7 best things for couples to do in the Smoky Mountains

The Island in Pigeon Forge

Spanning 23 acres, The Island in Pigeon Forge has a diverse selection of attractions, restaurants, and shops. The biggest draw to this destination is the Great Smoky Mountain Wheel, which is 200 feet tall and features all-glass gondolas that provide a panoramic view of the mountains.

Zip Lining

With two guides in every group, Smoky Mountain Ziplines sends you across more than 4,200 feet of cable on seven zip lines. The 100-foot-high, 800-foot-long lines run side by side, taking zip-lining together to a whole new level.

Dinner & Performance Theaters

For a laugh, check out the Smokies’ most award-winning comedy variety show for families at the Comedy Barn Theater. It features more than two hours of magicians, comedians, live music, and jugglers.

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.


At Anakeesta, you get more than just a theme park. You also get a relaxing destination where you can discover nature. With such a variety of experiences, it’s one of the best things for couples to do in the Smoky Mountains.

Gatlinburg SkyLift Park

With some of the most memorable & beautiful views of the city, SkyLift Park was the first all-year scenic chairlift in the South and has become a landmark. The SkyLift takes you up 500 feet to the summit of Crockett Mountain.

Bike or Hike in Great Smoky Mountains National Park

There’s no better way to experience the Smokies than to visit Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Whether you’re biking or hiking in the Smoky Mountains, you should wear comfortable, sturdy shoes, and always check the weather ahead of time.

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