If you are looking for a place to find activities for two that will not break the bank, Gatlinburg, Tennessee, is an excellent option! This romantic tourist area is an interesting place to visit! Anytime of the year, you can visit the Smokies and discover something new to try. What better way to see the Smoky Mountains than with the one you love the most? This city is famous for so many things, including the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, celebrity restaurants, museums, boutiques, theme parks, and wedding chapels, just to name a few. All are great activities for couples in the Smoky Mountains!
A winery tour is a great way to see something new while bonding as a couple. With so many local wineries to choose from you, will not want for new flavors to taste. Sugarland Cellars, located in Gatlinburg, Tennessee, and is a fully-operating winery. They ferment, bottle, and sell their wine right in their very own building! This winery is a unique addition to Gatlinburg because it is the only fully-operating winery of its kind. The winery offers a complimentary wine tasting of all available wines at the end of each daily tour. The Sugarland Cellars tours are offered from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. and are free to everyone! You must be 21 years old to partake in the wine tasting and bring your ID to present. Sugarland Cellars offers dry wines, semi-sweet wines, and sweet wines. All of their famous wines can be found in the gift shop for you and your spouse to purchase, or you can choose to order them online after returning home from vacation. Touring and tasting at the winery is a wonderful Smoky Mountain activity for any couple!
How romantic is a beautiful view! The Space Needle in Gatlinburg is a glorious building that can be seen from miles away! Known to be one of the most iconic attractions in the Smokies, the Space Needle has been around for almost 45 years! This attraction offers a panoramic view of the city, breathtaking photo opportunities, and a unique experience! There are two glass elevators that provide transportation for visitors to the top of the needle. Enjoy the spectacular views with the one you love and the over 400 feet of picturesque skyline. The 360 degree viewing platform allows you to see all the city has to offer both day and night. Adults are $8.50, seniors (60+) are $5, children (5-12) are $4, and children (4 and under) are free with an adult ticket purchase. You’ll certainly make memories to last a lifetime as you enjoy this romantic activity in the Smokies. Whether you’re a new couple or have been together for years, you’ll enjoy spending a relaxing afternoon taking in the views.
Free Tip: The Gatlinburg Space Needle’s tickets are valid for a second trip within 24 hours of the purchase! You and your significant other can check out both daytime and nighttime views for no additional fees!
Ober Gatlinburg Tramway is a scenic two-mile ride. It is one of North America’s largest aerial tramways. The tram can hold up to 120 passengers at a time in 2 different tram cars. This tramway has been in operation since 1973! The cost is $12 round trip for adults and$9.50 round trip for children ages 5 to 11.
Horseback riding is a great way to spend time with your partner. There is no better way to have quality time with someone than to enjoy the beauties of nature. Venture to the Smoky Mountain Riding Stables inside of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. This stable has been in operation for over 20 years, and any type of rider is welcome. You do not need prior experience to enjoy riding! You and your spouse will have an authentic western adventure you will always remember. As you ride these horses through the beautiful national park, you will be surrounded by many flowering plants and wild animals. You will be led by an experienced trail guide who will lead you through the national forest.
Ober Gatlinburg offers many different activities to suit different budgets and personalities for any couple. Ice skating is a fun way to get exercise and spend quality time with your significant other. The ticket you purchase allows for a three-hour skate session. The price of the ticket is $9, and that includes skates! For only $18, you and your spouse could have a date night that would be both budget-friendly and entertaining. With a 140' X 75' indoor ice arena as the centerpiece of the Ober Gatlinburg's enclosed mall, you will be able to skate year-round!
Tour Cades Cove! This romantically historic location is a great place to spend some quality time with that someone special. An exquisite carriage ride is a more intimate option for those that do not prefer large crowded tours. With only six passengers at a time allowed in the horse drawn carriage, the beautiful Cades Cove tour will take you back in time as you view history. From the serene carriage with the one you love, this tour will be memorable and romantic. All ages are welcome on this tour, and there are no weight limits. The tours run continually throughout the day and each lasts about 45 minutes. If you’re looking for a classically romantic activity to enjoy as a couple, this is it!
Climb to Clingman’s Dome with your mate. At the heights of 6,643 feet, you will really enjoy the views that you see at the top. This is the highest point in both Tennessee and the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Clingman’s Dome is open year-round, but the road that leads to it is closed from December 1 to March 31. Dogs and bicycles are not permitted on the paved area that leads to the observation deck or on the trails in the area. A bike rack is provided to keep your bicycle safe as you enjoy the beautiful national park view. While hiking may not seem like the typical “romantic” activity for couples, it really can be. Enjoying the beautiful views of the Smoky Mountains as you hold hands and chat will create special memories.
After all these fun and romantic activities with the one you love, you’ll need a beautiful and relaxing place to stay at the end of the night. Make your vacation complete by booking one of our Smoky Mountain cabins. Call 1.800.684.7865 and let one of our reservation specialists help you find the perfect romantic retreat for a Gatlinburg or Pigeon Forge getaway.