Gatlinburg Retail

Great spot for a family pic.

What a surprise this area was. Restaurants, shops, and activities galore for one and all.

However, much traffic

and expensive parking. Most lots charged a base rate of $20, OUTRAGEOUS, but I found a deal at a local Catholic Church, St. Mary’s, just down the street from the Conference Center and Space Needle. Five dollars cash using an envelope system and you can park, leave, and return – Mother Mary was watching over me.

The Conference Center and Space Needle

On to the visit, there is a trolley in the area for transport. Here’s one of their stops.

Many restaurants with great variety..

And interesting things to do..

Get married – another thing to do in this town. Apparently many come here to marry, so why not make it exciting and memorable?
And kids love this one and it’s free, so make sure to stop..

There were many freebies and samplings offered.

These cookies were quite tasty.
Sample the wines at the many wine stores. The cotton candy wine was very good.

And for those who don’t want to pay those parking fees, book a room along the retail area.

There were numerous shops of all types in the area. This was my favorite mini mall as it reminded me of Europe..

And a little levity as I bid farewell.

Putting this picture on my refrigerator.

Next: Motown Lives!

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