Things to Do in Gatlinburg

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Top 4 Reasons Why Families Love Skiing at Ober Mountain

If you are looking for a fun activity to enjoy with your family this winter, check out the ski slopes at Ober Mountain! This popular ski destination is open from mid-December to mid-March for your enjoyment and offers snow equipment rentals, lessons and everything else you need to have a blast on the mountain! Here are the top 4 reasons why families love skiing at Ober Mountain: 
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The Ultimate Guide to Shopping at The Village in Gatlinburg

If you love to shop on vacation, then there’s no better place to visit in downtown Gatlinburg than The Village Shops! This cute shopping area is modeled after a European village, which is where its name comes from. We want to share all the fun things you can experience in this shopping center and the shops you don’t want to miss at The Village in Gatlinburg. 
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Top 4 Places to Go Shopping in Gatlinburg TN During the Holiday Season

If you are looking for the perfect gift for that special someone on your holiday shopping list, there is a good chance you will find it in Gatlinburg! With stores offering everything from homemade craft items to Smoky Mountain souvenirs, there is something for all tastes! The best part is that these shopping opportunities are just minutes away from our hotel! Here are the top 4 places to go shopping in Gatlinburg TN during the holiday season: 
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Top 3 Bars in Gatlinburg With Scenic Views of the Smokies

When you are craving a cocktail during your vacation, there are several bars in Gatlinburg TN with incredible Smoky Mountain views! This is the perfect opportunity to take a break, kick back with your favorite drink, and enjoy the spectacular mountain scenery! Here are the top 3 bars in Gatlinburg with scenic views of the Smokies: 
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3 Fun Activities to Experience While Visiting Anakeesta in Gatlinburg

Anakeesta has quickly become one of the top destinations in the Smoky Mountains for family fun! This Gatlinburg theme park provides a unique opportunity to enjoy the great outdoors with spectacular views, a whimsical village and plenty of activities for guests of all ages! If you are a thrill seeker, you will be happy to know that there are several awesome attractions to experience at the top of Anakeesta Mountain! Here are 3 fun activities that you can experience while visiting Anakeesta in Gatlinburg: 
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The Top 5 Gatlinburg Ice Cream Shops

Going out for ice cream in Gatlinburg is a vacation tradition! On a warm spring or summer day, nothing is better than cooling down with a refreshing ice cream cone or milkshake. The Gatlinburg area is home to a number of ice cream shops that are guaranteed to please your whole family. To help you make the most of your next getaway, Black Bear Inn & Suites has put together a guide to the top five Gatlinburg ice cream shops. 
The Hollywood Star Cars Museum in Gatlinburg on The Strip.

Top 7 Free and Affordable Things to Do in Gatlinburg With Your Family

No one wants to spend a fortune on their vacation! We want to share some free and affordable activities that are perfect for your whole family. You’ll get the most out of your trip while still enjoying some fun activities! Check out these top 7 affordable and free things to do in Gatlinburg with your family: 
The Village, a downtown Gatlinburg shopping destination.

5 Downtown Gatlinburg Shopping Destinations Near Black Bear Inn

Downtown Gatlinburg is a paradise for shopaholics! The Strip is filled with amazing stores and specialty shops that are perfect for souvenir hunting, gift shopping, or just browsing. When you stay with us, you will be just a short walk from all of the best places to visit for your Smoky Mountain shopping spree. Here are 5 excellent downtown Gatlinburg shopping spots that you don’t want to miss: 
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Top 4 Reasons to Plan a Trip to the Gatlinburg SkyLift Park

One of the many benefits of staying at our Gatlinburg hotel is that you will be just minutes away from all types of incredible mountain top attractions. These theme parks provide a ton of activities for the family, plus a stunning view of the Smokies. One of the places you will want to add to your itinerary is even home to the longest pedestrian cable bridge in all of North America! Here are 4 reasons to plan a trip to the Gatlinburg SkyLift Park
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Top 4 Gatlinburg Attractions Located Off the Beaten Path

There are plenty of well known attractions in Gatlinburg, such as Anakeesta and Ripley’s Aquarium of the Smokies. While you will want to visit some of the headline entertainment venues, there are also some places that are worth seeing that are not talked about as much. Here are 4 Gatlinburg attractions that are located off the beaten path: 
Ober Gatlinburg Aerial Tramway

Top 4 Reasons Why You’ll Want to Ride the Alpine Slide at Ober Gatlinburg

Ober Gatlinburg is home to an exciting selection of attractions, including the Alpine Slide! This attraction combines the fun of sledding with a bobsled run, making it one of the most popular things to do at the famous amusement park and ski area! The best part is that it's fun for all ages, so bring the whole family along for this thrilling experience! Here are the top 4 reasons why you’ll want to ride the Alpine Slide at Ober Gatlinburg: 
Gatlinburg SkyLift Park

Top 4 Things to Know About the New Tulip Tower at Gatlinburg SkyLift Park

Gatlinburg SkyLift Park has recently opened the Tulip Tower, one of the highlights of the new SkyTrail that takes you on a scenic walkway through the mountains! The tower is a 70 foot, steel structure that offers four elevated viewing platforms with incredible views of the Smokies. You won’t want to miss this attraction during your Smoky Mountain vacation! Here are the top 4 things to know about the Tulip Tower at Gatlinburg SkyLift Park: 
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How to Have the Perfect Vacation in Gatlinburg TN This Year

If you’re vacationing to the Smokies in the new year, you have to spend some time exploring all that Gatlinburg has to offer. Our gorgeous mountain town is filled with attractions and entertainment that you won’t be able to resist, in addition to plenty of fine dining options. It’s never been a better time to get away to the mountains than this year! Here is how to have the perfect vacation in Gatlinburg TN this year: