BuzzFeed Ranks Gatlinburg Among Top 10 Places to Travel with Kids

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As any parent can tell you, finding a family vacation destination with plenty of kid friendly activities is an absolute must. Fortunately, BuzzFeed is here to help! The popular website recently released its list of “10 Great Places to Travel with Kids”, and we’re excited to announce that Gatlinburg, TN made the grade. Continue reading

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5 Romantic Restaurants in Gatlinburg TN for Your Couple’s Getaway

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With its majestic mountain scenery and East Tennessee charm, it’s easy to see why the city of Gatlinburg is a hugely popular destination for romantic escapes. Millions of couples come to Gatlinburg each year to celebrate weddings, honeymoons, anniversaries, and other special occasions. Of course, no couple’s getaway in Gatlinburg is complete without a meal at one of the city’s legendary restaurants. To help you make the most of your vacation, Visit My Smokies has put together a guide to the top five romantic restaurants in Gatlinburg TN. Continue reading

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7 of the Best Things to Do in Gatlinburg TN in December

Admiring the snow covered mountains and downtown area is one of the best things to do in Gatlinburg TN in December.

Many people call the holiday season “the most wonderful time of the year”, and we’re inclined to agree with them! During the month of December, the city of Gatlinburg, Tennessee is transformed into a winter wonderland complete with festive decorations, special events, and (fingers crossed) snow-capped mountains. To help you make the most of your holiday vacation, Visit My Smokies has put together a guide to all of the best things to do in Gatlinburg TN in December. Continue reading

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A New Holiday Tradition: See Santa in Gatlinburg TN on The Strip

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If your kids are hoping to see Santa Claus this Christmas season, you won’t have to travel to the North Pole to snag a meet and greet with St. Nick! This December, the big man himself will be in downtown Gatlinburg, Tennessee to pose for photos with guests of all ages. Santa’s residency on The Strip is a brand new holiday tradition sponsored by the Gatlinburg Chamber of Commerce and Anakeesta, the city’s most-buzzed-about attraction. To help you plan your winter vacation, Visit My Smokies has put together a handy guide to seeing Santa in Gatlinburg TN. Continue reading

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7 New Attractions in Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge

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It’s time to add a few more items to your Smoky Mountain bucket list! A number of incredible new businesses have opened in Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge, TN this year, and you definitely don’t want to miss any of them during your next vacation. To help you keep track of the latest developments in town, Visit My Smokies has put together a guide to seven new attractions in Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge. Continue reading

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Where to Buy Gatlinburg Souvenirs and Pigeon Forge Souvenirs

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Souvenir shopping is an essential part of any vacation! Long after your visit to the Smoky Mountains is over, you can look back at a special keepsake from Gatlinburg or Pigeon Forge and enjoy a flood of happy memories from your getaway. Of course, your friends and family members back home will also love receiving a few gifts from the Smokies. To help you make the most of your next escape, we have put together a convenient guide to finding the best Gatlinburg souvenirs and Pigeon Forge souvenirs. Continue reading

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Top 7 Destinations for Sightseeing in Gatlinburg TN and the Smoky Mountains

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Each year, over 11 million people visit Gatlinburg, Tennessee to enjoy everything our Smoky Mountain city has to offer. Featuring a bustling downtown and proximity to America’s most popular national park, Gatlinburg is truly unlike anywhere else in the world. To help you make the most of your next vacation, Visit My Smokies has put together a guide to the top seven spots for sightseeing in Gatlinburg TN and the Great Smoky Mountains. Continue reading

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All the Info You Need to Know Before Going Ober Gatlinburg Snow Tubing

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Have you ever visited Ober Gatlinburg in the winter? Ober Gatlinburg snow tubing is one of the most popular winter activities for locals and visitors in Gatlinburg, and you definitely don’t want to miss out on it! Continue reading

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Ober Gatlinburg Ski Resort Announces 2017 Open Date

Calling all snowbirds! Our beloved Gatlinburg ski resort has recently announced an opening day for this year’s winter season.

That’s right! In just a few weeks, Ober Gatlinburg Ski Resort will once again be open for visitors to enjoy another thrilling year of snow tubing and skiing in the Smoky Mountains. Continue reading

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8 Cheap Things to Do in Gatlinburg and the Smoky Mountains

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It doesn’t cost much money to have fun when you visit Gatlinburg, TN! In a previous article, we told you all about the awesome free things to do in Gatlinburg. Now, we wanted to follow up with a guide to some of the best budget-friendly attractions in the area. Although they might not be free, these activities are definitely light on the wallet. Here are eight of the most popular cheap things to do in Gatlinburg and the Smoky Mountains. Continue reading

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