The magazine ranked Gatlinburg for its quaint old buildings and the beauty of the Great Smoky Mountains.
“We’re just thrilled,” said Gatlinburg City Manager Cindy Cameron Ogle. “Of course it has taken a lot of people doing a lot of things to cause us to get this kind of recognition. But we’re just thrilled about it.”
Forbes says Gatlinburg ranks among the best to look at along with Newport, Rhode Island, Taos, New Mexico and Old San Juan, Puerto Rico. The magazine says the rankings came from help of National Geographic and The Travel Channel.
Visitors to Gatlinburg say the beauty is what draws them here.
“We’re staying at a cabin in the Mountains so we have all that natural environment around us,” said Kris Mondrella, while on vacation with her family. “It has everything it has the nature part, it has the touristy part at the same time so you know your hitting all spectrum of the vacationers.”
The city says while they’ve worked to get to this honor, there is more to come as a 15 year screetscape project comes to an end on June 30th. Gatlinburg has been working to bury utility lines underground, something that City Manager Cindy Ogle says took the work of the city and businesses.
“So it’s a great private public collaboration, but one of the most dramatic things that we think we’ve done to improve the esthetics of the downtown area,” Ogle added.
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