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Valentine’s Day Itinerary: How to Spend Valentine’s Day in Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge

The Smoky Mountains are the perfect  place to spend Valentine’s Day! There are so many romantic and fun things to do with your sweetheart, from seeing beautiful views to experiencing unique activities. If you’re looking for ideas for how to spend Valentine’s Day in Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge, check out this Valentine’s Day itinerary for some of the best things to do in the Smoky Mountains with your love.

1.Eat Breakfast at Crockett’s Breakfast Camp

Fuel your Valentine’s Day in Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge with a delicious breakfast at one of the best breakfast restaurants in Gatlinburg: Crockett’s Breakfast Camp! You and your valentine will love dining at this rustic, cabin-themed restaurant with their modern take on classic Southern breakfast dishes. There’s something for everyone, from sweet cinnamon rolls to savory biscuits and scramblers. Fan-favorite items on the menu include the thick Griddle Cakes, Pot Roast Benedict, and Elk Mountain Grande Burrito, just to name a few. This is a great way to fill up with a hearty breakfast to start your Valentine’s Day off right!

2. Go Ice Skating at Ober Mountain

Close up of ice skatesOne of the romantic activities you can do on Valentine’s Day in Gatlinburg is ice skating at Ober Mountain. Ice skating is one of the many winter activities at Ober Mountain, and it’s by far the most romantic! You and your sweetheart can skate hand-in-hand around the rink, enjoying quality time together as you experience this fun activity. Or, if you’re a competitive couple, you can test your skills and race one another to see who’s the fastest skater! The ice arena is inside Ober Mountain’s enclosed mall, so you won’t need to worry about what the weather’s doing outside.

3. Take a Scenic Drive Through the Smoky Mountains

If you’re spending Valentine’s Day in Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge, your Valentine’s Day itinerary needs to include a drive through the nearby Great Smoky Mountains National Park! There are so many beautiful signs to see, from diverse plant life to breathtaking mountain views. Stop at an overlook to enjoy the romantic view with your loved one and snap a few photos. Some of the most popular scenic drives in the Smoky Mountains include Newfound Gap Road, Foothills Parkway, and Cades Cove Loop Road. Along these routes you’ll encounter some of the best views of the Smokies, and you may even get to see some local wildlife!

4. Explore the Great Smoky Arts & Crafts Community

Great Smoky Arts & Crafts CommunityAnother romantic way to spend Valentine’s Day in Gatlinburg is exploring the Great Smoky Arts & Crafts Community! Along this 8-mile loop you’ll find the largest concentration of artisans and craftsmen in the United States. You can take your valentine shopping for unique handmade crafts and collectibles, such as jewelry, pottery, candles, quilts, baskets, stained glass, paintings, photography, and much more! This is the perfect way to find a one-of-a-kind gift for your significant other that they’re sure to treasure for years to come! There are also a number of tasty local restaurants in the Great Smoky Arts & Crafts Community where you can enjoy lunch in a relaxed atmosphere.

5. Ride The Great Smoky Mountain Wheel

If you’re looking for a romantic activity to do this Valentine’s Day in Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge, take a ride on The Great Smoky Mountain Wheel at The Island in Pigeon Forge. This ferris wheel attraction brings you nearly 200 feet in the air, offering you and your sweetheart the ride of a lifetime! You can cuddle up in your private gondola as you ride up and around the wheel, taking in the beautiful scenery. The gondolas have glass walls, so you can enjoy the fantastic views of the mountains and Pigeon Forge all around! 

6. Enjoy a Romantic Dinner at Alamo Steakhouse

Alamo Steakhouse Restaurant Gatlinburg TNNo Valentine’s Day itinerary is complete without a romantic dinner! Alamo Steakhouse has a unique atmosphere that will transport you to the Texas frontier. This steakhouse serves aged steaks grilled over an oak fire as well as other freshly made entrees. If you’re interested in a romantic steak dinner, you can’t go wrong with the Horseradish Crusted Filet, Peppercorn NY Strip, or Rio Grande Rib Eye. Other signature dishes you’ll enjoy include Oak Grilled Salmon, Santa Fe Chicken, Chili Rubbed Pork Chops, and more. Don’t forget to save room for dessert so you can end your meal on a sweet note with a slice of decadent Chocolate Cake!

7. Relax with Romantic Amenities at a Smoky Mountain Cabin

The best way to end your Valentine’s Day in Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge is relaxing in the privacy and comfort of your cabin rental. There are so many reasons to love romantic one-bedroom cabins in the Smoky Mountains, including privacy and great amenities! You and your sweetie can cuddle up in front of a warm fireplace, sipping on wine or hot chocolate. Soak in a bubbly hot tub together as you admire the beauty of nature. Other amenities you may enjoy at your cabin could include outdoor fire pits, jacuzzi tubs, private indoor swimming pools, games, and more!

Book the Perfect Cabin for Valentine’s Day in Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge

Whether you are looking to stay somewhere secluded or close to all the action, you’ll find plenty of cabins to choose from! You and your loved one are sure to have an unforgettable Valentine’s Day stay filled with lots of fun and romance. To start planning your getaway, take a look at our selection of beautiful one-bedroom cabin rentals in Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge!