There’s a new adventure at every turn along the 150 different trails you’ll find in the Smoky Mountains, and many families visit The Park Vista, A DoubleTree by Hilton to find just that. While much of your time may be spent exploring the vast terrain of the Smokies, there are so many other fun things to do in Gatlinburg during your stay! We’re located less than one mile from downtown Gatlinburg, Tennessee, which offers a variety of attractions for your family vacations. We’ve compiled a list of the top five reasons you’ll want to visit Gatlinburg, aside from exploring the Smoky Mountains.
1. Breweries, Wineries, and Distilleries in Gatlinburg, Tennessee
You’ll find everything from authentic moonshine to artisan crafts as well as wineries during your stay in Gatlinburg, Tennessee. Here’s a quick list of the top places to grab a drink near our Smoky Mountain hotel.
- Smoky Mountain Brewery
- Doc Collier Moonshine Distillery
- Tennessee Cider Company
- Ole Smoky Whiskey Distillery
- Ole Smoky Moonshine Distillery
- Gatlinburg Brewing Company
- Sugarlands Distilling Company
- Tennessee Homemade Wines
- Little Bear Winery
- Gatlinburg Wine Cellar
- Goodwater Winery Gatlinburg
- Smoky Mountain Winery
- Sugarland Cellars
2. Live Entertainment
Your Smoky Mountains Tennessee vacation wouldn’t be complete without enjoying some fun shows! If you’re looking for family-friendly attractions in Tennessee, live music, or a fun adventure, you’ve come to the right place.
- Ole Red Gatlinburg (Southern cuisine restaurant, live music venue, fun cocktails, gift shop, and Nashville-type atmosphere)
- Headcase Escape Adventures (five unique escape room games)
- Impossibilities Magic Show (mind-reading, funny, and theatrical magicians)
- Sweet Fanny Adams Theatre & Music Hall (live on-stage musical comedy entertainment that’s great for all ages)
3. Family Attractions in Gatlinburg, Tennessee
There are so many reasons to plan your family vacations to Tennessee as you’ll find everything from the Space Needle to Ripley’s Davy Crockett’s Mini Golf as well as Hollywood Star Cars Museum and Gatlin’s Rugged Ropes Adventure Course. Gatlinburg, Tennessee, is also just ten miles from Dollywood, which is one of the most significant Pigeon Forge attractions that features two award-winning parks and incredible entertainment! The list of family-friendly activities goes on, and we encourage you to check out all you can experience with your little ones at gatlinburg.com.
4. Arts & Crafts
If you’re looking for handcrafted items, Gatlinburg, Tennessee, is home to a large Great Smoky Arts & Craft Community located on an 8-mile arts and crafts loop. If you’re looking for unique things to do in Gatlinburg prior to an evening adventure, we suggest you visit Gatlinburg’s Historic Arts and Crafts Trail during the day. You’ll find incredible handcrafted works of art from paintings to quilts, pottery, as well as wood carving creations, leatherworks, and so much more! The loop is just three miles from Downtown Gatlinburg, Tennessee, or you can just hop on the Yellow Trolley at the Gatlinburg Mass Transit Center!
5. Versatile Dining Options
Whatever you’re in the mood to eat during your family vacations to Tennessee, you’ll find it in Gatlinburg! Parkway in Gatlinburg is not only the perfect place to find entertainment, drinks, and attractions, and you’ll also find a whole plethora of food locales! If you’re craving pancakes, pizza, a juicy burger, seafood, southern bbq, Mexican, fine dining or a quick bite, you’ll find it walking down Parkway in Downtown Gatlinburg.
Incredible Views of Smoky Mountains Tennessee
With so many things to do in Gatlinburg, aside from visiting the Smoky Mountains, you may find yourself wanting to stay just a bit longer at The Park Vista! One of the biggest reasons many choose to stay at our beautiful hotel is that we’re the only hotel located on top of the hill in Gatlinburg, Tennessee. This means you’ll get the best views of the Smoky Mountains, the Space Needle, and Downtown Gatlinburg. We’re located just a half a mile from the Smoky Mountains entrance, and with spring quickly approaching, the blooming forestry will be thriving before you know it! Give us a call today at 1-865-436-9211 to learn more about our room options or visit us on our website.