‘Tis the season for barbecues, pool parties, and everything “summer.” The kids are out of school. and summer vacation planning is in full swing. If you’re in the throes of planning your next family getaway, why not mix it up this year? Forget the trips to Disney or the all-inclusive jaunt in Mexico. A trip to the Smoky Mountain region offers a refreshing spin on your summer time away.
However, if you’re like most people, you probably don’t know much about the region aside from the famous Smoky Mountain National Park. Believe it or not, this area is one of the best kept secrets on the market, and there are plenty of things to do in Gatlinburg that will fill your itinerary. One of the best Gatlinburg attractions you’ll find is the Gatlinburg Farmers Market. A quick walk to the market will give you a glimpse into the life of the locals. Here are a few things to love about this quaint community attraction.
The Freshest Products
The Farmers Market is quite popular with guests and locals because the products sold in the market are high-quality mountain goods. From fresh produce to homemade honey, everything you’ll see on display is freshly made with local ingredients. As a tourist, this experience is second to none as you’ll get to visit with the local farmers and graze on some of the area’s finest produce, meats, and dairy. It’s a welcome reprieve from the more processed varieties sold in stores or served at a restaurant. It’s also a great opportunity to do some souvenir shopping for your friends back home. You’ll find this to be one of the best Gatlinburg attractions on your list, so don’t skip it!
A Cultural Experience
The Farmers Market is more than just a transactional relationship. Guests also get to experience the local culture and visit with long-time natives of the area. You’ll get to see first-hand the products that are made within the region so you’ll have a story to tell when you return home. Additionally, the Farmers Market offers live artisanal craft shows so you can see the artists at work. This is definitely one of the best things to do in Gatlinburg as it is relaxing, fun, and culturally enriching.
A Short Commute
Last, but not least, the Farmers Market offers a short commute for guests of the area. Open daily during the summer months, the market sits right in the heart of downtown Gatlinburg. This means it’s conveniently located to many of the local vacation cabins. When staying at cabins like Heaven Sent or Creekside Downtown you can easily walk to the market or catch a quick trolley ride into the downtown center. It takes merely minutes to get to all the action.
Let Us Help You!
At Diamond Mountain Rentals, we have amenities close to the Farmers Market and the many other things to do in Gatlinburg. Our cabins come with fully equipped kitchens and plenty of room to sleep the whole crew. Cabin upgrades include features like a hot tub, gameroom, and fireplace. You can enjoy all of the Gatlinburg attractions by day and unwind at your home away from home at night. Either way, our cabins offer the perfect homebase for your Smoky Mountain vacation. Call us today!