5 Things for Couples to Do in Gatlinburg

Published Aug 3, 2020

Gatlinburg offers couples vacations to match anyone’s interests, whether you love zip-lining through the trees, sipping wine or moonshine by the fireplace, or just taking in the expansive views together.

1. Soar to New Heights

A mountain vacation is all about peaks, valleys, and vistas. At SkyLift Park, ride the open chairlift for spectacular sights, day or night, in all four seasons. Take photos of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park and Gatlinburg from the mountaintop SkyDeck. Traverse the new SkyBridge, walking 140 feet above the valley. If the heights are dizzying, you have your honey to hold onto.

2. Visit a Mountaintop Village

Anakeesta, one of Gatlinburg’s newest attractions, calls itself a theme park, and the theme is natural beauty. Stroll along the Treetop Skywalk, 16 bridges suspended high in the leafy tree canopy. Ride the Dueling Zipline that lets you and your sweetheart fly through the forest side by side. The Rail Runner is a ground-level coaster with speed you control for a fast or leisurely trip downhill. Take in the 360-degree views from the observation tower and enjoy the romance of garden and forest walks before you eat or shop.

3. Tour a Moonshine Distillery

You might smell Ole Smoky Moonshine Distillery before you see it. Follow your nose to learn about moonshine’s history, see an authentic, old-fashioned still, and taste the modern yet traditional version sold here. From cherry or apple pie moonshine to classic moonshine like you’ve always imagined, you can try this Tennessee treat right here.

4. Cuddle Up in a Log Cabin

If you looked up “romantic” in a dictionary, the definition would be a picture of a log cabin. A private Gatlinburg cabin is your escape from the impersonal surroundings of a hotel. Choose the amenities you both want—fireplace, hot tub, pool table, and more. There’s plenty for couples to do in the Smokies, but at the end of the day, you’ll love coming home to your quiet cabin.

5. Pick the Perfect Wine

Look for the rustic, wooden building with the barrel out front in downtown Gatlinburg and you’ve found Tennessee Homemade Wines. Sample traditional fruit wines like White Knuckle Grape, Proper Peach, and Blueberry Bammer. Buy some to sip in your vacation cabin or get wines shipped to you at home later. Their unique flavors will remind you of your romantic Smoky Mountains couple vacation for months to come.

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