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Top 4 Things to Pack for a Vacation at Our Hotel in Downtown Gatlinburg

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July 26, 2021

When it comes to planning for a vacation at our Gatlinburg hotel, one of the most important items is your packing list! After all, you want to have everything you need to enjoy an action-packed getaway to the Smokies! While you probably already know the basics like toiletries, clothing items, and personal electronics, there may be a few things that slipped your mind! Here are the top 4 things to pack for a vacation at our hotel in downtown Gatlinburg:

1. Bathing Suit

sidney james indoor pool in gatlinburg

One of the most important things to pack for a vacation at our hotel in downtown Gatlinburg is a bathing suit! Whether you are planning to visit the Smokies in the middle of the summer or during the cool winter months, you can always go for a swim at our hotel! We offer both indoor and outdoor swimming pools so you never have to worry about being disappointed by the weather conditions! The indoor pool area also comes in handy for those folks who want to enjoy a refreshing swim without the risk of getting a sunburn!

2. Hiking Shoes

We are sure you will want to hit the trails in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, so bring a good pair of hiking shoes for your adventures! The low-cut models of shoes with flexible midsoles are excellent for day hiking, while serious hikers may want to consider the mid to high-cut shoes for treks of several miles. If you just can’t find what you want in your local sporting goods store, stop by the Nantahala Outdoor Center while you are in town! This huge store carries a wide variety of hiking shoes and anything else you need for outdoor activities!

3. Picnic Gear

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Another one of the top things to pack for a vacation at our hotel in downtown Gatlinburg is picnic gear! Bring along a picnic basket and blanket to enjoy an outdoor lunch in one of the private picnic areas by the mountain stream of our hotel! You can also head just next door to Mynatt Park to take advantage of their picnic facilities, as well as recreational amenities including tennis courts, a basketball court, and a playground area! While you can pack some snacks, pick up any other picnic items at Old Dad’s General Store and other local grocery stores!

4. Camera

When it comes to a vacation at our hotel in downtown Gatlinburg, one thing you definitely don’t want to leave behind is your camera! The Smokies are an incredible destination for both amateur and professional photographers because the scenery is stunning! You will also want to capture priceless photos of your family and friends as you explore downtown Gatlinburg and exciting attractions such as Ober Gatlinburg, Anakeesta, Gatlinburg SkyLift Park, Ripley’s Aquarium of the Smokies, and the Great Smoky Mountains National Park!

Check out all of the rooms at our hotel in downtown Gatlinburg today to plan your Smoky Mountain vacation! We look forward to seeing you soon!