Our trip to Bryson City, North Carolina was nothing short of amazing. There are so many fun things to do for kiddos as well as adults. We couldn’t fit everything we wanted to do in a week’s time. In this post I am going to break our trip down day by day and give you a synopsis of what all we did during our trip to Bryson City. Let the adventure begin!
Day 1: Arrived in Bryson City
We arrived in Bryson City on Saturday, June 22. We flew from OKC to Nashville, then rented a car and made the 4.5 hour drive to Bryson City.
As soon as we got in to Bryson City, I immediately found the most PERFECT boutique. I literally looked at Adam and told him I needed that dress in the window (see picture below). With that being said, we drove to our cabin where we met family and dropped of Kinsley so we could drive back to the boutique, Madison’s on Main. From the moment we walked in this boutique, we were both in love with what they had. They have a bit of everything; from home decor, clothing, jewelry, chocolates, and baby items. Long story short, I tried on the dress (maybe a few more things also) and bought it.
After the boutique, we drove back to the cabin and got ready for dinner at Pasqualino’s Italian Restaurant. If you find your self in Bryson City, I highly recommend this restaurant. It was super yummy and the staff was amazing.
Day 2: Exploring Bryson City
On Sunday, June 23, we spent the day exploring Bryson City. We may or may not have gone in Madison’s on Main again. I also found another boutique. Humanité Boutique. I found the cutest leopard print dress that is perfect for any season! Bryson City is full of the cutest shops and restaurants. After walking around downtown Bryson City for a while, we went back to the cabin and relaxed for a little bit.
Day 3: Fly Fishing and Tubing
Day 3 in Bryson City was pretty fun. Adam and his brother got to go on a guided fly fishing trip. Adam loves the outdoors and has recently found he has a passion for fly fishing. They were able to catch and release a few fish, so it was a successful trip for them.
After the boys returned from fishing, we all went in to town to grab a swim suit for me because we wanted to go tubing in Deep Creek. I left (or so I thought) my swim suit in Oklahoma; I later found it deep in my suitcase. Adam got me the cutest swimsuit from Humanité Boutique.
After everyone was ready for tubing, we finally arrived at Deep Creek and were met with a huge storm…Sigh. So tubing didn’t quite workout for us; which is fine because the water was as cold as an ice cube. We went back to the cabin and waited out the storm. After the storm we went to grab a late lunch at Anthony’s Restaurant. The food was really good; I got the chicken parm sub with rosemary fries.
Day 4: Pigeon Forge and Birthdays
On Tuesday, we all loaded up and headed to Pigeon Forge. It was my mother-in-law and sister-in-law’s birthdays, so we got to be with them to celebrate! We ate breakfast at Five Oaks Farm Kitchen. All I can say is Holy food. I have never seen food that huge in my life. The food was exceptional, however I am not a fan of all the food that was wasted.
We shopped around The Island in Pigeon Forge, which was really fun. There are so many neat shops and play areas for the kiddos. I was also able to stop by the Tory Burch Outlet at Tanger Outlets and it was amazing. I had to use some serious self control in there. The rest of the day was filled with birthday fun and relaxation.
Day 5: Swimming hole and more Bryson City
On Wednesday, we went shopping again in Bryson City. I once again found myself buying something at Madison’s on Main. I seriously love everything in this boutique. This go around I got the cutest blue and white gingham jumpsuit that is going to be perfect for the Fourth! It is made from the comfiest material and has pockets! After shopping for a while, we went back to the cabin and traded our street clothes for swim suits, because we were finally going swimming! We went to a local swimming hole and had a blast for a few hours. The water felt amazing!
Day 6: Great Smoky Mountain Railroad
On Thursday, we took a train ride on the Great Smoky Railroad. This was a 4 hour trip to Dillsboro, NC. Once we arrived in Dillsboro, we had 1.5 hours to walk around and shop/grab some food. On the ride back, I believe everyone was asleep before we had even gone a mile. It was so much fun to ride around on a train, because I had never ridden on one before.
Once we got back from the train ride, Adam, Kinsley, and I went over to Madison’s on Main to meet the owner, Pooh. She told us all about the history or her boutique and I was able to learn more about her as a person. She has such an amazing story and I look up to/respect her so much. I was able to take a sneak peak at some of the items she will be releasing for Fall 2019 and they are amazing. I am so glad I got the opportunity to meet her and shop at her boutique. You guys will definitely be seeing more of this boutique in the future from me!
Day 7: Cade’s Cove and Gatlinburg
On our final day in Bryson City, we drove out to Cade’s Cove and Gatlinburg, TN. Cade’s Cove is a valley surrounded by mountains (Great Smoky Mountains to be exact). It was such a peaceful and relaxing trip. They have an eleven mile scenic car loop where you drive around in your car and look at the amazing landscapes. We got to see deer, elk, and black bears. It was so amazing! This was also a great time to unplug, because there is literally ZERO service there.
After visiting Cade’s Cove, we drove to downtown Gatlinburg and walked around some. I can remember going to Gatlinburg when I was little with my family. It was so cool seeing all of the stores. Afterwards, we had to head back to the cabin and get ready to leave the next moring…booooo!!
Final Thoughts on Our Trip to Bryson City
Our trip to Bryson City was full of so many great memories. I am so glad we were able to go and meet up with family that we haven’t seen in a couple of months. If you have the chance to go to Bryson City, I would highly suggest doing it. There are so many different stores to visit and things to do. As I said before, we couldn’t fit all of the things we wanted to do in an entire week!
Must do in Bryson City
- Madison’s on Main
- Humanité Boutique
- Great Smoky Railroad
- Pasqualino’s Italian Restaurant
- Anthony’s Restaurant
- Loretta’s Snak Shak
- Cade’s Cove (TN)
- The Island in Pigeon Forge (TN)
- Five Oaks Farm Kitchen (TN)
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