5 Romantic Things to Do in Gatlinburg for Couples

Jessica DeLucia Gatlinburg, Guides & Tips

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We bet you're ready to ditch the typical date night plans. This year you're ready for more spontaneity, a chance to do things differently with your loved one. A chance to tap into your wild side! Gatlinburg, Tennessee happens to be a great place to do all of the above being one of the most romantic places to visit. Even a simplistic scenic drive through the mountains of Gatlinburg offers quality time as a romantic activity.

Whether you’re celebrating your anniversary or simply need time away to reconnect with your special someone, Gatlinburg offers various unique, fun things and adventurous attractions that are sure to create long-lasting memories. Now, let’s get started on highlighting a few top romantic things to do in Gatlinburg, TN for couples near Westgate Gatlinburg.

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#1. Great Smoky Mountains National Park

From colorful wildflowers and foliage to wide open spaces and panoramic views, Great Smoky Mountains National Park is nothing less than breathtaking. Along with the scenery, it’s also home to the astonishing Alum Cave Trail, Laurel Falls, and Cades Cove, a broad, lush valley surrounded by spectacular mountain views with historic cabins, homes and churches, making this area the most popular destination in the park. Stepping into the wildlife while taking in crisp mountain air brings upon relaxing feelings and enhanced emotions; that alone is worth cherishing with your loved one.

Looking to turn things up a notch? Ask about horseback riding opportunities or nearby ATV tours in the Smokies, as they offer a unique exploration for all skill levels, and is a nice way to experience additional spectacular views without being on foot.

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#2. Tennessee Homemade Wines

Sip on deliciously sweet wines with your significant other at this small town location. Tennessee Homemade Wines is known for its southern hospitality & heritage, offering wines made in small batches with local fruits & berries, crafted by local folk, and served by local friends. As a popular couples activity, you can also enjoy free wine tastings, plus a free view of Gatlinburg being in the foothills of the Smokies! There's plenty to love at this most visited winery in Tennessee. Open 7 days a week to easily curate a romantic day of wine tastings!

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#3. Gatlinburg Space Needle

What better way to take in the fantastic scenery than on the iconic Gatlinburg Space Needle? Overlooking downtown Gatlinburg and the Smoky Mountains, this attraction includes a trip up glass elevators over 400 feet high to an observation deck, providing 360 degree encapsulated, astounding views. If you’re experiencing this with a significant other, we’d like to say love is in the air - literally.

Surprisingly, the Space Needle offers guests plenty of amenities beyond panoramic views of Gatlinburg, enough to where you can spend a good chunk of time here. Choose to stay for a delicious lunch or a romantic dinner featuring New York-style cuisine. Or, evoke that child within and enjoy the 30,000+ square foot amusement center to solidify a memorial day.

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#4. Sugarlands Distilling Company

Reviewed as the #1 Thing to Do in Gatlinburg, TN on Tripadvisor and the #1 Distillery in the U.S. is Sugarlands Distilling Co. - a locally owned, community-minded brand providing quality spirits to their guests. Here you’ll enjoy tastings & cocktails or have the opportunity to book one of their tours or workshops. Celebrate good times & cheers to warm, fuzzy feelings with a quality drink during your romantic Gatlinburg experience!

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#5. Anakeesta

The Anakeesta experience awaits, and might we say it’s one of the most fun attractions in the area. This Tennessee award-winning North America theme park is located on 70 acres of immaculate forested land nestled in the heart of downtown Gatlinburg.

It's at Anakeesta where you'll ride their scenic Chondola or Ridge Rambler adventure vehicle to the summit. Once arrived, you'll enjoy attractions like the Treetop Skywalk, Anavista Tower, Vista Gardens, Dueling Zipline Adventure, and Rail Runner Mountain Coaster. Don’t skip out on visiting Black Bear Village, where you both can listen to live music, watch outdoor movies, relax around the firepit, and enjoy an elevated dining experience at Cliff Top Restaurant! You can locate the best Anakeesta hotel packages with us.

A Vacation Fit for a Queen and Her King

There’s nothing short of a classic experience in Gatlinburg, TN, and it’s always a plus when you can bring your plus one along, too! A good place to start your romantic adventure is at the beautiful Westgate Smoky Mountain Resort. Enjoy select luxurious, cabin-style villas offering spectacular mountain views, a fireplace, hot tub, private balcony plus amenities like a world-class spa, indoor water park and on-site dining. If your heart is burning for more, you can also check out our Couples Vacation Deals in Gatlinburg below.

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