The perfect Gatlinburg vacation is just around the corner, but you have one of the hardest and most daunting tasks ahead of you when you start to plan that Gatlinburg vacation. You have a million things to think about. Gatlinburg cabins, attractions, hiking and the many restaurants are just a few of the choices you must make by the time your Gatlinburg vacation starts. We get some of the same questions every time some call to make a reservation with our cabin company. Basically they have found the right Gatlinburg cabin, but now they need to plan the rest of there vacation. Instead of looking on the internet for hours, they call us and ask us for a few tips on how to spend their Gatlinburg vacation. This works out well for us and our customers. We have spent several hours researching the worth while things to visit while in Gatlinburg TN. Unfortunately, we have not been able to attend, do and see every single thing that Gatlinburg has to offer, but we will relay what we do have knowledge about.
Let’s start talking about the restaurants that Gatlinburg Tennessee has offers its visitors. First and foremost, a Cabins For You favorite is The Peddler. This restaurant is fantastic and offers some fine dining. Better show up early for dinner because it gets busy fast. Another good restaurant is No Way Jose’s Cantina. This restaurant is right on the river in downtown Gatlinburg. No Way Jose’s offers good food and a fun atmosphere. Alamo Steak House and Calhoun’s are good restaurants but are a bit pricey. Also, if you are looking for the best corndog around, stop by Fannie Farkle’s in downtown Gatlinburg and enjoy a foot long corndog. This corndog comes highly recommended.
Obviously the scenery is a must. The Great Smoky Mountains is the most visited National Park in the United States. Once you see the fog roll over the mountains once, you will understand almost 11 million people visit Gatlinburg, Pigeon Forge and the Smoky Mountains annual. Another place that is free and interesting is Cades Cove. Although Cades Cove is roughly 20 minutes from Gatlinburg, it has some rich history work learning. You can walk though some of the earliest cabins built in Cades Cove which adds to the fun.
Attractions in Gatlinburg TN are aplenty. Firstly, if it is winter, you must head over to Ober Gatlinburg and enjoy the ski slopes and the cozy restaurant that overlooks the slopes. Not a must for winter, but you can also visit the Ice Skating Rink that is open all year long. The Ripley’s Aquarium in Gatlinburg is also a must. Something about watching fish in their natural habitat is so interesting. The Ripley’s Empire is heavy in Gatlinburg, and from the attractions I have been to, you can’t go wrong with any Ripley’s Attraction. For people who enjoy the bible belt of the United States, come and visit Christus Gardens. At Christus Gardens, you can enjoy a walk through the life of Jesus Christ. Lastly, Sweet Fanny Adams Theater is a must do in Gatlinburg if you are into dinner theaters. The food is great and the show is very entertaining.
Believe it or not, one of the most asked questions is “Does it have a pool or pool access”. One last thing that we would recommend to the families visiting Gatlinburg is book a cabin with pool access or a private pool. Although not a “real” attraction of Gatlinburg, this is an easy way to keep the kids entertained and best of all it does not cost an extra money.