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Top 4 Reasons to Turn Your Sports Tournament into a Gatlinburg Vacation

If you are coming to Rocky Top Sports World to participate in one of our exciting tournaments, stay a few extra days to enjoy the beauty of the Smoky Mountains! Our state-of-the-art sports campus is located just a few miles outside of downtown Gatlinburg, where you can experience a variety of awesome restaurants, shops, and attractions! Here are the top 4 reasons to turn your sports tournament into a Gatlinburg vacation:

1. Unique Gatlinburg Attractions

ober gatlinburg sign and trolleyOne of the top reasons why you should turn your sports tournament into a Gatlinburg vacation is to experience all of the unique attractions in downtown Gatlinburg! If you love winter sports, just take the Aerial Tramway to Ober Gatlinburg where you can enjoy snow tubing, ice skating, and a ski area complete with a terrain park! Gatlinburg is home to tons of other fantastic attractions too, including Ripley’s Aquarium of the Smokies, Anakeesta, Gatlinburg SkyLift Park, Rowdy Bear Mountain, and more! With everything from miniature golf to mountain coasters, you will never run out of fun things to do in Gatlinburg!

2. Close to the National Park

Rocky Top Sports World is practically right next door to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, where you can explore miles of scenic hiking trails for all skill levels! Whether your tournament is taking place in the winter, summer, fall, or spring, there is always something to see and do in the park! The spring season brings spectacular wildflowers to the region, while the summer offers nice long days of sunshine. Autumn is a popular time due to the gorgeous fall foliage and winter offers dramatic scenery with snow-covered peaks. As you can see, any time is perfect for visiting the Smokies!

3. Ultimate Convenience

downtown gatlinburgSince you are already staying in town for your tournament at Rocky Top Sports World, it only makes sense to extend your stay into a Gatlinburg vacation! This is the ultimate convenience because you will find everything you need within miles of our sports campus, including outdoor activities, shopping opportunities, tempting restaurants, and more! Gatlinburg is also just a few miles south of Pigeon Forge, where you can enjoy Dollywood, The Island, and plenty of other incredible destinations!

4. Variety of Lodging Options

The wonderful thing about the location of Rocky Top Sports World is that there is a huge variety of lodging options to fit your needs! If you prefer a traditional hotel, you will find plenty of accommodations along the Parkway in downtown Gatlinburg and on the surrounding streets. There are also many condos in the area with multiple bedrooms if you have a large family coming into town for your tournament. Many folks visiting the Smokies enjoy staying in a cabin, where you can take advantage of amenities such as private decks with scenic views, fully equipped kitchens, hot tubs, and game rooms!

Check out all of our Gatlinburg lodging partners today to find the perfect accommodations for your sports tournament and Gatlinburg vacation! We look forward to seeing you soon at Rocky Top Sports World!

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