18 Best Hotels to Stay Near Gatlinburg Strip

Gatlinburg, TN is a family friendly destination perfect for girl’s trip, family reunions, couples looking for a romantic getaway and outdoor lovers. It’s a highly desirable place to visit during all seasons of the year. In the center of all of natures beautiful mountains there’s plenty of attractions like the Gatlinburg Space Needle, Ripley’s Aquarium of the Smokies, and Ober Gatlinburg Amusement Park and Ski Area. Along the strip you’ll find plenty of bars and restaurants. Plus, the Great Smoky Mountains National Park is only a mile from downtown. If your looking to stay in a hotel within walking distance of the Gatlinburg Strip or have amazing views I’ve created a list of the best hotels to help you with planning your visit.

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Disney Junior Tour Live Costume Palooza Experience

The Disney Junior Tour Costume Palooza made its way to Nashville, TN at Opry House. Thank you Disney Junior Tour for hosting our family with VIP tickets! We had an amazing time from the VIP party, character meet and greet and watching the show! During the show you’ll see Mickey, Minnie, Goofy, Doc McStuffins, Spidey and his amazing friends to name a few.

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Fall Fun at Gaylord Opryland Goblins & Giggles

Carve out some time for family fun this Fall in Nashville, TN at Gaylord Opryland Resort, Goblins & Giggles is happening now through October 29th! Thank you Gaylord Opryland for hosting us, all thoughts/opinions are my own! The amount of fun we had from the Trick or Treat Expedition to SoundWaves Water Experience and more was endless! By having a room during our visit, it made our quality time together even better. Nap times stayed the same for the children and we had a chance to recharge. I’m sharing the deets and some tips on the experiences we had.

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Get ready everyone! PRIVY Nashville is back on Saturday, September 16th hosted by The Lopez Group. It’s an All-White pop up dinner and concert at Nashville’s Riverfront Park downtown. Privy honors unsung heroes in our city!

“PRIVY is a cultural movement that celebrates the arts through community, lifestyle, entertainment and philanthropy.” – PRIVY

The entertainment will include top musical acts, including Juvenile, Keri Hilson, Bobby Valentino, RL, Nashville’s own CoJo Ko and a host of other amazing celebs and performers. Now remember ALL WHITE ATTIRE is required for entry!

GA and VIP packages are available through the link below.

Purchase PRIVY Nashville Tickets Here

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Hope to see you there!

Camp Margaritaville in Pigeon Forge, TN – Luxe & Laid-Back Vibes

My family and I made it to Pigeon Forge, Tennessee during Winterfest. If the cold temps aren’t your vibe then plan your Spring Break and Summer getaway now. I have the perfect place for you that your entire family would love! It’s Camp Margaritaville RV Resort and Lodge in Pigeon Forge! We we’re hosted during the visit but all thoughts/opinions are my own.

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Christmas at Opryland

Have you heard the news? There’s So Much Christmas at Gaylord Opryland Resort in Nashville, TN. School is out for winter break and we knew it was the perfect time for our family to celebrate the holiday season together. If you’re looking for holiday fun that’s perfect for the young and young at heart, Gaylord Opryland is the perfect destination for you to make some wonderful memories! We were hosted by Gaylord Opryland, thoughts are my own. Keep reading to check out some of the fun we had on our family Christmas staycation.

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CoComelon Live! Takes The Stage in Music City

CoComelon LIVE! JJ’s Journey made its stop in Nashville, TN at TPAC on Sunday, November 20, 2022. The interactive musical production inspired by CoComelon, is the #1 most watched entertainment brand on YouTube! I was so excited when I saw buzz happening on the CoComelon Instagram page that CoComelon Live was headed out on tour. I bought the kids matching CoComelon sweaters to wear just in case their wheels on the bus rolled into town! We were hosted by CoComelon Live and views on my own (no major spoilers).

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PRIVY All White PopUp Diner’, More Than A Party

PRIVY All White PopUp Dinner 2022 was an incredibly good time. It was held on September 17th at Riverfront Park, Nashville TN. Yes we all dressed in our white attire. Then loaded up the car with everything we needed to decorate our table for an all white dining experience. There were live performances by many chart topping artist, including Adina Howard, Sunshine Anderson, Tweet, Lyfe Jennings, Carl Thomas, and Kid Capri! However PRIVY is more than getting together to party.

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Family Fun at Gaylord Opryland Summer of More

Gaylord Opryland’s Summer of More is happening now through Monday, September 5, 2022. There’s a host of family-friendly pirates and princesses events galore like, The Shiny Stash Scavenger Hunt, Treasure Trove Art Studio, Pirates & Princesses Academy, Lost Treasure Flatboat Voyage, Royal Carriage Rides, The Captain’s Hidden Treasure Escape Room, SoundWaves and more. We were hosted during our stay and got a chance to check out all the fun!

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Inspiring Black Children’s Books To Read Right Now

It’s important for our children to see themselves when they read books. For me, growing up I didn’t see images of characters that resembled me. However, that’s not the case anymore. My children get to grow up reading books with beautiful black kids in the stories. By the way, if your looking for a black owned book store to support check out Alkebu-Lan Images located in Nashville, TN near Tennessee State University. You can also shop their store online. Here’s a few books we’re reading by Black Authors this Black History Month and honestly all year long.

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