9 New Gatlinburg Attractions to Visit in 2021

Gatlinburg is the place to be in 2021 for new fun, new food, and entertainment for the whole family! Check out these great places in the New Year:

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  1. Shamrock Pub

Located across the street from the Gatlinburg Space Needle, Shamrock Pub is the only pub in downtown Gatlinburg. Stop in for drinks, pizza and burgers,, listen to live music, and sing your favorite songs with the Shamrock’s great karaoke nights!

  1. Burg Steakhouse

Hand-cut steaks are the Burg specialty—T-bone, Porterhouse, prime rib, ribeye and more. Not in the mood for beef? Try the half chicken stuffed with chorizo and cornbread. A buffet of hearty sides, a kids’ menu, and rich desserts complete the menu.

  1. Gatlinburg Brewing Company

Locally brewed craft beers tempt your taste buds at this Gatlinburg brewery and tap room. Try a tasting flight to sample several beers and find your favorites. Enjoy the live music too!

  1. Anakeesta Black Bear Village

Mountaintop theme park Anakeesta has added Black Bear Village. The village boasts a new stage and plaza for live entertainment, music and movies. The new Cliff Top Restaurant is open, serving American cuisine. Shop at The Mercantile for gifts, grab a quick bite at the café, play at the splash pad and end the day by the huge fire pit.

  1. Gatlinburg SkyTrail

Stroll along a mountain ridge, taking in fantastic, far-reaching views of the valley and Gatlinburg below you. The new SkyTrail at Gatlinburg SkyLift Park connects the two ends of the park’s famous SkyBridge over the valley with an easy walking trail. In 2021, the SkyTrail adds viewing platforms and rope bridges for ne.

  1. Ripley's Super Fun Zone

Spend hours enjoying family fun in Ripley’s Super Fun Zone. Play mini-golf, try your skill on the shooting range, or see who’s the best at laser tag on the Fun Zone’s two laser tag courses

  1. Chesapeake's

Chesapeake’s brings the nautical feel of Maryland’s Eastern Shore to Gatlinburg. Dine on seafood delights like crab cakes, shrimp, lobster, oysters and scallops, or taste the delicious steak or chicken dishes. Check out the extensive wine list and hand-crafted cocktails.

  1. Smith and Son Corner Kitchen

In the heart of Gatlinburg, this family restaurant dishes up all-American fare including burgers, entrees, pastas and salads. And they’re creative: Smith and Son was honored as Burgermeister for its unique “Italian Job” burger, voted the Fan Favorite during citywide GatlinBURGER Week this fall.

  1. Ruby Sunshine

Bringing New Orleans flair and flavor to Gatlinburg, Ruby Sunshine is open again for dine-in eating. Filling, fantastic brunch is Ruby’s signature, and the menu offers eggs Benedict (eight different ways!), omelets, shrimp and grits, French toast, pancakes and burgers and fried chicken too. 

Once you’re full of food and tired from all the fun, come home to your private, relaxing rental cabin!