Whether you want to spend your honeymoon out among nature, soaking up its beauty and grandeur, relax together in blissful seclusion, or enjoy fun-filled adventures in a new place, the Smoky Mountains has you covered. With so many amazing and entertaining destinations and activities, you’ll never run out of things to do. To help you make the most of your Smoky Mountain honeymoon, this list has a little bit of everything—outdoor fun, incredible attractions, sight-seeing locations, theme parks, and more. Make your honeymoon an unforgettable one, and live your Smoky Mountain life to the fullest with these awesome things to do.
Ride the Gatlinburg Sky Lift
To get a true sense of the majesty of the Smoky Mountains, you’ll have to go up the mountains themselves. And there’s no better way to do that than the Gatlinburg Sky Lift. This chairlift takes you 500 feet up to the top of Crockett Mountain, where you’ll have a number of amenities and a sweeping vista to enjoy.
The Sky Deck is a perfect place to take a picture with your special someone. The Sky Center can provide you with refreshments, or you can visit the gift shop. The highlight, though, is the Sky Bridge, which stretches 700-feet across the valley below. You’ll be able to feel the wonder and awe of nature’s beauty and snap some memorable photos too.
Relax in your cabin’s hot tub with a view
There’s nothing quite like a nice soak in a hot tub. You can literally feel the stress and tension washing away from your body. And many of the cabins in Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg and know for having hot tubs on their balconies with spectacular views of nature will only add to the enjoyment. So grab a glass of wine and your loved one, hop in and let the water (and the scenery) soothe you.
Picnic at the Great Smokies National Park
A romantic picnic among the beauty of nature is a well-loved tradition for many reasons. The intimacy and serenity that comes with a couple’s retreat into the forest or mountains is an experience like no other. Take the opportunity to enjoy a nice meal together in the Great Smoky Mountain National Park. There are numerous places you can grill out and take in the gorgeous scenery of the Smoky Mountains.
Go on a horseback ride
Joining your spouse on horseback to experience the magical mountain trails is a truly romantic ideal. Bring that dream to life in the Smoky Mountains with a horseback tour. Available from March to November, you can even bring your own horse and take to the trails. Hayrides and carriages are also available, for more leisurely rides.
Go on a scenic flight
If you’re looking to experience the Smoky Mountains from a different point of view, try a scenic flight. You’ll be able to see the sights in a whole new way as you soar above the mountains themselves. There are many different options to choose from, as well. Meander leisurely across the landscape in a charming hot air balloon, travel back in time aboard a vintage airplane, or feel the excitement on a helicopter ride.
The exhilaration of ziplining is complimented perfectly by the natural beauty of the Smoky Mountains. By combining the adrenaline-pumping experience of soaring down a zipline, with the amazing views of the Smoky Mountains, you’ll be able to enjoy the mountains in a whole new way. Join your loved one for a one-of-a-kind experience.
Go river rafting
Have your very own river adventure and stay cool while you’re at it. River rafting and tubing are popular pastimes in the Smokies, and you can tailor your journey to your tastes. Take a leisurely jaunt or put your skills to the test in more challenging rapids. Whichever you prefer, you’ll be able to enjoy the sights and have fun doing it.
Ride The Wheel at The Island
Climb aboard this awesome and colorful Ferris wheel for a wonderful (and comfortable) view of the Smoky Mountains. Ride up to 200 feet in the air, giving you a picturesque look at the mountains. The fun doesn’t end there, however, as The Island in Pigeon Forge features dozens of other restaurants, shops and attractions.
Ride a carriage through Cades Cove
Cades Cove is one of the most popular tourist destinations in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, and for good reason. This spectacular valley is filled with flora and fauna, giving you an excellent chance to see some fascinating wildlife. A romantic carriage ride through this lush environment is an ideal way to spend time together with your new partner.
Go on a wine tour
If you’d like to add a little splash of high-class life to your Smoky Mountain honeymoon, you might be interested in a wine tour. Take to the trail and find your favorite vintage, with such favorite wineries as Sugarland Cellars, Little Bear Winery and Cades Cove Cellars. Tasting take place throughout the day, so you can hike the trails and indulge in some great-tasting wine.
Enjoy a spa day
Gatlinburg has more to offer than natural splendor and the soaring mountains. For something a little more luxurious, go for a spa day at a resort. Get a massage, a facial, or any number of other rejuvenating treatments. There’s no better way to refresh your body and mind, plus it makes for a fantastic couple’s experience.
Go to Dollywood or Dollywood’s Splash Country
One of the biggest attractions in Tennessee, Dollywood is a sprawling theme park with dozens of rides, shows, restaurants, and more. With roller coasters, scenic tours, lots of great food, and bombastic musical performances, you could spend the whole day here and not see it all. Splash Country is Dollywood’s accompanying water park, filled with water slides and other attractions. It’s perfect for cooling off after a long day of fun in the sun.
He is an expert travel advisor and enthusiast. He has traveled extensively in the USA, Central American, South America and Europe. He has visited every Sandals Resort and is one of a select few Diamond Elite members of the Sandals Chairman’s Royal Club.
Dan graduated from Johnson & Wales University with an associate degree in Culinary Arts. Later he graduated from the University of Utah with a bachelor’s degree in International Studies with a focus on people and culture.