8Gatlinburg, Tennessee

A small town with a population of under 4,000, Gatlinburg is a great Thanksgiving destination that rewards travelers with a weekend filled with outdoor activities.

Gatlinburg hosts special events around Thanksgiving. One of the best-known is The Great Smoky Thanksgiving Arts and Crafts Show, where Tennessee artists and craftspeople sell handcraft gifs, such as quilts, woven baskets, scented candles, paintings, and more.