There’s always something fun and exciting happening in Gatlinburg, no matter what the season! Whether you’re looking for that perfect romantic getaway, special honeymoon or anniversary retreat, an action packed family vacation, or just a quick weekend escape from the bustle of everyday life, this city has what you’re looking for. It boasts over 50 outstanding restaurants and over 425 specialty shops. Plus, it has the nation’s largest community of independent artisans located on an 8.5 mile loop along Glades and Buckhorn Roads in Gatlinburg. Hiking, whitewater rafting, trout fishing, camping, or horseback riding…Gatlinburg has it all! Their must-see attractions even include Ripley’s Aquarium of the Smokies, a 1.4 million gallon world-class aquarium featuring 11 ft sharks and over 8,000 exotic sea creatures from around the world.
While in town, don’t forget to visit Ober Gatlinburg Ski Resort, where you can ride the 120 passenger Aerial Tramway to the top of the mountain for Water Rides, slide down the Alpine Slide, enjoy year ’round Indoor Ice Skating, see the all new Black Bear Habitat, and of course during the winter, dive in to Winter Skiing, Snowboarding and more!
Another landmark and crowd favorite to visit while here is the 342-foot tall Space Needle with its observation deck overlooking downtown.