Charm Of

Whether you decide to stay in one of the most beautiful mountain towns around or explore the most-visited national park in America, Gatlinburg is your basecamp for charming getaways and fun adventures in the Smokies.

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Downtown Bound

With great restaurants, a lively arts scene and unique attractions such as Ripley’s Believe it or Not, Gatlinburg is the perfect town for your next vacation. Stroll through quaint downtown streets and admire the Smoky Mountain backdrop as you browse art galleries and craft boutiques.

Of course, if you have the kids with you, Gatlinburg offers top Tennessee attractions for families as well for those fun and active family vacations.

Happy Feet

One of the best ways to explore Gatlinburg and get your first glimpse of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park is to put on your walkin' shoes. Stroll the Riverwalk or hit Herbert Holt and Mynatt Parks. Hike past history and homesteads. Or head down Parkway amid the smell of fudge and the laughter of visitors from around the world. Shop, take in a museum, or just people-watch against the backdrop of the Smoky Mountains.

Amazing Attractions

There's no mountain destination with this much to see and do. Get your awesome on at Ripley's Believe it or Not, Gatlinburg go-cart tracks and the wildest mini-golf courses you've ever seen. For more relaxed fun, shop unique artisan and craft shops or hop the tram or a chairlift and take in the view from above. Aquariums, mazes, cars, stars and bars- the list is crazy fun. Start planning or play it by ear. Enjoy thrilling Tennessee attractions for families at every step and around any corner.

Awesome Accommodations

Families, couples and groups have been heading to the Smokies to get renewed and inspired for generations. Gatlinburg has places to stay of every description. Mountainside cabins, chalets and condos, downtown hotels, family accommodations, secluded, romantic bed and breakfasts - there's something in every price range, and the mountains are right outside your door. Look Now

Super Shopping

You're gonna need a bigger bag. From original artwork to authentic mountain craftworks, you'll find everything from the silly to the sublime when you shop the streets of Gatlinburg. There are over 400 shops and five malls. Jams, jellies, leatherworks, woodcraft, unique clothing, jewelry and accessories are just the beginning. Shop now

Let's Eat

Sit down to some old fashioned country cookin' or enjoy an eclectic, international dish on a romantic, outdoor balcony overlooking the mountains. Gatlinburg restaurants offer options for everyone, from families in flipflops to couples out for a special candlelit evening. Look at all the great restaurants

  • Downtown Bound

    Park once, take the trolley or walk anywhere.

  • You're Surrounded

    There are three entrances to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park right from the city.

  • Do it All or Nothing at All

    Go crazy or just chill in the shade on the banks of the Little Pigeon River.

  • Going Green

    Gatlinburg businesses help you enjoy the Smoky Mountains and preserve them, too.