A visit to Gatlinburg in the fall means great weather, gorgeous fall foliage, and loads of fun events and attractions. To take advantage of everything fall, we recommend driving or hiking through the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, riding the Aerial Tramway at Ober Gatlinburg, and paying a visit to the Apple Barn and Cider Mill for a delicious cup of apple cider.
A visit to the Smokies means hiking at the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, shopping at The Village, and riding the Aerial Tramway to Ober Gatlinburg. But more than all that, it means good food! The South is known worldwide for its delicious cuisine, and the Smoky Mountains is no different. In fact, there are plenty of unique tastes and flavors you’ll only find in Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge, like some of these Smoky Mountain favorites. Check them out during your next visit to the Smokies! Continue reading
Sure, you can find all kinds of family-friendly adventures in Gatlinburg. Hay rides, waterfall hikes, and days at the arcade are all great options if you’re bringing little ones to the Great Smoky Mountains. But Gatlinburg isn’t just about the kiddos anymore. Nowadays, there are plenty of extreme adventures that will push you to your limits and take your Smoky Mountain vacation to soaring new heights. From challenging mountain climbs to ATV adventures through the valleys, check out these five extreme adventures for your next trip to Gatlinburg. Continue reading
Finding the perfect cup of coffee in Gatlinburg
Gatlinburg is filled with exciting events and attractions. You can view amazing art at the Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts. You can dip your feet into the rolling LeConte Creek. You can learn about the early settlers of the community at William Ogle’s cabin, built in 1802. But to really appreciate all the adventures Gatlinburg has in store for your day, you need to start the morning right—with a perfectly brewed cup of coffee!
In Gatlinburg, you’ll find all kinds of places to feed your caffeine craving. Of course, you can stop at Starbucks or Dunkin’ Donuts while you’re visiting. But we recommend you try some of the local flavor when it comes to your cup of brew. Below, we’ve listed some of the best coffee shops in the area. Why not try them all while you’re away? Coffee never tasted so good!
Guided Tours in the Smoky Mountains
A vacation to the Smoky Mountains is simply not complete without a visit to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. As the most visited national park in the U.S., the Smokies offer plenty for you to see, including 800+ miles of trails, 11 picnic areas, 16 waterfalls, 90 historic structures, and more!
Candy shops along the Parkway
One of my favorite things to do in Gatlinburg is to check out the best places for candy and desserts. I have a major sweet tooth, and the shops along the Parkway in Gatlinburg allow me to satisfy that craving. They boast the small-town, good ole days charm of the Smoky Mountains and offer a variety of fantastic flavors.
Adding to our growing family of cabins at Cabins For You, this summer brings many new properties in Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg! Check out these six new properties for the month of August! They offer top-of-the-line amenities, incredible mountain views, and more!
Golfing in the Great Smoky Mountains
It’s the perfect time to head outside and enjoy the incredible scenery and gorgeous weather that the Great Smoky Mountains has to offer. Soaring mountaintops, dipping valleys, lush trees, vivid wildflowers, and bright blue skies create a beautiful backdrop as you take in the fresh mountain air and stretch your legs a bit. There are many opportunities for outdoor fun in the area, from fishing, horseback riding, and biking to hiking, picnicking, and rafting. But one of the best ways to enjoy summertime in the Smokies is by spending a day at one of the beautiful golf courses in the area.
Sports Bars for Football Fans
Football is important to people all across the country. But in the South, it’s a particularly integral part of our culture. In Tennessee, football is king. So whether you love watching college or pro football games, you don’t want to miss them while you’re on vacation. You may even have a favorite place to watch the football games, whether it’s on your own couch or at a local restaurant or sports bar. During your vacation to Gatlinburg and the Great Smoky Mountains, we want you to feel at home and cheer on your team! Thankfully, there are some great options for watching football games in downtown Gatlinburg. Read on for some great choices, some family friendly and some geared towards adults, for places to watch the game on TV in Gatlinburg.
If you’re looking for a one-of-a-kind way to see the Smoky Mountains, look no further than the Gatlinburg Mountain Coaster! Conveniently located on the Parkway in Gatlinburg, the Gatlinburg Mountain Coaster takes you on the ride of your life with surprising twists through the Appalachian mountains and trees—all making for one exciting ride down the Great Smoky Mountains!