5 of the Best Pigeon Forge Activities for Couples
Pigeon Forge, TN is a wonderful destination for a romantic escape with your sweetheart! Located minutes away from the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Pigeon Forge is one of the most naturally beautiful locations in the United States. When you stay with Acorn Cabin Rentals, you will have the perfect home base for enjoying everything the area has to offer. To help you make the most of your getaway, we have put together a guide to five of the best Pigeon Forge activities for couples.
1. Visit Cades Cove or Clingmans Dome
Nothing sets the mood for a weekend of romance like the scenery in the Smoky Mountains. Cades Cove is quite possibly the most stunning section of the national park. This gorgeous valley offers picturesque mountain views, idyllic homesteads from centuries gone by, and spectacular wildlife viewing. Making your way through Cades Cove is very convenient, as the valley features a one way loop road that stops at all of the area’s most popular landmarks.
If you’re looking to take your love to new heights, consider planning a visit to Clingmans Dome. At 6,643 feet, Clingmans Dome is the tallest point in the national park and the tallest point along the Appalachian Trail. Visitors to the observation tower at Clingmans Dome will enjoy unparalleled views of the Great Smoky Mountains. On a clear day, you’ll be able to see for over 100 miles!
2. Enjoy a Scenic Picnic or a Romantic Dinner
No romantic getaway in the Smokies is complete without enjoying some great food! Picnicking is one of our favorite Pigeon Forge activities for couples. We recommend picking up some tasty sandwiches at the Pigeon Forge Deli and taking them over to Patriot Park for an al fresco lunch on the grass or by the Little Pigeon River. If you would prefer to have a picnic in the national park, head to Metcalf Bottoms or Greenbrier to find some spectacular scenery.
3. Go Wine Tasting
The Pigeon Forge area is home to a great collection of wineries that offer free samples as part of the Rocky Top Wine Trail. Couples can show up at any of the five wineries on the trail and enjoy a complimentary glass of wine. Be sure to get your official Rocky Top Wine Trail Passport stamped at each location, because you’ll receive special gifts as you complete the trail!
4. Take in the Views from the Great Smoky Mountain Wheel
Located at The Island in Pigeon Forge, the Great Smoky Mountain Wheel is one of the most romantic attractions in the area. At 200 feet tall, this massive ferris wheel provides breathtaking views of the city and the mountains. In the evening, the ferris wheel lights up with a dazzling display of colors. The all-glass gondolas in the Great Smoky Mountain Wheel are climate controlled, so you can enjoy the ferris wheel regardless of what the temperature is like.
5. Relax at Your Cabin
While there are many great Pigeon Forge activities for couples to enjoy in town, sometimes just relaxing at your cabin can be the highlight of your getaway. Taking a soak in the hot tub, sharing a glass of wine by the fireplace, or sitting out in the rocking chairs on your deck are just some of the romantic activities you can enjoy right at your home away from home.
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