May 21, 2015
So, you’ve chosen Gatlinburg as the destination for your next romantic getaway. Good choice! After all, Gatlinburg made TripAdvisor’s top 16 list of romantic destinations with vacation rentals. So you certainly can’t go wrong rekindling the spark here, but what should your itinerary look like?
With dozens of fun, exciting and romantic activities throughout the area, it’s almost hard to narrow down the list. That’s why we’ve put together a list of some of our favorite romantic things to do in Gatlinburg that we’ve grown to enjoy along the way. Read all about them below:
1. Experience an Unbelievable View Together
There’s just something about a sunset or sunrise in the Smokies – or any time of the day, for that matter. It’s a beautiful place filled with lush foliage and wildflowers throughout spring and summer; shades of yellow, orange and red in fall; and dustings of snow in the winter. And the scenery only get prettier and prettier with that special someone by your side, which is why we suggest you go out and explore the scene together. Whether you go by car, foot, bike or raft, hunt for the most phenomenal view you can find and enjoy it together.
We’ve picked out a couple of our favorite sights and lookout points to explore below. Grab your camera, canteen and your sweetheart, and go find them!
2. Romantic Relaxation
If you choose to spend your entire romantic Gatlinburg vacation laying around and indulging in more low-key types of entertainment, we won’t blame you one bit. In fact, we have a couple suggestions for how to spend your peaceful, lazy days together, too.
3. Enjoy a Table for Two
Gatlinburg is home to dozens of delicious eateries, and many offer seating that overlooks nearby rivers and indoor ambiance that is cozy and perfect for a romantic meal on your trip. Try any one – or all! – of these restaurants below.
The Peddler – The crème de la crème of Gatlinburg dining, The Peddler is known for it’s intimate ambiance, creekside seating and delicious menu.
We know you and your special someone will find plenty of romantic things to do in Gatlinburg during your stay. For more ideas, check out our other list of the Top 4 Romantic Things to do in Gatlinburg for Couples.