Stunning mountain view in Gatlinburg.

Top 6 Things to Do on Your Gatlinburg Summer Vacation

Gatlinburg, TN is the ultimate summer vacation destination! Located at the doorstep of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, our charming city offers some of the most breathtaking natural beauty in the country. In the summer months, Gatlinburg comes alive with special events, traditions, and attractions. To help you make the most of your next getaway, Sidney James Mountain Lodge has put together a guide to six of the best things to do during your Gatlinburg summer vacation.
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Dog staying at pet-friendly Gatlinburg hotel

3 Pet Friendly Things to Do in Gatlinburg TN When You Visit the Area

Vacations are awesome, right? You get to take time off of work or school and visit places you’ve never been or places you want to go back to. For those of you who travel with a pet, you have to think, “where can I go that will let me bring my pet along? What can we do together?” Pet lovers, we’ve got good news for you! Not only is the Sidney James Mountain Lodge pet friendly, there’s quite a few pet friendly things to do in Gatlinburg TN, too! Each attraction offers different opportunities for you and your pet to enjoy your vacation.
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Chondola at Anakeesta Gatlinburg TN attraction

5 Fun Things to Do At The New Gatlinburg Attraction: Anakeesta

At Sidney James Mountain Lodge, downtown Gatlinburg is just a short walk away. In downtown Gatlinburg, you can find many exciting things to do, such as taking in the views at the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, walking along the strip or you can relive your childhood fantasies in the new magical tree house themed attraction, Anakeesta, opening in summer 2017. This new Gatlinburg attraction is family friendly and includes restaurants, lodging, retail, and aerial adventures that are fun for all ages. Adventure awaits around every corner! Check out these 5 fun things to do at Anakeesta Aerial Adventure Park:
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Beautiful photo of the city of Gatlinburg in the mountains in the early morning.

Top 4 Hidden Gems in Gatlinburg

Gatlinburg, TN is home to some of the most-visited attractions in the Southeast. The Great Smoky Mountains National Park draws over 11 million people each year, and Ripley’s Aquarium of the Smokies was voted the best aquarium in America by the readers of USA Today. In addition to these famous attractions, there are also a number of lesser-known destinations in town that are definitely worth a visit. To help you make the most of your vacation, Sidney James Mountain Lodge has put together a guide to the top four hidden gems in Gatlinburg.
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The Gatlinburg Trolley in front of Sidney James Mountain Lodge

Top 5 Places You Can Visit on the Gatlinburg Trolley

Getting around Gatlinburg is a breeze when you stay at Sidney James Mountain Lodge! Our hotel has a convenient trolley stop right in front of our main lobby, so you can leave your car behind and let someone else drive for a while. Most rides on the Gatlinburg trolley are just 50 cents each way, or you can buy a day pass for $2. To help you make the most of your next vacation, we have put together a guide to five of the most popular places you can travel using Gatlinburg’s trolley system.
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Beautiful view of the Smoky Mountains.

The 5 Best Places to Visit in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park

With over 11 million annual visitors, the Great Smoky Mountains National Park is the most popular national park in America! Offering breathtaking scenery, over 800 miles of hiking trails, and incredible wildlife, it’s no wonder the Smokies have become a can’t-miss destination in the Southeast. When you stay at Sidney James Mountain Lodge in Gatlinburg, TN, you will be near all of the best places to visit in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Here are five spots you will definitely want to see during your vacation:
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The very popular Ripley's Aquarium of the Smokies in downtown Gatlinburg TN.

Top 5 Things to Do in Gatlinburg When It Rains

While everyone keeps their fingers crossed for sunny skies during their vacation, sometimes the weather just doesn’t turn out the way you hoped. Fortunately, Gatlinburg is one of the very best places to spend a rainy day! Our Smoky Mountain city may be most famous for its outdoor activities, but it also offers a number of fantastic indoor activities that your family is sure to love. To help you make the most of your getaway, Sidney James Mountain Lodge has put together a guide to the top five things to do in Gatlinburg when it rains.
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Bacon, eggs, and toast.

5 of the Best Places to Eat Breakfast in Gatlinburg TN

The old adage that “breakfast is the most important meal of the day” must have originated in Gatlinburg, because our Smoky Mountain city takes breakfast seriously! Gatlinburg is filled with a seemingly endless variety of pancake houses and breakfast restaurants, each with their own signature dishes. With so many options, choosing where to dine can be a little overwhelming. To help you make the right decision, Sidney James Mountain Lodge has put together a guide to five of the best places to eat breakfast in Gatlinburg TN.
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Stunning mountain view in Gatlinburg.

Where to Find the Best Views in Gatlinburg

Gatlinburg, TN is one of the most beautiful cities in the United States. Located on the border of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Gatlinburg is blessed with majestic mountain scenery that attracts millions of admirers each year. When you stay at Sidney James Mountain Lodge, you will be minutes away from all of the most photo-worthy spots in the Smokies. To help you make the most of your next vacation, we have put together a guide to all of the best views in Gatlinburg:
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