Get some time with the girls. For the best views of the Great Smoky Mountains and Gatlinburg, enjoy some quality time exploring the great outdoors with your best friends. Lace up your walking shoes and hike one of the 150 trails winding through the Smokies, or take to the trails on horseback. When there’s a chill in the air, grab the girls and load up the iPod for a scenic drive along the nearly 400 miles of roads through the mountain range. Enjoy the beauty of wooded trails, rushing streams and unbelievable cliff tops, as you wind your way around the mountains. Be sure to hop out of the car for that signature group shot at our sensational overlooks and vistas. A ride on the aerial tramway over downtown Gatlinburg will give you 2.1 miles of the most incredible panoramic views of the Smokies. Covered cable cars make it possible to enjoy this ride in any season.
This is not your typical shopping trip with the girls. Special boutiques, galleries, brand stores and eateries offer a wide variety of gifts and treats you’re sure to love. The eight-mile Arts and Crafts Loop is a must-see shopping experience unique to Gatlinburg, filled with talented Tennessee artists creating one-of-a-kind crafts using century-old techniques. You can also spend the day browsing your favorite brands in our local marketplaces and malls. With delicious candies, fudge and ice cream, sweet shops along the Parkway offer the perfect pick-me-up for a day of shopping.
Sightseeing always makes for a memorable girls weekend, but so do quiet days filled with relaxation. Rejuvenate with a restful day of manicures, pedicures, facials and massages. Absorb the warmth of hot towels and steaming stones. Spend time chatting with your pals in a sauna to cleanse yourself from daily stress. While you’re at it, treat yourself to mini makeovers and experiment with a fresh new hairstyle. Gatlinburg spas will help you feel brand new, restore your peace of mind and prepare you to enjoy the rest of your mountain adventure to the fullest.
Kick off an exciting night with a mouthwatering meal at one of Gatlinburg’s fine restaurants. Enjoy warm mountain breezes over dinner on a rooftop bar, or cozy up to a table by the fireplace. After dinner, it’s time for music, dancing and more live entertainment. Some of the best local and traveling bands in East Tennessee call Gatlinburg home, and they play regularly at the town’s many live music venues. Consider tickets to one of Gatlinburg’s many entertaining theatre and specialty shows.
For a memorable night on the town, visit Gatlinburg’s famous breweries, distilleries and wineries for a group tasting of our special-recipe brews, homemade wines and moonshine. Fresh handcrafted beers are made right in town, and several fine wineries are located here too, including the oldest producer of premium wines in East Tennessee. Visit an authentic moonshine distillery, where they still make white lightnin’ today, and maybe pick up a mason jar or two of your own.
On a chilly or wet Gatlinburg night, stay indoors and share stories over a collection of Smoky Mountain treats. Enjoy your own private mountain oasis in a chalet or cabin. These cozy lodging options are nestled around the city and in the mountains, minutes from great shopping, dining and attractions. With the Great Smoky Mountains in your backyard, take advantage of the glorious porch views. There’s always a cabin or chalet available for any size of group, in both rustic and luxurious styles. For a memorable Girls Night In, stop in town and pick up some bottles of premium Gatlinburg wines and specialty desserts, including fudge, caramels, pastries, cupcakes or candies. Make dinner together, and enjoy a wonderful meal and conversation on the porch or by the fireplace.