Couples need a getaway every now and then, even if it’s just for a few days. Whether you’ve been together for 25 years or 25 hours, sometimes the best way to say “I love you” is with a memory-making trip. Traveling to Music City allows you to seek adventure, escape the routines of everyday life, and reignite that spark. No matter what your definition of fun is, Nashville has everything you’re looking for in a couples getaway. What kind of couples trip are you looking for?
Are you and your significant other hungry for adventure? Pack your hiking boots for a day at a Nashville Park like Radnor Lake or Percy Warner & Edwin Warner Parks. The Warner Parks are one of the largest parks in Tennessee that spans more than 3,100 acres of forest and field where visitors can enjoy the dog park, scenic roadways, hiking trails, horse trails, picnics, and more. If you would rather ride instead of walk, then Bike the Greenway and take in the views along the Cumberland River, Browns Creek Harpeth River, and 5 other major water corridors. One of the Greenways includes Shelby Bottoms Greenway in East Nashville, a 960-acre area with 3 miles of Cumberland River frontage with forests, open fields, and streams.
Immerse yourself further into nature and breathe in the fresh air as you climb and zipline through the trees at Adventure Park at Nashville. Test your inner thrill-seeker with 156 treetop platforms connected by bridges, ropes courses, ladders, 16 ziplines, and more. Take the fun to the links – Gaylord Spring Golf Links, that is. With challenges around every fairway bend, this par-72 layout designed by Larry Nelson offers 18 holes bordered by limestone bluffs and wetlands. Take the fun indoors and challenge your loved one to a game of bowling at Pins Mechanical, Pinewood Social, or Brooklyn Bowl. Each has its own unique experience from pinball machines to coffee to live music. Practice your aim and strength in an exhilarating game of axe throwing at Bad Axe Throwing Nashville or Blade & Timber Nashville Axe Throwing.
Let Nashville sweep you off your feet with adventure.
Love and romance have often served as a muse for artists throughout time. In a city where creativity thrives, Nashville’s ever-growing art scene is the ultimate experience for the artsy couple. Murals, street art, public art, art galleries, and museums are all a part of experiencing Nashville’s visual art offerings. Start your experience in the world’s only full-scale reproduction of the famous Greek temple, Nashville’s Parthenon, which stands in Centennial Park and features an art museum and Athena Parthenos. Continue your art exploration at a renovated post office in Downtown Nashville, the Frist Art Museum, dedicated to presenting an ever-changing schedule of exhibitions from local, regional, national, and international sources.
If you enjoy viewing paintings and exhibits, take your artistic abilities to the next level. Color outside of the lines at Dabble Studio in the Germantown neighborhood with a painting class. If all this art is making you hungry, Dabble Studio also offers food tours and cooking classes. Next, create a lasting memory at the Candle Bar in the Gulch by picking out a vessel and mixing your favorite fragrances together to create your very own custom Paddywax candle. You can even bring your own bottle of wine or champagne!
Continue exploring the creative spirit in Nashville’s performing arts scene at the Tennessee Performing Arts Center. See a variety of performances each month including the HCA Healthcare/TriStar Health Broadway at TPAC series, special engagements, and the productions of three resident artistic companies – Nashville Ballet, Nashville Opera, and Nashville Repertory Theatre. Or catch a movie at the intimate Belcourt Theatre, a film center that screens independent new releases, documentaries, foreign language, and classic films year-round. Do you love comedy? Lighten the mood and have a laugh with some of the best comedic talents in the country at Nashville’s premier comedy club, Zanies.
Make the most of your time in Music City by enjoying the art and exploring the creative community.
So, you both share a passion for food? Take a trip around Nashville's Foodie Track to discover New Restaurants, Pop-ups & Hidden Bars, and Food Experiences that make this city the culinary destination it is today. Start with true Southern flavor and all the fixings from Loveless Cafe. In 1951, Lon and Annie opened their front doors to serve fried chicken and biscuits to hungry travelers on Highway 100. Their homemade Southern dishes became so popular that they converted their home into a restaurant and still welcome more than half a million visitors each year who are seeking a chance to slow down and savor home-cooked meals.
Turn up the heat with Hot Chicken, a Nashville original invented by a scorned lover seeking revenge nearly 100 years ago and first served at the famed Prince’s Hot Chicken. For the ultimate date night, take the heat up to the rooftop of JW Marriot at Bourbon Steak for dinner with a view. There, you will find an innovative American steakhouse and timeless dining experience with a 360-degree view of the Nashville skyline.
Cool things down with dinner and a cruise on the Cumberland River. General Jackson Showboat boasts four massive decks with a beautiful two-story Victorian Theater where live music shows are performed twice a day while serving timeless southern-style cuisine. Cap the night off with a glass of wine and a live performance at City Winery – a quintessential Music City evening for any foodie couple.
So many songs throughout the years were inspired and written about love. For a couple who loves music, what better place for a couples getaway than in Music City? Start your visit to the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum. Not only will you experience the evolution of one of the fastest-growing music genres, but you’ll also see how country music has influenced so many other genres of music. Across the street lies the stars of the town at the Music City Walk of Fame. This landmark pays tribute to those from all genres of music who have contributed to the world through songs with a connection to Music City.
Explore all the upcoming concerts in Nashville, and book tickets for shows at the Grand Ole Opry and the Ryman Auditorium. The Ryman Auditorium in Downtown Nashville, tells stories about music legends who performed on the stage such as Hank Williams, Patsy Cline, Johnny Cash, and Dolly Parton. Throughout the years, artists as diverse as Charlie Chaplin, Jack White, Elvis, and Taylor Swift have graced the stage. The Grand Ole Opry came to the Opry House in 1974 where they now put on three live shows a week and you can hear a dozen performers, from country music greats to newcomers on the scene. Right across the street from Ryman Auditorium is the newly built National Museum of African American Music (NMAAM). From classical to country to jazz and hip hop, NMAAM integrates history and interactive technology to share the untold story of more than 50 music genres.
If you’ve seen the television show “Nashville,” you’ll want to visit the best-loved live music venue in town. The Bluebird Cafe features up-and-coming as well as hit songwriters in an intimate setting seven nights a week. You’ve learned so much about Nashville’s Music Scene, but have you ever visited the studio where hundreds of songs have been recorded by various artists throughout the years? Built in 1957, RCA Studio B became known as the birthplace of the “Nashville Sound,” a style characterized by background vocals and strings that helped establish Nashville as an international recording center.
In the city of music, there are endless opportunities for the music lover to explore.
For those looking for a fun day date or date night, start with taking in all the beauty during a walk at Cheekwood through one of the twelve gardens and a 1.5-mile-long woodland trail featuring modern and contemporary outdoor sculpture. Treat yourselves to the best outdoor adventure in the city at the Nashville Zoo where you can pet a kangaroo and see animals from all around the world.
If you’re looking for something more intimate, talk about how you fell for each other over a glass of wine from a bottle made at Kix Brooks’ Arrington Vineyards & Winery where you can choose from 12 outstanding local wines. After you’ve had a glass of wine (or two), it’s time to relax with a couples massage at Escape Day Spa + Salon. Spend some quality time together restoring balance and de-stressing while you steam in the escape steam room, followed by a tandem massage. Or enjoy a personalized spa experience of your choice at R+R Wellness during your stay when you book a night at the Grand Hyatt.
To top off your romantic evening, pick up some to-go food or make a picnic to enjoy at Love Circle for the best views in the city.
Fans in Music City are passionate about their sports. Sometimes the best way to a healthy relationship is through that special connection (or rivalry) you have when it comes to Nashville Sports. Nashville is home to multiple professional sports teams and universities. Whether you’re a fan of the home team or the opposing team, experience the thrill of a game at Nissan Stadium as the Tennessee Titans face off against some of the NFL’s best. This is your chance to see star players such as Ryan Tannehill, Derrick Henry, A.J. Brown, and Jeffrey Simons on their home turf. Our Nashville Predators also deliver huge hits that are sure to leave you on the edge of your seat at Bridgestone Arena. We call it Smashville, and you need to experience the all-in attitude, energy, and intensity of a live Predators hockey game. Prefer watching America’s favorite pastime? Enjoy the thrill of baseball with the Nashville Sounds at First Horizon Park. Be there when the Sounds light up the field and the sky every Friday home game or hit a hard line drive to the Band Box complete with games, food, drinks, and special views of the field. Get a kick out of Music City’s MLS team and cheer on Nashville SC. Catch a match at their brand-new stadium when it opens in May 2022.
If you’re the couple who loves sports, look at the home game schedules and plan your next trip to Music City.
Traveling is the perfect time to have professional photos taken. Whether you are celebrating an anniversary, engagement, surprise proposal, or just because! Get beautiful shots at the Pedestrian Bridge with the iconic Nashville skyline in the background. Your professional photographer will guide you through a fun, laid-back photo shoot to capture your time in Nashville!