The leaves might not be changing color yet, but September in Gatlinburg is still a beautiful time to visit. Plus, the crowds are thinner and the prices are cheaper than during peak season. Here’s everything you need to know about vacationing in Gatlinburg during the month of September.
SEPTEMBER WEATHER IN GATLINBURG
Weather-wise, September is a great time to visit Gatlinburg. The average high temperature is 83 degrees, with lows dipping down to a comfortable 63 degrees at night. You might see a few showers throughout the month - averaging about 3 inches of rain - but nothing that should ruin your trip. In fact, the rain can actually make for some spectacular waterfall viewing.
WILDLIFE AND WILDFLOWERS
Speaking of nature, one of the best things to do in Gatlinburg in September is explore the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. The park is teeming with wildlife and wildflowers, and the cooler temperatures make for perfect hiking weather. Be sure to pack your camera - you’ll want to capture the incredible views.
FUN AND EXCITEMENT
If you’re looking for a little fun and excitement, Gatlinburg also has plenty of that to offer. There are dozens of family-friendly attractions, like Ripley’s Aquarium of the Smokies and Ober Gatlinburg. And for the adults, Gatlinburg is home to a thriving nightlife scene, with everything from live music venues to dance clubs.