There are so many exciting things to do when you visit the Smoky Mountains, including exploring the natural beauty of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, as well as all the exciting attractions along the Parkway in Gatlinburg. With all the memories that you make during your stay at our hotel, you will want to find some mementos to take back home with you! Luckily, there are multiple options all throughout town to get some shopping done. Here are 4 of the best places to go souvenir shopping in Gatlinburg:
1. The Village Shops
Just past stoplight #6 on the Parkway in Gatlinburg, The Village Shops presents a way to take a step back in time to the Old World. Opening in 1969, this is one of the most unique shopping destinations in all of the Smoky Mountains. The shops are set up to resemble an old European village, which means you can easily walk from store to store. In total, there are 27 unique boutiques, clothiers, and eateries to explore. Some of the places you don’t want to miss include The Day Hiker, The Hayloft, The Lazy One, and Candle Cottage.
2. NOC Outpost
For all your outdoor needs in the Smoky Mountains, check out the NOC Great Outpost. They carry over 18,000 square feet of outdoor gear for your adventures in the Smokies. You can find top brands, such as The North Face and Patagonia, plus local goods and gifts to take back to your friends and family. The Great Outpost is a popular place for visitors to stock up on everything they need to go hiking, whitewater rafting, horseback riding, and much more.
3. Great Smoky Arts & Crafts Community
Did you know that Gatlinburg is home to the largest independent organization of artisans in the entire United States? The Great Smoky Arts & Crafts Community is a great place to go and check out the work of some of the most talented artists in the Smoky Mountains. Along the 8-mile loop, you will come across all sorts of stores where you can purchase items to take back home. From ceramics to stuffed bears, there is something for everyone! Another good thing about shopping at the Great Smoky Arts & Crafts Community is that each shop offers plenty of free parking, which makes stopping to check out the artwork easy for guests.
4. Local Shops Along the Parkway
As you make your way down the Parkway in Gatlinburg, you will notice all types of souvenir shops that line both sides of the street. These shops have all sorts of marvelous souvenirs, including apparel, home decor, toys for kids, and so much more. You can check them out as you explore all the other wonderful attractions and restaurants that are along the main strip. There are even places that offer specialized merchandise such as airbrush T-shirts and customizable jewelry!
Now that you know the best places to go shopping in Gatlinburg, be sure to explore all the other fun Smoky Mountain attractions to check out during your stay with us! We look forward to seeing you soon in Gatlinburg!