beautiful photo of Gatlinburg taken from Gatlinburg cabin
March 17, 2016

If you’ve ever visited Gatlinburg, Tennessee, you know that downtown is the place to be! Home to all of the best things to see and do in the area, the Gatlinburg Strip is the ultimate family vacation destination. Parkside Cabin Rentals has put together five advantages of staying at Gatlinburg cabin rentals near downtown:

1. Less Time Getting There, More Time Having Fun

A family vacation is all about having as much fun as possible. However, sitting in traffic isn’t high on anyone’s to-do list. The Parkway can get a little congested during peak season, but when you’re staying close to downtown, you’ll be walking The Strip within minutes of leaving your cabin.

2. Ideal for Kids

If you’ve already had a lengthy drive to get from your home to Gatlinburg, your kids may be at their breaking point when it comes to spending time in the car. When you stay at a cabin close to town, your kids won’t have to muster up any more patience because everything they want to do will be just a few miles away.

Gatlinburg cabin rentals near downtown also come in handy if your kids need a nap or a break during the day. Heading back to the cabin for a few hours in the afternoon isn’t a big deal when you can easily drive back into town when everyone is rested up.

3. Close to All of the Best AttractionsBest Attractions

Downtown Gatlinburg is home to so many amazing attractions, that you could take a hundred vacations and never experience it all! Here are just some of our favorite places to visit:

  • Ripley’s Aquarium of the Smokies

  • Gatlinburg Sky Lift

  • Fannie Farkle’s

  • Hollywood Star Cars Museum

  • Gatlinburg Space Needle

  • Ripley’s Believe It Or Not! Odditorium

  • Gatlinburg’s Mysterious Mansion

  • Fort Fun Mini Golf and More

4. Convenient Dining Options

When you spend your vacation close to downtown, you’ll never go hungry! The Strip is home to the area’s most popular restaurants, including the Cherokee Grill & Steakhouse, Best Italian Cafe & Pizzeria, Smoky Mountain Trout House, and the famous Pancake Pantry.

Alternatively, if you would rather save some money, you can easily pop back over to your cabin to enjoy a home-cooked meal. All of our properties come with fully furnished kitchens, so guests have everything they need to prepare a tasty breakfast, lunch, or dinner.

Shopping5. Excellent Shopping

In addition to all of the wonderful attractions and restaurants, downtown Gatlinburg is also an unparalleled shopping destination. Located just past traffic light #6 next to the Pancake Pantry, The Village is a charming collection of 27 unique shops. Highlights of The Village include Alewine Pottery, The Day Hiker, Thomas Kinkade at The Village, and The Cheese Cupboard.

For a great indoor shopping experience, head over to the Mountain Mall. Visitors to the mall will find a little bit of everything, including Aunt Mahalia’s Candies, Doc’s Magic Castle, Sports Heaven, and Lavi’s Jewelry.

To start planning your vacation, check out these nine incredible Gatlinburg cabin rentals near downtown!

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