5 Fun Things to Do in Gatlinburg in February

aerial view of Gatlinburg at night

5 Fun Things to Do in Gatlinburg in February

You may be wondering, what is there to do in Gatlinburg in February? The answer is that there’s so much going on year-round in the Smoky Mountains, from shopping and unique museums to delicious restaurants and live entertainment. Keep reading to get ideas for your next trip!

1. Downtown Gatlinburg Shopping

the village shopsThe Village, Baskins Square, and the Mountain Mall are just a few of the shopping complexes along the downtown strip, where you can buy one-of-a-kind souvenirs, handmade gifts, specialty food items, local artwork, and more unique finds you can’t get anywhere else. Even if you don’t purchase anything, window shopping and browsing can be just as fun! 

2. The Great Smoky Arts & Crafts Community

If downtown Gatlinburg isn’t enough to satisfy your shopping needs, head to the Great Smoky Arts & Crafts 8-mile loop, where you’ll find everything from homemade candles and soaps to pottery, jewelry, quilts, wood carvings, and so much more. There are also many local eateries and cafes to stop by along the loop road, such as Morning Mist Cafe, Split Rail Eats, Glades Soda Fountain, and the Fox and Parrot Tavern. 

3. The Gatlinburg Trail

the gatlinburg trailThe Gatlinburg Trail is one of the best walking and biking trails because the trailhead is located right in downtown! The wide, accessible trail is nearly 2.5 miles long and takes you to Sugarlands Visitor Center within the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. You can choose to walk out and back or continue exploring one of the other trails that begin at the visitor center, such as Cataract Falls. Another great thing about the Gatlinburg Trail is that it’s dog-friendly! 

4. Speedwerkz Exotic Car Experience 

Couples and families of all ages will love experiencing the incredible displays of exotic and rare cars at Speedwerkz! Our high-tech displays are interactive, and you can even sit in one of the cars and have your photo taken inside! We also offer racing simulators that feel so real that you’ll really be able to experience what it would be like to drive one of these beautiful cars. Our attraction is ADA-accessible and affordable, with senior and local discounts, as well as children 5 and under are free! Speedwerkz Car Museum is open all year long! Keep up with our website and social media for the most up-to-date hours!

5. Drinks & Entertainment at Ole Red

ole red in gatlinburg tnNot only is Ole Red one of the best places to eat in Gatlinburg but also a fantastic spot for live music and entertainment! Enjoy a beer or cocktail with their chicken wings or redneck nachos, or eat a full meal as you listen to the talented singer-songwriters perform. Some of our favorite dishes include the Roaring Fork Rueben, the Brisket Chili Mac, and the Bison Chopped Steak!

Now you know about some of the fun things to do in Gatlinburg in February! Check out more reasons why you should plan a trip to come and see our unique Gatlinburg attraction!

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