The 4 Best Gatlinburg Attractions for Couples

A couple tasting wine.
December 23, 2016

Gatlinburg is the perfect location for a romantic getaway! Not only are there beautiful mountain views and romantic cabins to make your weekend escape special, there are also many amazing attractions for couples to enjoy together. Here are four of the best Gatlinburg attractions for couples, for you and your sweetheart to check out during your trip to the Smokies:

1. Wine Tasting

What could be more romantic than sampling the area’s best local wines with the one you love? The Rocky Top Wine Trail is a collection of five wineries within 12 miles that encourage vacationers to pay them a visit.

Couples who take the Rocky Top Wine Trail will enjoy free tours and tastings at all of the most popular wineries in the Smoky Mountains. Be sure to pick up your Rocky Top Wine Trail Passport at the first location you visit, because when you get three stamps you receive a free logo wine glass and when you complete the trail you receive another special gift.

2. Gatlinburg Scenic Overlook

A scenic photo of Gatlinburg in the mountains.

Couples will love breathing in the fresh mountain air at the Gatlinburg Scenic Overlook. This romantic spot offers beautiful views of downtown Gatlinburg and the Great Smoky Mountains. The dramatic contrast between the city and the mountains is what makes the Gatlinburg Scenic Overlook one of the most photographed locations in East Tennessee. While you are there, don’t forget to take a picture to share with your family and friends once you have returned from your trip.

3. Ober Gatlinburg

Another one of the best Gatlinburg attractions for couples is the Ober Gatlinburg Ski Area & Amusement Park. Ober Gatlinburg offers many great activities for you to enjoy with your sweetheart. During the winter, visitors to Tennessee’s only ski resort will find incredible downhill skiing and snowboarding.

If you are looking for activities that are a little slower and more romantic, Ober has those as well. Enjoy a picturesque ride through the mountains on the Ober Gatlinburg Aerial Tramway, a cable car ride that travels from The Strip to the ski resort, or Ober’s Scenic Chairlift ride. Couples can also enjoy ice skating together in Ober’s year-round indoor skate rink.

4. Horseback Riding

A happy couple and a horse.

Horseback riding in Gatlinburg will allow you and your significant other to experience another side of the Smokies that is not normally seen by car or by foot. No prior horseback riding experience is necessary, as all of the trail rides at Sugarlands Riding Stables are guided. A scenic tour of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park on horseback is the perfect way to spend a romantic afternoon in Gatlinburg.

These are just a few of the many great Gatlinburg attractions for couples. Enjoy a magical romantic weekend with your significant other in Gatlinburg and go back home completely happy and relaxed. To make your trip to Gatlinburg even more special book one of one of our romantic Gatlinburg cabins. With bubbly hot tubs, toasty fireplaces, and breathtaking mountain views, our cabins are ideal for a couples getaway in the Smokies!