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Top 3 Things to Do in Gatlinburg TN for Couples

DATE : January 16, 2023

Very few places in America rival the Great Smoky Mountains when it comes to opportunities to escape everyday life with your sweetheart. There are so many exciting things to do in Gatlinburg for couples. Staying in Gatlinburg, TN during a romantic getaway is an excellent way to balance out thrill-seeking fun, having a top-rated culinary experience, immersing yourself in the beauty of nature, and finding time to just focus on each other. Below are three of the top things to do in Gatlinburg TN for couples:

1. Enjoy Gatlinburg Attractions

Gatlinburg SkyBridgeThe Smokies have no shortage of fun attractions or opportunities to get your adrenaline pumping. You and your significant other can enjoy a wide variety of activities together, and many are located within walking distance of our downtown Gatlinburg hotel. Take a walk across the Gatlinburg SkyBridge, stroll among the sharks at Ripley’s Aquarium, take a ride on a mountain coaster, walk among the treetops at Anakeesta, check off an epic zip lining experience at ClimbWorks, or book a whitewater rafting trip with our friends at NOC Gatlinburg. The possibilities are endless! Whatever you choose to do, you're guaranteed to make special memories with your sweetheart.

2. Dine at The Greenbrier

One of the best things to do in Gatlinburg for couples is enjoy a delicious dinner for two. Treat yourself and your sweetheart to an incredible culinary experience at The Greenbrier in Gatlinburg. If you’re celebrating a special milestone in your relationship, this top-rated dining spot is the place that you want to include in your trip. From beautiful chef-driven dishes to creative cocktails and everything in between, The Greenbrier is unlike any other restaurant that you’ll find in the Smoky Mountains. The restaurant is tucked away from the hustle and bustle of downtown and offers a very romantic and rustic setting. Enjoy your dinner, relax around the outdoor fire pits, have a drink at the bar, and enjoy your time together in the beautiful hills of the Great Smoky Mountains.

3. Explore the Great Smoky Mountains National Park

great smoky mountains national park signAfter chasing thrills at all of the top attractions around town and being blown away by your incredible experience at The Greenbrier, escape to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. You can continue your flow of adrenaline by hiking up to a stunning mountain peak or switch gears and relax with a scenic drive and a stream-side picnic. Explore the stunning cascades and waterfalls that lie tucked away in every corner of the hills, or if it’s a hot summer day, find a swimming hole. Watch a sunrise together over coffee, or wrap up the day with a Smoky Mountain sunset and reminisce about the adventures of your trip. You can also take a drive to Cades Cove or see all that the Roaring Fork Motor Trail in Gatlinburg has to offer. Every year, countless couples fall in love, get engaged, and even get married in the national park — now it's your turn!

Where to Stay

When you're looking for the perfect place to stay after enjoying these romantic things to do in Gatlinburg, look no further than our Gatlinburg hotel on the river. We have a variety of hotel rooms, some offering special amenities like private balconies overlooking the river and gas fireplaces to keep you warm. We'll also put you within walking distance to some of the activities mentioned above and provide a comfortable place to retreat after a fun-filled day.

Take a look at all our Gatlinburg hotel rooms and start planning an unforgettable romantic getaway!