Sometimes it can be hard to decide what to do the first time you visit. However, If you’ve never been to Gatlinburg before, you’re in for a treat! That’s why we’ve created a list of the top Gatlinburg TN Vacation rentals and things you must do your first time visiting the Great Smoky Mountains. Whether you’re on your honeymoon or traveling to the Smoky Mountains for a vacation with the kids, everyone will love spending time in Gatlinburg. No matter what you decide to do, it’s bound to be a memorable vacation in Gatlinburg.
Be sure to enjoy one or more of these iconic activities and attractions while visiting Gatlinburg:
If you love the great outdoors, then a vacation in Gatlinburg is exactly what you need. When planning your Smoky Mountains vacation, make sure these outdoor activities are part of your plans:
Wahoo Zip Line
Gatlinburg Mountain Coaster
Hike at Gatlinburg
BONUS: Of course, this is not something outdoors but doing Netflix and Chill in your Cozy Cabin after a long day’s fun must also be part of your agenda.
Shopping in Gatlinburg
Find outlet malls, gift shops, specialty stores, craft stores and more in Gatlinburg. Experience shopping at a whole another level. You may not think of shopping as one of the more popular things to do in Gatlinburg, but along the parkway and the scenic Great Smoky Mountains, you’ll find some of the most unusual and unique stores in America. Browse through these shopping malls during your trip to the Smokies:
Shops at Carousel Gardens
Gatlinburg Aerial Tramway Mall
The Village Shops in Downtown Gatlinburg
If you’re looking for a handcrafted gift or work of art, head over to the Great Smoky Arts and Crafts Community where you’ll find shops such as:
Firefly Glass Studios
Nancie Bush Gallery
Who says you can’t have it all? With so many great couples, groups, and family fun attractions, there’s no place quite like Gatlinburg, Tennessee! In addition to exploring the magnificent national park, make sure these top-rated Gatlinburg attractions are part of your itinerary:
Ripley’s Believe It or Not
Guinness World Records Museum
Gatlinburg Space Needle
When it comes to finding attractions to visit in Gatlinburg TN, the list is long. Knowing the people or persons you will be with, whether your family and/or friends, is a great advantage in planning an itinerary of the Gatlinburg attractions to visit.
Shows in Gatlinburg
Gatlinburg offers its visitors a true sense of this fine vacation spot. Whether your family enjoys comedy, magic, thrilling dinner shows, or classic music, there is something for everyone. It will not take long to find a show that perfectly matches your interests and can help your family enjoy their vacation in Gatlinburg yet! Get your tickets for one of these swashbuckling fun shows:
Sweet Fanny Adams Theatre
Dolly Parton’s Lumberjack Adventure & Dinner Show
Impossibilities – Magic, Mindreading and Mayhem!
Hatfield & McCoy Dinner Show
Smoky Mountain Opry
The Comedy Barn
From the great outdoors to show-stopping performances, Gatlinburg has something for everyone in the family to enjoy.
Where to Stay in Gatlinburg
A luxurious space to rest your head after a big day of fun is a must. Gatlinburg TN vacation rentals should value your experience and design their spaces to fit your needs, with open floor plans, plenty of beds, upgraded kitchens and unique amenities. Life is meant to be celebrated. No matter how old or young you are, travel, togetherness, and the celebration of life keeps you young, fabulous and fresh at heart.
Double Trouble – Sleeps 25, 5 Bedrooms, 7.5 Bathrooms
Spread out over 2 adjacent luxury cabins in the Smoky Mountains with 18 beds! Perfect for family reunions, corporate retreats or a friends getaway.
Chic Retreat – Sleeps 14, 4 Bedrooms, 5.5 Bathrooms
Sometimes you deserve a “timeout” from the stress of everyday life – and we’ve got just the place for you to do it. With a private hot tub and pool, wall of three big screen TVs and your very own home movie theater
Zip and Dip Cabin – Sleeps 14, 3 Bedrooms, 4.5 Bathrooms
The overwhelming beauty of this large and upscale luxury Zip & Dip Cabin is an absolute must for family gatherings. This cabin can comfortably accommodate 14 guests with its 2 king beds, queen over twin bunk beds and sofas, with features like an indoor pool and hot tub.
For those who want to camp, camping is permitted only at designated backcountry campsites and shelters. Be sure to follow all the rules and guidelines set by Park Rangers and the National Park Service. Be on the lookout for wild animals such as bears. Should you choose to go camping when visiting Gatlinburg, make sure you understand what to do if you encounter a bear!