The list of things to do in the Smoky Mountains is endless, from scenic drives and hiking trails to skiing and whitewater rafting; the fun is never-ending! Whether you’re planning an action-packed family vacation, a romantic couple’s retreat, or a girls-only weekend, this gorgeous region is ideal for any getaway. Are you ready for your next vacation? Make sure to check out our favorite area attractions! Request access to our complimentary Vacation Guide for a full list of cool places to visit in Gatlinburg, TN. The guide is complete with information about the best restaurants, nightlife, and attractions in Downtown Gatlinburg and beyond! 

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The Top 4 Things to do in The Smoky Mountains  

Skiing at Ober Gatlinburg 

The skiing thrill of your life awaits you at Ober Gatlinburg. Fast lifts, powder-fresh snow, and pristine trails make it the ideal destination for any skiing or snowboarding excursion. Whether you would like to take it slow on the bunny hill or brave the black diamond, there is something for everyone! It’s by far one of the best things to do in The Smoky Mountains. 

Fly-Fishing in Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg, TN 

Beginner and expert anglers alike will feel at home on The Little Pigeon River. This stream is known as one of the best fly-fishing streams in the Great Smoky Mountains because it is heavily stocked with rainbow trout, wild brook trout, and smallmouth bass. The best part? Our hotel is perched on the banks of the Little Pigeon River, so when you stay with us, you’ll have easy access to great fishing! 

Whitewater Rafting at Pigeon River 

Are you feeling adventurous? Whitewater rafting is one of the most thrilling things to do in The Smokies! From mild to wild, you can choose your own pace down the lower or upper Pigeon River. Rafting in the Smokies also offers family-friendly adventures like rock climbing, rope courses, and zip-lining. 

Guided Tours of Cades Cove Loop 

Cades Cove is a picturesque valley of the Great Smoky Mountains. Brimming with history and breathtaking sights, a visit to Cades Cove is an experience like no other. The valley’s 11-mile loop offers incredible opportunities for viewing wildlife such as white-tailed deer, black bears, groundhogs, and much more!  

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Enjoy Your Stay at Edgewater HotelSuite

When planning your next getaway to The Smokies, be sure to book your stay at our beautiful Downtown Gatlinburg hotel! With premium guest rooms and fantastic suites, your vacation will be filled with endless relaxation and adventure. Edgewater Hotel is close to all of the best things to do in The Smoky Mountains, and we offer many specials year-round. Our stupendous on-site amenities include complimentary breakfast, a fitness room, a heated indoor-outdoor pool, and so much more! 

Check our availability and start planning your next escape to Gatlinburg, TN. We can’t wait to meet you!