Things to Do in Gatlinburg

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: 
Gatlinburg SkyLift Park

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
Gatlinburg's Mysterious Mansion

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: 
Crockett's Breakfast Camp

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: 
Snow in Gatlinburg

4 Ways to Save Money on Your Gatlinburg Christmas Vacation

The most wonderful time of the year is also usually the most expensive time of year. Between shopping, traveling and hosting, it can all really add up. Luckily, you don’t have to stress about expenses when you stay at our Gatlinburg hotel for your Christmas vacation. There are so many ways to save money and stick to your budget, that you may even have some left over to buy yourself a gift. Here are 4 ways to save money on your Gatlinburg Christmas vacation: 
laurel falls in the smoky mountains

Top 4 Smoky Mountain Waterfalls Near Gatlinburg That You Have to See

A vacation to Gatlinburg, Tennessee wouldn’t be complete without a visit to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park that’s right on the doorstep of the tourist town. While there are many hundreds of miles of hiking trails to be explored, some of them lead to beautiful Smoky Mountain waterfalls that are part of this great landscape. Let’s talk about the 4 that are not only stunning, but also are an easy drive away from the bustle of Gatlinburg: 
Gatlin's Escape Game

Top 4 Activities at Gatlin’s Fun Center

Located less than half a mile away from our hotel, Gatlin’s Fun Center is the perfect place to spend an afternoon of family fun! The best part about this place is there are multiple different things to do in one spot. This will save you from having to travel all over Gatlinburg to find an activity for everyone. Here are 4 of the best activities at Gatlin’s Fun Center: 
the village shops gatlinburg

Top 4 Stores You Need to Visit at the Gatlinburg Village Shops

Gatlinburg is home to a variety of exciting shopping destinations, including the Village Shops! This unique, European-themed shopping village features a collection of 27 boutique stores, as well as plenty of places to grab a delicious snack! Whether you want to pick up something cool for yourself or a gift for a loved one back home, this is the place to do some fun souvenir shopping! Here are the top 4 stores you need to visit at the Gatlinburg Village Shops: 
ripley's mirror maze gatlinburg

4 Unique Interactive Attractions in Gatlinburg TN You Need to Experience

Gatlinburg is home to an exciting selection of interactive attractions that are both challenging and fun, making them some of the most popular destinations in town! Whether you want to navigate through an endless labyrinth of mirrors, try to escape from a puzzling escape room, or play some high-tech games, you can do it all just minutes away from our hotel in downtown Gatlinburg! Here are 4 unique interactive attractions in Gatlinburg TN you need to experience: