You have plans to visit Gatlinburg and the beautiful Smoky Mountains! We can’t wait to see you in our beautiful mountain paradise soon! But what should you do when you visit? Well, you’ll find plenty of fun things to do in Gatlinburg that are either free or don’t break the bank! There’s a little something for everyone here in Gatlinburg and you’d be surprised at how much of it doesn’t cost an arm and a leg! Here are 4 of the cheapest things to do in Gatlinburg:
1. Visit Tennessee Homemade Wines
A little bit of vino makes life a little better in the Smokies! If you love wine, you have to check out all the unique options at Tennessee Homemade Wines! This Gatlinburg attraction serves up the finest sweet, Southern wines you’ll find in these parts. Featuring fun flavors like Mountain Chocolate, Pineapple Rose and Cotton Clouds, plus more classic options like Southern Red and White Label. The best part of Tennessee Homemade Wines is the free tastings daily! Or, for just $5, you can receive the VIP Tasting experience, which allows you to try as many wines as you want, plus THW specialties like wine slushies!
2. A Tour of Local Distilleries
There’s a good reason why you’ll notice so many distilleries in Gatlinburg! The folks here know how to make quality liquor! Ole Smoky has 2 Gatlinburg locations where you’ll find incredible moonshine flavors, whiskeys, canned cocktails, tastings and guided tours of the distillery. Sugarlands Distilling Company brings you delicious moonshines from Discovery Channel’s Moonshiners Legends, plus whiskeys, spirits and vodkas. Tennessee Shine Company specializes in moonshines, whiskeys, shine wines and tours. Distilleries are a great option among the cheapest things to do in Gatlinburg!
3. A Scenic Waterfall Driving Tour
If you’d like to explore some waterfalls in the national park but prefer not to have to spend much time hiking, consider a scenic waterfall driving tour! The Great Smoky Mountains National Park is home to a handful of waterfalls that can be reached without having to hike in. The Sinks is a small waterfall that can be accessed from Gatlinburg by turning right onto Little River Road, near the Sugarlands Visitor Center, and traveling about 12 miles until you see the waterfall on your left. Place of a Thousand Drips, where another popular waterfall is located, can be reached by traveling toward the end of Roaring Fork Motor Nature Trail. Meigs Falls can be reached by traveling about 13 miles west of the Sugarlands Visitor Center.
4. Explore the Great Smoky Mountains National Park
Great Smoky Mountains National Park offers all sorts of fun activities for folks of all ages! If you’re looking to be active, spend time exploring 1 of many exciting hiking trails in the park. Many visitors enjoy bringing their poles, grabbing a fishing license and casting a line. If you’re searching for incredible natural beauty, spend some time in the national park searching for waterfalls! You may even spot some wild animals unique to the area, plus of course some interesting plants and vegetation.
We’re certain you’ll have a great time exploring some of the cheapest things to do in Gatlinburg! You can save even more money by staying with us! Take a look at all of our affordable Gatlinburg condos and choose the perfect one for your trip!