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4 Ways to Celebrate Valentine’s Day in the Smoky Mountains

Do something special with your significant other this Valentine’s Day! There’s no better place for a romantic retreat full of excitement and love than the Smoky Mountains! There’s just something about this clean mountain air and incredible scenery that will make sparks fly just like they did when you first met. So, what are you waiting for? It’s time you show your love and appreciation for your sweetheart. Here are 4 ways to celebrate Valentine’s Day in the Smoky Mountains:

1. A Night Exploring The Island

The possibilities are endless at The Island in Pigeon Forge! Coming up on 10 years of helping to provide fabulous memories for couples and families, The Island is a family entertainment center that includes plenty of unique shops, restaurants and amusement rides. Cuddle up with your love in a comfortable, all-glass gondola on The Great Smoky Mountain Wheel, a 200-foot-tall ferris wheel that shows off incredible views of Pigeon Forge! Spend time exploring fun games and adventures, check out local boutiques to take home a piece of the Smokies with you and grab a snack or meal together at one of many eateries at The Island.

2. A Romantic Candlelit Dinner

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There’s a reason this one has been a go-to for, well, many generations! The Smoky Mountains have so many incredible restaurants that you’d be silly not to check some of them out! Smoky Mountain visitors have fallen in love with these steakhouses in Gatlinburg that serve up tender, mouth-watering steaks in relaxing atmospheres that are perfect for a date night! You’ll find a selection of great restaurants in Sevierville, ranging from Southern cooking to juicy burgers. Plus, don’t forget to try these delicious BBQ joints in Pigeon Forge! Enjoy some tasty food, a great cocktail or bottle of wine and spend the night looking back on all the great memories you 2 have made together over the years. Plus, many Smoky Mountain restaurants feature picturesque mountain views!

3. Snow Activities at Ober Mountain

If you came to the Smoky Mountains for snow, you’re going to love this one! Ober Mountain is Gatlinburg’s mountainside amusement park featuring all sorts of fun activities year-round, but the very best are reserved for the winter. Spend some time ice skating together, alternating between holding hands and trying to hold each other up in an attempt to keep from falling down! Head on down to a 350-feet-long Tubing Hill featuring a 50-foot drop and hop on an inflated tube to chase thrills racing down the hill! You 2 are guaranteed to spend the day laughing and having fun together just like 2 “grown-up kids” should! Ober Mountain offers several other fun activities like a scenic chairlift and a ski mountain coaster that reaches speeds of up to 25 miles per hour!

4. Take a Winter Hike

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Sometimes nothing sets a romantic mood better than incredible views that you’ve never experienced before! You’ll enjoy the very best of the Smoky Mountains when you go on a hike in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park with your significant other! If views are your thing, these hiking trails feature the most incredible views in the Smokies. Take your time exploring together, stopping every so often for photos and to see unique animals and plants in the wild. Pack some bagged lunches to enjoy when you make it to the portion of the hike with the best views!

You’ll have the best Valentine’s Day celebration you can imagine when you explore these activities in the Smoky Mountains! Make sure you 2 have your own private place to retreat to this vacation! Take a look at our cabin rentals in the Smoky Mountains and start planning your trip today!