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6 Ways To Celebrate Valentine's Day In The Smokies

By Ross Bodhi Ogle
Posted on February 8, 2022

With less than a week to go until Valentine's Day, it's still not too late to whip up a couple's outing that both of you will remember for years to come. But this year, the team at Smoky Mountain Ziplines would like to suggest that you think outside the box when it comes to celebrating the big day. Or better yet, you can let us do the thinking. All you have to do is continue reading to get some great ideas for how to put together a memorable day (or evening) in the Great Smoky Mountains. After all, until our zip line in Tennessee is open again for the 2022 season, we do have a little extra time on our hands.

Buy some candy

Some folks say that candy is an outdated gift for Valentine's Day, but let's be honest: A lot of people still enjoy a sugary treat, especially on a special occasion. When you're in the Smokies, you have your pick of confectioners and candy kitchens that specialize in the sweet stuff. From fudges and taffies to rock candy and caramel apples, you won't have to travel far to find a place that will carry exactly what that special someone might be craving. Best of all, the goods are made fresh, on site. In fact, you can often watch the candies being made if you show up at the right time. A few of the names to keep an eye out for when you're in town include Aunt Mahalia's Candies, Ole Smoky Candy Kitchen, the Old Mill Candy Kitchen and Smoky Mountain Candy Makers.

Tour the lights

Yes, the Winterfest lights are still up all over Gatlinburg, Pigeon Forge and Sevierville and will be through the end of February. So why not squeeze in one last look on a self-guided tour of each town? Or at the very least, make a point of noticing them as you travel from one destination to another during your other Valentine's Day evening activities.

A Romantic Meal

A nice dinner out on Valentine's Day is no cliché. It's practically a requirement. If you're visiting the Smokies, there are lots of quality restaurants that will make a positive impression with their food and service. In turn, you'll make a good impression on that special someone. A few of the eateries to consider are The Peddler Steakhouse, The Melting Pot, Greenbrier Restaurant, the Buckhorn Inn, Chesapeake's Seafood and Raw Bar and The Park Grill.

Dinner on the Titanic

Speaking of dinner… Anyone who's watched the movie Titanic knows that the love story between Jack and Rose was just as important as the tragic story of the ship's sinking. In that spirit, the Titanic Museum Attraction in Pigeon Forge is hosting a First-Class Valentine's Dinner on Saturday, February 12. Five different packages are available, including the Secret Dining Room, the Serenade Music and the Jack and Rose Grand Staircase Package.


A relaxed spouse or partner is a happy spouse or partner. You can make that happen by booking a couple's massage or another type of spa package at any number of destinations in the Great Smoky Mountains. Imagine the two of you feeling your stress and cares melt away with a deep-tissue massage or hot-stone treatment. A few of the spas that would be happy to take care of you include St. Somewhere Spa at Margaritaville Resort in Pigeon Forge, Riverstone Resort and Spa in Pigeon Forge and Oak Haven Spa at Oak Haven Resort in Gatlinburg.

A Cozy Cabin

You'll need accommodations while you're in town, so we suggest booking a cozy one-bedroom cabin in the mountains. They're not hard to find. There are dozens of rental companies in the area that manage literally hundreds of such cabins. From fireplaces and hot tubs to secluded wooded locations with mountain views, there's a lot included to create the ideal setting for a romantic getaway in the Smokies.


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