When you stay at our Gatlinburg hotel, you’ll have so many amazing options for things to do with your family. Plus, some of the best choices are right nearby within walking distance, meaning you don’t have to worry about traffic or parking! So leave your car at our hotel and go check out some of these great things to do in Gatlinburg for families within walking distance of our hotel.

1. Hillbilly Golf

For a fun and family-friendly competition, head on over to Hillbilly Golf and play a round or two at their mountaintop courses! This awesome attraction is only a 10-minute walk from our Gatlinburg hotel. Start off by riding a tram up to the top of the mountain where the course begins, then set off on your mini-golfing adventure! Just be careful, because the hills of the course make it easy to lose your ball! But don’t worry – there are extras if you need them. From tractors to outhouses, the environment at Hillbilly Golf makes for a great time for the whole family!

2. Ripley’s Aquarium of the Smokies

Ripley's Aquarium in Gatlinburg on a sunny dayOne of the most popular things to do in Gatlinburg, Ripley’s Aquarium of the Smokies boasts over 10,000 sea creatures, ensuring a fun-filled experience when you visit! Plus, this attraction is located across the street from our hotel, making it an easy stop for your family. Walk through a tunnel with sharks swimming overhead or interact with stingrays for an unforgettable experience! The whole family is sure to have a blast when visiting Ripley’s Aquarium of the Smokies.

3. Ripley’s Mountain Coaster

For even more Ripley’s fun, head over to their Mountain Coaster! You’ll be able to take in gorgeous views of the Smoky Mountains while operating your very own cart on this exciting attraction. Fly down the mountain at thrilling speeds or opt for a more leisurely ride — the choice is yours! Ride solo in a single cart or bring a family member with you and embark on an adventure together in a double cart! Whatever you choose, you’ll love zooming through the Smokies on Ripley’s Mountain Coaster!

4. Anakeesta

anakeestaAdventurous members of the family will love exploring Anakeesta! This adventure park features exciting attractions like the Rail Runner Mountain Coaster and Dueling Zipline Adventure, perfect for thrill seekers. And since this amazing attraction is located just across the street from our hotel, your family will be able to enjoy easy access to the park. You’ll have no shortage of exciting adventures when you visit Anakeesta!

5. The Escape Game

For an exciting challenge for the whole family, head on over to The Escape Game! Featuring 5 different scenarios like the Prison Break and the Art Heist, The Escape Game provides an opportunity for families to work together and utilize problem-solving skills to conquer the challenges of an escape room! Choose the scenario that most interests you and dive into an exciting challenge, located just minutes from our Gatlinburg hotel.

With these great things to do in Gatlinburg located within walking distance of our hotel, you’ll have plenty of choices for fun adventures nearby! Browse our selection of lodging options and start planning your next family getaway today!