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Top 5 Things to Do in Gatlinburg for Adults

Are you planning a getaway without the kids? You may be wondering what all there is to do in the Smokies without kids, and you may be surprised there are quite a few activities you can enjoy! From browsing through shops to alcohol tastings, you’ll find all kinds of fun things to do with just adults! Check out these top 5 things to do in Gatlinburg for adults:

1. Try Moonshine at the Distilleries

inside of ole smoky moonshineA favorite pastime of visitors who are 21 years old and up is trying moonshine at the distilleries in Gatlinburg. You just pay a small $5 tasting fee to try a variety of moonshine flavors, from the original flavor to some pretty unique ones! Ole Smoky Moonshine is one of the most popular places to go, but you can also visit Sugarlands Distilling Co or Tennessee Shine Co. All of the adults will have a blast tasting the various moonshine flavors!

2. Explore the Gatlinburg Wine Trail

If you don’t like moonshine, you can always explore the Gatlinburg Wine Trail! This wine trail has quite a few wineries on it. Just start with one of them and tell them you want to do the wine trail, and they will give you a passport to have stamped as you go to each winery. You might just find a new favorite wine you’ll want to take home!

3. Walk Around The Village Shops

entrance to the village shops in gatlinburgA fun thing to do in Gatlinburg for adults is browse through unique shops, and The Village Shops is one of the best places to go shopping! Inspired by European villages, this outdoor shopping mall has a variety of local shops with unique themes, including a sock store, an art gallery, and a cheese shop! You can even grab a snack at one of the cafes and watch the water bubble in the fountain at the center of the shopping mall!

4. Play at Ober Gatlinburg

You may think of Ober Gatlinburg as a family friendly place to go, but it’s pretty fun for just adults! If you’re in town for winter, you can spend time on the slopes skiing or snowboarding. Bring out your inner kid by going snow tubing! You can also enjoy a leisurely ride on the Aerial Tramway, see how good you are at ice skating, or try one of the other many fun activities at Ober!

5. Enjoy Anakeesta

anakeesta in gatlinburgAnakeesta is another attraction you may think that it’s for the whole family, but it is one of the fun things to do in Gatlinburg for adults! You’ll be able to grab a drink from the bar, or eat a delicious meal at one of the restaurants while you enjoy the views from the top of the mountain. You can also find a bench or rocking chair where you can relax as long as you want, or you can do something exciting like the Dueling Ziplines. Anakeesta isn’t just for the kids!

Planning on spending a romantic, adults-only trip in the Smokies? Check out these top romantic things to do in Gatlinburg!

You don’t have to bring the kids along to have a great time while you’re in the Smokies! Since you know about some things to do in Gatlinburg for adults, are you ready to start planning your next trip? Look through our Gatlinburg hotel rooms, and book one for your vacation today!