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Top 5 Activities in Gatlinburg for Adults to Do on Vacation

May 27, 2020

Are you planning a trip with your friends to the Smoky Mountains? There are plenty of activities in Gatlinburg for adults to enjoy! From wine tasting to adventurous activities, you and your friends will have a blast visiting the Smokies! Here are the top 5 activities in Gatlinburg for adults to do on vacation:

1. Visit Ole Smoky Moonshine

ole smoky moonshine

Gatlinburg is known for moonshine tasting, so you can’t visit without trying it! Ole Smoky Moonshine is one of the most popular distilleries in the area. You can actually tour the facility and learn even more about the distilling process. To taste moonshine, you do have to pay a small $5 fee, but this goes towards a purchase in their gift shop. You’ll have a few flavors to try at the tasting bar, and there are several in the shop to choose from. Try the original or something unique like dill pickle. Want to check out even more distilleries? Here are the top distilleries in the Smoky Mountains!

2. Try the Gatlinburg Wine Trail

Another fun activity in Gatlinburg for adults is to go wine tasting! There’s actually a Gatlinburg Wine Trail you can go on! The wine trail has 4 wineries on the list, and you can start the trail at any of them. Just tell one of the staff members you want to go along the trail, and they will give you a passport you can have stamped at every winery you visit. You’ll be able to taste fruity, dry, sweet, bubbly, and many other wines. Everyone will have fun on the Gatlinburg Wine Trail!

3. Eat at a Nice Restaurant

The Peddler Steakhouse in Gatlinburg TN.

There are several activities in Gatlinburg you’ll want to do, but one you should do is eat out at a nice restaurant. You may have a hard time deciding where you want to eat. Red Oak Bistro is a great place to go if you love tapas and wine. The Peddler is a steakhouse that has all the great entrees and sides you’ll want to enjoy on vacation. The Melting Pot is another great option since you get to basically customize your dining experience through fondue!

4. Visit Anakeesta

Anakeesta is a great place for adults to go in Gatlinburg. Once you’re at the top of the mountain, you can look through the shops or grab a snack at one of the carts or restaurants. There is a beautiful garden full of flowers and native plants. There are also plenty of benches and rocking chairs you can just sit and relax in. Want to do something fun at Anakeesta? Go on the duel ziplines, ride the mountain coaster, or walk through the bridges in the trees.

5. Visit the Gatlinburg Arts and Crafts Community

Entrance to the Great Smoky Arts & Crafts Community.

If you and your friends enjoy arts and crafts, you should go through the loop in the Gatlinburg Arts and Crafts Community . You’ll see all kinds of artisans and craftsmen through this area, from painters to instrument makers. These people might work on their craft in front of you, and you can purchase all kinds of wares in their shops. There are also several local restaurants in this area you might want to try!

Wondering what adults will enjoy in Pigeon Forge? Here are the top things to do in Pigeon Forge for adults!

These are just a few of the activities in Gatlinburg for adults to enjoy on their vacation. Want even more ideas of what to do when you stay with us? Look at our Luxury Pass you’ll receive once you book a cabin with us!

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