Treating your partner to unique dates in the Great Smoky Mountains is essential to firing up the romance on your weekend getaway, honeymoon, or anniversary stay in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee. Fortunately, the area is jam-packed with plenty of romantic things to do together, so planning a memorable time isn’t hard. What might give you trouble is choosing which activities to include on your unique dates… Fear not, friend! Pigeon Forge TN Cabins has compiled a creative list of 11 unique date ideas for couples visiting Pigeon Forge to help make your time in the Smokies with the one you love extra special — and easy to plan.
1. Sweets by the Wishing Fountain at The Old Mill
Stroll around The Old Mill Square that features country chic shops and restaurants, a working gristmill on the Pigeon River, and a classic wishing fountain. Pop into the candy store with homemade treats or grab a creamy milkshake to enjoy while making a wish. Enjoy a traditional Southern dinner for 2, pick up a few souvenirs for home, and walk down to the sparkling riverside as the sun sets.
2. Carriage Ride through Cades Cove
Romance your sweet with a horse-drawn carriage ride through the stunning valleys and forests of Cades Cove in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Listen to tales of the history and wildlife of the area as your knowledgeable tour guide and personal carriage driver leads the way. Carriage rides last 30-45 minutes and are available through Cades Cove Riding Stables from early March through November.
3. Dinner & a Show!
Schedule dinner and a show…or combine both! Savor hand-cut steaks at Alamo Steakhouse or a salmon avocado salad at Timberwood Grill, then venture to Country Tonite Theatre for an incredible musical performance or Comedy Barn Theater for a few laughs. Or go for a dinner show starring trick riders, acrobatic pirates, feuding families, or murder mysteries — and a 4-course feast!
4. Roller Coasters at Dollywood Theme Park
Soar on thrilling roller coasters — like Lightning Rod, Wild Eagle, and Tennessee Tornado — at Dollywood, arguably the most famous theme park in the Smoky Mountains. Along with heart-pumping rides, this one-of-a-kind theme park features an eagle sanctuary, the Dollywood Express Train, local craftsmen at work, Southern dining, sweets and souvenir shops, and seasonal events.
5. Putt-Putt & Ice Cream at Crave Golf Club
Play mini-golf and enjoy ice cream at Crave Golf Club that features candy-themed indoor and outdoor — aka rooftop! — courses. Putt-putt around 19 holes per course and challenge each other on the spinners that suggest funny ways to play and add extra fun to your turns. Plus, you can check out the miniature bowling allies, daring escape games, and yummy candy shop.
6. Secret Garden at Parrot Mountain
Whisk away your beloved to a romantic secret garden, snap photos together at a replica of Thomas Kinkade’s Stairway to Paradise, and interact with 100s of beautiful tropical birds at Parrot Mountain and Gardens. Explore 4 acres of lavishly landscaped gardens with field stones, flowering plants and trees, and a waterfall. You can even pet baby birds in the nursery — so cute!
7. Scenic Helicopter Tour of the Smokies
Take your date up a few notches with Scenic Helicopter Tours! Give your love a view of the majestic rolling hills, lofty peaks, cityscapes, flowing rivers, towering trees, and seasonal beauty of the Great Smoky Mountains from the best seats in the sky. Wanting a unique date idea to kick off a proposal or a memorable place to get married? Ask about their romantic services.
8. Wine Trail with Rocky Top
Sip free local wine samples, grab a few bottles to enjoy at your cozy cabin, and collect gifts along the way as you cruise the Rocky Top Wine Trail in Pigeon Forge. There are 5 wineries to explore, and some even offer free winery tours! Check out Hillside Winery, Apple Barn Winery, Apple Barn Cider House, Mountain Valley Winery, and Mill Bridge Winery.
9. Zorbing at Outdoor Gravity Park
Take your date out for a fun day of zorbing (basically pretending to be a hamster) at the one-and-only Outdoor Gravity Park in the country! Hop into a giant inflatable, see-through ball and roll down a 1,000-foot hill along 3 different tracks. You’ll be slipping, sliding, and laughing with all the water splashing around inside. Dry zorbing is also available in winter.
10. Great Smoky Mountain Wheel at The Island
Kiss 200 feet above the city atop The Great Smoky Mountain Wheel at The Island and gaze at all the beautiful mountain and city scenery while you’re up there. Plus, this pet-friendly entertainment and shopping complex features wine and moonshine tastings, nice date-night restaurants, tons of lovely shops, and a show fountain with rocking chairs all around, where you can sit, chat, and watch impressive displays.
11. Intimate Moments at a Secluded Cabin
Spend quality alone time with your partner at a 1-bedroom cabin with enchanting views of the mountains or trees. Sip wine by a crackling fire, soak in a steamy hot tub, watch romantic comedies on a big screen TV, unwind in a soothing sauna, swim in a private indoor pool, prep a steak dinner on the gas grill, draw a hot bath in the heart-shaped jetted tub, and whisper sweet nothings in a king-size log bed covered in rose petals.
Couples, what are you waiting for?! Ultimate dates filled with romantic things to do await at attractions, eateries, shops, and your cabin in Pigeon Forge, TN. Start planning with Pigeon Forge TN Cabins online or at 1.866.513.7885 today!