There is so much to see and do in the Smokies, so let us help you choose some fun activities to prioritize during your vacation. Take a look at this list of 6 unique Gatlinburg attractions for couples:
1. The Mysterious Mansion
If you are an adrenaline-seeking couple, then you should go to Gatlinburg’s Mysterious Mansion for a spooky, terrifying experience. The Victorian-era haunted house contains eerie passageways, hidden corridors, and scary chambers designed to thrill and delight. Watch out for any restless residents that might be lurking in the shadows, and don’t be afraid to release your screams. Enter if you dare, and be prepared for some scaringly good fun!
2. Astra Lumina Night Walk at Anakeesta
After dinner and drinks at our downtown Gatlinburg restaurant, we recommend checking out Astra Lumina at Anakeesta. This enchanting night walk through their observatory grounds features lights, astral projections, and sounds to mesmerize the senses. You will feel like you are truly walking among the stars! Astra Lumina is the perfect opportunity to experience Anakeesta like you never have before.
3. Gatlinburg Space Needle
If you have never visited the iconic Gatlinburg Space Needle, then you are missing out! The stunning views from the tower are breathtaking any time of year, but especially during the fall when the leaves are changing to their brilliant reds, oranges, and yellows. Snap some selfies with your sweetheart to capture the memory of your romantic getaway with the Smoky Mountains as your backdrop!
4. Great Smoky Arts & Crafts Community
An area couples love exploring is the Great Smoky Arts & Crafts Community. A loop accessible by vehicle or the Gatlinburg trolley, you can find a variety of local artisans providing demonstrations and unique items to purchase. From one-of-a-kind woodworking projects and leather goods to pottery, handmade jewelry, and more, you will enjoy browsing and shopping. It’s also a great opportunity to buy Christmas or birthday gifts for friends and family.
5. The Gatlinburg Trail
Exploring the Great Smoky Mountains National Park is always a great way to spend quality time together as a couple. Did you know that there’s a trailhead accessible from downtown Gatlinburg? Well, now you do! The Gatlinburg Trail can be found right off of River Road, and the 1.9-mile trail leads to the Sugarlands Visitor Center inside the national park. From there, you can easily find other nearby hiking trails, such as Cataract Falls and the Fighting Creek Nature Trail. Also, the Gatlinburg Trail is one of the only dog-friendly trails in the Smoky Mountains, as well as being a great option for biking.
6. Ober Mountain
Another way to soak up the natural beauty of the Smokies is by taking the Aerial Tramway up to Ober Mountain. This is one of the best Gatlinburg attractions for couples due to its indoor skating rink, scenic chairlift, mountain coaster, shopping, and dining. There’s lots more to do than just skiing at Ober Mountain- you won’t regret visiting with your significant other for a fun-filled day!
Now you know about unique Gatlinburg attractions for couples! Get ideas of other fun things to do in Gatlinburg TN for your adult-only vacation to the Smokies!