Gatlinburg is famous for its unique shops, arts and crafts community, and historical sights, but it’s also a perfect place to kick up your feet and relax, and when the sun goes down, Gatlinburg lights up with an array of activities and night attractions. Food, drinks, haunted alleyways, and unique perspectives await.
Fine Dining on the Roof of Loco Burro Fresh Mex Cantina
A relative newcomer to the Gatlinburg area, Loco Burro provides fresh mexican cuisine with a perfectly-placed rooftop to match. Choose from a variety of tequilas and margaritas with your choice of dips, burritos, fajitas, and more. Unwind on the rooftop patio overlooking Gatlinburg, and don’t forget to try their variety of delicious salsas!
Tour the Ripley’s Haunted Adventure
Do you have an affinity for things that go bump in the night? How about haunted houses? Ripley’s Haunted Adventure is open until 12:00 a.m., and this ghoulish adventure is sure to creep you out. At over 10,000 sq ft, this haunted attraction, open 365 days a year, is ran by a team of peculiar characters. You’ll just have to see what’s inside...
Stroll Through The Village
The Village houses the famous Pancake Pantry and Donut Friar, among many other unique shops. At night, though, the quaint square and cobblestone walkways are lit by string lights and old-fashioned street lamps. Step inside boutiques, eateries, and specialty shops with an old world setting right in downtown Gatlinburg.
Take a Night Drive Through the Great Smoky Mountains National Park
Though most people visit the Great Smoky Mountains National Park during the day, at night the national park comes alive, bringing with it a certain mischief and excitement to its magnificent hills and valleys. Newfound Gap, for instance, is accessible at night. On clear nights, you can see the famous “smoke” travel across the peaks while a cool breeze blows through its mountain pass. The Roaring Fork Motor Nature trail is, at times, accessible during the night, and you’ll experience a whole different side of the national park you never knew existed.
We only touched on but a few of the fun and exciting activities in Gatlinburg after dark. Stay tuned to our blog for more tips and guides tp enhance your Smoky Mountain Vacation. Book your getaway today, and begin your Smoky Mountain adventure tomorrow!
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