With scenic sunsets and a downtown filled with fun and relaxing activities, Gatlinburg is the perfect place to shower your significant other with grand gestures and even grander adventures. Here’s a round-up all the ways you can add a little romance to your Gatlinburg weekend.
Love is in the Air
Throughout the month of February, the Gatlinburg SkyPark will be celebrating Valentine’s Day by lighting up the SkyBridge and special flower cart with custom bouquets available for purchase. Watch the sunset on the rolling ridges of the Great Smoky Mountains, walk hand-in-hand through the dazzling “Tunnel of Love,” or grab a custom bouquet from the SkyPark’s special flower cart, available February 8-9 and February 15-16. The SkyBridge’s setting is pure romance, which is why so many have been inspired to pop the question after just one stroll. Guests can experience all the holiday romance with regular ticket purchase. Make planning your trip easy by grabbing admission tickets early and save on the regular ticket price. More details about Love is in the Air and other SkyPark events can be found on their website.
Find Romance Under the Ocean
If you’re looking to make an unforgettable memory with your sweetheart, consider a once-in-a-lifetime Valentine’s Day dining experience at Ripley’s Aquarium of the Smokies. Couples can enjoy a romantic meal filled with champagne, music and underwater wonders during this limited time offer. While this event is currently sold out, Ripley’s Aquarium is giving away its last 2 tickets! Enter the Under the Ocean sweepstakes for the chance to be the lucky couple who snags the last dinner reservation.
Escape in the Mountains
For the couple hoping to coordinate a fun double date with friends on Valentine’s Day, Gatlin’s Escape Games is offering a special Valentine’s discount for those that book online using promo code VALENTINES2020. When you’ve mastered all the Escape Games, head next door for a few rounds of mini-golf or laser tag at Gatlin’s Fun Center. No matter what you do, there’s never a dull moment! Find out more about Gatlin’s Escape Games and other ticket offers on their website.
Relaxation and Fun Thrills
Another great place to find romance and fun is at one of Gatlinburg’s top adventure parks, Anakeesta. Head up the mountain to take advantage of the park’s many fun activities, including mountain coasters, ziplining, tree-canopy walks, retail shopping or grab a bite at their full-service restaurant, Cliff Top Bar & Grill. It’s the perfect place to find both fun and relaxation in one mountain-top location.
Gifts From the Heart
Looking for some last-minute ways to romance your other half? Gatlinburg’s got you covered. For the chocolate-lover in your life, Gatlinburg is home to some of the top chocolatiers and candy makers in the area. Local legends like Ole Smoky Candy Kitchen and Aunt Mahalia’s Candies offer seasonal sweets and year-round packages that are sure to impress. Ole Smoky Moonshine is offering up the perfect garnish for your Valentine’s Day-inspired cocktails with Moonshine Chocolate Cherries. Pick up a jar for the mixologist in your life using the code VALENTINE at checkout. If flowers are more your love language, then Cupid’s Petals Florists and Flowers of Gatlinburg are a great solution to your gift needs. Choose from an assortment of beautiful blooms or purchase a custom-made arrangement for a special occasion. Both shops offer a long list of services, from wedding design to last-minute gifts. Consider pampering your sweetheart with a spa day at St. Somewhere Spa in the Margaritaville Resort Gatlinburg. A full-service luxury spa and salon, St. Somewhere’s is a one-stop-destination for couples looking to relax and unwind together.
Love at First Bite
Nothing says ‘I love you’ like treating your significant other to a special meal. Thankfully Gatlinburg offers as many restaurants to suit every kind of appetite and occasion. Discover dining deals offered throughout President’s Day weekend and Valentine’s Day by visiting our deals page. You’ll score big on the sweetest Valentine’s Day specials and decadent seafood fare meals at restaurants like Shoney’s and Bumpa Gump Inc. While you’re browsing through, don’t be surprised to find last-minute lodging packages you might have overlooked.