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Top 4 Things to Do in Gatlinburg in February

January 26, 2024

Are you planning on spending time in Gatlinburg this winter? You may be wondering what you can do since our white water rafting outpost isn’t open, and Gatlinburg is full of fun things to do in February, from alcohol tastings for people 21 years old and up to gaming attractions people of all ages can enjoy! Here are the top 4 things to do in Gatlinburg in February.

1. Moonshine or Wine Tasting

sugarland distillery co in gatlinburgA great activity for visitors who are old enough to participate is moonshine or wine tasting. Gatlinburg is known for the moonshine distilleries and the unique flavors each one boasts. A fantastic distillery people love to visit is Sugarlands Distilling Co. You can tour their facility and learn even more about the process of making moonshine. After your tour, you can pay a small $5 tasting fee and try a variety of their signature moonshine flavors, including Silver Cloud Tennessee Sour Mash or Peanut Butter and Jelly. Moonshine isn’t the only type of alcohol you can taste in Gatlinburg, though! You’ll find a variety of wineries in the area that give free tastings, and you could even make your way through the Gatlinburg Wine Trail! Some of the most popular places to visit include Little Bear Winery, Tennessee Homemade Wines, and Gatlinburg Wine Cellar.

2. Winter Activities at Ober Mountain

If you’re looking for things to do in Gatlinburg in February you won’t be able to do all year long, then you should head to Ober Mountain. During the winter, you can ski or snowboard down the hills at this ski resort. Bring your own equipment or rent some at the ski lodge! Plus, it doesn’t matter if you’ve never been before since you can take beginner lessons. After you’ve braved the slopes a few times, be sure to head over to try snow tubing, or head inside and go ice skating! There are plenty of fun activities you’ll want to try at Ober Mountain!

3. Love is in the Air Event at Gatlinburg SkyPark

gatlinburg skylift parkA special event you won’t want to miss during the month of February is Love is in the Air at Gatlinburg SkyPark. This month-long event highlights Valentine’s Day and will make anyone feel warm and loved! The SkyBridge is decked out in thousands of red and white lights at night, and you can walk through the Tunnel of Love that runs along the bridge. The rest of the park is also decked out in themed decorations. Plus, there are incredible views of the Smoky Mountains you won’t be able to see from anywhere else!

4. Play Indoor Games

Want to spend a little more time inside since it’s cold in the mountains? Some fun things to do in Gatlinburg in February are play games! Your friends and family can compete against each other in games at Gatlin’s Fun Center, like laser tag or indoor mini golf. If you want to bring everyone together for bonding, take them to Activate Games in Gatlinburg. This unique attraction provides guests with a series of games you must complete as a team, and everyone will have a blast! Another fun activity you can do together is play an escape game at Breakout Games! Choose a game theme, and then you will work together to “escape” the room!

Since Valentine’s Day is in February, you may also be thinking about what to get your significant other. If you both want to try new things this year or you know they love adventure, you should get them the gift of white water rafting! Not only will you have fun in the Smokies during this time of year, you’ll also get to come back again later! Get your loved one a gift card to our white water rafting outpost for Valentine’s Day now!

Now you know about some of the fun things to do in Gatlinburg in February! Are you also planning a trip in the summer? Look through our white water rafting trips in the Smoky Mountains, and reserve a spot for your next vacation!