Gatlinburg: Best Things to Do

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A mountain city in Tennessee, the United States

Famous for its Gatlinburg SkyLift Park, Great Smoky Mountain National Park, and Ripley Aquarium of the Smokies to explore

Cades Cove and The Walker Sisters Place for history lovers

Reagan Terrace Mall and Mountain Mall for shoping lovers

Lastly, try its authentic cinnamon Cake Donut to complete your trip

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SIGHTSEEING

Gatlinburg SkyLift Park, a park with its popular 1.800-ft skylift and a sky bridge to see the beautiful Rocky Mountains. Also, come to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. It's located between North Carolina and Tennessee. Showing an amazing view of forests, wildflowers, rivers, and waterfalls.

Gatlinburg SkyLift Park

This is definitely a must see in Gatlinburg.

The line moves quickly so don't be discouraged if it looks long.

The view to the valley is breathtaking and the view of the mountains across the horizon is breathtaking.

They have a gift shop and an area to get food and a drink at the top as well.

Address : 765 Parkway, Gatlinburg, TN 37738, USA

Great Smoky Mountains National Park

It's located between North Carolina and Tennessee

Showing amazing view of forests, wildflowers, rivers, and waterfalls

DOWNTOWN

Ripley's Aquarium of the Smokies, a big aquarium with 10 gallery themes and over 10.000 sea animals, like sharks, turtles, and penguins. Also, spend your time visiting Ober Gatlinburg. An amusement park for skiing, ice skating, playing golf, and other fantastic outdoor activities.

Ripley's Aquarium of the Smokies

A big aquarium with 10 gallery themes and over 10000 sea animals, like sharks, turtles, and penguins

Ober Gatlinburg

An amusement park for skiing, ice skating, playing golf,and other fantastic outdoor activities

SHOPPING

Reagan Terrace Mall, an open-air shopping center and a beautiful place to shop. Offering many shops, nice cafes, restaurants, and entertainment spots. You can also come to Mountain Mall. The popular indoor shopping center in town. Offering 36 shops including interesting local handmade stuff.

Reagan Terrace Mall

An open-air shopping center and beautiful place to shop

Offering many shops, nice cafes, restaurants, and entertaining spots

Mountain Mall

The popular indoor shopping center in town

Offering 36 shops including interesting local handmade stuff

FOOD & DRINK

The popular cuisine of the city is Cinnamon Cake Donut. It's so Gatlinburg! You can try the cuisine at The Donut Friar. The Reuban is also the authentic food of the city. For drinks, Gatlinburg is famous for its cocktails.

The Donut Friar

Offering the popular cuisine of the city, Cinnamon Cake Donut

CULTURE

Cades Cove, a historical valley close to the Great Smokey Mountains National Park. It was a place for the first Euro-American Settlers in 1818. You can see many beautiful old buildings, cabins, and churches. You can also visit the Salt and Pepper Shaker Museum. A unique museum showing salt and pepper shakers from many eras with different materials.

Cades Cove

A historical valley close to the Great Smokey Mountains National Park

It was a place for the first Euro-American Settlers in 1818

You can see many beautiful old buildings, cabins, and churches

Salt and Pepper Shaker Museum

A unique museum showing salt and pepper shakers from many eras with different materials

BEST TIME TO VISIT

The best time to visit Gatlinburg is September-October. This time, the warm air and great atmosphere are great for touring around Gatlinburg.

HOTEL

The Lodge at Buckberry Creek, a good hotel for nature lovers. Offering elegant traditional rooms with amazing views of the forest. It also provides a spa, restaurant, and laundry. You can also stay at Bearskin Lodge on the River. A great hotel located alongside a mountain stream. Strategic location and close to Great Smoky Mountain National Park. Offering a heated pool with a river view.

The Lodge at Buckberry Creek

A good hotel for nature lovers

Offering elegant traditional rooms with amazing view of the forest

It also provides spa, restaurant, and laundry

Bearskin Lodge on the River

A great hotel located alongside a mountain stream

Strategic location and close to Great Smoky Mountain National Park

Offering heated pool with a river view

RESTAURANT

Crockett's Breakfast Camp, a unique restaurant with a cabin theme. Offering classic Southern breakfast foods in modern style. It's popular for its pancakes. Another restaurant is The Peddler Steakhouse. The best restaurant with its BBQ menus like grilled beef, chicken, and trout. Also, try its delicious salads.

Crockett's Breakfast Camp

A unique restaurant with cabin theme

Offering classic Southern breakfast foods in modern style

It's popular for its pancakes

The Peddler Steakhouse

The best restaurant with its BBQ menu like grilled beef, chicken, and trout

Also, try its delicious salads

CAFE

Coffee & Company, a great place for having morning coffee. Located in The Village Shops, offering nice coffee and traditional beverages. Also, come to Burg Coffees. Located on the Parkway with mountains view. Offering organic coffee from selected coffee beans. Popular for its espresso.

Coffee & Company

A great place for having morning coffee

Located in The Village Shops, offering nice coffee and traditional beverages

Burg Coffees

Located on the Parkway with mountains view

Offering organic coffee from selected coffee beans

Popular for its espresso

BAR AND NIGHTLIFE

Blaine's Grill and Bar, located close to Historic Nature Trail Road and Parkway Ave. Offering delicious foods including gluten-free menus and fine drinks. It also has dance clubs with great music and pro DJ. You can also spend your night at Ole Gatlinburg Barrelhouse. Located at Parkway, offering the best whiskey in town. It' popular for its Tennessee Whiskey, Blended Whiskey, Salty Caramel Whiskey, and Tennessee Mud.

Blaine's Grill and Bar

Located close to Historic Nature Trail Road and Parkway Ave

Offering delicious foods including gluten free menu and fine drinks

It also has dance clubs with great music and pro DJ

Ole Gatlinburg Barrelhouse

Located at Parkway, offering the best whiskey in town

It' popular for its Tennessee Whiskey, Blended Whiskey, Salty Caramel Whiskey, and Tennessee Mud

INTERESTING PLACE

Hollywood Star Cars Museum, a cool museum showing over 40 real Hollywood movie and TV cars. You will find cars from The Avengers or Batman Returns movie. Also, see Historic Ogle Cabin. The very first log house in Gatlinburg, built-in 1802 by William Ogle and his family.

Hollywood Star Cars Museum

A cool museum showing over 40 real Hollywood movie and TV cars

You will find cars from The Avengers or Batman Returns movie

Historic Ogle Cabin

The very first log house in Gatlinburg, built in 1802 by William Ogle and his family

INSTAGRAMMABLE SPOT

Gatlinburg Space Needle, a 407-foot tower with a nice angle of Smokey Mountains. Good spot for capturing your trip. You can also go to The Walker Sisters Place. A historical cabin built-in 1840, lived by the Walker sisters. A nice spot for taking dramatic photos with the cabin and nature around.

Gatlinburg Space Needle

A 407-foot tower with nice angle of Smokey Mountains

Good spot for capturing your trip

The Walker Sisters Place

A historical cabin built in 1840, lived by the Walker sisters

A nice spot for taking dramatic photo with the cabin and nature around