A Girlfriend Getaway to Relax, Recharge and Reconnect
Need to recharge and reconnect with girlfriends? Just pack up the car and hit the road to Gatlinburg, TN because the mountains are calling! Just a short 3.5 hour drive from Atlanta, spending a weekend in the fresh air of the Great Smoky Mountains will refresh and renew any group of girlfriends.
When it comes to things to do, Gatlinburg has plenty to offer visitors year-round. Nature lovers can enjoy a hike on one of more than 150 trails. For a more relaxing adventure, wander through one of the many art, wine or music festivals that call Gatlinburg home. And spa activities are always an option!
Get ready for the nightlife and choose from a number of local restaurants that showcase the amazing views with fire pits and strong drinks. Or choose a Girls Night In and catch up over a bottle of Tennessee-made wine. With a walkable downtown and convenient trolley that goes through the town, Gatlinburg has fully recovered from the fires of 2016 and is waiting to welcome visitors.
Where to Stay
Fairfield Inn and Suites Gatlinburg Downtown
611 Historic Nature Trail, Gatlinburg, Tennessee 37738; 865.436.4935; Marriott.com/hotels/travel/gtlfg-fairfield-inn-and-suites-gatlinburg-downtown
On Historic Nature Trail but still close enough to walk downtown, the Fairfield Inn and Suites is sleek, modern and chic. This property makes guests feel right at home with an outdoor fire pit, welcoming lobby, wifi and luxury bedding.
Where to Eat
Breakfast: Donut Friar; Dinner: Loco Burro Fresh Mex Cantina
Donut Friar: 634 Pkwy. Ste. 15 Loco Burro: 735 Parkway #1, Gatlinburg – Facebook.com/LocoBurroGatlinburg
Donut Friar is a Gatlinburg institution with donuts and pastries made fresh daily. Loco Burro has margaritas, fajitas, tableside guacamole and a view that can’t be beat on their roof top patio.
Where to Drink
Any Local Winery, Distillery or Brewery
Ole Smoky Moonshine -OleSmoky.com; Tennessee Homemade Winery – TNHomemadeWines.com; Smoky Mountain Brewery – Smoky-Mtn-Brewery.com
A place to drink isn’t hard to find. Located on the Parkway, Ole Smoky Moonshine Distillery, Tennessee Homemade Winery and Smoky Mountain Brewery all offer tastings for visitors. Be sure to try the Blueberry Wine at Tennessee Homemade.
What to Do
576 Parkway, Gatlinburg, TN 37738; 865-325-2400; Anakeesta.com
Anakeesta features the beauty of Smoky Mountains at a 600’ summit. Visitors can explore the trees on a Dueling Zipline, walk theTree Canopy Walk sky bridges or shop in Firefly Village. Just enjoying the view is always an option too!
Where to Shop
Great Smoky Arts & Crafts Community
For a unique shopping experience, visit Great Smoky Arts & Crafts Community. The eight mile loop is home to more than 120 independent artists. From paintings, pottery, quilts or jewelry, every girlfriend will find a piece that speaks to her.