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Things to Do in Gatlinburg

Gatlinburg and the Smokies are well known for being family vacation destinations but they are also filled with plenty of fun things for adults to do as well. If you’re heading into town for a romantic getaway or an adventure trip with good friends, you’ll want to check out these top 10 things to do in Gatlinburg!

As the new year arrives and the holiday crowd fades, one of the best times to visit Gatlinburg and the Smokies begins. January is a wonderful time to enjoy the areas attractions, dining opportunities, shops and the beauty of winter in the mountains with a little extra peacefulness mixed in! You’ll also find that lodging rates are more affordable and you can enjoy your time by avoiding having to wait at the some activities that you choose around town! Here are 7 of the best things to do when visiting Gatlinburg in January!

If you’re heading the Smoky Mountains for some wintertime fun, you’re going to want to add Ober Gatlinburg to the top of the list of things to do! Tennessee’s only ski resort sits just above the downtown Gatlinburg. The resort can easily be accessed by hopping on the Aerial Tramway from the main strip of the city or by taking a drive up to the top. Here are a few of the reasons that you’ll want to visit Ober during your winter getaway to the mountains!

Are you planning a trip to Gatlinburg for the first time? If so, chances are you’ve already looked up things to do in the area. At The Appy Lodge, we know how overwhelming that can be. Gatlinburg and the surrounding areas, are filled with wonderful attractions, unlimited dining options, beautiful places to see and countless shops. Plus, right in our backyard is America’s most visited national park, The Great Smoky Mountains National Park. During your time in the area, we want you to enjoy your visit and make the most of the time that you have with us! That’s why we’ve compiled a list of 20 things to do during your vacation to get you started with making an itinerary that fits your interests and needs.

Every season of the year is a wonderful time to visit Gatlinburg and the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, but with autumn comes some of the best views and events around town! To help with planning your visit to the area, we have listed 6 events that you’re not going to want to miss while you’re in town!

The Great Smoky Mountains are known worldwide for their never-ending ridges of blue, foggy valleys and stunning vistas. However, often when the Smokies are mentioned people also think of one of our most famous residents, Dolly Parton. Along with the mention of Dolly also comes the thought of Tennessee’s most popular theme park, Dollywood. With a few million people visiting the park every season, it’s pretty clear that there are some pretty special things happening behind the gates of most successful amusement destination in the Smokies! We have put together just 10 of the hundreds of gems tucked away at Dollywood to help get you started on making your own list of reasons that you’ll want to visit the park on your next vacation with us in Gatlinburg!

Every vacation should include stunning views of the Smoky Mountains, BBQ, BeaverTails, YeeHaw Brewing, a walk among the butterflies, a zipline trip through the tree canopy and a friendly game of cornhole. Where can you find a place with all of that and more? At Anakeesta in Gatlinburg! The entry to this “magical theme park in the mountains” is located in downtown Gatlinburg, but the fun awaits at the top of Anakeesta Mountain in the Smokies. We’ve put together 7 tips for visiting Anakeesta as well as a few exciting plans that they have for this year!

The Smoky Mountains is a great destination for all ages, but here at The Appy, we know that sometimes finding the right activity for the little ones can be difficult at times. We have put together a list of things to do in the area that is not only perfect for toddlers but also fun for the entire family!

Gatlinburg and the Smokies are two of the top destinations for many families during the summer time. While vacationing in the area, you’ll find an unlimited amount of fun and places to explore, but we wanted to give you a few ideas to help you get your itinerary for this year planned! We hope that a few activities spark your interest and that we welcome you as our guest soon!

Planning a trip to the Smoky Mountains and Gatlinburg is fun and exciting, but at times it can also be a bit overwhelming when trying to choose how to spend your time while on vacation. Even if you spent months in the area, you still wouldn’t be able to see and do everything that the Smokies has to offer. With so many choices available we wanted to help get you started with some suggestions on some of the best activities to put on your itinerary while staying with us at The Appy Lodge.

Gatlinburg is packed with great attractions, including multiple Ripley's family fun spots. You'll find everything from the Ripley's Aquarium to even the Ripley's Davey Crockett Mini-golf, located directly in front of our hotel. With so many options to choose from, we wanted to highlight a few of the best to help you to plan the perfect vacation for your family!