Planning for your next Smoky Mountain Getaway and looking for the best attractions in Gatlinburg?
We can help.
Our family has vacationed in the Smoky Mountains for more than 30 years, and eventually we knew we needed to spend more time here.
Now that we welcome guests from all over the world to our cabins, we’ve put together a list of our best attractions in Gatlinburg.
Let’s jump in.
Pancake Pantry 628 Parkway, Gatlinburg
Don’t want to fix breakfast one morning? Head into our family favorite, the Pancake Pantry. Conveniently located in downtown Gatlinburg just minutes from Chalet Village. You won’t want to miss the sweet potato pancakes!
Calhoun’s, Cherokee Grill, Smoky Mountain Brewery Multiple Locations
This locally-owned family of restaurants known for “great food, warm atmospheres and southern hospitality” serves up some tasty ribs, chicken tenders, steaks, and so much more. Three restaurant concepts sit across Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge, so there is usually one near you.
Looking for another lunch or dinner option for your party? Here’s two more RecTime favorite:
Best Italian Café and Pizzeria 968 Parkway, Gatlinburg
Mountain Lodge Restaurant (a local place!) 913 East Parkway, Gatlinburg
As you can tell, there is no shortage of really good food in Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge. You will not go hungry!
Ready to take in a dinner theater show? Here are a few of our top picks:
Yesterday Antiques 921 Wears Valley Road, Pigeon Forge
Looking to go “junkin’”? The Smoky Mountains have plenty of great shopping, and antique shops are no different. Check out our favorite. The Antique Mall, Pigeon Forge, is also on Wears Valley Road. We don’t refer to Wears Valley Road as “Antique Row” for nothing!
Tanger Outlets 1645 Parkway, Sevierville
There are outlets all over the Smoky Mountain region, but this is a great development, full of so many of the most popular stores.
Heartwood Galleries 1450 East Parkway, Gatlinburg
Chainsaw art is a popular expression of the Smokies, and this is a great way to take home a souvenir – or just marvel in the workmanship!
Want to get outdoors? Need to hit the slopes? Looking for the thrill of a roller coaster?
The Smoky Mountain Region has it all. To get you started, here is a place to start planning what you’ll do in the Smokies!
Hiking Trails: pick a trail based on degree of difficulty thanks to HikingInTheSmokys.com!
Amusement Park: Dollywood
Gondolas & Mountain Coasters: Anakeesta
Ski Slopes: Ober Gatlinburg
What is your favorite activity in the Smoky Mountain region? Let us know!