When it comes to romantic destinations, it just doesn’t get much better than Gatlinburg! With the gorgeous backdrop of the Smoky Mountains and the charming streets of downtown Gatlinburg, it is no wonder why so many couples come to this beautiful area to celebrate their honeymoon, anniversary or other special occasion! If you are making your own plans to visit the Smokies with your sweetheart, here are the top 5 romantic things to do in Gatlinburg:
1. Explore the National Park
Another one of the top romantic things to do in Gatlinburg is a hike through Great Smoky Mountains National Park! Hold your sweetheart’s hand as you explore one of the many wonderful trails and hike past spectacular scenery, historical structures, waterfalls, wildflowers and much more! This is also a fantastic opportunity to see some wildlife such as white-tailed deer, chipmunks or even the American Black Bear. Find the perfect location along the trail to take a selfie so that you remember these unique moments spent together in the national park!
2. Gatlinburg Sky Lift
Cuddle up with your sweetheart and soar above the Smoky Mountains on the Gatlinburg Sky Lift! This ski-lift style attraction takes you on a scenic journey to the top of Crockett Mountain and back down again so that you can enjoy tremendous views of the Smokies! The evening rides on the Gatlinburg Sky Lift are particularly romantic as you glide through the night sky and gaze down at the sparkling lights of downtown Gatlinburg. Don’t forget to share a kiss as you enjoy this peaceful and unique time together high above the mountains!
3. Stroll Through Downtown Gatlinburg
Spend at least one evening of your vacation strolling hand-in-hand along the streets of downtown Gatlinburg! This is a fun place to browse through souvenir shops, visit a fun museum or enjoy a delicious romantic dinner. If you want to get off of the beaten path, take a walk along River Road that runs adjacent to the Parkway. This pleasant diversion offers a nice stroll where you can escape the crowds and enjoy the peaceful sounds of the river.
4. Tour the Rocky Top Wine Trail
Enjoy a romantic afternoon together on a driving tour of the Rocky Top Wine Trail! This free wine trail features 5 wineries within 12 miles that offer more than 70 unique wines to sample! Start your tour at any of the wineries and pick up a passport where you will receive a stamp at each location. Once you have visited 3 locations, you will receive a complimentary wine glass, and if you finish the trail with all 5 locations you will receive another free gift to take home!
5. Stay in a 1 Bedroom Cabin
If you are looking for the ultimate romantic experience in Gatlinburg, stay in a 1 bedroom cabin from Gatlinburg Cabin Rentals! These lovely cabins have everything you and your sweetheart need for some unique time together, including a delightful fireplace and a bubbling hot tub on a private deck! Come see for yourself why so many couples love celebrating a special occasion at our 1 bedroom cabins in the Smoky Mountains!
Check out all of our Smoky Mountain cabin rentals today to plan a vacation near all of these romantic things to do in Gatlinburg! We look forward to seeing you and your sweetheart soon at Gatlinburg Cabin Rentals!