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Are you planning a vacation to the Smokies this summer? You may be wondering about things to do in Gatlinburg TN, and we want to share some of the top activities you can’t miss! From listening to live music to hill tubing, you have plenty of options! Check out these top 6 things to do in Gatlinburg TN this summer:

If you've ever been to the Ripley's Aquarium of the Smokies in Gatlinburg, then you know how much fun it is to walk around the different exhibits and see all kinds of cool creatures. One of the coolest exhibits is Shark Lagoon where you can go through a tunnel built under the tank to get up close and personal with the sea creatures. But did you know there's a way you can get even closer? Keep reading to learn more about Ripley’s Glass Bottom Boat Adventure!

Once the busyness of the holiday season wears off, the Smokies get ready for the spring season! While Gatlinburg doesn’t really have an “off season,” March tends to see fewer crowds than the upcoming warm weather months. If you want to enjoy shorter wait times and less traffic, start planning your March vacation! To help you plan, we’ve made a list of 7 of the best things to do in Gatlinburg in March:

The Gatlinburg SkyLift is one of the best ways to take a ride to overlook the beautiful views of Gatlinburg. It’s one of the oldest attractions in Gatlinburg, and it was the first chairlift ever built in the area. Today, the SkyLift is a very popular attraction that hundreds of thousands of people ride each year and is a part of the Gatlinburg SkyLift Park. The SkyLift Park is home to the longest pedestrian suspension bridge in North America, breathtaking mountain views and more, and the Gatlinburg SkyLift is the only way to access all the fun! Here is all you need to know about the Gatlinburg SkyLift and SkyLift Park:

Gatlinburg is known for being the gateway to the Smokies and a great place to try some exciting attractions. But did you know there's a community that is dedicated to the culture of the Appalachian people? The Gatlinburg Arts and Crafts Community is the largest independent organization of artisans in the country. They preserve history by continuing several arts and crafts that have been passed down to them over the years. Here's your guide to the Gatlinburg Arts and Crafts Community:

The Gatlinburg Arts and Crafts Community is home to more than 100 artists and craftsmen located along an 8 mile loop. The community recently opened a new unique shop for visitors to enjoy! Fallen Desires Tattoo Shop & Oddities is home to so many different handmade items that the owner refers to as “oddities.” We’ve got all the details on this new shop in Gatlinburg and other things you can find when you visit the Gatlinburg Arts & Crafts Community.

To say 2020 has been a crazy year is an understatement. But, as the year comes to an end, we want to reflect on some of the great things that happened in the Smoky Mountains this year. From new restaurants and festivals, to surprises from our Smoky Mountain hometown hero, plenty happened in the Smokies in 2020. We’ve put together a list of the top 6 things you forgot happened in the Smoky Mountains in 2020.

The winter months are some of the best times to visit the Smoky Mountains! The area is decorated with millions of twinkling lights and holiday displays, and snow-covered mountaintops aren’t hard to find. It’s a magical time of year to plan your vacation! Whether you want to end the year on a good note or kick off the new year right, we invite you to spend your winter vacation in the Smokies with us. When you visit, there are a few activities you can’t afford to miss! For help planning your trip, we’ve come up with 5 suggestions for what to do in Gatlinburg in the winter:

Ole Smoky Distillery has released a special edition of its famous blackberry moonshine! The new, commemorative Ole Smoky ‘Friends of the Smokies’ Blackberry Moonshine is part of the distillery’s partnership with the Friends of the Smokies organization. A portion of the sales of each moonshine jar benefits Friends of the Smokies. Learn more about this special blackberry moonshine and where you can find it!

Gatlinburg is a four-season destination! While summer and fall are the two most popular times of the year for visitors, there are fun things to do throughout the whole year. Whether you want to visit during non-peak seasons to avoid the crowds, or you’d rather soak up the summer sun in Gatlinburg, you’ll always have plenty to do! To help you plan your vacation, we’ve made a list of 5 of the best Gatlinburg TN attractions to visit year-round.