If you are looking to shop and dine during your vacation in Gatlinburg, Tennessee, than you should head on over to “The Village”.
Shops and dining options abound in this little “European” style shopping district located at 634 Parkway. This is a fantastic area to spend the whole day, breakfast through dinner.
Tennessee offers many attractions in and around the Gatlinburg area, but one thing that every woman likes to do is shop!
No matter what time you wake up to head out on a day of shopping fun, it won’t be too early to stop by “The Donut Fairy”. This is kind of like the fairy godmother for pastry lovers! They open at 5 a.m. and they serve pastries, “donuts”, and coffees. This is perfect for a quick breakfast treat before heading to the rest of the “The Village”
By now, I am sure you have figured out that there are a lot of outdoor activities to do around the Great Smoky Mountain region and you might have left something vital at home that you might need on your hike. Don’t worry because “The Day Hiker” has just about everything you might need, and more. They sell clothing, packs, and a variety of other hiking equipment suited for your needs.
Forgot your favorite sunglasses at home, hundreds of miles away? Don’t let the sun get in your eyes on this trip! Stop by “Shades of Gatlinburg” where you’ll find tons of name brand sunglasses and readers glasses. Even if you didn’t forget those shades, why not pick up another stylish pair?
Take some time to take pictures of the brick front shops in this quaint little “old world” style town. There are fountains and lots of opportunities for photos of you and your family. Stroll down the streets before the hustle of the afternoon in leisure.
You might want to have an early lunch somewhere, so think about going to “Jordan’s Village Creamery”. While you might think with a name like “creamery” that they would only sell ice creams, but that isn’t so. They also serve hot dogs, “deli” sandwiches and lemonade. Try an ice cream for dessert, or come back in the afternoon to taste a delicious Italian style gelato.
With all the hustle and bustle of a vacation, you might want to relax when you get back home, so why not buy some things to create a “spa” feel right in your own bathroom?
“Verbena’s” sells “soap by the slice” in dreamy scents like “almond honey” and “dragonfly” which has floral and musk notes. You are sure to feel clean and refreshed after washing with on if these brightly colored soaps.
What relaxing moment wouldn’t ne complete with a scented candle? Since 1976, “Candle Cottage” has been selling candles and oils to suit your wants and needs. They even carry their own line and some even have 100% natural oils and aromatherapy candles abound here in this little shop. You can also buy other brand name candles as well. I mean, what woman doesn’t like candles? These make great gifts for those back at home who are pet sitting or house watching as well!
I am sure that by now, if you have children, they will want to see all the toys in the “Cartoon and Toys” shop. They will enjoy seeing all the games, dolls, and other toys they have here! Maybe splurge a little on them and let them pick out a thing (or two) before heading to dinner.
The “Hofbrauhaus Restaurant” has German style food that won’t break the bank. All sandwiches are served warm including a tasty Reuben for $7.50 and a hot pastrami for $6.50. You can also get these with a side of sauerkraut or potato salad. For adults, they also serve beer.
There are over 20 shops to choose from, but I have just named a few. As you can tell, you could probably spend the entire day here if you like, or just come to eat or visit a shop or 2 before heading out to explore the rest of Gatlinburg.