Seven Exciting Things to Do in Gatlinburg this Spring

Spring is just around the corner, and now is a great time to plan your next vacation to the Smoky Mountains! Gatlinburg attractions offer unique thrills and excitement unmatched by anything else. With so many things to do in Gatlinburg this spring, what are you waiting for? We’ve compiled a list of 7 of our favorites to help you plan an unforgettable mountain getaway to experience these and so much more!

Gatlinburg Mountain Coaster

Speed down the mountain at speeds up to 35 miles per hour on one of Gatlinburg’s newest and most exciting thrill rides. By putting you in control with the handheld brake system, this unique adventure is something the whole family will enjoy. Visit our website for directions and more information about this must see attraction.


Zip through the mountain air on the 9-line course through the Smokies at Zip Gatlinburg. Invite the whole family along for this grand adventure. Children as young as 5 years old are invited to join in on the fun!

Gatlinburg Skylift

Experience the views of both the picturesque mountains as well as the dazzling lights of downtown. This exhilarating ride provides you with some of the most spectacular views of Gatlinburg and the majestic mountains!

Gatlinburg Space Needle

Another way to soak in the views is atop the 407’ space needle that is located conveniently in the heart of downtown. The panoramic views offered here are unlike any other. Take in the views of downtown from above while enjoying the vast views of the surrounding mountains.

Relax in a Cozy Cabin

Of course there are so many thrilling adventures to fill your time visiting the Smokies, but you certainly need a comfortable cabin to relax and unwind in after a day of exploring. Gatlinburg is home to many cozy and luxurious cabins to accommodate any group size!

Gatlinburg Arts and Crafts Community

Browse the eclectic, local selections featured in the Gatlinburg Arts and Crafts Community. Make plans to visit this historic 8-mile loop that houses the largest group of independent artisans in North America and browse their amazing selections of handcrafted items. This community has been a staple in Gatlinburg since 1937 and exudes local tradition.

Horseback Riding Tours

Experience the great outdoors and the beauty of the Great Smoky Mountains by horseback riding through the National Park at Sugarland Riding Stables. With more than twenty years of putting visiting families’ safety and enjoyment first, Sugarland works hard to ensure a great time is had by all! This outdoor adventure is the perfect addition to a Smoky Mountain getaway this spring!