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When you come to stay with us at our hotel in Gatlinburg, you will have no shortage of fun things to do in the area! From delicious dining to exciting attractions and more, here are some of the best things to do in Gatlinburg when you come to stay with us:

1. Admire the Views from the Gatlinburg Space Needle

Gatlinburg Space Needle downtownIf you want to take in stunning views of the Smoky Mountains from right here in Gatlinburg, visiting the Space Needle is certainly one of the best things to do here in town. This 400-foot tower features an observation deck with 360-degree views of the surrounding mountains and the town itself, which makes for a great spot to grab a family photo or just relax and enjoy the sights. Plus, you can check out the arcade located at the base of the Gatlinburg Space Needle for countless games, activities, and more.

2. Check Out the Ghost Walk of Gatlinburg

For anyone who is interested in the spookier side of the Smoky Mountains, the Ghost Walk of Gatlinburg is a fantastic choice when you come to stay here in town. During your stroll through town, you can learn about haunted hotels and buildings, tales of famous residents, and even see an 1800’s cemetery. In addition to learning some spooky tales of the area’s past, you will also be able to see some of the best area attractions and notable spots during your tour, making this one of the best things to do in Gatlinburg when you come to visit.

3. Grab a Bite at No Way Jose’s Cantina

no way jose'sIn order to make the most of your time here in Gatlinburg, you will need to stay fueled up, which is why the area’s delicious restaurants are such an important part of any complete vacation to town. One of the best spots to grab a meal right here in Gatlinburg is at No Way Jose’s Cantina, a family-friendly Mexican restaurant located along the river. Choose from classic Mexican fare such as tacos, burritos, enchiladas, and more — plus any adults in the group will love their margarita options!

4. Eat at Chesapeake’s Seafood and Raw Bar

Another great option for dining here in Gatlinburg is Chesapeake’s Seafood and Raw Bar, with incredible options for anyone who is a fan of seafood! You will have a fantastic time enjoying your favorite seafood options on their heated patio with a river view, plus you can choose from their selection of wine options from the private wine cellar on site. This is truly a can’t-miss restaurant for all seafood lovers!

5. Visit the Hollywood Star Cars Museum

hollywood star cars museum in gatlinburgMovie and television enthusiasts will absolutely want to add the Hollywood Star Cars Museum to their Gatlinburg itinerary, as there are so many exciting pieces of film and television history to behold at this local attraction. From authentic Batmobiles to the Back to the Future DeLorean time machine and more, these genuine Hollywood vehicles are displayed in recreated movie-like settings for your enjoyment. You can even get your photo taken in many of the vehicles, for an unbeatable souvenir!

As you can see, there are lots of great things to do in Gatlinburg when you come to visit, from exciting attractions to delicious restaurants and more. If you are ready to plan your next visit to Gatlinburg, check out the lodging options here at our downtown hotel and get ready for the vacation of a lifetime. We’ll see you soon!