5 Best Things For Couples To Do In The Smoky Mountains


Known around the country for its entertainment and restaurants, Dollywood is so much fun to explore with your significant other. The more than 50 world-class slides, rides, dining options, and performances span 160 acres.

Ober Mountain

Overlooking the city, Ober Mountain is open all year with amusements galore. It’s popular for the Aerial Tramway, which soars at 1,500 feet for 2.1 miles, giving you an amazing scenic view of the city and the Great Smoky Mountains.

Gatlinburg Space Needle

Another iconic landmark in Gatlinburg is the 407-foot Space Needle. The observation deck gives you a 360-degree view of the city and surrounding mountains.


The scenic Chondola is the only fixed-grip Chondola in the world where you can ride in an open-air chair or an enclosed gondola cabin. Or, you can ride the Ridge Rambler passenger trucks on a guided tour through the forest. Both options take you 600 feet up to the top of Anakeesta Mountain.

Go Whitewater Rafting on the Pigeon River

One of the best things for couples to do in the Smoky Mountains, whitewater rafting is invigorating. Several rafting companies have outposts in Hartford and offer Lower and Upper Pigeon River adventures.

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