Summer Activities the Whole Family Can Enjoy

Gatlinburg is a busy time during the summer months. The weather is warm, the trails are being hiked and families are enjoying local attractions. If you’re planning a family vacation to the Smoky Mountains, you’re probably looking for things to do in Gatlinburg. You could spend forever in Gatlinburg and still never experience everything the area has to offer. We made a list of summer activities the whole family can enjoy for your convenience.

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Cabins in the mountains have various activities that can be enjoyed by the whole family. Many of our cabins have community pools, private hot tubs, game rooms, satellite television, air conditioning and wireless internet. Enjoy your summer vacation from the comfort of your cozy mountain cabin! Our Gatlinburg cabins are only 5 minutes away from downtown and local attractions. Check out all the different cabins and amenities we offer in Gatlinburg!

Local Area Attractions

From ziplining to shopping, Gatlinburg has something for everybody! If you’re looking for adventure, explore outdoor activities such as ziplining, whitewater rafting, helicopter tours and more. These activities are sure to get your adrenaline pumping and leave lasting memories for your summer vacation to the Smokies! If you’re looking for mild activities the family can enjoy, explore local shops, eateries, pottery stores and more. Gatlinburg is known for their arts and crafts community! Explore the 8-mile community and learn how the arts and crafts are made and handcrafted.


Gatlinburg is known for its award-winning entertainment! Whether it be a dinner show, the opry, a concert, or festival, entertainment is plentiful here. Check out a dinner show or live music performance during your trip this summer! The whole family will enjoy authentic southern entertainment and charm! Book your tickets ahead of time to ensure it doesn’t sell out!


Gatlinburg regularly hosts festivals for locals and visitors to enjoy! If you love food tastings, live music, arts and crafts and more, you’re in luck! To find out what festivals are happening during your trip, check out the calendar of events for more information. Local festivals are low cost and often free!

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