Top 10 Best Things to Do in Gatlinburg this Fall

Sep 04, 2015

Gatlinburg is a favorite fall destination among millions of outdoor fanatics across the United States as well as travelers from far off lands. The colors that pop and glow throughout Great Smoky Mountains National Park bring a brightening happiness to all who experience this seasonal phenomenon. When you book a cabin in Gatlinburg with Diamond Mountain Rentals, you are surrounded with this cheerful glow. The crisp air and the whispering leaves in the wind are sure to bring a calming joy to all who witness fall in the Smoky Mountains. Our cabins in Gatlinburg are a wonderful way to enjoy all that fall has to offer you in the Smokies. Here are the top ten best things to do in Gatlinburg this fall. Book your fall getaway in a Gatlinburg cabin with Diamond Mountain Rentals today!Things To Do Gatlinburg

1. Find the Perfect View

Gatlinburg is filled with several locations perfect for viewing the ambient glow of the Smoky Mountains. Set out on an adventure with the whole family in search of the perfect fall view of the  Smokies. Great Smoky Mountains National Park provides visitors from near and far with unlimited viewing opportunities. See the change of color and relax in your car and drive to the Foothills Parkway, Cades Cove, Elkmont or the Gatlinburg Overlook. See the mountains from up high without the hike by taking the Aerial Tramway. Or get your boots dirty and explore the hills of the Smokies and hike to beautiful views provided by places such as Alum Cave Bluff, Mt. LeConte, and Clingman's Dome.

2. Ride the Gatlinburg Mountain Coaster

The Gatlinburg Mountain Coaster is a wonderful way to experience the vibrant fall foliage. By riding the coaster, you will coast along a steel track going as fast as 35 miles per hour or as slow as you like with assistance from convenient handbrakes. Being able to go the speed of your choosing will allow you to take in all of the fall colors and experience the mountains in a different kind of way all while having a blast

3. Search for a Smoky Mountain Waterfall

The Smoky Mountains are filled with beautiful cascading waterfalls! Go for an enjoyable hike with your family and seek out a prized waterfall streaming with crystal clear Smoky Mountain spring water. The pools collected around the base of each waterfall will speckled with fall leaves mimicking a natural celebration for everyone's favorite Smoky Mountain season!

4. Stay in a Cabin in Gatlinburg

Get away from it all and stay in a Gatlinburg cabin with Diamond Mountain Rentals. Diamond Mountain Rentals has the coziest of cabins in the Smokies with outstanding views of Great Smoky Mountains National Park as well as the occasional view of downtown Gatlinburg. Light a fire, pour a glass of wine, relax on the deck and take in the foliage with your loved ones.

5. Auto Tour the Smokies

Going for a relaxing drive in Great Smoky Mountains National Park is a wonderful way to experience the Smokies! The fall colors are enhanced as the sunlight filters through each leaf as you drive along shaded spots, creating an Autumn glow unlike any other. By auto touring, you can cover more ground compared to hiking in the mountains. You have the ability to get closer and see more of the Smokies during your trip.

6. Have a Wildlife Encounter

Getting face to face with the wildlife of the Smoky Mountains is incredibly enjoyable. You will be able to have a safe distance from your car and will see majestic beings such as white-tailed deer, elk, black bear, rabbits, and over 200 different species of birds! Be sure to bring along your camera with you so that you can hold onto this spectacular moment for forever.

7. Experience the Settlement of Cades Cove

The historic settlement of Cades Cove is one of the most sought after scenic areas in Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Cades Cove has an 11-mile loop where visitors can either bike or auto tour through the valley. The loop will lead you to waterfalls, allow for chance wildlife viewing, and take you to spectacular pull offs where you can hike and explore the historic structures of the area. The structures date back to the 1800s, giving visitors the chance to experience what pioneer life was like in the Smoky Mountains.

8. Have a Picnic by the Water

Load up a basket with all of your favorites and head to a relaxing spot by the river for a family-style picnic. The calming sounds of the rivers and streams will play as the perfect background music for your afternoon lunch in the Smokies!

9. Explore Downtown Gatlinburg

Downtown Gatlinburg unfolds during the season of fall. The streets come to life with harvest decorations and street performers. The smell of cider, fudge and autumn delectables will pair perfectly with the crisp air. Bring a light jacket along, once the fall sun goes down, the chill sets in the air.

10. Shop Around in the Arts and Crafts Community

The Arts and Crafts Community is filled with old world artisan crafts like handmade brooms, candles, and pottery. The local works of art are a prized process that keeps Gatlinburg in touch with its first life in the Smoky Mountains. Shop for one of a kind crafts to take home with you and to always remember how remarkable your Gatlinburg experience was!

Call Diamond Mountain Rentals today and book your fall getaway in the Smokies!




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