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May 24, 2021

Many people from all over the world have noticed that Gatlinburg is an amazing place to visit! The fact that this little mountain town right outside of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park has a small-town feel with a big city list of things to do brings people in from all over the place! But this isn’t the only reason why people love visiting Gatlinburg. Check out these 5 reasons why a Gatlinburg vacation is popular with people worldwide:

1. The Smoky Mountains

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When worldwide travelers hear of a place that was named “land of blue smoke,” there is a level of intrigue about the area. Gatlinburg sits right next to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, and you can even walk to a few hiking trails from downtown Gatlinburg! Several of the attractions in downtown Gatlinburg provide you with incredible views of the Smokies. It’s no wonder people want to visit the town that’s neighbors with the Great Smoky Mountains!

2. The Hospitality

Southern hospitality is one element that people experience when they take a Gatlinburg vacation. The phrases that people use here may not be recognized at first, but the warmth with which they are said is a universal language that is instantly understood. You’ll love meeting the wonderful people who own businesses in the area, and the way you’re treated does wonders for an enjoyable trip!

3. The Food

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The South is known as a place where people take great pride in their food, and this gets the attention of people all over the world. Barbecue is one specialty that’s no stranger to this area, and you should try some at ​Delauder’s BBQ​! Another type of food Gatlinburg is known for is pancake houses and breakfast restaurants! Visitors are awed by the selection at ​Crockett’s Breakfast Camp​ for breakfast, and Pancake Pantry is another popular option. You have so many options when it comes to food in Gatlinburg!

4. The Attractions

You and your fellow travelers that take a Gatlinburg vacation will never run out of things to do when you arrive here. We believe you’ve done enough research to see that tourism is thriving here because of the family-friendly environment. Ripley’s Aquarium of the Smokies​ is an indoor sea wonderland that deserves all the attention it receives—and you’ll find much more fun all over town! Most of what you can find is walkable all through Gatlinburg, making for a busy and fun-filled day without much traveling.

5. The Relaxation of a Cabin

Spectacular photo taken from the deck of the Awesome Views cabin in Gatlinburg.

Once you’ve decided to make a visit to the Smoky Mountains, you’ll want a nice, relaxing place to call home during your vacation. Worldwide travelers are always seeking the most peaceful place possible, and with the amount of mountain cabins available, there’s plenty of opportunities for family comfort. The amenities are nothing short of spectacular, and that just adds to the enjoyment of a vacation in Gatlinburg!

Find out why people come back to the Smokies every year and stay in our cabins on their vacation!

Now you know why people love visiting this little mountain town and plan a Gatlinburg vacation! Have we inspired you to visit Gatlinburg TN? Look through our ​Gatlinburg cabin rentals​ and find the perfect one for your next trip!