As you choose where to stay for your next vacation in Gatlinburg, Tennessee, be sure to consider your cabin’s proximity to the downtown area. While being tucked away in a secluded part of the woods far from civilization can be nice and relaxing, if you want to be near all of the action, you can’t beat the Gatlinburg Strip! Alpine Chalet Rentals has put together three of the top advantages of staying at our Gatlinburg cabins close to town:
1. Amazing Attractions
When you stay near downtown, you’ll be minutes away from all of Gatlinburg’s best attractions. Here are some of our favorite places to visit around the Gatlinburg Strip:
Ripley’s Aquarium of the Smokies: This awesome aquarium is home to all of your favorite sea creatures, including penguins, sharks, stingrays, and so much more. In fact, there are more fish living in Ripley’s Aquarium than there are in the city of Gatlinburg!
Gatlinburg Space Needle: At 407 feet in the air, this observation tower is the perfect place to enjoy breathtaking views of Gatlinburg and the mountains. The Space Needle is also home to an arcade, a theater, and a pizza place.
Hollywood Star Cars Museum: See iconic cars from all of your favorite movies and TV shows, including Adam West’s Batmobile, the General Lee from the Dukes of Hazzard, the Back to the Future DeLorean, and cars from the Fast and Furious movies.
Gatlin’s Fun Center: This family attraction has something for everyone to enjoy, including outdoor and indoor mini golf, laser tag, bumper cars, a 3-D theater, and escape games.
2. Fantastic Restaurants
In addition to all of these fun attractions, downtown Gatlinburg is home to some of the area’s most popular restaurants. When you stay at our Gatlinburg cabins close to town, you’ll be just a short drive from some truly mouthwatering food. Here are a few of the best places to eat downtown:
Pancake Pantry: If you’re a fan of flapjacks, you can’t beat Gatlinburg’s most celebrated breakfast place!
Best Italian on the Parkway: Famous for their garlic rolls and New York style pizza, this restaurant certainly lives up to its title as the “Best Italian” food in Gatlinburg.
The Park Grill: This local favorite is known for serving up classic Southern Appalachian cuisine in a charming mountain lodge atmosphere.
3. Superb Shopping
Downtown Gatlinburg is also home to some excellent stores and boutiques. If you need to pick up a gift for someone (or yourself!), a trip into town in as an absolute must. Here are some of the great shops you’ll want to visit during your vacation:
Ole Smoky Moonshine Distillery: Come on down to “The Holler” to enjoy moonshine samples, listen to live music, and purchase a few jars of shine to take home.
The Village: This collection of 27 shops includes Alewine Pottery, The Day Hiker, Thomas Kinkade at The Village, and Life According to Jake.
Mountain Mall: Visitors to this indoor mall will find a variety of stores, including Aunt Mahalia’s Candies, Martial Arts & Knife Superstore, Doc’s Magic Castle, and Red Owl Pottery.
Ready to start planning your trip? Browse our Gatlinburg cabins and find the perfect one for your stay!