Nashville: A Couple’s Getaway

Take note: Music City strikes the right cord for couples! Get in tune with this harmonious city for your next couples getaway for a mix of chart-topping music, history, food and fashion.

STAY

Union Station Hotel
All aboard for a wild Nashville ride! This landmark hotel is a renovated 1900 train station and is located just steps from Nashville’s Gulch district where you’ll find a slew of great restaurants.

Union Station Hotel, Nashville, TN
Photo credit: Marriott

Hermitage Hotel
As Nashville’s only Forbes five-star & AAA five-diamond hotel, the Hermitage Hotel is all about glitz and glam.

Gaylord Opryland Resort & Convention Center
You could get lost in this massive resort but that’s sort of the point when you’re on vacation, right? Featuring a 20,000-square-foot spa, over a dozen restaurants and bars plus jaw dropping atriums with cascading waterfalls and a winding river, Gaylord Opryland Resort is located about 15 minutes from downtown and in walking distance of the Grand Ole Opry.

Image credit: Gaylord Opryland Resort

 

PLAY

Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum
Sing through the harmonious space that bands together 2.5 million priceless artifacts, including instruments, photographs, stage costumes and more.

Adventure Science Center
Gaze down the hill for stunning views of Music City before jumping in the flight simulator for an out-of-this-world date night experience.

Ryman Auditorium
Tour the “Mother Church of Country Music” and record your own song in the studio as a powerhouse duo! Grand Ole Opry stars perform here weekly, including famous entertainers.

Image credit: Ryman Auditorium

Centennial Park
Channel your inner Greek god and goodness with a Greek picnic… but in southern (Nashville) style. Head to this 132-acre park to see a full-scale replica of the Parthenon and stroll hand-in-hand along the lake.

RCA Record Studio
Show your partner some Hunka Hunka Burning Love with a tour of the studio graced by Elvis Presley, Dolly Parton and many more country crooners.

Jack Daniel Distillery
Nashville is overflowing with tons of breweries, wineries and distilleries. Jack Daniel’s is the oldest registered distillery in the U.S. and listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Take a guided tour to drink in the famous whiskey-making process that Mr. Jack Daniel perfected back in 1866.

Andrew Jackson’s Hermitage
Step back in history by visiting the “Home of the People’s President.” Presidents Andrew Jackson, James Polk and Andrew Johnson all called Tennessee home.

DINE

Husk
An ever-changing menu is set based on farm-fresh ingredients and prepared by James Beard award-winning Chef Sean Brock.

The Catbird Seat
This intimate chef’s table experience showcases a luxurious multi-course meal for a just 32 people per night.

Image credit: The Catbird Seat

Butchertown Hall
This meat lover’s paradise honors country roots and butcher shop culture using open fire and smoker cooking techniques.

Adele’s
This fun, former garage space features an open kitchen with a fireplace grill, wood-burning oven, white quarter-sawn oak bar and chef’s counter. Cheers to your Sunday Funday with the ultimate brunch and a lengthy whiskey list.

NIGHTLIFE

Head to Nashville’s Honky Tonk Highway, located on Lower Broadway, for a row of country music filled saloons, cold beverages and mechanical bulls! Your date night fun will far exceed a wild 8-second ride.

Image credit: The Bluebird Cafe

The Bluebird Cafe
Even before being featured on ABC’s Nashville, this hole-in-the-wall live music venue held legendary status. Tickets are hard to get as most nights only a few dozen onlookers cram into the living room-esque space to hear songwriters and singers jam, but it’s a must-visit for visitors interested in truly experiencing Nashville’s musical roots.

KNOW BEFORE YOU GO

Weather
Mild seasonal temperatures make Nashville a pleasant year-round destination. Temperatures in winter average in the low 40s and typically high 70s to the mid-80s during summer. Spring is perfection!

Special Events
You can plan your Nashville couples getaway around a number of diverse events such as Tin Pan South Songwriters’ Festival, Nashville Fashion Week, Nashville Film Festival, St. Jude Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon and sporting events ─ go Tennessee Titans!

Feature image courtesy of Nashville Convention & Visitors Corporation

 

 

Nancy DeVault is the managing editor of Date Night Guide and a contributor to publications such as Babble, AmeriDisability Services Magazine and Orlando Magazine. She enjoys outdoor adventures with her husband and toddler.

 


One Response to “Nashville: A Couple’s Getaway”

  1. Gilbert

    I would LOOOVE to take my wife to Nashville… Maybe that will be my next vacation!

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