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4 Signs You’re Totally Obsessed with Gatlinburg

For millions of people around the country, visiting Gatlinburg, isn’t just an annual tradition – it’s a way of life! With its stunning natural beauty and fun attractions, Gatlinburg is an easy place to fall head over heels in love with. To find out if you are completely obsessed with Gatlinburg, see if you are showing any of the following signs:

1. You’re Always Dropping Hints About Visiting Gatlinburg

If you’re obsessed with Gatlinburg, you are determined to visit our Smoky Mountain city as often as possible…by any means necessary. True Gatlinburg fanatics use every trick in the book to subtly let their spouses know that it’s time for a vacation: working the Smokies into conversation, changing their desktop background to the mountains, or even leaving travel brochures around the house. When all else fails, Gatlinburg devotees will even get on their knees and beg for a getaway in East Tennessee.

2. You Could Navigate The Strip with Your Eyes Closed

While we don’t recommend it, the most dedicated fans of Gatlinburg could wander the downtown Parkway with their eyes closed and still find all of their favorite attractions, eateries, and shops. Walking The Strip is a quintessential part of any vacation in Gatlinburg, and frequent visitors know the city’s streets like the back of their hand. Of course, the best way to enjoy downtown Gatlinburg is with your eyes wide open, so you can admire all of the incredible sights!

3. You Start Planning Your Next Trip While You’re on Vacation

Those who are obsessed with Gatlinburg are always thinking at least one or two trips ahead. Even when you’re enjoying your vacation in the Smokies, in the back of your mind, you are already planning your itinerary for your next adventure in Gatlinburg. There are always new businesses opening in the Smoky Mountain area, so it’s never too early for another visit to see the latest attractions and restaurants.

4. You Have More Photos of Gatlinburg Than You Know What to Do With

With the invention of the smartphone, it’s incredibly easy to take photos while you’re on vacation. The ease of snapping a pic on your phone can lead to some Gatlinburg fanatics getting a bit trigger happy with their cameras. It’s not uncommon for loyal visitors to the Smokies to come home with thousands of photos. Whether you upload your photos to Facebook or Instagram or print them out to decorate your home, it seems like you always have a seemingly endless array of Smoky Mountain pictures on your phone.

About me

Katiria Torres-Luna is an experienced travel writer that spends her days researching and writing about the most amazing locations in the world. She is especially enamored by the Smoky Mountains destinations and visits on a regular basis. Katiria enjoys surfing, making her own cocktails & quality time with her roommate Mr. Fluffy :)


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Reply April 18, 2018

Just reading through these reasons is giving us a bit of FOMO. So now the only question we have is, when should our next trip be? We're thinking sooner than later would be good!

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