Gatlinburg is an amazing city. Surrounded on three sides by the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, it offers stunning natural beauty only minutes from a bustling and action-packed downtown. One of the most advantageous features of the city is the Parkway. Almost every attraction, theater and restaurant can be located on this dynamic stretch of road. This makes the entire area very accessible. You can walk, drive or take the city’s trolley system to anywhere you desire.
You won’t ever be short on activities while in the area either. Of course you have the National Park, with 520,000 acres of trails and pristine beauty. But you are also directly in the heart of a busy downtown with some of the area’s hottest attractions! Gatlinburg offers the Ripley’s Aquarium, which has gained national recognition for its amazing design and interactive settings. The city has activities and attractions that rival that of any metropolis in America. From the Guinness World Records Museum and Ripley’s Believe It or Not! to the frightening Ghost Walk of Gatlinburg and the Star Cars Museum, you will never be short on things to do.
There are plenty of adventures to be had in Gatlinburg as well. If you enjoy the great outdoors, you can go horseback riding and whitewater rafting. A short ride on the Aerial Tram to Ober Gatlinburg will bring ice skating, shopping and skiing to your fingertips. If you are looking for something a little slower paced, walk the Parkway and enjoy shopping all evening long. There’s always enough fun to fill any vacation in Gatlinburg!