Planning a memorable trip with your gal pals? Throw the best girls weekend in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee! Offering loads of things to do with your girlfriends, this bustling tourist town in the gorgeous Great Smoky Mountains is a top pick for reconnecting, relaxing, and creating unforgettable moments together. Sample fine wines for FREE, hike trails to dazzling waterfalls, shop at Appalachian boutiques, spend a day at Parkway attractions, and unwind at your Smoky Mountain cabin. And that’s only the beginning of your fun girls’ getaway…
Ready to get away and spend quality time with your mom, sister, daughter, or girlfriends in the Smokies? Whether it’s Galentine’s Day, Mother’s Day, Girlfriends Day, a special birthday, or a much-needed retreat, start planning things to do for YOUR girls weekend in Pigeon Forge!
Sip & Chat on the Rocky Top Wine Trail
Free wine tasting and gifts on your girls trip? Yes, please — welcome to the Rocky Top Wine Trail! As the most-visited wine trail in Tennessee, visiting Rocky Top wineries is a must for the wine lovers in your group. Along with free wine tastings on a self-guided tour, you can collect stamps from each of the 5 winery locations (listed below) for 2 free gifts as you complete the journey. Plus, you can complete the wine tour across multiple days — and still get your FREE gifts!
Rocky Top Wineries
- Mountain Valley Winery
- Mill Bridge Winery
- Hillside Winery
- Apple Barn Winery
- Apple Barn Cider House
More Places to Sip in the Smokies
- Tennessee Mountain View Winery
- Tennessee Homemade Wines
- Sugarland Cellars
- Little Bear Winery
- Gatlinburg Winery
- Currahee Winery
- Cades Cove Cellars
- Bootleggers Winery
Relax with a Spa Day in the Smokies
One very popular thing to do while on a Smoky Mountain vacation with your gal pals is enjoying a spa day together. Nothing’s better than getting pampered while gossiping with your girls. Manicures, pedicures, facials, aromatherapy, hot stone therapy, Swedish massages, and more await! You could even get your hair done for a night on the town. Plus, in-cabin massages are available for more privacy and convenience on your girlfriend getaway!
Try Pure Mountain Therapy, Restorative Massage of the Smokies, St. Somewhere Spa, or Smoky Mountain Massage.
Shop for Clothes, Gifts & One-of-a-Kind Finds
Another great activity for women of all ages is shopping! Boasting plenty of outlet malls, unique boutiques, souvenir shops, and country stores in downtown Pigeon Forge, Sevierville, and Gatlinburg, you could devote a whole day just to shopping in the Smokies. Plus, you can explore the Great Smoky Arts & Crafts Community — featuring handmade baskets, quilts, jewelry, artworks, apparel, moccasins, ornaments, carvings, and oh-so-much more!
Top Smoky Mountain Shops
- Three Bears General Store
- The Village Shops — European-themed shopping center
- The Shops at Ober
- The Mountain Mile & Tower Shops
- The Island Trading Post
- The Incredible Christmas Place
- Tanger Outlets Sevierville
- Mountain Mall
Play, Shop & Dine at The Island
A one-stop Parkway attraction for fun, shopping, and dining, The Island in Pigeon Forge is a fantastic place to take your gal pals to enjoy live music, try out a variety of eateries, catch a dancing fountain show in the rocking chairs, spot 360 mountain views atop The Great Smoky Mountain Wheel, buy Appalachian souvenirs, and oh-so-much more!
You can spend a full day of play at The Island — which offers free parking, shuttle services, and admission. More fun things to do include sipping cocktails at Margaritaville, grabbing $5 tastings at the Ole Smoky Barn (sister to the moonshine distillery in downtown Gatlinburg), riding SkyFly: Soar America, and participating in seasonal events. Make the most of your weekend getaway with the girls at this popular and affordable attraction in the Smokies.
Explore the Great Smoky Mountain Outdoors
Home to cascading waterfalls, tons of wildlife, flowing rivers and streams, towering forests, historic structures, and breathtaking mountain views — the Great Smoky Mountains National Park is the most-visited national park in the country for many reasons. And it’s a beautiful place to experience on your girls weekend in the Smokies!
From taking a scenic drive through the lovely Cades Cove and hiking trails to phenomenal mountain vistas to riding horses through a peaceful valley and picnicking next to a sparkling river, there’s something for every age. More outdoor activities in the Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg area include zooming on ziplines, kayaking or tubing downriver, riding mountain coasters, mountain biking, fishing, and whitewater rafting.
Enjoy an Entertaining Dinner Show
Pigeon Forge offers tons of dinner shows to choose from for good times on your girls getaway. Enjoy a hearty meal and live entertainment together! From stunt riders, acrobats, and singers to animal performers, pyrotechnics, and knee-slappin’ humor, these Smoky Mountain performances amaze.
Popular Pigeon Forge Dinner Theaters
- Dolly Parton’s Stampede
- Biblical Times Dinner Theater
- Hatfield & McCoy Dinner Feud
- Great Smoky Mountain Murder Mystery
- Pirates Voyage Dinner & Show
Have a Blast at Dollywood Theme Park!
Looking for something super fun to do on your girls trip in Pigeon Forge, TN? Dollywood is a family-friendly theme park — created by famed Smoky Mountain local Dolly Parton — filled with rides, roller coasters, Appalachian culture, Southern food, handmade crafts, musical entertainment, and awe-inspiring events. In the summer, you can pop over to Dollywood’s Splash Country for swimming, floating on a lazy river, and suntanning in a private canopy.
Make a Wish & Peruse The Old Mill Square
Toss a coin and make a wish with your ladies at the wishing fountain in The Old Mill Square. This charming downtown Pigeon Forge center features country shops, a blacksmith workshop, a moonshine distillery, restaurants, an ice cream parlor, and more!
Pro tip: follow the stairs next to the main eatery down to the Little Pigeon River for a unique perspective of the working gristmill.
Fun Stops at The Old Mill
- The Old Mill Creamery
- Pottery House Café & Grill
- Pigeon River Pottery
- Old Forge Distillery
- Iron Mountain Metal Craft
Hang Out at YOUR Mountain Cabin
Between exploring the national park, sipping Ole Smoky moonshine, relaxing in front of a show fountain, and shopping until you drop, retreat to your Pigeon Forge cabin rental. Ranging from 1-16 bedrooms for any group of gals and featuring relaxing and entertaining amenities, Pigeon Forge, TN Cabins has a lot to offer your girls trip in the Smokies.
Filter for the amenities you want — including a Pigeon Forge cabin with a mountain view, private indoor pool, soothing hot tub, games, theater room, fireplace, and wireless internet — and select the perfect cabin for your girls weekend in Pigeon Forge! All properties have fully equipped kitchens for meals and drinks at your vacation rental, and many offer private suites with spacious beds and full bathrooms.
For more fun on your girlfriends getaway, watch romcoms on a big screen TV, sip champagne in front of a crackling fire, and soak in a hot tub. You can scrapbook together, create DIY picture frames, and play board games at the main table. Cook pancakes in the morning, toss chicken on the grill for lunch, and head out for dinner just minutes from your cabin. You can chat while the sun sets over the mountains, play at the pool table, whip up midnight margaritas, and wake up to coffee in the rocking chairs.
Ring your best girlfriends and book your Pigeon Forge cabin — it’s time to reconnect and relax on YOUR girls getaway in the Great Smoky Mountains!