SE Travel: Glorious Gatlinburg

Glorious Gatlinburg

Gatlinburg, TN

Nestled in the Great Smoky Mountains, Gatlinburg offers all the best of Appalachia. There are many opportunities for outdoor exploration and hiking as well as an impressive variety of attractions, arts and crafts, and shopping. Relax in a cozy mountain cabin or stay in a bustling downtown hotel. Check out the area’s famous moonshine and whiskey, and have a delicious meal at one of Gatlinburg’s many eateries. Plan your adventure at


One of the big highlights of Gatlinburg is its famous Parkway. Known for its walkability, you can explore downtown with its iconic attractions like Ripley’s Aquarium of the Smokies, premier shopping, and arts and crafts galleries, plus diverse dining options. 



See the city of Gatlinburg from above with a ride on the scenic Chondola to the summit at the Anakeesta theme park, or take in the incredible views of the Smokies on the Ober Mountain Aerial Tramway. 

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Experience the rich tradition of moonshine, an Appalachian staple, at one of several distilleries in Gatlinburg. Learn about the history of moonshine during the Prohibition era, the process of making moonshine, and of course, try everything from classic white lightening to banana pudding moonshine. 



The most visited national park in the country, the Great Smoky Mountains National Park offers plenty to see and do. Hike to the impressive 80-foot-high Rainbow Falls or the Grotto Falls in an old-growth hemlock forest. 



Gatlinburg has a plethora of restaurants to suit anyone’s taste, from casual and family-friendly to upscale dining. Get started with flapjacks at one of the traditional pancake houses and end the night with pan-roasted halibut and cocktails at The Greenbrier. 

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