Top 3 Reasons Why You Should Visit Ober Gatlinburg During the Spring

The sign for the Ober Gatlinburg Aerial Tramway.

While Ober Gatlinburg is a year-round destination for family fun, there is nothing like visiting this popular mountaintop amusement park during the spring! You will find there are tons of outdoor attractions and activities to explore, as well as several exciting spring events to celebrate this wonderful time of year! Here are the top 3 reasons why you should visit Ober Gatlinburg during the spring:

1. Delightful Weather

aerial tramway at ober gatlinburgThe spring is a delightful time to be outdoors at Ober Gatlinburg, or anywhere else in the Great Smoky Mountains! After months of chilly weather, there is nothing quite like feeling the warmth of the sun on a gorgeous spring afternoon! The days are longer too, giving you more time to enjoy all of the outdoor activities Ober Gatlinburg has to offer! This is the perfect opportunity to visit the black bear family and other cute animals at the Wildlife Encounter, who also appreciate the warmer weather!

2. Thrilling Activities

Ober Gatlinburg features a variety of thrilling activities for you to experience during your spring vacation to the Smokies! The Alpine Slide has a fun descent through the beautiful forests of Mount Harrison aboard sled-like carts you control with a simple push/pull lever. This slide has been in operation since 1976 and is accessed by the midpoint of the Scenic Chairlift. If you are craving even more adventure, just hop aboard the Mountain Coaster! This attraction offers all the action of a roller coaster, but you get to control the speed of your ride down the mountain.

3. Fun Spring Events

ober gatlinburg sign with trolley next to itThere are a variety of awesome spring events at Ober Gatlinburg for all ages, so bring the entire family along for the fun! The Spring Fling is Ober Gatlinburg’s traditional spring celebration and features pond skimming, a giant slalom, jump competition, and cool vendors. If you enjoy running, join the Ober Uphill 5K that begins at the Ober Gatlinburg downtown parking area and goes all the way up to the amusement park and ski area on Ski Mountain Road. If you happen to be in town in May, you won’t want to miss the annual Mayfest event. This is a traditional German celebration of the arrival of spring with displays of history, culture, and a traditional Maypole dance.

Where to Stay

There is no better place to stay near Ober Gatlinburg than with us! Our affordable hotel is located directly on the Parkway and is literally just steps away from the Aerial Tramway that takes you on a breathtaking journey up to Ober Gatlinburg. As an alternative, you can drive up Ski Mountain Road, which is just a block away from our hotel. We offer a wide range of comfortable room types to ensure the best vacation possible, including Deluxe King Rooms, Family Suites, and Penthouse Suites! While staying with us, enjoy a wonderful selection of amenities such as a complimentary full hot breakfast, an enclosed heated swimming pool, and free high speed wireless internet service!

Check out all of the rooms at our hotel in Gatlinburg TN today to stay close to all of the spring action at Ober Gatlinburg! We look forward to seeing you soon at Black Bear Inn & Suites!