The Ultimate Guide of Things to Do in Gatlinburg for Couples
If you and your partner are on the fence about where to book your next trip, consider visiting the Smoky Mountains! There are nearly endless activities for every type of couple. Unsure where to begin? We’ve got you covered with this ultimate guide of things to do in Gatlinburg for couples!
For outdoorsy couples
The Great Smoky Mountains National Park offers countless driving tours, hiking and horseback riding trails, waterfalls, fishing areas, and historic sites to explore. Thanks to the changing seasons and abundant wildlife, your experience is unique every time and will leave you wanting to return! Pack a picnic and soak in the serene nature around you at one of the many picnic spots in Cades Cove.
Ober Mountain is one of the top-rated adventure parks in the Smokies for a reason! Take the Aerial Tramway that departs from downtown Gatlinburg directly to the Adventure Park. You’ll be blown away by the incredible mountain views! For a bit of adventure, try out the Ski Mountain Coaster, a 3,750-foot ride with speeds up to 25 miles per hour! With shopping, dining, and more fun activities, Ober Mountain is an attraction to visit year-round.
One destination every couple should put on their bucket list is Anakeesta! Get a 360⁰ view atop the AnaVista Tower– you’ll be able to see to Kentucky! And nothing beats the experience of their Treetop Skywalk. Strolling through the canopy of trees 50 to 60 feet in the air is truly a magical experience. If you’re feeling adventurous, try their zip line and rail coaster!
For laid-back couples
Gatlinburg’s local wineries are the perfect place to sample delicious wine in a relaxed environment for a low-key day. Take advantage of complimentary tastings, and you might find a new favorite to take back to your cabin in the Smokies for a romantic night in.
A dinner show is one of the most fun things to do in Gatlinburg for couples! Whether you like comedy, murder mysteries, or live music, you’re guaranteed great food and entertainment. Pirates Voyage is a real crowd-pleaser with stunning acrobatics and stunts!
A spa in the mountains? Yes, you heard that right! Enjoy a pamper session with your significant other at Fox Place Spa, the best local spot for professional, relaxing massages and facials.
For on-the-go couples
If you like having a full schedule of things to do, start your day with breakfast and a stroll through The Village. We recommend a stack of delicious pancakes from The Pancake Pantry or some melt-in-your-mouth donuts from The Donut Friar before exploring the 27 stores within a unique European village atmosphere.
Spend the afternoon trying something new! Go for a moonshine tasting at The Ole Smoky Distillery; you’re likely to find a unique flavor you’ve never tried. Then bring on the competition with your partner at Gatlin’s! From escape rooms and mini golf to a ropes course, their multiple locations guarantee an afternoon of fun.
End the day with the enchanting Astra Lumina night walk at Anakeesta! This feature is the first Moment Factory immersive experience in the United States. Ethereal lighting, projections, and sound will surround you and your partner for an unforgettable evening among the stars.
Now that you’ve read the ultimate guide of things to do in Gatlinburg for couples, start browsing our cozy 1 bedroom cabins and planning the perfect couple’s getaway!