Gatlinburg, Pigeon Forge, and MORE! Check out some of the many fun options for adults to take a week or weekend away!
My husband and I were looking for a semi-close get-away for just the two of us and decided to check Gatlinburg out. We had both been there in the past when we were younger but had not gone together.
We ended up having an amazing couple’s get-away. We spent time relaxing, walking, site-seeing, walking some more, and just enjoying each other’s company. We liked it so much we have another trip planned!
We have traveled a lot since we have been married, but this is one of our favorite trips! Here are some of the fun things we found to do while in Sevier County, Tennessee!
Moonshine Tasting in Gatlinburg
Neither my husband nor I are big drinker. We had never done any sort of beer or wine tasting, but decided to try moonshine tasting! It was not our favorite drink ever, but it was super fun to be able to do it!
My husband was not a big fan of the moonshine, but did love the experience. I enjoyed watching all of the changing faces as he tried the various moonshine flavors!!
Some of the moonshine tastings are free and others cost a small amount. The one he did cost $5 and then he was given a $5 coupon off any purchase…so….kinda free!
Various Shopping Spots
My husband and I love to walk when we travel and walking we did! We hit so many different shops, both in Pigeon Forge and in Gatlinburg.
There are very different shops in each city and Gatlinburg’s are definitely more quaint.
Gatlingburg has a wide variety of specialty stores. We found several stores that only sold beef jerky! The funny thing was that the beef jerky, like the one shown before, was produced in our hometown! We were definitely surprised to find something in our little city!
My husband was amused by the novel sodas in the local shops…and he doesn’t even drink soda!30% OFF Everything Photo w/ code 30SPARKLE + Same Day Order Pickup!
Piegon Forge has more touristy shops, with all kinds of souvenirs. My husband always seems to “forget” his hat in the hotel room while we are on vacation and so we have to hunt for the perfect new one!
The Island in Pigeon Forge
The Island in Pigeon Forge has a wide variety of entertainment options. There is a fountain show to watch and rocking chairs all around it to enjoy the show!
There’s a ferris wheel and other small (and not so small) rides!
There were also several spots for pictures around The Island!
Additionally, there are several food and restaurant options, as well as shopping! We tried Paula Dean’s and could not figure out wha all the hype was about. It was fine, but it wasn’t fantastic in our opinion. I would have rather eaten at Margaritaville!
It’s definitely worth the stop! Plus…there’s no admission fee and free parking!
Bonus…Great Smoky Mountains National Park
We definitely loved spending time in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. We drove through, stopped for a picnic, and explored!
I’m clumbsy and prepared…so I packed an extra change of clothes with me just in case I fell in the stream! I didn’t…but I have no idea how I managed not to fall in while walking on the slicky rocks!
And Cades Cove
One of the places we enjoyed stopping in the National Park was Cade’s Cove! It’s a small area where there are cabins, homesteads, and a church dating back to the 1800s. We enjoyed walking and driving through the area and exploring the buildings.
We had time to spend together exploring nature and history, as well as enjoying great restaurants and each other!
It really was a great trip! Stay tuned! We are heading back shortly and I can’t wait to share all the new fun things we find to do!
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