Like...or I should say...Love the mountains! Love the Pancake Pantry restaurant....Love the Village shopping area....Love just walking around...Love Ober Gatlinburg and the Tram....Love Ripleys Aquarium.
Dislike all the junkie T-shirt shops and knock off purse shops and especially the "Time share selling pushy people"...but believe me they have really calmed down...they had to...they use to be on the side walks and come right up to you, get in your face and even follow you...now they have to stay in their little offices...if they don't...they can get in trouble! Also dislike the horrible traffic problems!
Best time to go...January and February!! A lot of the restaurants offer 2 for one's and there are a lot of sales going on as well!!!
Biggest Dislike...tourists that find it necessary to go above and beyond what you should to see and photograph the wild bears in the mountains!!! Their carelessness and selfishness have caused several Black Bears to be euthanized and this should not happen! People need to stay away from the wild bears, keep their kids and pets away from them as well!!
Another dislike....way too many cabins have been built on the mountain sides...it takes away the natural beauty!!