Things to Do in Gatlinburg

Incredible mountain views from Clingmans Dome.

Where to Find the 6 Best Mountain Views in Gatlinburg and the Smokies

Located on the border of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, the city of Gatlinburg, TN offers some of the most breathtaking scenery in the world! Over 11 million people visit the Smoky Mountains each year to admire the area’s natural beauty. To help you make the most of your next vacation, Black Bear Inn & Suites has put together a guide to enjoying the six best mountain views in Gatlinburg and the Smokies. 
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Where to Find the Best Mountain Views in Gatlinburg

The Great Smoky Mountains are some of the oldest mountains in the United States. They offer some of the most beautiful views in the nation. Spring, summer, fall or winter you can catch some of the best mountain views in Gatlinburg by visiting the four following places: 
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4 Fun Attractions at Anakeesta Your Kids Will Love

Anakeesta is a perfect destination for the entire family as it features something for everyone, including an exciting selection of attractions that appeal to kids! This mountaintop theme park is not only home to a thrilling mountain coaster, but several fun activities your children will be talking about long after your vacation to the Smokies is over! Here are 4 fun attractions at Anakeesta your kids will love: 
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6 Things To Do Near Our Gatlinburg Hotel on The Strip

When you stay at our Gatlinburg hotel on the strip, you’ll be near a ton of attractions, restaurants, and more. Our convenient location can take away the stress of directions, traffic, and parking in an unknown area. All within walking distance, here are 6 things to do near our Gatlinburg hotel on the strip: 
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Top 5 Things to Do in Gatlinburg At Night

The fun doesn’t stop after the sun drops in Gatlinburg! You will find plenty of exciting things to do near our hotel in the evening hours as most attractions, restaurants, and shops are open late into the night. Whether you are a night owl or just looking for a great way to wind down in the evening, there is always something to do! Here are the top 5 things to do in Gatlinburg at night: 
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4 Great Ways to Stay Warm During a Winter Vacation to Gatlinburg

Winter is one of the best times to visit Gatlinburg as there are fewer visitors in town, but nearly all of the local attractions, restaurants, and shops are still open for business as usual. This is the perfect time to explore the trails at Great Smoky Mountains National Park or to explore the unique stores in downtown Gatlinburg! While the winter weather is generally moderate in the Smokies, you can easily warm up if you experience some chilly temperatures during your stay. Here are 4 great ways to stay warm during a winter vacation to Gatlinburg: 
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Top 4 Destinations for Holiday Shopping in Gatlinburg TN

When it comes to holiday shopping, you can find something for everyone on your list in Gatlinburg! Whether you are looking for local crafts, candles, toys for the kids, or a unique Smoky Mountain souvenir, there is a store in town that is sure to have what you need. You might even find a few fun gifts for yourself along the way! Here are the top 4 destinations for holiday shopping in Gatlinburg TN: 
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Top 4 Reasons You Should Ride the Ober Gatlinburg Aerial Tramway

One of the huge perks of staying at our Gatlinburg hotel is we are practically right across the street from the departure point of the Ober Gatlinburg Aerial Tramway! While you can drive Ski Mountain Road to reach the amusement park and ski area of Ober Gatlinburg, the Aerial Tramway is not just a means of transportation but an exciting attraction in itself. Here are the top 4 reasons why you should ride the Ober Gatlinburg Aerial Tramway: 
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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 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: