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Summer Fun Guide


Welcome to Margaritaville Island Hotel, where sun-soaked adventures and unforgettable memories await! Immerse yourself in the tropical oasis with incredible on-site amenities and over 80 vibrant shops, restaurants, and attractions just beyond our doorstep. Venture out to explore the enchanting Great Smoky Mountains, Dollywood, exhilarating outdoor activities, and a plethora of shopping and dining options. Dive into our curated list of favorites and start planning your dream escape to paradise!

Things To Do

Chill at the Hotel

Rooftop Pool & Chill Bar
Unwind and soak up the sun at our newly renovated Rooftop Pool & Chill Bar. Sip on a refreshing tropical beverage as you lounge poolside, take in the stunning views, or book a Cabana for the day!

The Island
Experience the vibrant atmosphere of The Island in Pigeon Forge, right at our doorstep. With live music, thrilling rides, and unique shopping opportunities.

Spa Day
Pamper yourself with a luxurious spa treatment at our on-site St. Somewhere Spa. Choose from rejuvenating massages, revitalizing facials, or soothing body treatments – the perfect way to relax.

Savor delicious island-inspired cuisine at Fins Bar & Chill, where fresh ingredients and bold flavors come together to create mouthwatering dishes. Don't forget to try our specialty cocktails!

Pigeon Forge Attractions

Experience the excitement of Dolly Parton's famous theme park, featuring thrilling roller coasters, and entertaining shows  for the whole family.

The Island in Pigeon Forge
Just steps away from Margaritaville Island Hotel, enjoy a variety of entertainment options, including the Great Smoky Mountain Wheel, live music, shopping, and dining. There's something for everyone!

Titanic Museum Attraction
Step back in time and immerse yourself in the fascinating history of the Titanic. The museum offers a interactive experience for guests of all ages.

Dinner Shows
Treat yourself to a fun and memorable night out with Pigeon Forge's famous dinner shows. Choose from options like Dolly Parton's Stampede, Hatfield & McCoy Dinner Feud, or Pirates Voyage Dinner & Show – all guaranteed to entertain and delight!

The Great Smoky Mountains

Scenic Drives
Experience the breathtaking beauty of the mountains with a leisurely drive along picturesque routes, such as Newfound Gap Road, Cades Cove Loop Road, or the Roaring Fork Motor Nature Trail.

Wildlife Watching
Encounter the rich wildlife of the Smokies, including black bears, deer, elk, and countless bird species. Don't forget your binoculars and camera for an unforgettable experience!

Discover the beauty of the park's numerous waterfalls, such as Laurel Falls, Grotto Falls, and Abrams Falls. The soothing sounds of cascading water create the perfect backdrop for a serene nature walk. 

Horseback Riding
Saddle up for a unique adventure through the Great Smoky Mountains on horseback. Guided trail rides are available for all skill levels.


Laurel Falls Trail
This 2.6-mile round-trip hike leads to the stunning 80-foot Laurel Falls, offering a paved trail and picturesque views perfect for families and beginner hikers.  (Easy)

Cataract Falls Trail
A short and easy 0.7-mile round-trip hike, Cataract Falls Trail takes you to a beautiful waterfall tucked away within the lush forest. Ideal for a leisurely walk or a family outing.  (Easy)

Alum Cave Trail
This popular 4.4-mile round-trip hike offers incredible mountain vistas, unique geological features, and the opportunity to explore Alum Cave Bluffs. A must-see for nature lovers!  (Moderate)

Abrams Falls Trail
Embark on a 5-mile round-trip hike through verdant pine forests and along scenic ridges to reach the spectacular Abrams Falls, cascading into a serene pool below.  (Moderate)

Chimney Tops Trail
For experienced hikers seeking a challenge, this 3.6-mile round-trip hike offers steep climbs, rugged terrain, and breathtaking panoramic views from the summit of Chimney Tops.  (Challenging)

Rafting and Tubing

Pigeon River Rafting
Experience the thrill of whitewater rafting along the Pigeon River, offering both exciting Class III-IV rapids for adrenaline seekers and gentle Class I-II rapids for families and beginners. Guided trips with local outfitters ensure a safe and unforgettable adventure.

Nantahala River Rafting
Embark on a scenic rafting trip down the Nantahala River, known for its crystal-clear waters and exhilarating rapids. Suitable for all skill levels, this unforgettable experience is a must for outdoor enthusiasts.

Little River Tubing
For a fun-filled afternoon, head to the Little River in Townsend and embark on a tubing adventure through calm waters and gentle rapids. With tube rentals and shuttle services available, all you need to do is sit back, relax, and soak up the sun!


The Island in Pigeon Forge
Just steps away from Margaritaville Island Hotel, explore a variety of unique shopping experiences at The Island. From local artisan crafts to stylish boutiques, you're sure to find the perfect souvenir.

Gatlinburg's Arts & Crafts Community
Immerse yourself in the rich artistic heritage of the Smokies by visiting the largest group of independent artisans in North America. Discover handcrafted treasures, including pottery, jewelry, and paintings. 

Tanger Outlets Sevierville
Indulge in some retail therapy at Tanger Outlets, where you'll find incredible deals on your favorite brands. With a wide selection of clothing, accessories, and home goods, there's something for everyone.

Downtown Gatlinburg
Stroll through the charming streets of downtown Gatlinburg, where you'll encounter an array of specialty shops, galleries, and boutiques. Don't forget to pick up some locally-made treats, like homemade fudge or old-fashioned candies!

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