We’re excited to announce that one of our favorite Smoky Mountain cities is getting some major recognition! TripAdvisor recently released its list of the 15 Best Honeymoon Destinations in the U.S., and Sevierville, TN took the #1 spot. Sevierville ranked higher than a number of tropical locations, including St. John in the U.S. Virgin Islands, Honolulu in Hawaii, and Key West in Florida.
To compile the list, TripAdvisor analyzed millions of reviews for rental properties all around America. The website’s algorithm found that Sevierville’s cabins and chalets had the highest ratings of anywhere in the country. In their write-up for Sevierville, TripAdvisor praised our charming city for “its sweeping vistas and outdoor adventures”.
Is there a honeymoon or couple’s getaway in your future? Check out our guide to five of the most romantic things to do in Sevierville:
1. Sample Something Sweet at The Apple Barn
No visit to Sevierville is complete without a stop at The Apple Barn! Located beside an apple orchard, this cider mill and general store is famous for its freshly prepared treats. Couples can indulge in apple cinnamon donuts, fried apple pies, old fashioned apple stack cakes, and, of course, apple cider. If your sweet tooth still isn’t satisfied, you can walk over to the nearby Candy Apple and Chocolate Factory or The Apple Valley Creamery.
2. Have Fun at Foxfire Mountain
If you’re looking to add some adventure to your honeymoon, be sure to plan a trip to Foxfire Mountain. This awesome nature park is filled with thrilling outdoor activities, including ziplines, ATV tours, a rock climbing wall, and a ropes course. Couples who would prefer a more low-key afternoon can admire Foxfire’s beautiful waterfall or walk across America’s longest swinging bridge. To get a sneak peek of all the fun at Foxfire Mountain, watch the video below:
3. Take the Rocky Top Wine Trail
Sevierville and its neighboring cities are home to a number of excellent wineries. When you take the Rocky Top Wine Trail, you can tour all of the area’s best wineries and enjoy free samples at each location. Make sure that you get your Rocky Top Wine Trail Passport stamped at all of the wineries, because guests receive special gifts as they complete the trail!
4. Go Horseback Riding
Horseback riding is a wonderful activity for honeymooners! Located right off of the Parkway, Five Oaks Riding Stables offers excellent trail rides through their gorgeous 70-acre nature park. Couples will love taking in all of the beautiful scenery and maybe even spotting some of the area’s signature wildlife. No previous horseback riding experience is required to hit the trail with Five Oaks.
5. Relax in a Cabin
Tucked away in the foothills of the Smoky Mountains, a cabin is the perfect place to spend your honeymoon. The cabin rentals in Sevierville come with your choice of romantic amenities, including soothing hot tubs, breathtaking mountain views, toasty fireplaces, and charming wood interiors. To start planning your escape, browse our listing of two hundred 1 bedroom cabin rentals in Sevierville!