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Posted on 4/20/2022

8 Incredible Things to Do in Gatlinburg for Couples


1. Go Horseback Riding

Ride with your sweetheart on gentle horses, along quiet mountain trails. You might spot wild turkeys or even a black bear. Stables work with riders at any skill level, even if you’ve never ridden before. Try Sugarlands Riding Stables or Cades Cove Riding Stables.

2. Ice Skate at Ober Gatlinburg

Whether your romantic getaway is in July heat or December cold, you can hold onto each other while you glide around the indoor ice rink. Ride the Ober tram up the mountainside for fantastic views, then alight for year-round skating. Stay a while for other attractions like ice bumper cars, a climbing wall, and a mountain coaster.

3. Sample Moonshine

Visit Gatlinburg’s distilleries to taste the Smokies’ legendary drink. Sample classic ‘shine or try the dozens of flavors distillers create at Ole Smoky Moonshine, Tennessee Shine Co, Sugarlands Distilling Co., and more.

4. Tour Local Wineries

What could be more romantic than raising a glass of local wine to toast the sunset? Taste the best vintages Gatlinburg offers. On the Gatlinburg Wine Trail, use the wine trail map to visit wineries at your own pace, or book a guided, private tour.

5. Visit Anakeesta

This mountaintop park makes a perfect couple’s day out. Start with active fun like ziplining or flying downhill on the mountain coaster. Then stroll hand in hand on the Treetop Skywalk. You’ll feel as if you’re floating over the woods! In Vista Gardens, listen to waterfalls and birdsong. Enjoy gourmet food and craft beer together at the day’s end.

6. Make Your Own Souvenir

Creating unique pottery together lets you mold memories. Fowler’s Clay Works offers a one-hour workshop where you craft your own pots. Fowler’s fires your handiwork and mails it to you after you’re back home.

7. Dine Romantically

Crystelle Creek serves steak and seafood on beautifully landscaped grounds. At fondue restaurant, The Melting Pot, ask for a table in their “Lover’s Lane” section. Relax in the upscale atmosphere at the Cherokee Grill while you dine on regionally inspired cuisine. A romantic meal is waiting for you in Gatlinburg, Tennessee.

8. Cuddle In Your Cabin

A vacation cabin for two gives you total privacy and amazing amenities like a hot tub, game room, or outdoor fire pit. Pick a creekside cabin or a mountaintop hideaway. Browse our cozy Gatlinburg couples’ cabins today.
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