Margaritaville Island Hotel, best for entertainment in Pigeon Forge, TN
If you love the mountains but can’t really tear yourself away from the tropics, Jimmy Buffet’s 134-room Margaritaville Island Hotel threads that needle with its island-themed resort in Pigeon Forge. Tropical art and pastel color themes bring a taste of the Caribbean to Dolly country; and spacious one-bedroom suites keep things comfy with seasonal stacked-stone fireplaces, private balconies overlooking the river or village, and rain-style showers. The whole thing sits right in the heart of the Island in Pigeon Forge, the premier entertainment district in the city. Yes, there are margaritas, too!