Sevierville, TN is a destination conveniently located near the Great Smoky Mountain National Park. It’s a fantastic place for family travel, romantic escapes, and even girlfriend getaways. I love this area and experienced a girlfriend getaway itinerary to help you plan a great trip with a group of your friends. Each place included in the itinerary has been personally visited and approved for TravelingMamas.com readers. Feel free to print this out or save it for personal use and trip planning. The most important part? Be sure to have fun and enjoy some time with your friends!
Evening of Arrival
Dinner at Chop House
Breakfast at Applewood Farmhouse Grill followed by a tour of the Apple Barn Complex. Take some time in the morning to shop at Five Oaks Tanger Outlet Center and play a morning round of mini golf at Old MacDonald’s Mini Golf. A light apres mini golf lunch can be found in the complex at Country Ritz. The girls just might need a little afternoon relaxation, so head on over to Utopia Day Spa for a waterside outdoor massage. Enjoy dinner and a show, Dolly-style, at Dixie Stampede where you’ll either cheer for the North or the South. If you still have some energy left, enjoy a few hours at the NASCAR SpeedPark and race your friends in NEXTEL Cup style cars.
Start the morning with breakfast at Flapjacks and then opt for some scrapbooking time at Scrapbook Superstore. Spend the rest of your morning exploring Historic Downtown Sevierville and all the neat little shops in the area. Be sure to get a Girlfriend Getaway group picture in front of the Dolly Parton statue in the town square. A great stop for lunch is Damon’s Grill for a char-grilled meal. All that shopping means it’s time for another girlfriend afternoon at The Spa at Oak Haven. Be sure to check out The Great China Circus before enjoying an evening meal at the Applewood Farmhouse Restaurant.
Stop for a quick to-go breakfast that you can enjoy on the way to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. The Sugarlands Visitor Center is located at the entrance and offers a walk through nature museum and film about the park. Arrange for a step-on guide and local storyteller for girlfriend story time of the amazing women who are part of the park’s history. Spend your afternoon catching some shows and thrill rides at Dollywood, Dolly Parton’s 118-acre Smoky Mountain escape. In the evening freshen up at your hotel before enjoying a fantastic meal at Taulbee’s, located in the Sevierville Bus Stop, yet serves some of the finest meals in the area. Be sure to toast to your girlfriends and a wonderful getaway at the end of the evening.
Day of Departure
If you have time, enjoy breakfast together and say a parting good-bye to your girlfriends. Have a safe trip back home!
Where to Stay
There are so many places to choose from in the Sevierville area. I’ve stayed at the Resort at Governor’s Crossing, which offered some personal space while traveling with a group. More intimate groups may want to rent one of the many cabins available either through HomeAway.com, VRBO.com, or a reputable cabin rental company.
How to Get There
Most visitors opt to drive to this destination, but if it is more convenient to fly, be sure to book your flight into Knoxville Airport. Sevierville is a bit too far for a taxi, but you can rent a car or get one of your gal pals to pick you up for your getaway.