The sign for the Great Smoky Arts & Crafts Community.

Top 5 Places to Visit in the Gatlinburg Arts and Crafts Community

If you’re looking for souvenirs or gifts to take home from vacation, you have got to stop by the Gatlinburg Arts and Crafts Community! Located off of the East Parkway, this 8-mile loop is home to America’s largest independent organization of artisans. You can find everything from rugs and tapestries to handmade soap and lotion. To help you make the most of your trip to the Gatlinburg Arts and Crafts Community, we put together a list of some of the top places to visit.
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Best 4 Mexican Restaurants in Gatlinburg You Don’t Want to Miss

Gatlinburg is home to some of the best Mexican restaurants in the Smokies, even though it isn’t remotely close to the border. Whether you’re looking for Tex-Mex or authentic Mexican cuisine, you can enjoy all of your favorite dishes right here in the heart of the Smokies! Although the main attraction at all of these restaurants is the food, you’re also going to love the lively atmosphere and friendly service! To help you plan for your trip, we have put together a guide to the best Mexican restaurants in Gatlinburg.
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Top 3 Smoky Mountain Scenic Drives You Have to Try

The Great Smoky Mountains are home to over 380 miles of road that you can use for sightseeing. Your experience just depends on which scenic drive you choose. From spectacular, panoramic views of the mountains and forests to weathered historic buildings, there is so much to see! There are even booklets at the visitor centers near these roads that can serve as your own personal tour guide. To help you decide which ones to explore first, here are 3 of the best Smoky Mountain scenic drives.
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Top 3 Things to Know About Riding the Gatlinburg Trolley During the Winter

One of the best things about staying at the Sidney James Mountain Lodge is our convenient location in downtown Gatlinburg! While you can walk to many shops, restaurants and attractions, there is also a trolley stop right outside our front door! The Gatlinburg Trolley provides transportation throughout town, but there are a few things to keep in mind when riding in the winter. Here are the top 3 things you need to know about riding the Gatlinburg Trolley during the winter season:
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3 Ways to Get Into the Holiday Spirit When You Stay at Our Downtown Gatlinburg Hotel

One of the wonderful things about staying at the Sidney James Mountain Lodge during the Christmas holidays is that our hotel is close to all of the exciting festivities in downtown Gatlinburg! Whether you want to see some dazzling holiday light displays or meet Santa Claus himself, you can do it all just minutes away from our front doorstep! Here are 3 fun ways to get into the holiday spirit while staying at our downtown Gatlinburg hotel:
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