If you have never been to Gatlinburg, Tennessee, you are totally missing out. There are so many things to do there, it can actually be kind of overwhelming to narrow it all down. My family has been to Gatlinburg several times over the years. Check out these Top 10 Things to do in Gatlinburg TN.
Top 10 Things to do in Gatlinburg TN
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Drive through the Smokey Mountains: While there may be tons of things to do in Gatlinburg, the top thing to do, in my opinion is to drive through the Mountains. Experiencing the Smokies anytime of the year is a treat. Check out the top things to do in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park.
Hiking the trails: When you are up in the mountains experiencing the air and the natural beauty, maybe trying to spot a bear or two, you need to hike the trails. There are trails galore in the Smokey Mountains. You can pick a long trail or a short trail. Stop by the visitor’s center to see what trails are available and which ones might work for you and your skill level.
Stay in a log cabin: Part of the wonder of Gatlinburg is staying right in the heart of a mountain. One thing you will want to do while in Gatlinburg is stay in a cabin in the mountain. The views are indescribable. Plus, if you book the right cabin, you can experience things like a hot tub, a back porch with the view of mountain after mountain, and lots of relaxation.
Live music: As you walk up and down the sidewalks in Gatlinburg, you will notice that there are tons of different music options. Most people come out night to sing their little diddies. However, it is really cool to hear the mountain music.
Dozens of shops: From Gatlinburg to Pigeon Forge, you can truly shop until you drop. I have never seen so many shopping opportunities available. You get the pleasure of supporting some locally owned shops as well. Downtown Gatlingburg is also where you catch the tram to Ober Gatlinburg!
Tramway: Something that the whole family will love is the Gatlinburg Aerial Tramway. You can see pictures of the tram in the sky taking you to the Ober Gatlinburg Ski Area and Amusement Park.
Horseback riding: Another fun event to do while in Gatlinburg is riding horses. The horseback riding is an amazing experience, but it is also really cool to see the wildlife as you ride on the horses. The owner of Sugarland Riding Stables are very knowledgeable in the area of horseback riding. You can find these guys in the highway between Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg.
Cooter’s in the Smokies: I have never done this personally, but I hear great things about it. Cooter’s is a place that you can do Go Karts and Mini Golf.
Ole Smoky Moonshine Distillery: Something you will see a lot while you are in Gatlinburg are distilleries and moonshine. One of the best distillery’s is the Ole Smokey Moonshine Distillery. You need to check this place out while you are in town.
Zip Gatlinburg: If you have ever wanted to zip line, Gatlinburg is one of the best places. The mountains allow you to have the most incredible experience as you zip through the mountains.
As you can see, Gatlinburg is the perfect place for families as well as individuals. There is something for everyone while in Gatlinburg, TN. What do you think should be on my Top 10 Things to do in Gatlinburg TN list? I’d love to hear what items you think should ahve made the list!
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