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Valentine’s Day will be here before you know it, so it’s time to start planning a romantic getaway for your sweetheart. What could be better than escaping to the Smoky Mountains and spending a weekend side by side with the one you love? There are so many ways to celebrate your love for one another while you’re here. At Visit My Smokies, we’ve put together a list of some of the most romantic things to do to help you plan the perfect getaway. Check out some of the most romantic things to do in the Smoky Mountains for Valentine’s Day:

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.

The unmatched beauty of the Smoky Mountains is on full display from high in the sky! Scenic chair lifts in Gatlinburg and the surrounding areas in the Smokies offer guests a special way to see the magic that exists around every corner! From these rides, you’ll get to experience sensational mountain views that show off every square inch of our beloved home, providing glimpses of popular attractions, wildlife, flora and fauna. Here are 5 spectacular chair lifts in Gatlinburg and the Smoky Mountains:

One of the most popular things to do when you visit the Smoky Mountains is ride a mountain coaster! Mountain coasters are fun for all ages and allow you to control your own speed. You can go slow and enjoy the views or race around the track at speeds up to 35 miles per hour! There are plenty of great options for mountain coasters in the Smoky Mountains. To help you decide which one to try, we’ve made a list of the top 8 mountain coasters in Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge.

There’s nothing quite as fun or relaxing as sipping a glass of wine in the Smokies! You can find your next favorite variety of red or white wine at Sugarland Cellars, and wine lovers will enjoy talking with the friendly and knowledgeable winemakers, learning about the winemaking process, and of course, drinking delicious wine. Here’s everything you should know about Sugarland Cellars Winery before your next trip to Gatlinburg:

You may remember in 2020 when Anakeesta in Gatlinburg completed its largest expansion yet, including the opening of the AnaVista Tower! If you thought that was incredible, wait until you hear about what they're latest expansion entails, which is its biggest expansion yet! This $34 million expansion will double the size of the guest experience over the next 3 years. We’ve gathered all the details we know so far on the Anakeesta expansion.

What’s better than a view of downtown Gatlinburg and the Smoky Mountains during the day? That same view lit up at night with thousands of Christmas lights! Smoky Mountain Winterfest transforms the area into a winter wonderland and provides many different ways to explore and be entertained. Lights Over Gatlinburg is one of the most highly anticipated winter events in Gatlinburg, and this year, the SkyBridge’s Tunnel of Light has gotten quite a big upgrade! Keep reading to learn more! 

Have you ever visited Ober Mountain in the winter? If you haven't, you'll definitely want to the next time you're in the Smokies during this time of year! Ober Mountain Gatlinburg snow tubing is one of the most popular winter activities for locals and visitors in Gatlinburg, and you definitely don’t want to miss out on it! Keep reading to learn everything you could possibly need to know about Gatlinburg snow tubing at Ober Mountain:

Ober Mountain is the place to be in the winter! Their ski park comes alive and provides visitors with plenty of opportunities for fun in the snow. Go skiing, snowboarding, tubing, ice skating ... the list goes on! To help you plan your visit, we’ve put together a guide of everything you need to know about Ober Mountain in the winter:

Anakeesta has recently announced the opening of their second mountain coaster, the Hellbender Smoky Mountain Coaster. This new Anakeesta mountain coaster is part of the second phase of their $34 million expansion plan. The Hellbender joins their single-rail mountain coaster, the Rail Runner, to add more thrill to Anakeesta’s mountaintop experience. Here’s what you need to know about the new Anakeesta mountain coaster and how you can ride it!

Are you traveling to the Smokies for the upcoming Thanksgiving holiday? Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg offer some fantastic dining, shopping and entertainment options all year round, but especially during the holiday season. Make sure you check out a few of these activities while you’re in town. Here are 6 things to do during your Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg Thanksgiving weekend:

There are so many places in the Great Smoky Mountains where you can view the spectacular scene of fall foliage, and there are so many fantastic hiking trails and scenic drives that are great to visit this time of year too. If you are looking for one of the best places to experience the magic of the Smoky Mountain fall colors, be sure to check out the place that leaves visitors completely stunned. Here is everything you need to know about the Gatlinburg Scenic Overlook:

While some attractions are a dime a dozen, there are other vacation destinations that are totally unique to Gatlinburg. The Salt and Pepper Shaker Museum is about as unique as they come. Considered one of Gatlinburg’s hidden gems, this quirky museum is home to over 20,000 pairs of salt and pepper shakers! Featuring shakers of every variety from around the world, this collection is the only one of its kind in the United States. Visit My Smokies has put together a convenient guide with everything you need to know about the Salt and Pepper Shaker Museum Gatlinburg.

With Halloween just around the corner, now is the time to celebrate spooky season in the Smoky Mountains! There are plenty of things to do and places to explore for a thrilling, scary experience. Take a look at some of the haunted attractions in Gatlinburg, and keep reading to find out about an abandoned ghost town in Great Smoky Mountains National Park!