Gatlinburg, TN is a great vacation town for the entire family. The beautiful Great Smokey Mountains as a backdrop and the wealth of activities, shops, food and Moonshine will keep your days busy and your nights cozy!
Here is a list of the top 5 things to do in Gatlinburg, TN
1. Sugarlands Distilling Company
We all know and have heard about the famous history of moonshine in the Great Smokey Mountains. While in Gatlinburg, there are several distilleries to explore, but I had an amazing time at Sugarlands. The tours are frequent and the tastings are plentiful! The entire staff is super friendly and they seem to ALL be having a genuinely great time at work! Go figure! Seriously, the tasting is worth the trip alone.
2. Ripley’s: Aquarium of the Smokies and Believe It or Not
This interactive aquarium lets children put their hands in a fish tank, safely swim in a tank with stingrays and as well as seeing all the various aquatic life.
3. Smoky Mountain Guides in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park
While in Gatlinburg, I took a tour through the mountains and our tour guide Clayton, was so knowledgeable about the history of the park, the families that lived there and even random trees. He gave us a little safety training in case we saw a black bear!
4. Buckhorn Inn
Set on 25 acres overlooking Great Smoky Mountain National Park, this grand inn dating from 1938, is a dining destination for many travelers. The cozy atmosphere, the view and the food will make any visitor want to extend their stay. At least have dinner if you decide to stay elsewhere.
5. Hilton Garden Inn Gatlinburg
Nestled in walking distance of all the Gatlinburg action, the Hilton Garden Inn is a chic hotel for individuals or families. All rooms offer upscale decor and custom-designed beds, plus flat-screen TVs, mini fridges, microwaves, and free WiFi and my favorite a fireplace (executive suites). The lobby of the hotel has a large beautiful fireplace, where guest gather throughout the day to enjoy the view and the indoor pool will keep you busy during your down time!