View of downtown Gatlinburg, Tennessee and the Smoky Mountains.

A 1-Day Itinerary for the Perfect Gatlinburg Getaway

The Smoky Mountain skies make for happy eyes! Discover the area’s boundless beauty with a Gatlinburg getaway! Here you’ll find your own personal paradise filled with entertainment, relaxation and thrills. With so much to see, do and admire, it can be a challenge to plan out all of your activities. To help you prepare, we’ve put together this 1-day itinerary for the perfect Gatlinburg getaway:

1. Fuel Up on Pancakes

One quick glance and you’ll notice Gatlinburg is lined with pancake houses! In fact, it’s known as the “Pancake Capital of the World”. Gatlinburg’s rich hotcake history dates back to 1960 when Pancake Pantry became the first such establishment to open its doors. More pancake places would follow. Log Cabin Pancake House makes another wonderful option and is one of the most popular places for pancakes in all of the Smokies. Atrium Pancakes, Little House of Pancakes and Crockett’s Breakfast Camp all serve up fantastic flapjacks in Gatlinburg.

Famous Gatlinburg, Tennessee pancakes.

2. Dart for the National Park

Great Smoky Mountains National Park is the crown jewel of the Smoky Mountains and a must for any vacationer! This national park is America’s most-visited and for good reason. There are plenty of exciting activities you and your family can take part in when you visit the national park. Hit the more than 850 miles of hiking trails to discover flora, fauna and wildlife while also coming across historical structures. Scenic drives through the park offer a way to explore without having to break a sweat on your Gatlinburg getaway!

The Great Smoky Mountain National Park in East Tennessee.

3. Kick Back at Tennessee Cider Company

You’re going to be thirsty after spending time in the national park. Tennessee Cider Company has exactly what you need to quench your thirst and provide some much-deserved rest and relaxation! As Gatlinburg’s first cidery, we specialize in producing high-quality hard cider made right here in the Smoky Mountains. Our extensive collection of ciders has a little something for everyone, ranging from classics like Peach and Spiced Apple to more unique creations like Pumpkin Pie and Ciderita. 

A group of friends enjoying Tennessee Cider Company hard cider.

4. Stroll Through Downtown

Tennessee Cider Company’s convenient location on the Gatlinburg Strip means you’re right in the thick of downtown! After enjoying some drinks with us, stroll the strip with friends and family. Along the way, stop at attractions and shops for fun you can only find in the Smokies. Attractions like Anakeesta, Ripley’s Aquarium of the Smokies and Gatlinburg SkyPark are all within walking distance of our cidery!

View of downtown Gatlinburg, Tennessee and the Smoky Mountains.

5. Dinner at The Peddler

There’s only one way to finish a busy day in Gatlinburg – by enjoying a delicious dinner with loved ones! The Peddler is one of Gatlinburg’s finest steakhouses, serving several different cuts of steak, in addition to chicken and seafood dishes. Peddlers visit your table with a full loin of ribeye and New York Strip, cutting your steak right in front of you before throwing it on the grill! Plus, the unlimited salad bar at The Peddler is incredible and comes complimentary with your entree.

A steak dinner in Gatlinburg, Tennessee.

We hope this 1-day itinerary helps you plan the perfect Gatlinburg getaway. We can’t wait to see you at Tennessee Cider Company! Discover some can’t-miss things to do when you’re in Gatlinburg!

January 18, 2024

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