About Gatlinburg

Your Mountain Getaway to the Great Smoky Mountains Starts here.

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.  For more than 7 decades, the little mountain town of 4,000 residents has welcomed millions of Park visitors with warm Appalachian hospitality. Folks come from all over the world come for vacations, outdoor adventures, family fun and memory-making. Surrounded on three sides by the natural beauty of the Great Smoky Mountains, Gatlinburg is one of America’s great mountain resort destinations boasting accommodations of every kind, dozens of local and national restaurants and attractions galore. Gatlinburg prides itself on its walkability amidst mountain heritage and the arts, crafts and shops that reflect that tradition.

Walking Downtown & the River Walk

Everyone enjoys walking the downtown Parkway, which runs from one end of Gatlinburg to the other. It’s filled with a rich variety of things to see and activities to experience, places to eat, super shopping and attractions that boggle the mind. For a quieter stroll, take the...

Arts & Crafts for Miles

Anchored at the corner of east parkway and Glades road at traffic light #3A, you’ll find the beginning of the Great Smoky Arts & Crafts Community. Home to over 100 shops featuring craftspeople and artists along an eight-mile loop, it’s the largest gathering of independent...

The Night Time is the Right Time

Once the sun sets, there’s plenty of dining and entertainment to be had downtown. From family fare to filet mignon, Gatlinburg’s restaurants are always cooking up something special. Grab that special someone and catch the sunset from Cliff Top Bar & Grill at Anakeesta or hit Ole...

Places to Stay

Gatlinburg vacations are famous for our out-of-the-way places to stay as well as our comfy rooms right in town. There are mountainside chalets, cabins and modern condos, along with plenty of downtown hotels, motels, bed & breakfasts and lodges. Pitch camp at a nearby campground....

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Vacation Guide

Everything you need to get ready for a Gatlinburg vacation is here. You will find information about Great Smoky Mountains National Park, seasonal activities, selfie spots, mileage and alternate routes that’ll save you at least an hour coming and going.