Gatlinburg has a lot to offer in terms of attractions. Often, the challenge is narrowing down the places you most want to visit during your limited window of time in the Smokies. One thing to consider when deciding which attractions to visit is whether or not you can grab a bite to eat while you're at that location. Especially if it's a destination that requires multiple hours or even a full day to experience, the need to find food can be important.
If you're looking for unique accommodations when visiting Gatlinburg and the rest of the Great Smoky Mountains, consider booking a stay at Buckhorn Inn. It's located on Tudor Mountain Rd., just off Buckhorn Rd., which is one of the main routes through the Great Smoky Arts & Crafts Community. The inn has been serving visitors to the Smokies since 1938, and during that time, it's earned a reputation for its blend of elegance and unparalleled hospitality.
One of the great things about visiting downtown Gatlinburg is that it offers the chance to visit fun theme parks that aren't necessarily located downtown themselves. For example, from downtown, you can ride the Aerial Tramway up to the ski slopes at Ober Gatlinburg, or you can ride a chairlift up to Gatlinburg SkyLift Park, which overlooks the city from a mountaintop.
Now that we've officially crossed over into December, things are starting to get more serious when it comes to shopping for the holidays. Christmas is only weeks away. But it's not time to panic just yet. There are still lots of opportunities to get out and hit the stores and start crossing more names of your shopping list.
Now that Winterfest is officially under way in Gatlinburg, we're expecting lots of visitors to head to town to enjoy the city's millions and millions of holiday lights and to participate in a wide range of special events that coincide with this magical season. Those of you staying at any of our wonderful lodging providers will have the advantage of having a place to park your vehicle, allowing you to access virtually everything that's taking place in the city.
Winter doesn't officially arrive until mid-December, but for all intents and purposes, that season is upon us in the city of Gatlinburg. In fact, it's time for the annual Winterfest celebration, a nearly four-month-long observation of wintertime, Christmas and all the awesome things that go along with being in the Great Smoky Mountains this time of year.
There's a lot to see and do in downtown Gatlinburg, TN. The main thoroughfare, The Parkway, is lined with dozens upon dozens of fun family attractions as well as unique shops, tempting restaurants and lodging choices galore. It's a lot of excitement packed into a relatively small piece of real estate.
There seem to be two kinds of people - those who observe Halloween only on October 31 and those who would just as soon celebrate the spooky season all year long. If you fall into that second category, read on, as we share with you an overview of all things Halloween-related that are taking place in Gatlinburg, Tennessee, this year. From haunted houses to candy-seeking opportunities, the Great Smoky Mountains have you covered.
Autumn is a special time in Gatlinburg thanks to the variety of seasonal events taking place in the city. These events add yet another dimension for visitors to experience, especially if they're already traveling to the Smokies to see the foliage change colors in the national park or to visit any of the city's world-class attractions. Mix in the existing selection of shops and restaurants, and it's easy to see what makes fall one of the most popular times of year to visit Gatlinburg.
The hamburger (and the cheeseburger and all its variations) is probably one of the most popular and iconic foods when it comes to classic American fare. Whether it's a simple beef patty on a plain bun or a multilayered stack with all the trimmings, burgers are universally liked by all ages.