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Gatlinburg Vacation Guide

This Smoky Mountains Vacation Guide is your go-to resource for staying in Gatlinburg. We put together this Gatlinburg Vacation Guide to guide you to all the best things to do in Gatlinburg, places to eat, and where to stay when visiting Gatlinburg.

Gatlinburg Vacation Guide
Gatlinburg Vacation Guide

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Things To Do In Gatlinburg

Also known as the “Gateway To The Smokies”, Gatlinburg opens so many doors to its visitors when it comes to indoor and outdoor activities.

Aside from enjoying the sweeping landscapes of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, there are a lot of fun and exciting adventures waiting for you in Gatlinburg, TN.

As a result, the Travelers’ Choice Trending Destinations for 2021 are almost entirely outdoor destinations. Sun Belt destinations dominated the U.S. list, with Gatlinburg, Tennessee, at the heart of Great Smoky Mountains National Park, taking the top spot in the United States.

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Where Are The Best Places To Eat in Gatlinburg

Being one of the major tourist towns of Tennessee, Gatlinburg is home to a cornucopia of food options. Here are some of our favorites!

Tennessee Jed's Gatlinburg
If you are looking for some quality local and fresh food when visiting The Smoky Mountains, be sure to stop in at Tennessee Jed’s in Gatlinburg. This locally owned family restaurant is a must for our family every time we visit Gatlinburg. locally owned family restaurant is a must for our family every time we visit Gatlinburg.

Where To Stay In Gatlinburg

Whether you’re having a family vacation, romantic getaway, or just want to enjoy your alone time in Gatlinburg. There are plenty of accommodations that are suited for every budget and need.

What Is The Best Time Of Year To Visit Gatlinburg?

There’s really no bad timing when visiting Gatlinburg. There are plenty of activities and attractions all year round and it just depends on what you want to do when you visit Gatlinburg.

Summer in Gatlinburg is perfect for water activities like swimming and white water rafting. Spring and Fall in Gatlinburg boast one of the year’s most beautiful scenery.  

During Winter, the Smokies is transformed into a winter wonderland where you can go skiing, snow tubing, and more! Don’t forget to check out the Smoky Mountains Christmas Lights.

Gatlinburg Vacation Guide
Gatlinburg Vacation Guide

More Smoky Mountains Resources

For even more content on the Smoky Mountains, also be sure to check out our Smoky Mountains Vacations Guide.

You can also join our Great Smokies Facebook group to share ideas and learn more from others about the Great Smoky Mountains, Gatlinburg, and Pigeon Forge.

Finally, don’t miss us on Pinterest where we share tons more great tips.