Gatlinburg Named #1 Destination on the Rise

There’s never a shortage of reasons to visit White Oak Lodge and Resort: The beauty and deep heritage of the Smoky Mountains, a beautiful cabin or cozy condo stay, lots of family entertainment, more southern comfort food than you can imagine, and the list goes on.

And here’s one more reason: TripAdvisor announced that Gatlinburg has been named the #1 Destination on the Rise in the United States and #4 in the world.

According to the Gatlinburg Daily Post, the recognition comes as TripAdvisor is releasing the Travelers’ Choice Awards for 2015.

“This is a such a great recognition for Gatlinburg,” said Robert Montgomery, Gatlinburg Convention and Visitors Bureau Board President. “TripAdvisor is internationally known as a trusted source for top travel information, and this recognition further affirms the positive experience our guests receive when they visit Gatlinburg.”

Here’s a look back at some of the blog topics we’ve covered that make Gatlinburg worthy of this honor.

Family Entertainment
From museums to putt putt, there’s so much family fun in and around Gatlinburg: Ripley’s, mini golf, and Dollywood just to name a few.

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Food & Drink
From comfort food at Paula Deen’s Family Kitchen to moonshine, there’s no end to the outstanding southern style food and drink in Gatlinburg. Our faves include Beans and Cornbread Blastpancakes, Ole Smoky Moonshine, and barbecue.

Music and Culture

The Appalachian heritage makes Gatlinburg a hub for crafting and country music. Some of the best showcases are: Great Smoky Art and Crafts Community, Smoky Mountain Songwriter’s Festival, and Smoky Mountain Snowdown.

Holidays
From fireworks to chili cookoffs, Gatlinburg has the holidays down. Here’s a look at some of this year’s great celebrations: 4th of July, Winterfest, and Winter Magic.

No matter what time of year you visit White Oak Lodge and Resort, Gatlinburg does not disappoint.

What’s your favorite season in Gatlinburg? What attractions do you recommend?

Read the original article at Gatlinburg Daily Post

Victoria Hoffman

A native of New Jersey, Victoria isn't entirely sure how she ended up in Kansas City, but has enjoyed writing, editing, creating, communicating and marketing for high-profile accounts throughout the city ever since. In her spare time, Victoria is an actor (and active) with local community and city theatre.