Valentine’s Day in the Smokies

When you visit the Smokies during Valentine’s Day, it is guaranteed to be your favorite one yet! With so much to do across Sevierville, Gatlinburg, and Pigeon Forge though, it can almost be overwhelming to pick the perfect places to go – so let us help you out! We have put together a list of the most romantic events and packages in the area to get your perfect weekend started.

Take your love to new depths with Ripley’s Aquarium of the Smokies

Who doesn’t love a date at the Aquarium? Maybe it’s the way the light through the water makes everything look surreal and enchanting, or maybe it’s the way your heart gets the warm-and-fuzzies when you see the penguins – all we know for sure is, you can never go wrong with a trip to Ripley’s Aquarium of the Smokies! This Valentine’s Day, they are offering a Hugs and Fishes package that includes 2 adult tickets to the Aquarium, 2 adult Combo tickets to two Ripley’s Parkway Attractions of your choice, a 6 x 8 souvenir photo, and a donation to United Way of Sevier County.You can purchase this package from the Aquarium’s website here.

Fon-“Do” something new with The Melting Pot

Cheese and chocolate go with Valentine’s Day like black bears go with the Smoky Mountains – it’s like they were made for each other! And no one knows how to do cheese and chocolate better than The Melting Pot. They will be hosting a special event that not only includes their decadent four-course menu, but they also set the scene for you by spreading rose petals on the table and providing a half dozen red roses. Dinner dates don’t get much classier than that! Check out the options they have available here, and make sure to reserve your spot by giving them a call at 865-430-4430.

Have your troubles rubbed away with a spa day

Let’s be honest here, Valentine’s Day can be extremely stressful. So, what better way is there to work out those knots and kinks than get pampered at the spa? The Spa at DreamMore Resort is offering a special package for couples who simply want to unwind and forget the world outside for a few hours. You can see the specifics on their website here, and you can make your appointment by calling them at 865-428-9684.

Sweep them off their feet with Gatlinburg’s SkyLift Park

Take their breath away with the stunning views that Gatlinburg’s SkyLift Park have to offer! With a chair lift that whisks you away to the top of a mountain, its hard not to feel like King and Queen of the world. The park has also decorated their famous SkyBridge, the longest pedestrian cable bridge on the continent, with dazzling lights that will definitely put a sparkle in your eye. Learn more about the event and purchase your tickets on the park’s website here.

Go above and beyond with a scenic helicopter tour

The SkyBridge not high enough for you? Why not take it up a notch by taking a helicopter tour with Scenic Helicopter Tours! The idea of soaring above the hustle and bustle is romantic enough, but Scenic offers packages that will bring you and your partner to a whole new level. Book your tour today on their website here.

Get a taste of it all with Rocky Top Wine Trail

We saved the best for last (humbly, of course!). The Rocky Top Wine Trail is proud to offer a special VIP wine tour this Valentine’s Day that will shuttle you to 3 of our amazing wineries: Hillside, Mountain Valley, and Mill Bridge. This automatically gets you three stops on your wine trail passport, which will earn you a special gift! Along with these perks we will also provide a 15% discount on any purchase during the tour, a free, individualized cheese tray at Hillside, expedited service in the tasting room, and, as a Valentine’s Day special, red roses and chocolate with a complimentary swag bag. Book your seats here!

There’s no denying that you should show your love and appreciation year-round, but Valentine’s Day is the time of year where you can really spoil that special someone in your life! Whether you spend it taking in the views of the area, indulging in amazing cuisine, or massaging your worries away, we hope you all enjoy your stay with us in the Great Smoky Mountains!

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