Things to Do in Gatlinburg

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: 

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

laurel falls in the smoky mountains
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. 

Top 3 Reasons to Explore Smoky Mountain Hiking Trails in the Summer

laurel falls hike
One of the awesome benefits of staying at the Black Bear Inn & Suites is that our hotel is just 200 yards from the entrance to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park! If you are planning a summer vacation to Gatlinburg, this is the perfect time of year to visit all of the scenic hiking trails that the park has to offer! Here are the top 3 reasons to explore the Smoky Mountain hiking trails during the summer months: 

4 Kid Friendly Attractions in Gatlinburg TN Within Walking Distance of Our Hotel

aerial tramway at ober gatlinburg
If you are planning a family vacation to Gatlinburg with kids, there is no better place to stay than at the Black Bear Inn & Suites! Our hotel is situated directly on the Gatlinburg Parkway and is within easy walking distance of many fun attractions that your kids will love! Here are 4 kid friendly attractions in Gatlinburg TN that are within walking distance of our hotel: 

Best 4 Outdoor Winter Activities in Gatlinburg

winter in the smoky mountains
Gatlinburg is the perfect destination for a winter getaway! If you want to be out and enjoy the fresh, crisp winter air Black Bear Inn and Suites knows some outdoor winter activities in Gatlinburg. Regardless, of cooler temperatures there’s still plenty of fun to have in the Smokies!  

5 Must-Try Foods at Restaurants in Gatlinburg

donut friar in gatlinburg
Gatlinburg is full of delicious restaurants and food. Treating yourself to a meal or snack with the family can be a fun bonding experience. Black Bear Inn and Suites knows of some delicious food at restaurants in Gatlinburg that you need to try during your next visit.