Blog

Posted on 7/29/2021

5 Popular Date Night Hotspots in Gatlinburg


Gatlinburg offers the perfect date night, from beautiful views to delicious dining to amazing entertainment. Here’s your guide to a romantic evening.


1. GATLINBURG SKYLIFT PARK

Snuggle against your date as you ride the chairlift from downtown Gatlinburg right up the mountainside to SkyLift Park. The park is open into the night, so you can see the town sparkling below and the stars glittering above. Stroll hand in hand across the spectacular SkyBridge, the longest pedestrian suspension bridge in North America. When you walk over the bridge’s glass walkway, you’ll feel like you’re floating over the valley below! (Or is that floating sensation just date night giddiness?)


2. MOONSHINE TASTINGS

Once you’re back on Earth in Gatlinburg, try a uniquely Tennessee version of drinks before dinner: Moonshine. Don’t worry, it’s not only legal, but it’s also positively encouraged! Stop for tastings at Tennessee Shine Company, Sugarlands Distilling Co., or Ole Smoky Moonshine.


3. A ROMANTIC DINNER

Try an unusual, interactive dining experience at The Melting Pot. Begin with a gourmet cheese fondue prepared right at your table, then enjoy crisp salads and a rich entree like steak, shrimp, chicken, salmon, and more, prepared in a fondue style of your choice. Of course, you’ll want to finish with a chocolate fondue--the only dilemma will be deciding which of six luscious dessert fondues you want to share!

If your honey prefers a classic steakhouse, the Cherokee Grill is an ideal date night destination. Its upscale mountain lodge atmosphere is a relaxing setting for relishing the steak, chicken, and seafood dishes prepared to your taste. Don’t miss their unique sides like Tennessee blue cheese grits or baked spicy mac and cheese with spinach.


4. A DATE NIGHT STROLL THROUGH DOWNTOWN

A date night stroll through downtown Gatlinburg is the perfect way to appreciate the beauty of this mountain town. You can start your evening by grabbing a bite to eat at one of the many great restaurants in the area. Then, take a leisurely walk down the scenic Parkway, window shopping and enjoying the sights and sounds of downtown Gatlinburg. You can finish your evening by stargazing from one of the many overlooks in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. A date night walk through downtown Gatlinburg is the perfect way to spend some quality time with your special someone.


5. GATLINBURG SPACE NEEDLE

End your magical evening with one more breathtaking view. Ascend 407 feet to the top of the Space Needle for one last look at the Smokies silhouetted against the night. The Needle is open as late as 1:30 to 2:30 a.m.

After your date, cuddle by the fireplace at your private vacation cabin. Reserve your rental cabin today!

Previous Start Your Day at One of These 3 Gatlinburg Breakfast Spots 5 Reasons to Vacation in Our Luxury Pigeon Forge Cabins Next
Image for Smoky Mountain Cabins
Explore
Smoky Mountain Cabins
Smoky Mountain Cabins
View All of Our Vacation Rentals
Read More
Image for Pigeon Forge Cabins
Explore
Pigeon Forge Cabins
Pigeon Forge Cabins
View Our Cabins in Pigeon Forge
Read More
Image for Gatlinburg Cabins
Explore
Gatlinburg Cabins
Gatlinburg Cabins
View Our Cabins in Gatlinburg
Read More
Image for Cabin Management
Explore
Cabin Management
Cabin Management
Learn More About Joining Us
Read More
Image for Things To Do
Explore
Things To Do
Things To Do
View all of the fun things to see and do in Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg
Read More