Downtown Gatlinburg, Tennessee is like a world unto itself. Although it is only a few blocks long, the heart of the city is jam packed with some of the best family entertainment in the Southeast. Known as “The Strip”, the downtown area is the most popular vacation destination in the Smoky Mountains.
When you stay at Black Bear Inn & Suites, you will be right in the midst of all the fun in downtown Gatlinburg! Here are five benefits of staying at our hotel on The Strip in Gatlinburg TN.
1. Within Walking Distance of Everything
Visiting downtown Gatlinburg is an absolute blast. Driving in downtown Gatlinburg isn’t nearly as enjoyable. Contending with traffic and searching for affordable parking spots can be a real pain. Fortunately, guests at Black Bear Inn & Suites will be able to leave their cars behind! Our hotel is located right on The Strip and is just a short walk away from all of the best things to see and do in the area. Having the option of walking to your favorite spots on the Parkway means that you will save time by not sitting in traffic and save money by not paying for gas or parking.
Your family will never be bored when you stay at our hotel on The Strip in Gatlinburg TN! The downtown area has so many great attractions that you would need at least one hundred vacations to enjoy all of them. Some of the most popular things to do in the Smokies are just a six minute walk from our hotel.
3. A Shopper’s Paradise
Anyone who loves to go shopping will be in heaven when they stay at Black Bear Inn & Suites! Our hotel is near some of the very best shopping destinations in the Smokies. Whether you’re looking for handcrafted pottery, delicious homemade candies, or hiking supplies, you’ll find exactly what you’re looking for at the many stores and boutiques in downtown Gatlinburg. Here are 5 of our favorite places to shop on The Strip.
4. Near Wonderful Restaurants
Dining out is one of the best parts of taking a vacation! When you spend your getaway at Black Bear Inn & Suites, you will be steps away from a number of superb restaurants. Steakhouses, pizza places, BBQ joints, and pancake houses are just some of the great places to eat near our hotel. If you’re ready to start salivating, check out our guide to 6 of the best restaurants in downtown Gatlinburg.
5. Perfect for a Flexible Schedule
While there is so much fun to be had on The Strip, sometimes you need to take a break in the afternoon to recharge. This is especially true for families with young children who may become cranky if they don’t get their daily nap. Unlike vacationers who have to drive for a half hour to reach downtown Gatlinburg and pay for parking, guests at Black Bear Inn & Suites have plenty of flexibility. If you or another family member is feeling tired, you can simply stroll back to the hotel and relax in your room or by the pool. When you’re feeling refreshed, you can head back out to The Strip for more exploring!
Black Bear Inn & Suites has everything you need for a stellar vacation, including a complimentary breakfast bar each morning, an enclosed heated pool, rooms with private balconies, and free WiFi. To start planning your vacation at our hotel on The Strip in Gatlinburg TN, browse our hotel rooms!