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Gatlinburg, Tennessee, offers something for everyone, no matter the time of year. Whether you’re visiting in January or July, there’s always an abundance of activities to enjoy. Here’s a comprehensive guide to help you plan your Gatlinburg adventure.

For Couples

What To Do In Gatlinburg

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  • The Peddler Steak House: Experience the best fine-dining restaurant in Gatlinburg for a romantic date night.
  • Spa Day: Treat yourselves to a relaxing couples massage or spa treatment. Indulge in a day of pampering at one of Gatlinburg’s luxury spas.
  • Cocktails & Beer: Explore these 9 local bars and unwind together while sipping on your favorite drinks.

For Rainy Days

When the weather doesn’t cooperate, they’re still plenty of things to do indoors. 

What To Do In Gatlinburg

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  • Escape Rooms: Test your puzzle-solving skills and try to escape from a themed room within a set time limit.
  • Arcades: Have fun playing classic and modern arcade games with your family and friends.
  • Indoor Mini Golf: Enjoy a round of mini-golf in the comfort of an indoor facility. 

For Family Fun

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  • Go-Karting: Race around the track and compete for the fastest time at one of Gatlinburg’s go-karting tracks. 
  • Mini Golf: Putt your way through themed mini-golf courses and enjoy a fun-filled day with the family.
  • Dinner Shows: Find a comprehensive list here to enjoy a fun evening with dinner shows that offer entertainment and delicious cuisine. 

For Outdoor Adventures

What To Do In Gatlinburg

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  • ATV Rentals: Explore the mountains on a Gatlinburg ATV and experience the thrill of off-road adventure.
  • Waterfalls: Click here to see some of the enchanting waterfalls in Gatlinburg, that are waiting to be explored.
  • Helicopter Tours: Experience breathtaking aerial views of Pigeon Forge with our list of helicopter tours.
  • Hiking: Explore the Great Smoky Mountains National Park and discover over 800 miles of hiking trails, view our helpful tips on hiking on our blog.

For Sightseeing

What To Do In Gatlinburg

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  • Scenic Drives: Take a drive through the Great Smoky Mountains and enjoy breathtaking views of the surrounding scenery. View our guide to the perfect scenic drive in Blue Ridge Parkway.
  • Gatlinburg SkyBridge: Walk across the longest pedestrian suspension bridge in North America and enjoy stunning views of the Smoky Mountains.
  • Gatlinburg Space Needle: Take a ride to the top of the Gatlinburg Space Needle and enjoy panoramic views of downtown Gatlinburg and the surrounding mountains.
  • Gatlinburg Skylift Park: Take a scenic chairlift ride to the top of Crockett Mountain and enjoy panoramic views of the Smoky Mountains.
  • Gatlinburg Tours: Take a guided tour of Gatlinburg and learn about the history and culture of this charming mountain town.

Seasonal Activities

Gatlinburg hosts a variety of events throughout the year. Check out our extensive guide to Gatlinburg events for summer, winter, spring, and fall.

Spring Months

Summer Months

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Fall Months

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Winter Months

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  • What to do in Gatlinburg in December: Experience the magic of Christmas with festive lights, holiday shows, and seasonal attractions in Gatlinburg. Click here to see a variety of activities perfect for the colder months in our winter activities list.
  • What to do in Gatlinburg in January: Visit Ober Skiing in the Smoky Mountains, the top destination for skiing, snowboarding, and snow tubing.

No matter when you visit Gatlinburg, you’re sure to find plenty of fun and excitement. From outdoor adventures to indoor entertainment, there’s something for everyone to enjoy in this charming mountain town. Start planning your trip today and discover all that Gatlinburg has to offer!