Gatlinburg is a lively town full of unique things to do and experience! Many people walk the Parkway in Gatlinburg also referred to simply as ‘The Strip.’ You can find one-of-a-kind shops, attractions, and restaurants the whole family will love! Spend the whole day walking around Gatlinburg and exploring all the unique things to do. Here are 4 reasons why people love walking the Gatlinburg Strip:

1. Music Performers

ole smoky moonshine hollerDo you love listening to live music and seeing street performers? The Gatlinburg Strip is filled with music performers ready to entertain! As you walk, keep your eyes and ears open for performers on the streets! Experience many different genres of music. You can sometimes find performers set up at The Ole Smoky Moonshine Holler! Relax in one of the rocking chairs and have a great time! Ole Red is another great place to experience music performers on the Gatlinburg Strip. This spacious restaurant frequently has live performances and great views!

2. Smells

When you walk the Gatlinburg Strip, expect to experience amazing smells radiating from the restaurants and candy shops! Smell the delicious fresh fudge as you walk past Kilwin’s Chocolates and take in the sights and smells at Ole Smoky Candy Kitchen! Gatlinburg is filled with amazing sweet smells as well as savory smells! After you experience all the sweet smells of fresh fudge, ice cream, candy, and roasted nuts, you’ll love the savory smells at some Gatlinburg restaurants. Walk by Fannie Farkles and take in the amazing smells of the cheese steaks and famous sausage subs on the grill!

3. Explore Shops and Attractions

The Village Shops in Gatlinburg.The Gatlinburg Strip is filled with unique shops and attractions! There are so many places that may be missed if you decide to drive instead of walking the streets. One place that is truly a unique experience is The Village Shoppes! This place is European-themed and included 27 boutiques, eateries, and galleries. Walk along the streets and browse the souvenir shops and have a great time with your family and friends! Check out all the one-of-a-kind attractions sure to entertain you for hours! Be sure to stop and play with the large marble floating ball in front of Ripley’s Believe It or Not. There is plenty to do and experience!

4. Moonshine Tasting

A trip to Gatlinburg is not complete without sampling moonshine! If you are interested in trying out some adult beverages, stop by the Sugarlands Distilling Company and Ole Smoky Moonshine in Gatlinburg. Both found on the Gatlinburg Strip, these distilleries encourage you to try samples of their liquor for a fee of $5. Try out these unique flavors and enjoy your vacation! You can even purchase some to take home with you!

You are ready to have a great time now that you know 4 reasons why people love walking the Gatlinburg Strip! All that walking is sure to make you tired and ready to relax! Stay in one of our Gatlinburg cabins and be close to all the fun in Gatlinburg! Have a great time in the Smoky Mountains!