This is a repost from last summer. As final plans are being made for summer vacations, make sure Gatlinburg is on your short list!
The RaisingTexans.com crew was excited to be back on the road once again. This summer’s journey lead us to picturesque Gatlinburg, Tennessee. Gatlinburg, settled in the Great Smoky Mountains, was the perfect place to spend our 4th of July vacation.
When researching Gatlinburg you will see this statement on Gatlinburg.com, “The Great Smoky Mountains are filled with adventure. You might pass bear cubs playing by the side of the road, see sharks swimming over your head, or take in a view that takes you above the clouds — all in the same afternoon. So give East Tennessee a visit and we’ll give your family something they’ll never forget.” This statement could not be more true. The attractions in this town, population 4,206, rival ANY large metropolitan area. And the best part, your view of the Great Smoky Mountains. There is truly something for every member of the family.
During our four days in Gatlinburg we were able to travel to the top of a mountain four different ways, see a birds eye view of the town, meet a penguin named Susie, attempt a world record, play 99 holes of miniature golf, enjoy local cuisine and beverages, attend the first 4th of July parade in the nation at midnight, see the Batmobile, race cars, go back in time, shop, and more! Just as one day is not enough to spend in Gatlinburg, one post will not do. So this is the kick of to our Visit Gatlinburg series. Over the next few weeks find out our picks for mini golf, best drives and day trips for families, and what to do for family fun in Gatlinburg. We cant wait to share all of our Gatlinburg adventures tips and tricks with you!
Disclaimer: We were provided complementary attractions passes on our visit to Gatlinburg, Tennesee. I did not receive any other compensation for this post. All opinions are my own and do not reflect Gatlinburg CVB.