Downtown Gatlinburg, TN is unlike anywhere else in the world! Known as “The Strip,” the heart of the city is filled with seemingly endless things to see and do. When you stay at Black Bear Inn & Suites, you will be just a short walk away from some of the most popular places to visit on the downtown Parkway. To help you plan your vacation, we have put together a guide to five can’t-miss attractions within walking distance of our Gatlinburg hotel on the Strip.
The 5th annual OktOBERfest at Ober Gatlinburg is a must visit this fall. Celebrate the Autumn season at Ober Gatlinburg the right way. With Bavarian-style food, drink and music you’ll feel like you’re in Munich, Germany. The event begins this Friday, September 26th and runs through November 2nd. Book your stay here at the
A lot of people look at Labor Day weekend as the “Unofficial Last Weekend of Summer”. That should mean that fall has unofficially started right? We all know that fall officially starts on September 23rd but that’s three weeks from today! We want fall now! The unofficial last weekend of summer may have just
If I was to say that the first Independence Day Parade in the country annually occurs in Gatlinburg would you believe it? You should because it’s true! For 39 straight years Gatlinburg’s Independence Day Parade has started at the stroke of midnight on the 4th (night of the 3rd) of July. There
Synchronous Fireflies are one of many types of fireflies in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. BUT the park is one of only two places in the world where this phenomenon occurs (Asia being the other). Since 1993 the peak time has varied from the last week of May to