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Get ready for another exciting vacation getaway this summer in Gatlinburg. Beat the summer crowds and visit early on in the season for unbelievable fun while still maintaining your social distancing. Check out these early summer activities found only in Gatlinburg:


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Go White Water Rafting

Gatlinburg is the perfect place for adventure seekers as the area has plenty of thrills. Nearby Little Pigeon River features crystal blue waters making it perfect for some white water rafting. The river flow is controlled by the local dam that has weekly releases giving you plenty of days to book a white water rafting experience. Local rafting companies can take you on a guided tour in a private or public group. Come see how you fare against Little Pigeon River!


Take the SkyLift

For the best views in all of Gatlinburg look no further than the SkyLift. This aerial tramway will take you up the mountains for a unique experience only available here. Once you reach the top take as many pics as you like before heading back down. SkyLift Park also has the longest suspension bridge for pedestrians in all of North America. The SkyBridge even features glass floor panels so you can look down at the gorge below you. This is not for the faint of heart but is always recommended for incredible views!


Visit Ober Gatlinburg

Gatlinburg is covered in snow during the winter season but the snow melts away from summer giving Ober Gatlinburg plenty of outdoor activities to enjoy. Stop by with your family for a variety of activities including indoor ice skating, ski mountain roller coaster, the alpine slide, a scenic chairlift, bumper cars, mini golf, water raft rides, and many more. The aerial tramway even has dinner options so you can easily spend the day at this popular attraction.


Visit Ripley’s Aquarium of the Smokies

Cool off with a visit to Ripley’s Aquarium of the Smokies right here in Gatlinburg. This spacious aquarium features plenty of underwater creatures such as sharks, turtles, and rays. The underwater habitats have all kinds of wonderful animals that are a joy to see up close in person.


Plan Your Summer in Gatlinburg

Planning for your stay this summer in Gatlinburg is as easy as booking your next stay with us. Our vacation rentals will keep you comfortable throughout your stay with luxury amenities and spacious properties.


From bowling to magical adventures, there’s no shortage of amazing things to do when it gets a little too hot to be outdoors here in Gatlinburg! If you’re looking to keep cool on your next trip to the heart of the Great Smoky Mountains, here are a few things to do in Gatlinburg to keep in mind:


Gatlinburg Community Center

If you’re looking to beat the heat this summer in Gatlinburg, then there are few better cooler places you can find by heading down to the Gatlinburg Community Center! Located right in the heart of Gatlinburg, the Community Center is a 52,000 square foot facility that offers something fun for everyone! An indoor swimming pool, bowling center, large fitness area, racquetball courts… you name it, they have it. The Gatlinburg Community Center truly can be fun for the entire family and is a great way to spend a day indoors and keep cool.


Ripley’s Aquarium of the Smokies

Highly rated as one of the best family attractions in all of Gatlinburg, Ripley’s Aquarium of the Smokies is the perfect day adventure! Ripley’s Aquarium of the Smokies is home to a wide variety of ocean and marine life for you to discover, including sharks, manta rays, penguins, and so much more! Uncover the mysteries of the coral reef from the Indo-Pacific Ocean, or get up close and personal with the ocean’s most terrifying predators at the shark lagoon… the choice is yours! Ripley’s Aquarium of the Smokies is an amazing day adventure that is both educational and exciting for the whole family.



Want something a little different for the kids to enjoy? Then take a trip up the road to Pigeon Forge and visit MagiQuest: the interactive and live-action role-playing game! MagiQuest puts players right in the heart of a magical fantasy land and gives them the power of true sorcerers and witches (with real magic wands too!). There are three different adventures to embark on, and each will have players combining their new magical powers with their resourcefulness to solve the mysteries of the game. MagiQuest is the perfect day adventure for kids of all ages, and is a great way to keep cool and have fun!

Whether you decide to explore the depths of the oceans with sharks or solve the mysteries of a magical world, make sure that on your next Gatlinburg vacation you reserve one of the Cabin Rental’s Store’s properties to come home to! The Cabin Rental Store has a number of amazing rental properties all throughout the Gatlinburg area, and there’s no better place to recharge your batteries and relax after a long day of exploring everything the Great Smoky Mountains has to offer. So, don’t wait – contact us to make your reservation and to learn more about things to do in Gatlinburg!