Gatlinburg has been called “one of the most visited vacation spots in America,” and it is easy to see why. Located at the entrance to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Gatlinburg draws more than 11 million visitors a year for its Appalachian hospitality, outdoor adventures, comfortable lodging, restaurants, and visitor attractions.

Nestled in the foothills of the Great Smoky Mountains, Gatlinburg offers the best of mountain culture mixed with modern conveniences.

Restaurants (Top 10)Whether you like traditional Appalachian mountain cooking, or prefer your meals upscale and modern, visitors to the Smoky Mountains can enjoy a myriad of fresh, delicious dining with a large dose of Southern hospitality. Here, you’ll find 10 for the Smoky Mountain’s most favorite establishments...READ MORE

Gatlinburg – Probably the 2nd most popular place to stay on the Tennessee side, this city showcases over 450 unique shops. A tremendously artisans community, with some of the world’s top experts in carving, casting, and weaving. It too features some fun attractions such as miniature gulf, sharks in an underwater tunnel, as well as museums. To check for lodging availability Click on the following link: Gatlinburg Lodging

Attractions (Best 10)The Smoky Mountains encompass over 800 square miles between North Carolina and Tennessee and is home to activities and attractions that will delight every member of the family...READ MORE

Downtown Walk and River Walk
– The Downtown Parkway runs from one end of town to the other and is filled with restaurants, shopping and attractions. Visitors who prefer a little less honky-tonk will enjoy the River Walk along the Little Pigeon River which features plenty of gazebos and benches along the way.

Arts and Crafts – This is the home to the Great Smoky Arts & Crafts Community and over 100 shops featuring craftspeople and artists along an 8-mile loop. Here, at the largest gathering of independent artisans in North America, you’ll discover one-of-a-kind crafts, treasures and artwork.

Night Life – Many of Gatlinburg’s restaurants feature music, comedy or some kind of entertainment. You can also the Sweet Fanny Adams Comedy Theatre, the Mentalist hypnosis show, or the Space Needle or Gatlinburg Sky Lift.

Special Events – With a year-long calendar of activities and special events, you’ll have your choice of unique programs and seasonal events. Gatlinburg hosts a number of activities throughout the year including Gatlinburg Winter Magic, the 4th of July Parade, Smoky Mountain Wine Fest, Gatlinburg Beans and Cornbread Blast, Gatlinburg Fine Arts Festival, and Smoky Mountain Tunes & Tales. Whatever your interest, schedule or budget, Gatlinburg has a craft fairs, concert, food festival, or other special activity just for you.

Nearby attractions – If you would like to spend some of you days with a bit less excitement and adventure, you should consider visiting some of the nearby attractions such as the Andrew Johnson National Historic Site or the Big South Fork National River & Recreation Area. If you are Ok in driving a bit you can head towards the Blue Ridge area. he Blue Ridge Parkway spans 469 miles and winds through no fewer than 29 counties in Virginia and North Carolina, boasting stunning views of...READ MORE