Top 3 Gatlinburg Attractions You Have to Try in the New Year

Gatlinburg Sky Lift and Gatlinburg Space Needle

As the year comes to a close, it’s the perfect time to reflect on all the memories of the past year. Was there anything you didn’t do that you wish could have done? If you wish you had more adventures, we can help you out. Start the new year off right by planning a trip to Gatlinburg. Gatlinburg is overflowing with exciting things to do, so there’s an adventure right around every corner. Check out these top 3 Gatlinburg attractions you have to try in the new year!

1. Ober Gatlinburg

A man snowboarding down a slope.

If you’ve never been to Ober Gatlinburg during the winter season, you have to check it out. From skiing, to tubing, to snowboarding, you have so many fun snow activities to choose from while you’re there. If you’ve never skied or snowboarded before, you don’t have to worry! There are instructors at the resort who give you a lesson before you hit the slopes. For some more fun, take a ride on the Ski Mountain Coaster, where you control your own speed as you zig-zag down the coaster track. You can also step in the huge indoor ice rink for an afternoon of ice skating everyone will love — open year-round! Be sure to go to the Shops at Ober too, where you’ll find the best clothing, outerwear souvenirs and more!

2. Gatlinburg Sky Lift

The new year is all about new adventures, and a ride on the Gatlinburg Sky Lift is one adventure you won’t want to miss. This is the perfect Gatlinburg attraction for those wanting to avoid thrilling and fast-paced rides. The Gatlinburg Sky Lift lets you sit back and relax during a peaceful ride over Gatlinburg. You’ll get to see breathtaking views of the Smoky Mountains as you glide through the air. It’s beautiful both in the daytime, when you can focus on all the sights and colors, and during the night, when you can see a city of lights. All riders are photographed on the way up, so you’ll get the perfect souvenir to remember your experience.

3. Gatlinburg Space Needle

The top of the Gatlinburg Space Needle.

Combine seeing beautiful views with playing entertaining games for an exciting adventure at the Gatlinburg Space Needle. The 407’ observation tower offers you panoramic views of the Great Smoky Mountains and Gatlinburg. It’ll be like nothing you’ve ever seen before, and you’ll get to learn facts and history about the area, making it an educational experience as well! Also at the Gatlinburg Space Needle is Arcadia, a two-story playground filled with games and prizes. Adults can admire the picture-perfect views from the observation tower, while kids try win a variety of video and redemption games in Arcadia. It’s an adventure the whole family will love!

Where to Stay

You’re going to need somewhere to stay while you’re trying all these new adventures in the new year! Our Gatlinburg cabins at Chalet Village offer the perfect accommodations for your trip. With a variety of vacation rentals, from 1 bedroom, to 8 bedrooms, you’ll be able to find the best one for your vacation.

Book one of our Gatlinburg cabins today, and start planning your trip to see all the best Gatlinburg attractions.