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Do you have a full day to spend in Gatlinburg but aren’t sure what you should do with your time? There’s so much to choose from, but we want to share some of the top activities you can enjoy while you’re in town. So here is a guide for things to do in downtown Gatlinburg for 1 day.

Get Breakfast at Crockett’s

crockett's breakfast camp in gatlinburg tnWhen you wake up on the first full day of your trip, you’ll probably be hungry. The first stop on your list should be at our sister restaurant, Crockett’s Breakfast Camp! You can fuel up for the day ahead with the Aretha Frankenstein griddle cakes, smoky bacon, savory sausage, the giant cinnamon roll, or one of the other many delicious items on their menu!

Ride the SkyLift

After you fill up at Crockett’s, you’ll be ready for your first activity of the day! So where should you go in your morning in downtown Gatlinburg? On a ride up the side of Crockett Mountain, of course! You’ll hop aboard the Gatlinburg SkyLift and make your way to the SkyDeck where you can take in sweeping views of the Smoky Mountains. After snapping a few photos in front of the view, walk across the SkyBridge to get your heart racing, then walk along the SkyTrail for even more stunning views.

Eat Lunch at No Way Jose’s

no way jose's in gatlinburg tennesseeWhen you’re done at Gatlinburg SkyLift Park, it will probably be lunch time. That’s when you should head down the road to another one of our sister restaurants, No Way Jose’s. If you’re a lover of Tex Mex cuisine, this is a great stop for you! Try their take on fajitas, quesadillas, tacos, or another favorite dish, and pair it with your favorite flavor of margarita to make it a full meal!

Spend Time at Anakeesta

Once you’re full again, it’s time for more fun in downtown Gatlinburg! You’ll cross the street to head up another mountainside to Anakeesta. This adventure park is full of activities for the whole family, from a thrilling mountain coaster to dueling ziplines that will get your heart pounding. The kids will have fun on the playgrounds, treehouses, and other areas designed just for them. If you want to take it easy for a few minutes, grab a rocking chair and take in the mountain views or walk through the Vista Gardens.

Enjoy Dinner With Us

Greenbrier Restaurant exteriorWalking around Anakeesta will definitely make you hungry again, and that’s when you should start heading towards our downtown Gatlinburg restaurant! You can even make reservations to ensure you get a table with us for your 1 day in town. We’re tucked away in the woods of the Smokies, and you’ll love the secluded vibes after spending all day in downtown. Indulge in one of our signature dry aged steaks paired with The Dylan cocktail, or get the braised lamb or try duck confit for something unique. Our spirits menu is extensive, so you may want to ask for a recommendation for drinks based on your entree!

We know you’ll have a great time exploring downtown Gatlinburg, and we hope our guide for 1 day helps you decide what to do while you’re here. But you can’t miss out on eating dinner with us. Have questions about our restaurant? Contact us, and we will be happy to answer any questions you may have!

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