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6 Romantic Things for Couples to Do in Pigeon Forge

With its breathtaking mountain views and fun atmosphere, Pigeon Forge, TN is the perfect place for a romantic retreat! Whether you’re celebrating your wedding, honeymoon, anniversary, or any other type of getaway with your sweetheart, you will love everything the Smokies have to offer. To help you make the most of your next vacation, Eagles Ridge Resort has put together a guide to six of the most romantic things for couples to do in Pigeon Forge.

1. Take a Carriage Ride

Nothing will make you feel like you’re living in a fairy tale quite like a horse-drawn carriage ride. Heritage Carriage Rides provides wonderful carriage tours in the heart of Pigeon Forge that were designed with couples in mind. Rides leave from Walden’s Landing on the Parkway and last for 15 minutes. To set the mood for your ride, ladies are presented with a long stem rose. Heritage Carriage Rides also offers special romance packages that are perfect for proposals.

2. Visit Cades Cove

Cades Cove is the most scenic area in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. This gorgeous valley features stunning views of the mountains, a variety of historic cabins, and some of the very best wildlife viewing in East Tennessee. With white-tailed deer frolicking in the fields and black bear cubs climbing the trees, Cades Cove feels like the Garden of Eden. Couples will love driving along the valley’s 11-mile loop road, which stops at all of Cades Cove’s popular landmarks.

3. Pose for an Old Time PhotoA couple posing for a 1920s-themed old time photo.

Getting your picture made at Wild Gals Old Time Photo is another one of the most romantic things for couples to do in Pigeon Forge. Couples can choose from a number of fun costumes and themes, including cowboys and saloon gals, Southern gentlemen and Southern belles, gangsters and flapper girls, or a couple of hillbillies. Posing for a portrait is always a blast, and the resulting photo is the perfect souvenir from your vacation.

4. Ride the Ferris Wheel at The Island

Known as the Great Smoky Mountain Wheel, the Ferris wheel at The Island in Pigeon Forge is truly a sight to behold. This 200 ft. tall wheel towers above the downtown area and offers stunning views of the city and the mountains. For an unforgettable experience, we recommend riding the Great Smoky Mountain Wheel at night, when the Ferris wheel is lit up with brilliant colors.

5. Have Dinner in Town

Pigeon Forge is home to a number of romantic restaurants that are ideal for a special night out on the town. With everything from steak to seafood, you and your sweetheart are guaranteed to find just what you’re looking for. Some of our favorite restaurants for couples in the Pigeon Forge area include:

  • Bullfish Grill
  • Bistro 109
  • Johnny Carino’s
  • The Chop House

A happy couple enjoying the deck of their cabin.6. Enjoy Your Cabin

A cabin rental at Eagles Ridge is the perfect home base for your getaway! Our resort is located a mile away from the Parkway near all of the romantic things for couples to do in Pigeon Forge, but it also provides a peaceful setting away from the hustle and bustle of the city. Couples will love taking advantage of the luxurious amenities at their cabin, including bubbly hot tubs, decks with gorgeous views, and stone fireplaces. To start planning your vacation, browse our selection of 1 bedroom cabins in Pigeon Forge!

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