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Top 4 Romantic Things to Do in Gatlinburg with Your Sweetheart

When it comes to romantic destinations, you can’t find a better place to visit than Gatlinburg TN! Once you are surrounded by the beauty of the Smoky Mountains, you can easily see why so many couples choose to spend their time together here. Whether you are celebrating Valentine’s Day, an anniversary or other special occasion, here are the top 4 romantic things to do in Gatlinburg with your sweetheart:

1. Ice Skate at Ober Gatlinburg

One of the most romantic things to do in Gatlinburg with your sweetheart is ice skating at Ober Gatlinburg! Hold hands as you gently glide around Ober Gatlinburg’s indoor ice rink. Even better, it is open all year long for your enjoyment! If this is your first time ice skating, this is a fun opportunity to learn a new activity together! You can also take comfort knowing that this large ice rink features a handrail around the perimeter to provide extra stability for novice skaters. After your skating adventure, stick around at Ober Gatlinburg’s enclosed mall for some souvenir shopping or a tasty snack!

2. Hike Through the National Parklaurel falls in the smoky mountains

For another romantic adventure, consider a leisurely hike through Great Smoky Mountains National Park! There are hundreds of scenic hiking trails throughout the park for all skill levels! On them, you can view waterfalls, mountain streams and maybe even some wildlife! You can actually walk into the national park from the Black Bear Inn & Suites via the Gatlinburg Trail, which starts just minutes from our hotel on River Road! This relatively flat trail travels for 1.9 miles one way to the Sugarlands Visitor Center and offers lovely views of the West Prong of the Little Pigeon River, as well as the foundations and chimneys of several old homesites.

3. Enjoy a Romantic Dinner

Gatlinburg is home to many wonderful restaurants where you can enjoy a romantic dinner with your sweetheart! Whether you are craving steak, seafood, or traditional southern cooking, you can find just about anything you desire! One of the most romantic places to dine in Gatlinburg is the Melting Pot, a fondue restaurant where you can choose from a variety of cooking styles. After starting with a delicious appetizer of cheese fondue and salad, enjoy a fabulous main course with plenty of vegetables. The grand finale is an incredible selection of chocolate fondues where you can dip strawberries, bananas, marshmallows and other goodies!

4. Stay Overnight in a Luxury King Suiteblack bear inn and suites hotel room

Another one of the top romantic things to do in Gatlinburg is stay overnight in a Luxury King Suite at the Black Bear Inn & Suites! These gorgeous suites feature a private balcony, gas fireplace and a two person spa tub. In addition to, a microwave and refrigerator for your convenience. After a day of exploring downtown Gatlinburg, you can look forward to returning to your suite to relax. You can either kick back by the fireplace or to soak in the spa tub! Other amenities you can enjoy while staying with us include a complimentary full hot breakfast, an indoor swimming pool and free internet access!

Now that you know the top romantic things to do in Gatlinburg, it’s time to plan a special getaway with your sweetheart! Check out more things to do in Gatlinburg while you’re here, then plan your visit. We look forward to seeing you soon at the Black Bear Inn & Suites!