Looking for a quick getaway? Feeling the urge to get out of town with only a few days to spare? Centrally located, Gatlinburg is often within a day’s drive, a family-friendly getaway destination that isn’t really all that far away. Why head for the beach when the mountains are calling?
One of the most visited vacation spots in America, Gatlinburg is nestled in the foothills of the country’s most popular national park. The gateway to the Smokies attracts more than 11 million people every year, welcoming each guest with our famous Appalachian hospitality and a smile.
In addition to a wide range of outdoor activities including hiking trails, skiing, whitewater rafting, camping and more, Gatlinburg offers quiet strolls along the River Walk, unique local arts and crafts, downtown shopping, exciting entertainment and a range of dining options.
There’s plenty more to Gatlinburg than scenic views and stellar flapjacks. Ski resorts. Amusement parks. Aquariums. Water Parks. Ropes Courses. Ziplines. Museums. Golf. Mini-golf. Dinner theatres. Options abound, as Gatlinburg’s true strength lies in its versatility. Whether you’re looking for a family-friendly destination, a romantic getaway for two, or a real change of scenery to refresh your outlook, Gatlinburg has something for you.
Launched in 2008, Gatlinburg Goes Green is a free, educational environmental program and sustainability initiative for business members of the Gatlinburg Chamber of Commerce, designed to help local businesses self-evaluate, examine methods, set goals and take definitive action toward continual improvement of operations. With more than 100 members engaged in a conscious effort to reduce environmental impact, GGG leaders receive public-facing green, bronze, silver, gold and platinum scores. Owned and operated by local residents and park stewards, every Gatlinburg business makes an impact.