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Have you been thinking about where you want to go on your next vacation? If you want to spend time near the mountains, Gatlinburg is the place for you! Known as the gateway to the Smokies, this little mountain town is full of rustic charm but has plenty of large city energy too! Plus, there’s something for everyone here! Check out these top 4 reasons why you should plan a vacation in Gatlinburg TN:

1. Right Next to the National Park

great smoky mountains national park signMany people come to the area because they want to visit the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. The Sugarlands entrance to the park is right along the Parkway that runs through downtown Gatlinburg, so you can easily get in the park from here. Plus, there are several hiking trails you can access right from outside Gatlinburg! You’ll be able to hike the Gatlinburg Trail to enjoy wooded views and historic structures, or you can drive along the Roaring Fork Motor Trail and explore several hiking trails off of this scenic drive. No matter how you want to spend time in this popular national park, you’ll love being so close to it when you stay in Gatlinburg!

2. Enjoy All Kinds of Attractions

A great reason to plan a vacation in Gatlinburg TN is having access to a variety of fun things to do! You’ll find several activities you’ll want to experience, from taking in incredible views at Gatlinburg SkyLift Park or Anakeesta to spending some time indoors seeing unique creatures at Ripley’s Aquarium of the Smokies. There are several arcades, mini golf courses, museums, and all kinds of fun attractions in the area, and you’ll want to try them all!

3. Plenty of Places to Shop

the village shops in gatlinburgIf shopping is something that’s important to you while you’re on vacation, then you’ll be glad to know there are all kinds of stores and shopping centers in Gatlinburg! The Mountain Mall has several small businesses that are run by locals, like a bookstore, a candy shop, and boutiques. The Village Shops is an outdoor shopping center with several small stores containing unique finds, ranging from gifts and home decor to fine art. Of course, if you want to grab some themed souvenirs to bring back home, you’ll find plenty of those stores too! You’ll have a blast browsing through these shops in Gatlinburg!

4. Eat With Us

No vacation in Gatlinburg TN is complete without eating at our restaurant! If you’re looking for an upscale dining experience that’s off the beaten path, you won’t find anywhere better than The Greenbrier. Don’t miss out on the only dry-aged steaks in the Gatlinburg area served with your choice of a side and soup or salad. There’s also duck breast, crab cakes, pork chop, and smoked chicken. No matter when you stop by and eat with us, be sure to check out our extensive wine, spirits, and cocktail menus to create the perfect pairing!

Planning a vacation in Gatlinburg TN doesn’t have to be difficult. You’ll have a great time no matter what you decide to do, but don’t forget to reserve a table with us! Reach out with any questions you have, and we’ll be happy to answer them for you!

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