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January 17, 2017

Planning a fun and relaxing day in Gatlinburg should be easy, so we’ve put together a few of our favorite things to do while you’re visiting. If you’re looking to spend an afternoon and evening in the area, here’s a few recommendations for where to go for the day.

Outlet Stores

For a great start to any day in the Smoky Mountains, make your way to Pigeon Forge and do a little shopping at one of our outlet malls. These great shops have dozens of great shops and outlets. Many of the most popular stores are the higher woman carrying colorful shopping bags while shopping in Pigeon Forge TNend brands like Coach, Michael Kors and The North Face. Most of the stores offer discounted prices so you’re also getting great deals. If you’re shopping for gifts, this is also a great place to start. There are a few places to stop in for a snack, too, when you get a little hungry in the early afternoon. We recommend visiting any of the malls on a day its not raining. The outlets are great no matter when you go, but since most are outdoor shopping centers, it’s much more comfortable to visit when the weather is nice.

Sugarland Cellars

After doing a little shopping, head over to Sugarland Cellars for a mid-day or early evening wine tasting. Free tastings are available daily. There will be tours available, too, so you can spend a little time trying the local wines before you head to dinner. Best Gatlinburg Restaurants for Dinner After wine tasting and taking a look around Sugarland Cellars, it will be time for dinner. We suggest heading to one of these restaurants for a nice, relaxing dinner.

The Peddler

If you’re in the mood for one of the best steaks in town, The Peddler is the place to be. Your steak will be cut to order by a peddler, right at your table. They also have a very popular salad bar filled with a great selection of vegetables and salad toppings. This restaurant is causal, but is also a great place if you want to go out for a romantic date night.

Park GrillThe Park Grill

Another of the best Gatlinburg restaurants. The Park Grill offers a great selection of menu items, so there’s a little something for everyone. This restaurant is also perfect for date night or just a casual meal out.

The Melting Pot

This restaurant is popular especially for romantic meals and date nights. It’s also fun for large groups and families who want to try out the fondue experience. Try this restaurant on a night you’re looking to spend some extra time at dinner, enjoying conversation. The Melting Pot experience is fun, especially if you’ve never tried it before, but it can take a little longer than a regular meal out. Plan for at least an hour and a half to eat here, but it’s definitely worth it.

Relax at Your Gatlinburg Cabin

After a full day of spending time in Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge, one of the best things to do is retreat back to your cabin and relax for a little while. At Parkside Cabin Rentals, we offer cabin rentals ranging from 1 to 7 bedrooms, each offering a different view and a different selection of amenities. Take a look at all of our Gatlinburg cabin rentals and start planning your vacation today.

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