Category Archives: Things to Do in Gatlinburg

A Guide to All Things Ripley’s in Gatlinburg That You Have to Visit

Ripley's Aquarium of the Smokies
If you plan on visiting Gatlinburg, you have to stop by one of the many Ripley’s attractions! From date-nights to family outings, these unique places are perfect for any occasion. The best thing about them is that they are open all year round! To help you make the most of your trip, here is a complete guide to all things Ripley’s in Gatlinburg. 

Everything You Need to Know About Snow Tubing at Ober Gatlinburg

Gatlinburg trolley in front of Ober Gatlinburg sign
One of the most popular outdoor attractions returns to the Smoky Mountains this winter with the snow tubing runs at Ober Gatlinburg! This is an exciting activity for the entire family to enjoy and the only restriction is that kids must be at least 3 years old to join in on the fun! Here is everything that you need to know about snow tubing at Ober Gatlinburg: 

Top 5 Family-Friendly Smoky Mountain Hiking Trails

Beautiful sunset photo in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park.
Smoky Mountain hiking trails are full of gorgeous mountain, river, and wooded views as well as remnants from previous eras! You and your family can learn about the rich history of the Smokies while you reconnect with nature and each other. Here are 5 of the best family-friendly Smoky Mountain hiking trails. 

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.