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Big news for one of the biggest small towns in the Smoky Mountains, Bustle.com recently named a Gatlinburg family vacation among the top 10 best small cities to visit in 2015.
According to the site, Gatlinburg TN made the list thanks to both the vibrant nature and fun things to do found here.
According to Bustle, Gatlinburg family vacations are perfect for loved ones to spend some time together while enjoying all the fun things that the Smokies have to offer, including visiting one of the many exciting attractions found here.
The site also compared visiting a small city to a larger one by saying that traveling to a smaller city often leads to a more refreshing vacation for visitors. Unlike other vacation destinations, guests can find a ton of fun things to do in the area without feeling lost and overwhelmed.
Click here to read the full article about why Bustle.com loves Gatlinburg family vacations: https://www.bustle.com/articles/57558-10-small-cities-to-visit-in-2015-that-should-absolutely-be-on-your-travel-bucket-list.
Things to do in Gatlinburg For Families
So what is it exactly that makes this area so popular for families and guests to take a vacation? The answer is simple. There is a ton of fun and exciting things to do in Gatlinburg families will enjoy.
Whether this is your first time visiting the area or you have been coming here for years, we can almost guarantee that you will fall in love with all the great activities waiting to be discovered during your Gatlinburg family vacation.
To help you get a jump start on picking the perfect attractions to visit during your next trip to the area, check out the popular Gatlinburg attractions Bustle mentioned in their article below!
It’s no secret that Gatlinburg is one of the best places for families and guests to go whitewater rafting in Tennessee. The rapids found along the Little Pigeon River offer everything from a Class I and a Class IV rapid for guests to conquer.
Aside from adding an exciting adventure to their trip, whitewater rafting is also a great way for families and guests to experience the natural beauty that the area has to offer.
Ripley’s Aquarium of the Smokies
Considered one of the most popular attractions in the United States, Ripley’s Aquarium of the Smokies is home to hundreds of unique aquatic life that you and your family will love visiting. There are penguins, sharks, turtles, snakes, and much more!
There are over 800 miles of hiking trails in the Great Smoky Mountains, all just waiting for you and your family to visit. This means that there are hours upon hours of fun and adventure that you all can enjoy.
Not to mention, hiking in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park is one of the best ways to experience some of the best scenic views in the Smokies.
To add a little extra excitement to your next hiking adventure, be sure to read our tips on night hiking in the Smoky Mountains.
Gatlinburg Sky Lift
See downtown Gatlinburg from a whole new perspective by taking a ride on the Gatlinburg Sky Lift. Whether you are looking to go during the day or at night, this Gatlinburg attraction is sure to bring you and your family a truly picturesque view of the scenic Smoky Mountains.
When you visit, don’t forget to pick up your souvenir photo before you leave!
Just because it’s not Halloween doesn’t mean you and your family can’t enjoy strolling through a haunted house during your Gatlinburg family vacation. Mysterious Mansion is the oldest and scariest haunted house in the area, and it is perfect for guests of all ages.
Here, there is a winding staircase, secret passageways and dark corridors, all filled with everything that goes bump in the night!
Do you and your family have your own favorite things to do during your Gatlinburg family vacation? Let us know in the comments below! We love hearing from our readers.
Places to Stay in Gatlinburg
Now that you know of all the fun and exciting things waiting for you and your family to discover. Here, we have relaxing Gatlinburg cabins, condos, chalets and bed and breakfasts for you and your loved ones to choose from.
To find more information on all of our places to stay in Gatlinburg, Pigeon Forge and Sevierville, be sure to check out the Where to Stay tab on our website!