American Patriotic Pride
Throughout the month of July and even leading up to it, many nice hotels in Gatlinburg show off their patriotic pride. Flags, balloons, and banners fly the red, white, and blue and the atmosphere is electric. The weather has been hotter than usual, but afternoon showers have cooled things down a bit, as well.
We recommend you always pack a small poncho with you when you walk downtown Gatlinburg with your family or friends. Sure, you can take shelter in our many shops or restaurants, but if you are already wet and walk into an establishment that likes to keep it cool at 65F, you might get chilled. Take a cue from the Girl Scouts and be prepared.