If you’re vacationing to the Smokies in the new year, you have to spend some time exploring all that Gatlinburg has to offer. Our gorgeous mountain town is filled with attractions and entertainment that you won’t be able to resist, in addition to plenty of fine dining options. It’s never been a better time to get away to the mountains than this year! Here is how to have the perfect vacation in Gatlinburg TN this year:
1. Explore the Attractions
Gatlinburg is home to a plethora of area attractions that everyone will love! You’ll never be bored when you’re spending time enjoying all that Gatlinburg has to offer. If you love winter sports, we suggest spending an afternoon at Ober Gatlinburg trying your hand at skiing, snowboarding and ice skating. If you aren’t interested in hitting the slopes, check out any of the awesome Ripley’s attractions, including Ripley’s Aquarium of the Smokies and Ripley’s Believe It Or Not Odditorium.
If you’re bringing the whole family with you, we recommend getting tickets for Anakeesta to enjoy ziplines, the Treetop Skywalk, mountain coasters and more! You’ll even have the opportunity to shop and try some amazing cuisine all from the top of Anakeesta in Gatlinburg!
2. Dine at New and Old Restaurants
Gatlinburg hosts a wide array of restaurants new and old. Some restaurants are annual can’t-miss spots for visitors and others are new and exciting. Whatever you’re in the mood for, we guarantee you’ll be able to find it while on vacation in Gatlinburg TN. From award-winning steakhouses to authentic Mexican cuisine, there is an option for every taste and craving.
We suggest treating your sweetheart to a meal at The Peddler for date night! Here, you can enjoy a steak cooked just the way you like it and seasoned to perfection. They also have an incredible salad bar and gorgeous views of the river while you eat! If you’re an early riser, stop by Crockett’s Breakfast Camp and enjoy some traditional Southern fixin’s that will leave you coming back for seconds!
3. Treat Yourself to Some Moonshine
It wouldn’t be a trip to the Smokies without trying some Appalachian moonshine! This drink has a rich and interesting history in the Smokies and is now available to visitors from all over to try. Swing by Ole Smoky Moonshine in downtown Gatlinburg and same some of their delicious flavors and even get a tour of the distillery. You can also stop by Sugarlands Distillery that is located just up the road from Ole Smoky. Here, you can sample from shine made by the legends from Discovery Channel’s Moonshiners Legends on your vacation in Gatlinburg TN.
4. Stay in Our Gatlinburg Hotel
For the best experience in the Smokies, come stay at our Gatlinburg hotel during your trip. We offer a great location near all the excitement, plus some unbeatable amenities you won’t find anywhere else. In addition to our in-room amenities, we also offer benefits like a full complimentary breakfast, an enclosed heated pool, fire pits and more!
Now that you know how to have the perfect vacation in Gatlinburg TN, you can begin planning your next trip. Browse through our hotel rooms and find the one that works for you! We look forward to seeing you!