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7 Romantic Things to Do in Gatlinburg with Your Sweetheart

Booking your honeymoon? Wanting to get away for a romantic weekend? There are plenty of activities to enjoy with your sweetheart. Whether the two of you enjoy adventure or relaxation, you won’t run out of romantic things to do in Gatlinburg. Here are the top 7 romantic things to do in Gatlinburg with your sweetheart:

1. Ice Skating Rink at Ober Mountain

ice skatingThere’s nothing more romantic than a couple holding hands and ice skating from one end of the rink to the other. You’re sure to have fun learning how to ice skate with your significant other on the ice skating rink at Ober Mountain. Plus, the rink is open year round so you don’t have to wait until winter to get on the ice since this is an indoor rink!

2. Gatlinburg Space Needle

Feel close to one another while looking out across scenic views from the Gatlinburg Space Needle. During the day, you’ll be able to see across the Smoky Mountains for miles, taking in the beauty of nature. All the downtown lights sparkle at night, creating a romantic mood while you look around the 360-degree panoramic viewing deck. To reach the top of the Gatlinburg Space Needle, you’ll ascend on a glass elevator, watching yourself go up until you reach the top. It’s one of the most romantic things to do in Gatlinburg!

3. Hiking the Trails

If a little adventure is your take on romance, head out on hiking trails while you’re in town. For a beginner’s trail, check out Ogle Place. Along the path, you’ll find the Ogle cabin, the Ogle barn, and a few small brooks. A more moderate hike would be Rainbow Falls, where you’ll find the highest single-drop waterfall in the Smokies. From the end of Rainbow Falls is the beginning of the trail to Mount LeConte, the most difficult hike in Gatlinburg and the third-highest peak in the Smokies. You could hike a new trail every day if you wanted!

4. Couple Spa Day

Getting pampered could be anyone’s definition of romantic, so why not do it while you’re here! Fox Place Salon and Spa has a huge variety of services to choose from. You’ll feel brand new from a facial, relaxed after a massage, and pampered with a manicure and pedicure. You can really have a romantic day together if you get a couple’s massage! There’s no better way to say “I love you” than to have a full day of treating yourselves!

5. Romantic Dinner

couple enjoying romantic dinnerFor a classic romantic evening, you and your sweetheart should go out for a beautiful dinner. Sharing a delicious meal at a nice restaurant is by far one of best romantic things to do in Gatlinburg. If you’re in the mood for steaks or seafood, head to the Peddler Steakhouse. You both can get wine and dessert to end the evening on a sweet note. For a more farm-to-table feel, head over to Red Oak Bistro. The chef serves seasonal dishes with food from local farmers’ markets. You’ll find a great wine selection here as well. No matter where you decide to eat, just being with your significant other is the best experience!

6. Tastings

If you want to add a little twist to a date, you’ll love visiting the wineries and distilleries as one of your romantic things to do in Gatlinburg. You can take tours at the wineries and try free samples of every type of wine. At the Ole Smoky Moonshine Distillery, you’ll find their original white lightning moonshine, plus a ton of other flavors to try for $5. They also have original moonshine cherries in mason jars, which could be enjoyed by themselves or in other cocktails!

7. Hanging Out in the Cabin

hot tub at secluded cabinWho said you even have to leave the cabin to do romantic things in Gatlinburg? Our cabins have amazing mountain views that you can enjoy while sitting on the porch. You’ll be secluded from other people and roads, just spending quality time with each other. Most cabins even have hot tubs where you can relax after a long day.

More Romantic Things to Do in Gatlinburg

These are just some of the best romantic things to do in Gatlinburg. The truth is, every moment in Gatlinburg is special when you share it with the one you love! You can also visit Anakeesta, where you and your sweetheart will be surrounded by stunning views of the Smoky Mountains and Gatlinburg, or visit Ripley’s Aquarium of the Smokies and see all the aquatic animals together. You can take a romantic chair ride up the side of a mountain and look out at the Smokies when you visit Gatlinburg SkyLift Park.

With all the romantic things to do in Gatlinburg, you’ll definitely stay busy! Trying to figure out where you’ll stay? Book a cabin with us now for your romantic getaway!