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Top 6 Things to Do in Gatlinburg for Couples This Winter

Do you and your significant other need to escape to the mountains? Our downtown Gatlinburg hotel is the ultimate destination due to its central location to area attractions and restaurants, affordable suites, and incredible amenities. Take a look at some winter vacation planning inspiration with these top 6 things to do in Gatlinburg for couples:

1. Gatlinburg SkyPark

Couples love Gatlinburg SkyPark for its famous SkyBridge, iconic SkyLift, and their special winter event, Lights Over Gatlinburg. We suggest getting there early in the day to take advantage of their stunning panoramic views and fun activities, and then you can go back during the evening to see the lights- no ticket add-on is necessary. You won’t want to miss going across the longest pedestrian cable bridge in North America while it’s transformed into a sparkling tunnel of light!

2. Ice Skating at Ober Mountain 

couple holding hands while ice skatingOne of the best things to do in Gatlinburg for couples this winter is ice skating at Ober Mountain. You can take the scenic Aerial Tram up to the top of the mountain and enjoy the gorgeous scenery on the way! You’ll also have the opportunity to participate in other fun winter activities in the Smoky Mountains, such as skiing, snowboarding, and snow tubing!

3. Wine & Moonshine Tastings

There are several distilleries and wineries along the downtown Gatlinburg strip where you can sample unique moonshine and wine. It’s also a great opportunity to support locally-made spirits; you can even have your favorite ones shipped to your home! After a fun afternoon spent trying delicious flavors of moonshine or sampling local wines, you’ll be ready for a delicious meal at a romantic Smoky Mountain restaurant

4. Anakesta’s Astra Lumina

anakeesta sign at night The Astra Lumina night walk at Anakeesta is a magical, enchanting experience you and your partner will never forget! As you walk through the observatory ground’s pathways lit with lights and projections, you’ll encounter visual and audio effects that create a dazzling atmospheric wonder. It’s the perfect date night activity to add to your Anakeesta visit!

5. The Village Shops

A great way to spend the morning is by leisurely strolling through the Village Shops, a collection of beautiful stores and food shops centered around a cobbled stone courtyard. We highly recommend getting there early for fresh, piping-hot donuts from The Donut Friar! Then, you can browse all the interesting gifts, decor, art, clothing, and more located within the shops.

6. Relaxing in one of our King Suites

King bedroom with fireplace and sofa at Black Bear Inn & Suites in Gatlinburg TNCouples can spend quality time together enjoying the amenities at our Gatlinburg hotel! Our King Suites provide ultimate comfort and luxury, with a spacious lounge area and a cozy fireplace, a 2-person spa tub, and a private balcony. Additional features in each room include a microwave, refrigerator, coffee maker, a safe for valuables, and more. From a relaxing bath to sitting next to the firepit overlooking downtown Gatlinburg, you and your significant other will love staying with us! Other amenities at our hotel that our guests appreciate are the complimentary hot breakfast, 100% smoke-free environment, nightly security, high-speed internet, and 24/7 coffee service in the lobby. 

Do you want more ideas of things to do in Gatlinburg for couples? Check out our detailed itinerary for a fun weekend getaway to the Smokies