Gatlinburg's Top 12 Activities and Accommodations

This quaint city sits atop lush rolling hills nearby the Great Smoky Mountains National Park and wows visitors with sweeping views of the surrounding landscape.

Besides being an outdoor adventure land for hiking, biking, fishing, or climbing enthusiasts, Gatlinburg is also a fantastic family-friendly getaway spot.

Hike in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park

The Gatlinburg Trail off of traffic light #10 downtown is a gentle two-mile walk to the Sugarlands Visitor Center.

Visit the Gatlinburg Space Needle

The observation deck provides an unbeatable 360-degree view.

Pet Stingrays at Ripley’s Aquarium of the Smokies

Voted the Best Aquarium in North America by USA Today, you might be surprised to find so many aquatic creatures nowhere near the ocean!

Go On Thrill Rides at Anakeesta Mountain Top Theme Park

Take on the adrenaline rush of the Rail Runner Mountain Coaster that whisks riders along the curves and bends of the mountaintop.

Check Out the Views at SkyLift Park & SkyBridge

You definitely won’t want to miss this Instagram-worthy moment.

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