After being stuck in a car for 11 hours, we finally made it to Gatlinburg, TN. This was the first time I was spending Thanksgiving without my family, but I was excited to make new memories with my boyfriend and his family.
On the way to Gatlinburg I was not sure what to except. Our hotel was right on a strip where we could just walk outside of our hotel and walk around to different shops, restaurants and more. Some of our favorite places to walk to were Fannie Farkle’s, Ripley’s Haunted Adventure and various golf courses.
The Gatlinburg Sky Lift was always a ride that I was excited to be on. It was a great way to enjoy the Gatlinburg scenery and the amazing cold weather. Below is a picture of the view I had while riding the sky lift.
Another great way we enjoyed the weather in Gatlinburg was hiking through famous national parks. We visited many, including The Great Smoky Mountain National Park and Little Pigeon River. Walking for hours through these national parks was always so awarding because of the amazing view you would get of the mountains around you.
Below is a picture I took while walking around the Great Smoky Mountain National Park.
While walking through Gatlinburg’s famous parks you would also see different animals living around the mountains. Deer were always seen left and right while hiking or just driving around the mountains to your next adventure. Below is a picture I was fortunate to take while I was walking through Little Pigeon River.
Gatlinburg, TN is definitely a city I would love to visit again. There is always something to do and new to see and, of course, the weather is absolutely perfect.
Here is a link to find more information about The Great Smoky Mountains National Park: https://smokymountains.com/park/
All photos belong to Alyssa Lopez.