural getaways at Treehouse Grove or Parkside Cabin Rentals. See Gatlinburg in all its glory from the heights of Anakeesta, which holds some of the most enchanting shops and engaging activities around. Wine tastings at Tennessee Homemade Wines, fine dining at The Greenbrier Restaurant  and Cherokee Grill & Steakhouse and a stop for crepes at Smoky Mountain Creperie.  

Lady Slippers

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Pink Lady SlippersLady’s slipper orchids have unique flair. Representing all things artsy and eclectic, lady’s slippers call creative souls to make their own path through Gatlinburg. Check into Camp LeConte for unique amenities including cool retro campers.  Explore the Great Smoky Arts & Crafts Community, the largest independent artisan organization in the country, or take a class at Arrowmont School of Arts & Crafts. Reflect on your experiences with nutritious foods from Whole Earth Grocery  or a spot of tea at Wild Plum Tea Room.

Yellow Trillium

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Yellow TrilliumYellow trillium is a timeless classic. This bloom is a crowd-pleaser, as are local treasures like Gatlinburg SkyPark. Book a renovated room at the Park Vista or check into the Historic Gatlinburg Inn before dining at the time-honored Peddler Steakhouse. Nothing is as quintessentially Gatlinburg as a hike in the Smokies, and local guides at A Walk in the Woods have been helping create memorable mountain moments since 1998. Pop into local shops, including 27 unique retailers at The Village. Ripley’s has been a Gatlinburg favorite since 1970, and the Ripley’s Aquarium of the Smokies is one of the top 5 aquariums in the country.

Whichever way your spring trip grows, you’ll be surrounded by nature’s beauty when you visit Gatlinburg and the Great Smoky Mountains!