Best Things To Do In Gatlinburg In May


Nestled in the heart of the Great Smoky Mountains, Gatlinburg offers a perfect blend of breathtaking scenery and thrilling activities for visitors of all ages. 

Explore Great Smoky Mountains National Park

The month of May offers the perfect weather to explore the park, from scenic drives to hiking and fishing.

Scenic Drives




Visit Ober Gatlinburg

From exhilarating mountain coaster rides to breathtaking views and festive events, discover why this iconic destination is a must-visit during the spring season.

Rent a Cabin

Gatlinburg Arts & Crafts District Less than 10 minutes from Downtown Gatlinburg

Bear’s Wilderness Lodge

White Water Rafting

There are many white water rafting outfitters in the area that offer exciting trips to the upper and lower Pigeon River.

Lower Pigeon River Rafting Tour

Family friendly rafting tour!

Upper Pigeon River Rafting Tour

Challenging adventure!

Dine at the best Restaurants in Gatlinburg

From savory BBQ joints to cozy cafes and fine dining experiences, discover why Gatlinburg is a foodie's paradise. 

Visit Great Smoky Arts and Crafts Community

May 3 – May 5, 2024 “Hands On Gatlinburg”  Featuring Hands-on arts and crafts workshops from great artists and craftsmen in the community. 


Gatlinburg has about everything you could possibly think of in a camping destination. Plan your trip in May and go camping in Gatlinburg!

Smoky Mountains 7-Day Itinerary

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