Tuesday, July 26, 2016


Auntie Anne's Pretzel Snacks at The Island

     Auntie Anne's Pretzels, is on the Parkway in Gatlinburg, TN. There you can raise and customize your snacking standard with Pretzels, Pretzel Dogs, Pretzel Stixs and Pretzel Nuggets. So let's start with the basic pretzel and show you how to upgrade and personalize this tempting and tasty treat.

Original, Cinnamon, Almond, Raisin and more Pretzels     You can get a delicious pretzel, made from fresh dough, twisted and baked to a golden brown, that you can then eat as is, with its salty goodness, or add coatings like Cinnamon, Sweet Almond,
8 dips to choose in the SmokiesSour Cream and Onion, Roasted Garlic and Parmesan, Pepperoni, Jalapeno and Raisin. But your choices don't end there, oh no. You can choose from 8 different pretzel dips like Sweet Glaze, Melted Cheese, Sweet Mustard, Caramel, Light Cream, Marinara and Hot Salsa Cheese dip. can your taste buds imagine the sensations that these combinations will make on  your tongue? Now if you don't like the original pretzel, or you have little ones, then you can choose pretzel nuggets in the salty Original, Cinnamon, or Cheddar or Bacon Stuffed, or easy to handle and delightful to eat Pretzel Stix in Original or Cinnamon flavors.
Minis and Stixs for kids and families
5 types of pretzel-wrapped hot dogs
     If you snack-atite is craving some more, then go for the Pretzel Dogs, an all-American hot dog lovingly wrapped in a pretzel shell. Easy to eat, convenient to carry and a real mouthful of tasty goodness. Of course you have options here as well - Original, Cheese, Jalapeno and Cheese, Jumbo and even Minis.

If you are going up and down the main drag in Gatlinburg, this is a perfect carry-along food and of course you can choose any of the dips for dunking.

Lemonade drinks near GatlinburgCoke products in Pigeon Forge     And what is better to wash-down your personalized pretzel than a cold Coca-Cola product or Lemonade or Frozen Lemonade. Again, you can customize your lemonade by adding a fun and fruity flavor like Blue Raspberry, Peach, Mango, Cherry and Strawberry. So if you are at The Island, raise your snacking standard at Auntie Anne's and build your own perfect pretzel.
Or, make it a point to swing by  during your next trip to the Smokies. 

     Get help planning that trip at the Best Read Guide website where you will find coupons, detailed information, maps, videos and more helpful Smoky Mountain information about stores, restaurants, live shows, attractions, places to stay, outdoor activities and more at http://bestreadguidesmokymountains.com/.

Tuesday, July 19, 2016


Goats on the Roof? It sounds strange but it is a very different, fun and appealing attraction in Pigeon Forge, and they even have a downhill coaster to ride. The ride is an Alpine Coaster that takes you on a journey through the woods and down the mountain at up to 30 miles-per-hour! (Slower if you desire.)
You can control the speed with the handbrakes, and you can ride alone or with someone else. Whatever options you choose you are sure to have a great time on the Coaster at Goats on the Roof. You load the sled at the bottom and you ride to the top of the hill as gravity is your engine. The track is over 4,000 feet long and is filled with curves, dips and loops to give you an exciting and interesting ride. Once you start down the hill your ride will take about 7 minutes.

The Coaster at Goats on the Roof is open every day from 9 am until 11 pm and in all conditions but thunder, lightning, dangerous seasonal conditions. The hours make it easy whether you are an early riser or a late night party-er or just someone who wants to experience the ride at night. The ride is available all year long, it is noiseless and Eco-friendly, kids love the ride and the views of the area are spectacular. Stop in the Gift Shop for some goat merchandise, a refreshing drink or a souvenir to take home.Goats on the Roof has it all for you!

There are some height and weight restriction to ride the Coaster, so check out their website which you can reach through their Best Read Guide listing at the link below. You can also get coupons and more information on the activities, theaters, restaurants, attractions, shopping and accommodations in the Smoky Mountains.

http://www.smokymountainsbrochures.com/Outdoor/Pigeon%20Forge/TN/The%20Coaster%20@%20Goats%20on%20the%20Roof/64490. You can also get coupons and more information on the activities, theaters, restaurants, attractions, shopping and accommodations in the Smoky Mountains.

Tuesday, July 12, 2016


Ben & Jerry's in the Smokies

Tanger Outlet Sevierville  Ben & Jerry's is known for great ice cream and the Smoky Mountains are known for fun. So you put the two together and you have great ice cream fun in the Smoky Mountain cities of Gatlinburg and Sevierville. So you don't have to go far to find Cherry Garcia or any one of you favorite flavors chock full of chunks and swirls.

Dessert dining in GatlinburgBen & Jerry's Scoop Shop is currently serving 28 different flavors of ice cream including new flavors called Bourbon Brown Butter, Totally Baked, Empower Mint and Tubby Hubby, which is peanut butter ice cream with swirls of salty pretzel and fudge. They also scoop-up 4 flavors of core and cookie core ice cream, a non-dairy frozen dessert, 3 flavors of Greek Frozen Yogurt  and 3 flavors of Sorbet. And you can enjoy your ice cream in a sugar or waffle cone or in a cup.

Create your own ice cream treat near Pigeon ForgeYour other delightful options include Sundae favorites like Hot Fudge, Brownie Special, Cookie Cookie and a Banana Split,  or you can create your own personal frozen treat nirvana from any of the flavors and toppings that are available. And what do Life's a Beach and Razzo Mango have in common? They are 2 of the 10 different types of smoothies offered up to help you chill!

Ben & Jerry's Malts, sundaes and more
Ice cream cakes to orderShake things up and create your own frozen drink masterpiece, or choose one of 8 shake offerings like Addicted To Chocolate or Berry Vanilla. And if none of this takes the cake, then you can order and take home an ice cream cake. It's easy to do:  Step 1, call the Ben & Jerry's Scoop Shop near you; Step 2, decide if you want to design your own or choose from one of their designs; Step 3, select your flavors and toppings; and Step 4, pick up your order and enjoy some delicious, fresh-scooped frozen treats while you are there.

If you needed a reason to come to the Smokies, Ben & Jerry's offers over 50, scrumptious reasons to visit. To help plan your trip use the information and coupons on the Best Read Guide website to get lodging, restaurant, attraction, theater, shopping and outdoor attraction information. Click on the following link - http://www.bestreadguidesmokymountains.com/.

Tuesday, July 5, 2016


Rafting in the Smokies Gatlinburg Tennessee
     Rafting in the Smokies is a pioneer in river rafting in the Gatlinburg and Smoky Mountain area and has been guiding people down the Pigeon River since 1978. And at their location in Hartford, Tennessee, you can enjoy White Water Rafting, Family Fun Adventures, Ziplining, a Ropes Course Challenge and the Family Adventure Island.

Class II and IV rapids on the Upper Pigeon River in the Smokies     The river trips are broken down by location, with 12 Class III and 3 Class IV rapids on the Upper Pigeon River. This thrilling 5 mile adventure last and hour-and-a-half and takes you down lively rapids and through some of the most beautiful scenery in the Smokies. The trip is open to anyone 8-years or older and at least 70 pounds, and life jackets and helmets are provided to all riders. A guide mans the tiller and provides commentary and answers questions during the trip.

Calm Family Adventure on the Lower Pigeon River near Hartford TN
     The Family Float Trip happens on the Lower Pigeon River which has calm Class I and class II rapids. Your trip covers 6 miles of the laid-back section of the Pigeon River and is open to anyone 3-years old and up. Helmets and life jackets and a guide are all provide by Rafting in the Smokies. This is a fabulous way to spend time with  your family , friends or group, away from city noise and cell phones, but close to Mother Nature's most spectacular sights.

6 ziplines and 2 sky bridges at the Family Adventure IslandMoms love the challenge of the High Element Ropes Course

     There's more adventure to be had as you walk across the 150 foot-long suspension bridge to the Family Adventure Island. On this 10-acre island you can zipline along 6 ziplines and 2 sky bridges, challenge yourself on the High Elements Ropes Course, walk together on a nature trail, enjoy a picnic, watch the kids on the playground or play at the edge of the Pigeon River. All this at no additional cost to you!

Family Friendly Ropes Course in the Tennessee Smoky Mountains
     Group rates and Combo Packages are available so you can do more and spend less.

     Find out more on the Best Read Guide website. Click "Visit Best Read Guide website" at the top of the Blog page to go to the homepage. There you can check on accommodations, theaters, shopping, restaurants, attractions and other outdoor attractions. Get coupons, maps and info on more family fun and Eco-adventures in the Great Smoky Mountain cities of Pigeon Forge, Gatlinburg, Sevierville, Townsend and Cherokee.