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Odd But Effective Ways To Save Money In Gatlinburg Tennessee

by Corey Piccirillo
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Saving money is always a priority for families and couples, but when you’re on vacation, it can feel like an incredibly daunting task. Luckily, there are plenty of ways to save money in Gatlinburg, Tennessee – you just have to know where to look! So if you’re looking to stretch your vacation budget, read on for some tips.

Cades Cove Valley is stunning, open, with the rolling mountains in the background

1. Free Activities To add to your itinerary

What’s the best way to save money while in Gatlinburg? Plan your free activities! Many things can be done, such as looking at local markets and walking around town. The Great Smoky Mountain National Park is FREE (and I guarantee you’ll love this one), so take some scenic hikes through nature’s beauty. Check out our map below with the locations of free activities!

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Save Money In Gatlinburg Tennessee by securing discount tickets in Gatlinburg

3. Discount tickets - Save Money In Gatlinburg Tennessee

Firstly, you never hear from people that they’re excited to pay full price for things. Above all, it’s super easy to get carried away and overspend in this mountain destination. As stated in other Gatlinburg attraction posts, Ober Gatlinburg tickets can cost up to $70+ a person, and Anakeesta tickets can cost upwards of $45+ a person retail. This is why All Gatlinburg has set up promotions to help you make the most of your stay in Gatlinburg. Click the link down below to see all the offers.

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Save Money In Gatlinburg Tennessee by riding the Gatlinburg Trolley

4. Ride The Trolley - Save Money In Gatlinburg Tennessee

Tired of paying expensive parking fees when you visit Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg? Take advantage of our trolleys! The two towns have a cheap way to get around town: riding either the Trolley system for $3 or less, plus an All-Day Pass will save more money in transportation costs.

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Save Money In Gatlinburg Tennessee by walking in Gatlinburg

5. Walk Everywhere - Save Money In Gatlinburg Tennessee

Will you get those sheer hard calf muscles in Gatlinburg – yes! It may be strenuous at times with the inclines and hills, but it’s great to get exercise and save money. If you want to save money from the steep per day parking prices, I would opt to walk throughout downtown Gatlinburg. You also never know what treasures you’ll find in Gatlinburg on your stroll! Along Parkway in Downtown Gatlinburg, the bulk of the shops, restaurants, and attractions span less than 2 miles – so it’s doable!

Groceries in the room are a big money saver and saves time

6. Buy Groceries For the room

It is no surprise that eating out racks up the expenses on any vacation. The average meal eating out (mid-range restaurant) in Gatlinburg costs about $20 per person. Let’s say a family of four people stay four days and eats out every meal; they would roughly spend $960 on eating out alone 👀. You’ll save a few hundred dollars by filling your hotel room with snacks and easy-to-prep meals! I always recommend having a picnic at one of the many overlooks in Gatlinburg – it’s more memorable than any restaurant. 

Ober Gatlinburg Tennessee by taking advantage of the beautiful Smokies national park

7. Great Smoky Mountains National Park

The Great Smoky Mountains National Park is a land of beauty and wonder, where you can explore an abundance of great mountains or lush forests with streams running through them like silk ribbons. The deep valleys are lined by spectacular cliffs that make for challenging hiking but offer breathtaking views! This country has so much to offer—all free to boot– 522 427 acres worth exploring right here in Gatlinburg. In addition, 14.1 million people visited the Great Smoky Mountain National Park in 2021 – there are so many different hiking trails, waterfalls, and wildlife to view here! 

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More Ways To Save Money In Gatlinburg Tennessee

Have you been to Gatlinburg? What are your favorite tips for saving money while on vacation? Share with us in the comments below, and be sure to share this blog post with a friend who might find it helpful. We hope you have a great time exploring one of America’s most beautiful towns – on a budget!

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