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Gatlinburg is the South’s best mountain town! We aren’t the only ones who think so, either. Southern Living recently put Gatlinburg at the top of their list of the 10 best mountain towns in the South. We’ve got all the details on why Gatlinburg was named the South’s best mountain town and why you should plan your visit to the area!

With flowers blooming and temperatures warming up, that can only mean one thing: It’s springtime in Gatlinburg. When you visit the Smoky Mountains during the spring, you’ll be able to find countless outdoor activities to enjoy. When getting ready for vacation, it’s important to have an idea of what the weather will be like so you know what to prepare for and what to pack. To help you out, we’ve put together a list of everything you need to know about Gatlinburg weather in the spring:

Gatlinburg is celebrating its 75th anniversary! The month of March marks 75 years since the city was officially formed in 1945. However, the city is celebrating all year long! Join us in the Smoky Mountains to celebrate the beautiful town of Gatlinburg and how far it’s come over the years. To help you learn more, we’ve created a guide to Gatlinburg’s anniversary and how the area has evolved over the last 75 years.

If you thought the days of bears breaking into cars were over, think again! At the end of January 2020, a group of Smoky Mountain visitors got a surprise at their cabin when they saw a black bear open their car door and climb inside. We’ve got all the details on the black bear encounter and what to do if you see a black bear in Gatlinburg outside your cabin rental!

Gatlinburg officials are going for a world record in Gatlinburg! The city is trying to bring home the Guinness World Record for the largest scarecrow display! The previous number to beat is 3,812 scarecrows on display, and the record is held by English city, Burton-upon-Trent. The initial count of scarecrows in Gatlinburg just came in, and it's 4,325! However, before the new record becomes official, Guinness officials have to confirm it. We’ve got all the details on the world record and Gatlinburg’s attempts to break it!

A black bear recently paid a trip to one of our favorite restaurants in Gatlinburg! One employee was sitting outside of The Peddler when another employee came running over and jumped up on the ledge as a bear followed behind him. Watch the video of the black bear encounter at The Peddler in Gatlinburg below and learn how you can stay safe around bears in the Smoky Mountains.

When the leaves start to change from green to different shades of red, yellow, and orange, you know it’s fall in the Smoky Mountains! The fall season is the perfect time for visitors to enjoy cooler temperatures and gorgeous scenery. Whether you’re in town to attend Halloween events or to view the fall foliage, spend some time enjoying the fall weather! To help you plan for your visit, we’ve put together a guide of all you need to know about Gatlinburg weather in the fall:

A couple of bear cubs in Gatlinburg were looking for a way to have fun on Tuesday, August 13! The two cubs stumbled onto the deck of a Gatlinburg cabin and climbed right into the hot tub. Ginger Maples in Gatlinburg caught the bears’ hot tub adventure on camera, and we’ve got the video! Below you can watch the video of the Gatlinburg bear cubs in the hot tub, and learn more about bear safety in the Smoky Mountains.

If you’re in need of an escape, take a weekend vacation to Gatlinburg! With so much to see and do in Gatlinburg, you might be wondering how to best spend the short time you have. That’s why we’ve created the ultimate itinerary for a two-day vacation in Gatlinburg! This sample itinerary guarantees your next trip will be one you won’t forget.

TripAdvisor recently put together a list of the best long weekend getaways that are perfect for the summer, and Gatlinburg made the top 15! If you’re planning a long weekend trip this summer, take TripAdvisor’s advice and come to Gatlinburg. Read on to learn more about why TripAdvisor recommends Gatlinburg and what to do on your long weekend summer getaway here.

Visitors to the Smoky Mountains got a surprise visit from a black bear during their vacation, but their dog wasn’t in the welcoming mood. A video surfaced on the internet showing a small dog chasing a bear off of a cabin deck. The bear had gotten on the deck to dig through the trash left outside, but was eventually run off by the guests’ dog. Watch the video below and learn more about bear safety:

If you’re looking for a fun way to explore The Strip, you can’t beat Alex Stokes’ Gatlinburg Comedy Tours! As a native of Sevier County and a nationally touring standup comedian, Stokes is uniquely qualified to show visitors all of the best spots in downtown Gatlinburg, TN. Offering the perfect mix of insider knowledge and humor, this awesome tour will have you laughing all the way down the Parkway. Read on to find out everything you need to know about the Gatlinburg Comedy Tours.