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Posted on 2/17/2021

5 Fun Things for Adults to Do in Gatlinburg, Tennessee


If you're looking for some fun things to do in Gatlinburg, Tennessee, look no further! This charming town is packed with activities that will appeal to adults of all ages. From hiking and biking trails to amusement parks and wineries, there's something for everyone. So check out this list of five fun things for adults to do in Gatlinburg, and start planning your trip today!

1. DRINK LIKE A LOCAL

Gatlinburg gives adults a wide choice of distillerieswineries and breweries. Moonshine is a Tennessee tradition that gained new life when the state made it legal just a decade ago. Taste it at Sugarlands Distilling Co., or Ole Smoky Moonshine to name a few. Tour the Gatlinburg Wine Trail, where five wineries offer tastings. Discover your favorite local craft beers at Gatlinburg Brewing Co. and Smoky Mountain Brewery.

2. SHOP FOR SMOKY MOUNTAIN CRAFTS

The Gatlinburg Arts and Crafts Community is an eight-mile loop of craft studios and shops with more than 100 artisans making and selling traditional handcrafts. Watch pottery making, leathercrafting, silversmithing, painting, weaving, candle making, carving and much more. With eateries along the route, too, you can spend a full day exploring Smokies crafts.

3. EXPLORE OUR GREAT OUTDOORS

Hike in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Hikes range from easy, paved trails to heart-pumping climbs, and finding the right trail for you is simple with a park service trail guide. Rafting the Smokies’ rivers is an exciting challenge with the help of rafting guides who work with novices and experienced rafters alike.

To combine outdoor beauty with shopping and dining, visit Anakeesta, the mountaintop theme park where the theme is nature. Stroll the Tree Canopy Walk’s 16 bridges that carry you high above the forest floor. Visit the botanical garden, or try the ziplines or mountain coaster. Finish the day with a meal and a great view at Anakeesta’s Cliff Top Restaurant.

4. TAKE A SCENIC DRIVE

Try Little River Road’s 18 miles of scenery with stops for waterfalls, a swimming hole and easy woodland walks. Drive the Roaring Fork Motor Nature Trail and stop for the moderate hike to Rainbow Falls, or visit settlers’ historic homesteads just off the trail. For pure driving exhilaration, take a spin on the Tail of the Dragon, 11 miles of roadway with 318 curves.

5. MATURE DINING EXPERIENCE IN GATLINBURG

If you're looking for a more mature dining experience while in Gatlinburg, there are plenty of great options available. From upscale restaurants with stunning views to intimate bistros perfect for a romantic night out, you'll find everything you're looking for and more. Here are just a few of our favorite adult only dining options in Gatlinburg:

The Peddler Steakhouse: This iconic Gatlinburg steakhouse has been serving up delicious food and stunning mountain views for over 40 years. The perfect place for a special night out, The Peddler Steakhouse offers an extensive menu of mouth-watering steaks, seafood, and more.

The Park Grill: Located in the heart of Gatlinburg's Great Smoky Mountains National Park, The Park Grill offers unbeatable views and a menu of American favorites. From burgers and fries to grilled salmon and roasted chicken, there's something for everyone at The Park Grill.

If you're looking for a fun-filled adult only getaway, look no further than Gatlinburg, Tennessee. This charming town is packed with activities that will appeal to adults of all ages. From hiking and biking trails to amusement parks and wineries, there's something for everyone. So check out this list of five fun things for adults to do in Gatlinburg, and start planning your trip today! And don't forget to reserve your cabin in Gatlinburg today!

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