4 Fun Places to Go in The Village in Gatlinburg

4 Fun Places to Go in The Village in Gatlinburg

May 20, 2024

If you’re planning a Gatlinburg vacation, let us make the process a little easier. It’s good to know the attractions so that you know what you most want to do. That way, you can plan out your vacation days and use your time wisely. One place to visit is The Village Shops, a unique shopping experience located close to our condos. The area is modeled after a quaint, old-time European village. Learn more by exploring our list of 4 fun places to go in The Village in Gatlinburg:

1. The Donut Friar

donut friarBefore you go anywhere else, sit down to a delicious breakfast at The Donut Friar! To find it, use your nose and follow the smell of fresh-baked pastries! Get a simple glazed donut or one with toppings and fillings like chocolate frosting and jelly. If you can’t choose just one, get both! The hole in the middle allows you to eat more. As for other desserts, the shop has cinnamon bread, cheese danishes, and eclairs! Need a little extra energy? Simply pair your treat with a hot coffee or espresso. Kids will love the hot cocoa! If you can’t make it for breakfast, stop in for a sweet treat later in the day!

2. The Spice and Tea Exchange

The Spice and Tea Exchange is one of the great shops in The Village in Gatlinburg. It carries 85 handcrafted seasonings for many dishes, such as chicken, steak, and tacos. Additionally, the shop also has some great tea, hot and iced. The Southern Iced Tea is a great drink that will keep you cool in the summer heat while the Earl Grey tea is a great hot tea for the winter. Some of their more unique tea flavors are Banana Nut Muffin Herbal Tea and Black Chocolate Tea. Besides spices and tea, the shop also has kitchen accessories, mugs, and more!

3. Gatlin’s Escape Games

Gatlin's Escape Games in Gatlinburg TNAt Gatlin’s Escape Games, visitors are up for a fun challenge. It is an escape room that has a fun theme. You and a team of up to 8 players will meet a legendary magician named Reflecto in a historical performance theater. Successfully complete his tasks which come in the form of puzzles. You and your team will then advance to the Realm of Illusions and have the chance to become Masters of Magic. To keep the fun going, stop by the gift shop and choose a puzzle to take home!

4. The Day Hiker

While you’re on vacation, you may want to get away from the action of the city and visit the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Make sure you pack all the right gear for a safe and fun time. If you forget anything, The Day Hiker in The Village in Gatlinburg has everything you need! Get water bottles, hats, and so much more. Visitors can even pick up maps and trail guides. Along with hiking gear, The Day Hiker also has great souvenirs. A t-shirt or mug will be a little reminder of your fun vacation. You can also get them as gifts for loved ones back home!

We hope you enjoyed learning about some fun places to go in The Village in Gatlinburg! Want to know about even more attractions nearby? Check out our other list of great activities in downtown Gatlinburg you’re sure to love!