No vacation to Downtown Gatlinburg would be complete without a visit to one of the town’s most famous attractions—Ober Gatlinburg. Part ski resort, part amusement park, it appeals to visitors of all ages. The best way to visit this family-friendly attraction is by Sky Lift, a 2.1-mile aerial cable car offering sweeping views of Gatlinburg and Great Smoky Mountains National Park. 

    Shopping options abound in Gatlinburg, where you can find everything from malls with brand-name stores to one-of-a-kind boutiques showcasing the work of local artisans.

    Where to go & what to do at night in Gatlinburg

    • 12 Best Things to Do After Dinner in Gatlinburg

      When looking for the best things to do after dinner in Gatlinburg, you’re treated to plenty of choices as the evening rolls in. You're in the South, so no matter what, you have to visit one of the many distilleries. Most of them offer inexpensive samplers, so that's a no-brainer. While there are many nightlife options in Gatlinburg, the...

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    • Gatlinburg Travel Essentials

      Our Gatlinburg Travel Essentials lays out the essential information you need to help you plan your trip to one of the most popular destinations in Tennessee, USA. No matter how frequently you travel, some questions will always need answers: What’s the weather like? How can I get from McGhee Tyson Airport to my hotel? What currency and type of plug...

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