The spring season is winding down to a close and before you know it summer will be here. Help celebrate the rising temps by planning for a Memorial Day getaway. There is nowhere better to spend this holiday weekend than Gatlinburg. You can enjoy a variety of summer themed activities that will make sure you have an exciting weekend. Here are some ways to spend your Memorial Day in Gatlinburg.


Explore the Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Gatlinburg has the pleasure of being the home to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. This mountain range is nearby and provides you with a near endless supply of hiking trails in the area. One of the more popular family friendly hikes includes Laurel Falls which is just over 2 and a half miles on a paved trail. More experienced hikers can make the trek up to Andrews Bald, the area’s highest bald in the range and provides you with panoramic views of the area. Advanced trails can also include treks through Charlies Bunion which is over 8 miles in length. There is a trail for everyone here at the Great Smoky Mountains National Park.


Explore Gatlinburg’s Attractions

Gatlinburg is also home to various attractions that offer all kinds of fun. Ripley’s Aquarium in the Smokies offers huge tanks filled with colorful fish and aquatic animals. Ripley’s Haunted Adventure is close by and offers a haunted house experience in the summer. Catch a live magic show at Impossibilities Magic Show that will have your eyes playing tricks on you. Of course, it would not be a trip to Tennessee without stopping in one of the many distilleries in town!


Enjoy the Great Smoky Mountains Arts & Crafts Community

Gatlinburg is also home to an 8-mile loop that is the home of over 100 local artisans. This Great Smoky Mountain Arts & Crafts Community features artisans of all kinds including glass blowers, painters, potters, silversmiths, and so much more. You can shop around for a unique gift or peek in the shops to see these artisans hard at work creating another masterpiece. You can even enjoy tutorial classes on how to create these works of art for yourself too!


Gatlinburg is Waiting

Get ready for the vacation getaway you need to kick off your summer season by booking Memorial Day in Gatlinburg. Reserve one of our vacation cabins in the area to find a comfortable stay.