Gatlinburg, Tennessee is a great place to host a bachelorette party because there is so much to do! There are endless activities, great restaurants, and plenty of nightlife options to keep the party going all weekend long. Plus, Gatlinburg is centrally located in the Smokey Mountains, making it easy for guests to travel to and from.
If you're looking for ideas on how to make your Gatlinburg bachelorette party one to remember, here's what we suggest:
Where To Stay
There are tons of great places to stay in Gatlinburg, but if you really want to make the most of your weekend, we recommend renting a cabin. This way, you and your girlfriends can have a private place to relax and get ready for nights out on the town. Not to mention, there's nothing better than waking up in the mountains! The most popular cabin to rent is the Gatlinburg Falls Resort, which offers stunning views of the Smokies and access to an indoor pool and hot tub. For a bachelorette party, we recommend booking their offered Pigeon Forge Cabin, which can sleep up to 18 people. Unwind in a jacuzzi, explore the Smokey Mountains or simply bask in the sun at the pool. With an ideal location- only two minutes from Downtown Gatlinburg, you will definitely want to plan on spending some time at the more than 500 quaint shops, restaurants, and nightlife.
There's no shortage of things to do in Gatlinburg, so you'll definitely want to plan ahead so you can make the most of your time. For the outdoorsy types, we recommend hiking up to Cliff Top or taking a scenic drive through the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. If you're looking for something a little more low-key, check out Ripley's Aquarium of the Smokies or take a walk around Gatlinburg's Historic Nature Trail. And, of course, no trip to Gatlinburg would be complete without visiting Gatlinburg's main attraction: Ober Gatlinburg, where you can ride the Aerial Tramway up to the resort's mountaintop amusement park. This park contains activities, dining, shopping, and breathtaking views.
Gatlinburg is home to some of the best restaurants in the Smoky Mountains, so you'll definitely want to take advantage of all the great dining options while you're in town. For a casual lunch or dinner, we recommend checking out the Smoky Mountain Brewery, which has a great selection of handcrafted beer and pub fare. If you're looking for something a little more upscale, try the Edgewater Grill, which offers stunning views of the river and an impressive menu of steak, seafood, and pasta dishes. And, of course, no trip to Gatlinburg would be complete without indulging in some southern comfort food. For the best biscuits in town, head to Flapjacks Pancake Cabin, or get your fix of barbecue at Calhoun's.
There are numerous bars in Gatlinburg to choose from, so you'll definitely want to hit up some of the city's best bars during your bachelorette party weekend. The Wine and Shine Walking Tour is a great way to visit a few winerys, as well as three other tasting rooms in Gatlinburg. The Wine and Shine Walking Tour is a great way to explore Gatlinburg's downtown area while sampling some of the best wine and moonshine the city has to offer. This tour includes stops at three different tasting rooms, so you're sure to find a new favorite drink and know a thing or two about the best places to visit in Gatlinburg. For impeccable views and drinks, we highly recommend visiting Cliff Top Bar and Grill – At Anakeesta. You and your girls will love this bar that overlooks the views of Gatlinburg, TN and bartenders who are known for giving you a taste of Gatlinburg or whatever you’re in the mood for! No matter what kind of drink or scene you're looking for, Gatlinburg has a spot that will fit your needs. Cheers!
If you're looking for a place to let loose and have some fun, Gatlinburg has numerous clubs that offer a great nightlife scene, so you're sure to find a spot that fits your style. Ole Red in Gatlinburg is a party venue inspired by country music star Blake Shelton that serves up delectable cuisine, has a full bar with handcrafted cocktails, live music every night, and a dance floor! For music and high views, head over to the Gatlinburg Space Needle, where you can catch live bands performing on the observation deck. If heights aren’t your thing, head over to Ole Smoky Moonshine Distillery, where you can enjoy live music in the courtyard. And if you want to ensure adult attendance only, head to club 812 at Blaine's Bar & Grill. This is an adults only dance club open from 10:45-1:00am on Fridays and Saturdays with a live DJ and a dance floor that can't wait to see you and your girls' moves!
If you're looking for some souvenirs or just want to do some shopping while you're in Gatlinburg, there are plenty of great places to check out. You'll regret not having a souvenir from the city that held your bachelorette weekend memories. For unique finds, check out the Smoky Mountain Art Market, where you'll find paintings, pottery, and jewelry created by local artists. And if you're looking for some Gatlinburg-themed souvenirs, be sure to stop by the Ole Smoky Candy Kitchen or the Fudge Factory. Both of these spots offer a wide variety of sweets and treats that make great gifts (or snacks!) for your friends back home. And if you're looking for some new clothes to bring home with you, check out The Village Shops, which offer a variety of boutique clothing and accessories.
So there you have it! A few of our best recommendations for spending your bachelorette weekend in Gatlinburg. Be sure to hit up some (or all!) of these spots for a weekend you and your girlfriends will never forget! Don’t forget to check out our custom party favors that will make your weekend even more memorable. Until next time,