Vegas, baby! Often one of the first things people here when talking about bachelor and bachelorette parties, this phrase is becoming less relevant. While hours dancing at the nightclub and bar-hopping are still popular bachelorette activities, many women are now seeking a way to spend more quality time with the bride-to-be before the big day. Shopping, outdoor adventures, and nice meals are now on the menu when it comes to bachelorette parties.
With a combination of fun attractions, hilarious dinner shows, quality restaurants, and great shopping, the areas of Gatlinburg, Pigeon Forge, and Sevierville are quickly becoming a bachelorette trip destination. Whether you want to dance the night away or have a weekend of shopping and massages, you can enjoy it all with a bachelorette trip in the scenic and peaceful Smokies. Here are a few ideas to get your bachelorette trip planning started!
A Spirited Smoky Mountain Weekend
Take a day to taste the best wines, beers, and spirits the Smoky Mountains have to offer at these local wineries, breweries, and distilleries around Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg. The bachelorette will love talking and tasting the day away! At the end of the day, take some delicious moonshine or wine back to your cozy cabin for more bachelorette party fun!
Offering tours and complimentary tastings, Sugarland Cellars is a fully-functioning winery in the middle of the all the action in downtown Gatlinburg. Free tours are offered year round from noon to 5 p.m., and the winery is open at 10 a.m. every day (except some holidays). From dry and floral to sweet and fruity, Sugarland Cellars offers a wine for every taste in their wine shop.
Ole Smoky Distillery
Also known as “The Holler,” the Ole Smoky Moonshine Distillery in downtown Gatlinburg is America’s most visited distillery. Guests can see working moonshine stills, learn more about the moonshine-making process, and try samples of unique flavors such as “Apple Pie,” strawberry, peach, and Lemon drop. Tons of Ole Smoky merchandise is available in their store, including bottles of moonshine to take home!
Bootleggers Homemade Wine
Conveniently located next to the Ole Smoky Distillery, Bootleggers Homemade Wine boasts unique flavors with all-natural ingredients and free wine tastings! Each batch of wine is bottled by hand, ensuring a quality experience with every glass. Wine flavors range from Muscadine Blush, dessert, and Scuppernong to blackberry, strawberry, and peach.
Smoky Mountain Brewery
Convenient to Wears Valley Road and the Parkway, Smoky Mountain Brewery is a restaurant and microbrewery in the back corner of the Shops at Walden’s Landing. It offers over 20 TVs, nightly entertainment, locally brewed beer, cocktails and wine, and a gluten-free menu! Trivia and karaoke nights are held throughout the week, and drink specials include $5 all-day, every day citrus cocktails, $6 martinis, and $3 Mimosas, Screwdrivers, and Bloody Marys on Saturdays and Sundays until 3 p.m. A second location in Gatlinburg is just down the road.
A Day of Pampering
Shop ‘til you drop with stops all along the Parkway, and then get pampered at a local spa! The bachelorette will love getting some quality “girl time” during this awesome bachelorette trip experience!
Quiet Reflections Massage
Pamper the bachelorette (and yourself!) with a day at Quiet Reflections Spa located in the Great Smoky Arts & Crafts Community in Gatlinburg. The spa offers massages, facials, waxing, and lash and brow tinting – everything the bride-to-be will need to prep for the big day!
Located in Sevierville, TN, the Tanger Outlets offer great deals on brand name merchandise all year – what woman doesn’t love that? Treat the bride-to-be with a day of shopping on her bachelorette trip. She can load up with new outfits, lingerie, and jewelry for the honeymoon at LOFT outlet, Banana Republic Factory Store, L’Eggs Hanes Bali Playtex, Fossil, Coach, and more!
A Night on the Town
Spend the bachelorette party night dancing your feet off with great music and drinks in Gatlinburg, Pigeon Forge, and Sevierville! It will be a night of fun you won’t soon forget!
Blaine’s Grill & Bar
Located at the corner of Parkway and Historic Nature Trail Road at light #8 in downtown Gatlinburg, Blaine’s Grill & Bar is a three-story New Orleans-style bar within walking distance of many other great Gatlinburg attractions and shops. Along with a gluten-free menu, Blaine’s serves up pasta, seafood, burgers, soups and salads, chicken, desserts, tasty appetizers, and a variety of fun cocktails!
From 10:45 p.m. – 1 a.m. on Friday and Saturday nights, Blaine’s becomes 812 Gatlinburg – a 21 and over club with top 40 hits and the largest dance floor in Gatlinburg! Featured weekly drink specials and guest DJs make this a must-stop on a bachelorette party night!
“HUT” – Hogg’s Upstairs Taverne
Previously Hogg’s and Honey’s, Hogg’s Upstairs Taverne features daily beer and cocktail specials, dancing on the bar, happy hour specials, multiple TVs, and pool tables. The 21 and up saloon-style bar in downtown Gatlinburg has an open outdoor balcony, dance contests on the weekends, and a DJ or band each night! The “HUT” is open seven days a week from 3 p.m. – 1 a.m.
Sweet Lime Bar & Grille
A laid-back Sevierville bar with a dance floor, an extensive food menu, drink specials, pool tables, arcade games, and live bands throughout the week, Sweet Lime Bar & Grille is the perfect stop for the girls who want to drink and play! A break from the traditional bar, Sweet Lime offers guests a fun place to play, chat, and dance – seven days a week!
Play for the Day
Feel like a kid again with a day of miniature golf, laser tag, go karts, hilarious dinner shows and more with your girlfriends! Or, tour the town from the sky! The bachelorette will love letting loose with a fun and unique twist on the bachelorette party!
Tons of fun awaits at Sevierville’s NASCAR Speedpark. Try bumper boats, the arcade, the climbing wall, Dragon’s Lair Fantasy Golf, go karts, and the Pro-Tow ride. Groups of 15 or more can get discount tickets, and other special deals are offered throughout the year.
Scenic Helicopter Tours
With tours of Gatlinburg, Pigeon Forge, and Sevierville, you and your girlfriends can see the Smoky Mountains from the most amazing vantage point! The bachelorette will feel spoiled with a Scenic Helicopter Tour of the ridges, lakes, and valleys of the Smokies.
An hour-and-a-half tour through the treetops of Gatlinburg, Gatlinburg Ziplines is a fun way to see downtown Gatlinburg, the Space Needle, and the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Have laughs and memories to last a lifetime with this bachelorette trip experience!
Ripley’s Aquarium of the Smokies
Voted the #1 aquarium in the U.S. by TripAdvisor, Ripley’s Aquarium of the Smokies is a fantastic place to spend the day with girlfriends. Check out Stingray Bay, Ocean Realm, Coral Reef, the Penguin Playhouse, and much more as you enjoy the company of friends. The memories you make here will not be your “typical” bachelorette stories! Located in the heart of downtown Gatlinburg, the aquarium is also convenient to tons of area restaurants – perfect when you need a break and a bite to eat during your bachelorette party.
Exploration in the Great Outdoors
For a complete escape from the norm, head to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park for some time in the great outdoors with your girlfriends! The peaceful atmosphere will provide the perfect backdrop for the bachelorette and her friends to laugh, reminisce, and get to know each other a little better. It will be a great escape from the typical bachelorette party.
Great Smoky Mountains National Park
The most visited in the national park system, the Great Smoky Mountains National Park boasts 800+ miles of trails to explore in Gatlinburg, Tn. Breathtaking scenery awaits along each trail, below each waterfall, and at each overlook. If you’re looking for a unique and laid-back bachelorette trip experience, a day in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park may be just the right fit. Take the bachelorette for a picnic by the water, a peaceful hike, or a horseback ride. You will have plenty of time to gab about wedding details, give marriage advice, and laugh about past times as you all enjoy the incredible sights of the Smokies. After a long day of exploring in the great outdoors, head back to a beautiful Smoky Mountain cabin for drinks, a movie night, or a relaxing and soothing soak in a hot tub!
For a truly unique and memorable bachelorette party, plan a trip to Gatlinburg, Pigeon Forge, or Sevierville. There are tons of fun things to do, from shopping and wine tasting to dancing and hiking. No matter what the bride-to-be loves to do, you can find it here! And with all these great ideas for a memorable bachelorette party, trip planning will be a breeze!
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