12 Fun Things to Do in Gatlinburg for Couples
Updated: April 19, 2023
AAA Travel Editor Katie Broome
Dress up for an old-timey photograph
Go ziplining through a forest
Listen to live music at Blake Shelton’s bar
Look for wildlife in Great Smoky Mountains National Park
Plan a romantic dinner for two in downtown Gatlinburg
Play in the snow at Ober GatlinburgWinter activities can be oh-so-romantic, and Ober Gatlinburg has a whole slew of them. The mountaintop ski resort is the most popular place to go for snow tubing, skiing and snowboarding in Gatlinburg. Ski season at the resort typically begins in early to mid-December and can last until mid-March, so there’s plenty of time for fun.
Saddle up for a horseback ride
See the sunset from a mountaintop at Anakeesta
Snap a photo on the SkyBridgeTake your love to new heights — literally — at Gatlinburg SkyLift Park, where you can cross the Gatlinburg SkyBridge. The attraction is said to be the longest pedestrian cable bridge in North America. You may want to hold hands (or your breath) as you make your way over the glass section in the middle of the bridge to soak up the panoramic view of the Smokies.
Speed downhill on a mountain coaster
Stay in a romantic Gatlinburg hotel
Taste moonshine at a distilleryWhether or not you believe legally made moonshine can still be called “moonshine,” you can sample the local variety at one of the well-known distilleries in downtown Gatlinburg. Said to be the first to produce the high-proof spirit legally, Ole Smoky Moonshine Distillery offers tastings of several of its flavors. You can also sample moonshine varieties and take a tour at Sugarlands Distilling Company and Tennessee Shine Company; both are within a half-mile walk (or a quick trolley ride) of each other.
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AAA Travel Editor Katie Broome
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