The 10 Best Restaurants in Gatlinburg TN to Visit

Cliff Top restaurant at Anakeesta in Gatlinburg Tennessee

Our latest visit to Gatlinburg, Tennessee elevated all our senses, seeing breathtaking scenic vistas, hearing local bluegrass bands, and tasting Southern cuisine from some of the best places to eat in Gatlinburg. We feasted on traditional Appalachian food (fried chicken, BBQ, fresh local trout), had some amazing Tex Mex, and enjoyed standard American fare as … Read more

The 10 Best Things to Do in the Great Smoky Mountains in Winter

Things to Do in the Smoky Mountains in Winter

The Great Smoky Mountains of North Carolina and Tennessee are spectacular at any time of year, including Winter. Sure, the chilly Smoky Mountains Winter weather drives some folks indoors. But for visitors interested in snow skiing, snow tubing, snowboarding, hiking, and/or exploring waterfalls, Winter is a perfect time to visit! Whichever category you fall into, … Read more

10 Fun Things to Do During Winter in Gatlinburg TN

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If you dream of a European snow skiing trip, but prefer to avoid the hassles of international travel, we recommend the charming Winter wonderland of Gatlinburg, Tennessee. Nestled in the Smoky Mountains of Tennessee, Gatlinburg combines the look and feel of the Bavarian Alps with loads of Southern hospitality, moonshine, and bluegrass music. As a gateway … Read more

Winter at Ober Gatlinburg, the Best Snow Skiing in Tennessee

Snow Skiing in Tennessee

During an Autumn trip to Gatlinburg, we visited Ober Mountain, an amusement park in the Smoky Mountains that celebrated its 50-year anniversary in 2023. After sampling all their warm weather offerings, we knew we had to come back during Winter to experience snow skiing in Gatlinburg TN. Ober Mountain is Tennessee’s #1 destination for skiing, … Read more

The 10 Best Romantic Getaways in Tennessee

Romantic Getaways in Tennessee

From the sultry Smoky Mountains all the way west to Memphis, there are some fantastic romantic getaways in Tennessee full of enchanted experiences (for those who manage to leave the room). Weekend getaways for couples in Tennessee are loaded with entertainment options, while the abundance of parks, lakes, scenic routes, and waterfalls make the state perfect … Read more

15 Best Places to Celebrate Christmas in Tennessee (2023)

Christmas in Tennessee

The Blue Ridge Mountains are generally a wonderful place to spend the holidays, and celebrating Christmas in Tennessee offers myriad ways to get into the spirit. Of course, the stellar hikes and waterfalls in Great Smoky Mountains National Park get a lot of press in the summertime, as do the water recreation opportunities in Tennessee’s lakes. … Read more

The 10 Best Things to Do in Gatlinburg TN (2023-2024)

Fall Colors in Downtown Gatlinburg TN

Tucked in a gap in the Smoky Mountains of Tennessee, Gatlinburg is a tourist-driven mountain town with two different levels. The heart of Downtown Gatlinburg is chock full of restaurants, shops, and fun attractions. But there are also an array of mountaintop attractions that can be accessed by a short chair lift, gondola, or bus ride. … Read more

The 10 Best Smoky Mountains Hotels to Visit in NC & TN

Best Smoky Mountains Hotels

Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Gatlinburg TN, and Pigeon Forge TN are huge vacation destinations complete with theme parks, ski resorts, and other fun attractions. Smoky Mountains Hotels provide a comfortable place to recharge for the next day’s adventures. The southern boundary of GSMNP in North Carolina is the town of Cherokee in the Qualla … Read more

The 15 Best Places to See Fall in Tennessee

fall Tennessee

The state of Tennessee in Fall is a truly a glorious sight to behold. Its climate conditions are just right for a long Autumn, because it’s far north enough to have true seasons. And the Smoky Mountains are especially spectacular at this time of year. Fall foliage in Tennessee is the stuff of legend because the place is … Read more

The 10 Best Apple Orchards in Tennessee for Apple Picking & More

apple orchards in TN

With its beautiful Appalachian and Blue Ridge Mountains and seemingly endless rolling foothills, it makes perfect sense that local farmers have planted numerous apple orchards in Tennessee.    Thankfully, a number of these orchards in TN have opened their gates and invited visitors in to enjoy the splendor of apple picking and other fun Autumn … Read more