5 Gatlinburg Summer Activities The Whole Family Can Enjoy For Free!

Bring the family to Gatlinburg this summer for an unforgettable summer vacation. The Smoky Mountains offer many outdoor activities, shopping, museums, dining and lodging options to choose from. Vacations can be expensive if you’re bringing the whole family. If you’re visiting Gatlinburg this summer, here are 5 activities the whole family can enjoy for free!

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The Gatlinburg Trolley is running for FREE until August! Take a trip down the Gatlinburg strip in an open-aired trolley with the family. Gatlinburg features many shops, attractions and sights to see. The trolley service will help you and your family enjoy Gatlinburg with free transportation and easy accessibility. Plan your trip and stops wisely!

2. Hikes

The best part of the Great Smoky Mountain National Park? Exploring and hiking are always free! Enjoy the beautiful sights and sounds of the Smokies for free this summer with the whole family! The Smokies are home to several hikes and trails for visitors to enjoy. The trails feature waterfalls, overlooks, wildlife and more. Bring lots of water this summer and bring comfortable shoes!

3. Arts and Crafts Community

This activity is free and unique to Gatlinburg. The arts and crafts community feature 8 miles of local fun. If you enjoy exploring local handmade art and craft materials, your family will love the community. The trolley also runs through the arts and crafts community for your convenience. Exploring and browsing is always free. However, you may want to take something home to remember your trip!

4. Picnics

Pack food from your Gatlinburg cabin and plan a picnic on a beautiful summer afternoon. Summer picnics are the best way to spend the way with your family. Plan your picnic at Cades Cove or the Townsend swimming area. Pack a picnic, take a hike and have your picnic wherever you end up. Nature, food, family and sunshine. You can’t go wrong!

5. Swimming

High 80’s, low 90’s, high humidity and the sun is blazing in the Smoky Mountains. What better summer activity than a free dip? The Smokies are home to multiple swimming holes and areas to cool off. If you’re looking for a place to swim we suggest Metcalf Bottoms, the Sinks, Abrams Falls and more. Immerse yourself in nature with a refreshing swim in the Smoky Mountains.

Book your cabin with Diamond Mountain Rentals today and enjoy 5 Gatlinburg summer activities the whole family can enjoy for free. Our cabins are spacious enough for the whole family and located only 5 minutes away from downtown Gatlinburg! Contact us or view all of our cabins and specials!

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