December 14, 2018
Despite the colder weather of the winter season, the fun never stops in Gatlinburg! This is a wonderful time for your family to visit Gatlinburg as there are far fewer crowds in town and almost all of the local attractions are still in full swing! Whether your prefer outdoor sports, museums, arcades or shopping, there is something for everyone in the family to enjoy. The best part is that everything is just minutes from the Parkview Inn & Suites! Here are the top 4 winter activities in Gatlinburg for a day of family fun:
1. Snow Tubing
One of the most popular winter activities in Gatlinburg is snow tubing at Ober Gatlinburg! This exciting activity features all of the fun of sledding without having to walk back up the hill each time! After completing a tubing run, just step onto the Magic Carpet for a convenient escalator ride to the top where you can slide again and again! While you can also go skiing at Ober Gatlinburg, snow tubing is perfect for families as no experience is required and you only need to be at least 3 years old to participate!
2. Arcade and Redemption Games
Experience Gatlinburg’s largest family fun arcade at Arcadia, an action-packed fun center located at the base of the Gatlinburg Space Needle! This huge arcade complex features all the hottest games including Star Wars Battle Pod, Jurassic Park, Pac-Man Smash and many others! Compete against your family and friends in the latest car racing games, or try your luck at the redemption games where you can win tickets for all types of awesome prizes!
3. Blacklight Miniature Golf
While most of the miniature golf courses in Gatlinburg stay open throughout the winter, you can also play indoors if the weather is too chilly! Blacklight Golf at Gatlin’s Fun Center is an indoor glow in the dark mini-golf course that takes you on a magical journey under the sea! During your miniature golf adventure, you will play among a giant octopus, playful dolphins, a beautiful mermaid and even a sunken pirate ship! After playing a round of golf, stick around at Gatlin’s Fun Center for other indoor activities such as laser tag and the laser maze!
4. Mountain Coasters
Gatlinburg is home to a thrilling collection of mountain coasters that are open throughout the winter season! One of the most unique rides is the Rail Runner at Anakeesta, the first attraction of its kind in the United States! As a single rail mountain coaster, you can ride lower to the ground which enhances the sensation of speeding through the trees! While making your way down the mountain, you have the option to control your own speed so can travel as fast or slow as you want. The adventure begins with 1,600 feet of downhill twists and turns, then finishes with a scenic ride back to the top of Anakeesta Mountain.
Check out all of our hotel rooms in Gatlinburg TN today to plan your vacation near these fun winter activities in Gatlinburg! We look forward to seeing your family soon at the Parkview Inn & Suites!