Category Archives: Things to Do in Gatlinburg

All the Details About the Gatlinburg Trolley Ride of Lights

Winter lights in Gatlinburg
The holiday season starts early in the Smoky Mountains as Gatlinburg transforms into a winter wonderland with dozens of unique LED lighting displays! There is no better way to see these custom designed and fabricated displays throughout town than from the comfort of a Gatlinburg Trolley! Here is everything you need to know about riding the Gatlinburg Trolley Ride of Lights: 

Top 4 Reasons You Should Explore the Roaring Fork Motor Nature Trail

Roaring Fork Motor Nature Trail
It’s easy to have tons of fun exploring downtown Gatlinburg, but if you don’t wander about, you’ll miss a beautiful place just a few miles from our hotel. The ​Roaring Fork Motor Nature Trail​ is like a forest fantasyland with all kinds of natural and man-made history at every turn. We’ll give you 4 good reasons to take the trek on this 5.5-mile, one-way road. 

Top 4 Things to Do in Gatlinburg That Make it Feel Like Home

gatlinburg overlook
Gatlinburg is a lovely place to visit, and it won’t take much once you arrive for it to feel like home. You may have initially decided to visit based on the amount of fun touristy things to do in Gatlinburg, but there are also amazing things to do that will make you feel like a local. Let us explain by showing you 4 things you can accomplish here that will only grow your love for this area. 

5 Tips For Having an Amazing Trip to Cades Cove

A scenic road in Cades Cove in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park.
One of the most popular places to visit in all of the Smoky Mountains is the beautiful valley called ​Cades Cove​. It’s about an hour drive from our hotel, but that never seems to bother visitors when they know what to expect from this natural wonder. We’d like to give you some helpful tips that’ll ensure you have the best possible experience! 

4 Fun Gatlinburg Rides That Offer a Stunning Aerial View of the Smokies

aerial tramway to ober gatlinburg
The Smoky Mountains are renowned for their beauty, and there is no better way to view the majestic natural scenery than from above the trees! Gatlinburg is home to several scenic rides where you can glide above the forest floor to see the Smoky Mountains from a completely different perspective! Here are 4 fun Gatlinburg rides where you can experience a stunning aerial view of the Smokies: 

Top 3 Tips for a Great Day at Ripley’s Aquarium of the Smokies

Ripley's Aquarium of the Smokies in Gatlinburg.
As one of the top destinations in the Smoky Mountains, Ripley’s Aquarium of the Smokies offers a fascinating journey into the world of over 10,000 exotic sea creatures! This amazing facility features 10 themed galleries, interactive encounters and even a glass bottom boat adventure for a full day of family fun! Here are the top 3 tips for a great day at Ripley’s Aquarium of the Smokies: 

5 Tips for Handling the Rainy Weather in Gatlinburg On Your Vacation

Gatlinburg bypass view
It’s natural to want to keep an eye on what weather in Gatlinburg will be like when you’re on vacation. No one wants rain to put a damper on all the fun you could be having. But did you know that you can still have an enjoyable vacation, despite the unpredictable nature of the weather in the Smoky Mountains? Here are 5 tips for helping you handle the rain on your trip. 

Top 5 Reasons You Should Visit the Gatlinburg Space Needle

The Gatlinburg Space Needle on a sunny day.
We think you’ve probably noticed the towering ​Gatlinburg Space Needle​ on the way to our hotel in downtown Gatlinburg. You may also be aware that it’s a popular tourist attraction in town as well, and there's a reason for that. The view from the top is like nothing you've ever seen before. We'll give you 5 reasons why it will be well worth it to brave the trip to the top. 

Top 5 Foods to Order at Gatlinburg Restaurants if You’re Eating Healthy

bowl of spinach salad
The moment you get close to the downtown area, it’s easy to pick up the sweet smells coming from the shops. This makes you want to just forget about your healthy eating habits that you want to maintain on your vacation. You’ll be happy to know there are many Gatlinburg restaurants that offer healthy items for your diet. It’s fine to do a little cheating on vacation, but we’re going to show you it’s possible to eat healthy here with 5 foods that are easily available. 

3 Awesome Car Museums in Gatlinburg TN and the Smoky Mountains

The Hollywood Star Cars Museum in Gatlinburg on The Strip.
Whether you are a casual car fan or an automobile enthusiast, you will love exploring some of the nation’s top car museums that are located right here in the Smoky Mountains! From classic hot rods to famous automobiles from television and film, you can find it all in the Smokies! Here are 3 awesome car museums in Gatlinburg TN and the Smoky Mountains that you need to visit: