Plan Your Gatlinburg Vacation

Explore Gatlinburg. Discover a destination.

Come for an afternoon, a weekend, or as long as you like. These mountains are calling you. Come see how wild our wildlife is. Come experience how eye-opening our endless rolling mountain views are. Come with family and friends to one of the most-visited vacation spots in America. Hiking trails, skiing, whitewater rafting, camping, unique local arts and crafts, shopping, exciting entertainment, and all the dining options your appetite could imagine  — this is the gateway to the country’s most popular national park. Gatlinburg sees over 14 million people visit the Smokies each year, and each of them gets their own unique experience. 

Why Gatlinburg?

There’s plenty more to Gatlinburg than scenic views and stellar flapjacks. Ski resorts. Amusement parks. Aquariums. Water Parks. Museums. Golf. Mini-golf. Dinner theatres. Options abound, as Gatlinburg’s true strength lies in its versatility. Whether you’re looking for a family-friendly destination, a romantic getaway for two, or a real change of scenery to refresh your outlook, Gatlinburg has something for you.

About Gatlinburg

Gatlinburg is the gateway community for Great Smoky Mountains National Park, the most visited national park in America. With three park entrances right in town, Gatlinburg serves as a basecamp for many of the 14 million park visitors each year. 

Itineraries & Trip Ideas

So you’ve taken the most important first step and decided to heed the call of the mountains for a Gatlinburg getaway? Now you’re talkin’. We’re already looking forward to it. So what’s step two? There’s so much to see and do in Gatlinburg, so...


Nestled in the foothills of the Great Smoky Mountains, Gatlinburg is only a day’s drive from two-thirds of the U.S. population. Once you're here, you can hop aboard the Free Gatlinburg Trolley all day long.


There’s plenty of options to place you near your favorite attractions, restaurants and shops. Several public and private parking lots are located throughout the downtown area, so an open parking space is never far away.


Once you’re here, you’ll also be hard-pressed to find a town that’s easier to park and get around in, and since most of the attractions, restaurants and much of the shopping downtown are within walking distance, you’ll be able to explore at your own pace.

Local Services

Gatlinburg, nestled in the heart of the Smoky Mountains, boasts a range of local services catering to residents and visitors alike. The town offers a variety of dining options, from quaint cafes to Southern-style restaurants, providing a diverse culinary experience.