A Day Trip To Gatlinburg
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My girlfriend Chelsea and I have been talking about getting away for a day trip to Gatlinburg for awhile now, and we were finally able to make it happen! Gatlinburg is a quant, scenic, mountain town with activities for families or fun girls’ trips. 😉
Every now and again you just want to car karaoke and take a little road trip. Gatlinburg is right at a 3 hour drive from Nashville, so it was super easy for us to pack up and go in the morning, explore the city, eat, shop and enjoy ourselves before hitting the road back to Nashville.
When we first got there we grabbed a bite to eat at Loco Burro. We grabbed some tableside guacamole and margaritas on the upstairs, outdoor patio and looked out over the Parkway.
I was the MOST excited to visit Anakeesta Adventure Park. You ride the Chondola up the mountain and take in the scenic views up to the attraction. There were zip lines, some shops, food, and an adorable ice cream shop. Chels and I were excited to do the tree canopy walk. It felt like a magic treehouse. There are 16 bridges that connect and you are 40 to 60 feet above the ground. It brought us back to childhood, and it was such a great view of the Smokies.
After you are done you can grab an ice cream cone and there are rocking chairs overlooking the side of the mountain or rocking chairs surrounding a fire pit as well. It’s just a slower pace of life up there to relax and take in the scenic views.
Once we rode the Chondola back to the bottom of the mountain we just wanted to just stroll around the shops and check them all out. Our favorite was Savannah Bee Company. We did a honey tasting and even tried a honey wine. SO good. Fun fact.. the different honey types were not flavored, but made from the honey only going to that type of flower. This blew my mind! HA!
Chelsea’s family grew up going to Gatlinburg so she wanted to stop by Fannie Farkle’s to play some games and grab a bit of cheat day fair food!
I really wanted to dip my feet in a stream and hike around the Great Smoky Mountains National Park to breathe in that mountain air, and relax. You can also go up in the Gatlinburg Space Needle to check out the awesome mountain views.
Gatlinburg is full of wineries and breweries as well. We wanted to try out some moonshine, and did a quick stop at Ole Smoky Moonshine.
A day trip to Gatlinburg is what my soul needed. It was so fun for me to get away and be carefree for a day – to just breathe in the mountain air, spend some QT with a girlfriend, shop, eat good food, and take in the beautiful scenery. If you are looking for a quick getaway, I highly recommend it!
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