Post # 1
My Fiance and I just made our reservations for a cabin up in Pigeon Forge for our “minimoon”. We can just go for 3 nights since Fiance has just gotten a new job about a month ago. I was up in Gatlinburg several years ago and saw the Hard Rock Cafe, Ripley’s Believe or Not museum, and the sky lift thing. We already know that we would like to go to the aquarium. Any bees have suggestions of things to see up while we are up in that area?
Post # 3
I am also thinking of a Tennessee honeymoon! I like the idea of a cabin by the Smoky Mountains. What is weather like in early August? Some of the cabins are really reasonable priced. I can’t wait to hear about your honeymoon!
Post # 4
I live in TN.. great choice !
As far as weather goes.. August here was HOT, but TN weather is notorious for changing. It was very cool this past weekend and rainy and muggy today… so it is anyones guess. We are doing a Gatlinburg trip next month with a few couples and getting a big cabin and catching a UT game and we are planning on doing some of the local stuff as well as just chilling out in the cabin. Most have hot tubs and of course there is some hiking/sight seeing to be done.
I would suggest walking around the “old town” part of Gatlinburg because there’s some cool bakeries and shops you miss if you just do the touristy Pigeon Forge stuff.
Post # 5
My husband & I went there in summer 2008 for vacation when we was engaged. It is lovely! The cabin will be perfect for honeymooners, very romantic! Also you can check out the Titanic museum. Its new. (I have never been.) I heard its alot of talking while you tour the look-alike ship (That’s what the museum looks lik, Titanic!) Also you get a ticket thing letting you know who you are & if you made it or not at the end of the tour. Like as in if you made it off alive. lol & You get to stick your hands in water the same tempature as the water was the night the Titanic went down. My husband has alot of co-workers who went. So we heard it all from them. 😛 But here is a link to it. They even do weddings haha!
Post # 6
I have never been to TN, but I recognized that location as one I have been wanting to go to for a long time for one reason – zorbing! It is the only place in the US that has it. It is this SUPER fun activity where you roll down a hill in a gigantic ball. I did it when I was studying abroad in New Zealand. I HIGHLY recommend it!
Here is the website for zorbing in TN: http://www.zorb.com/smoky
(this is not me, just a picture of zorbing that I found from google)
Post # 7
Darling Husband and I just went in May to Gatlinburg and it was wonderful! I will say it was quiet then bc it was before school was out so it was less “touristy”. I went to UT so I’m familiar with the area well and honestly I stay away from Pigeon Forge bc of all the attractions and such. Weather is perfect in October for you but remember anytime you go deep in the mountains it is going to drop a little more. For example May was hot but when went hiking it was much cooler. I like old town Gatlinburg. We loved the free moonshine tasting and live music in the square. I’m very outdoorsy so when were there I preferred to go white water rafting and hiking alot of the time. We explored the citie more at night. Sky lift is awesome but I think it’s best when the suns setting! Tennessee is absolutely beautiful this time of year and you guys will have so much fun!
Post # 8
I live about 20 minutes from there. There’s tons of stuff to do! It’s funny though because we most of the time don’t go because there’s so many tourists hahah I would definitely recommend the TItanic museum though! It’s so cool! Also, someone else said something about walking around Gatlinburg be sure you do that too because there are some great shops that you’ll miss otherwise. We’re very outdoorsy so there’s plenty of great hiking/fishing, etc. August weather can be HOT but it can be cool in the evenings. You need to go check out some of the trails with waterfalls there are TONS and they are absolutely BEAUTIFUL!!! We go sometime just for little weekend getaways and depending on the cabin (we stay down in Pigeon Forge off of Wears Valley Road) we even had putt putt in our cabin. The views are incredible and I’m sure you can find a few things to do at the cabin too 😉 haha Also, if you like art, there is a fantastic artist community that has workshops and a shop called Arrowmont. (The shop is called Arrowcraft.) I take classes up there all the time but it’s internationally known and has a great little gallery space. You’ll miss it if you’re not looking for it. The driveway for it is almost directly across the street from Hard Rock Cafe. Feel free to PM girl if you want more info. I can try to even get some brochures and stuff together for you and mail them to you if you’d like. Congrats on deciding on your honeymoon!!!
Post # 9
Oh, I would love to see the Titanic museum! Everything Titanic intrigues me…