The fun doesn’t stop after the sun drops in Gatlinburg! You will find plenty of exciting things to do near our hotel in the evening hours as most attractions, restaurants, and shops are open late into the night. Whether you are a night owl or just looking for a great way to wind down in the evening, there is always something to do! Here are the top 5 things to do in Gatlinburg at night:
1. Stroll Through Downtown Gatlinburg
One of the most popular evening activities is simply taking a pleasant stroll through downtown Gatlinburg. Whether you are on a romantic getaway with your sweetheart or a family vacation with the kids, you will love the energy, lights, and atmosphere of the downtown area at night. While exploring downtown Gatlinburg, step into an ice cream store for a tasty treat, play an indoor round of miniature golf, or enjoy some of your favorite arcade games. If you prefer a more peaceful stroll, simply head one block off the Parkway for an evening walk along River Road.
2. Head to the Top of the Gatlinburg Space Needle
The Gatlinburg Space Needle is a stunning experience at night when the lights of downtown Gatlinburg sparkle below. This iconic 407-foot-tall observation tower features 360-degree views of the area on an outdoor platform, which is accessed via glass elevators. While enjoying the top of the tower, don’t miss the Higher Learning exhibits that explain about the history of the Smokies. You will also find Arcadia at the base of the Gatlinburg Space Needle, which is a 25,000-square-foot arcade that will keep your family entertained for hours.
3. Ride the Gatlinburg Mountain Coaster
Another one of the top things to do in Gatlinburg at night is a ride on the Gatlinburg Mountain Coaster. This thrilling attraction is similar to a roller coaster, but you sit on a sled and control the speed of your own ride down the mountain. The sleds are securely attached to the metal track at all times and feature single or double rider cars, so ride solo or go with a partner. While you can ride the Gatlinburg Mountain Coaster during the daytime hours, the night rides are even more spectacular as you glide among the lighted track.
4. Get a Fright in the Mysterious Mansion
The Mysterious Mansion is a spooky haunted attraction that offers a frighteningly fun time all year long. You can’t miss the haunted house on River Road, which is designed and decorated in an early 1900s Victorian style and beckons you from the street. While taking the self guided tour through the mansion, you will encounter secret passageways, eerie dark corridors, winding staircases, and other elements to challenge even the bravest of souls.
5. Relax in Your Hotel Room
If you are more of an early riser and prefer to take it easy in the evening, simply relax in one of our comfortable hotel rooms. We offer a wonderful variety of hotel rooms and suites, including Deluxe King Rooms, Family Suites, and Penthouse Suites. While kicking back in your room, enjoy some of the many amenities including an LCD television, microwave, refrigerator, and private balcony. After a delightful night of rest, you will be ready for another action packed day in the Smokies.
Check out all of the rooms and suites at our hotel in downtown Gatlinburg today to stay close to these fun things to do in Gatlinburg at night! We look forward to welcoming you to our hotel!