5 Incredible Studios and Shops in the Gatlinburg Arts and Crafts Community

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The Gatlinburg Arts and Crafts Community is unlike anywhere else in the world! This 8-mile loop located off of the East Parkway is considered America’s largest ground of independent artisans. Visitors to the Arts and Crafts Loop will find about one hundred studios, galleries, and shops that are filled with handcrafted items produced by local artists. If you plan on doing any souvenir hunting during your vacation, this is the place to do it! Continue reading

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The Best Time to Find Snow in Gatlinburg for Your Winter Vacation

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There is something so peaceful about the sight of the Smoky Mountains when they’re glistening with snow. You can make snow angels with your children, build snowmen outside your cabin, go snowboarding – there are so many exciting snow activities! There’s always a chance of catching a glimpse of snow in Gatlinburg when you visit during the winter, but some months are more likely to see snowfall than others. We’ve put together a guide of average snowfall throughout the winter months to help you plan the perfect winter wonderland vacation. Continue reading

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Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge Ranked Among “Best Weekend Getaways in Tennessee”

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We’re pleased to report that two of our favorite Smoky Mountain cities are getting some positive press! The popular travel website Tripping.com has released its guide to the “8 Best Weekend Getaways in Tennessee,” and the Smokies are well represented on the list. Both Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge were recommended for their fun attractions and breathtaking scenery. Continue reading

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Top Romantic Things to Do in the Smoky Mountains for Valentine’s Day

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Valentine’s Day will be here before you know it, so it’s time to start planning a romantic getaway for your sweetheart. What could be better than escaping to the Smoky Mountains and spending a weekend side by side with the one you love? There are so many ways to celebrate your love for one another while you’re here. At Visit My Smokies, we’ve put together a list of some of the most romantic things to do to help you plan the perfect getaway. Check out some of the most romantic things to do in the Smoky Mountains for Valentine’s Day: Continue reading

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Top 7 Non Touristy Things to Do in Gatlinburg and the Smoky Mountains

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Tennessee’s Smoky Mountains are home to some of the most popular attractions in the nation! Dollywood, Ripley’s Aquarium of the Smokies, and the area’s spectacular dinner theaters attract millions of annual visitors to Gatlinburg and the surrounding cities. While we absolutely love these famous destinations, sometimes, it can also be fun to visit attractions that are a little off the beaten path. To help you make the most of your next vacation, Visit My Smokies has put together a guide to the top seven non touristy things to do in Gatlinburg and the Smoky Mountains. Continue reading

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Flying to the Smokies: The Best Airport Near Gatlinburg TN

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Gatlinburg, Tennessee boasts one of the best locations in the United States! Resting at the doorstep of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, our charming city is just a day’s drive from 60% of the nation’s population. If you live too far away to drive, however, flying to Gatlinburg is a great option. To help you plan your next vacation, Visit My Smokies has put together a handy guide to the best airport near Gatlinburg TN. Continue reading

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The Best Places to Spend New Year’s Eve in Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge

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Three…two…one…Happy New Year! As 2017 comes to a close, end the year on a good note when you celebrate New Year’s Eve in the Smoky Mountains. From fireworks to incredible live entertainment, you’ll ring in the new year in style. Visit My Smokies put together some of the best places to spend New Year’s Eve in Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge. Continue reading

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Gatlinburg New Year’s Eve Celebration Returns for 2018

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2018 will be here before you know it, and there is no better place to ring in the new year than Gatlinburg, TN! Our Smoky Mountain city will host its annual New Year’s Eve Ball Drop and Fireworks show at the Gatlinburg Space Needle. This hugely popular event is expected to draw almost 50,000 people from across the nation. Visit My Smokies has all of the details on the Gatlinburg New Year’s Eve festivities. Continue reading

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3 Amazing Car Museums in Gatlinburg TN and the Smoky Mountains

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The gearhead in your family will love visiting Gatlinburg, Tennessee! The Smoky Mountain area is home to three incredible museums dedicated to exceptional automobiles. These excellent attractions are sure to delight car lovers, but they are also fun for vacationers who don’t know a lug nut from a peanut. To help you make the most of your next getaway, Visit My Smokies has put together a guide to all of the amazing car museums in Gatlinburg TN and the surrounding cities. Continue reading

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All You Need to Know About Gatlinburg Weather Throughout the Year

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From warm summer temperatures, to chill fall mornings, weather in Gatlinburg is always beautiful. You might be planning a warm, sunny to explore the sights and go for a swim, or maybe you want to vacation in the colder months and go on a winter hike through the snow-covered mountains. Depending on what type of vacation you’re looking for, we’ve put together the average Gatlinburg weather conditions throughout the year so you can plan the perfect vacation. Continue reading

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