Planning a date night or anniversary in Nashville? You’ve come to the right place for non-cliche ideas of romantic things to do in Nashville with your better half. These date ideas are immersive experiences that take you into the rich history of Nashville and Tennessee. Save the crowded Broadway Honky Tonk scene for another time and spend this romantic time doing something unique and memorable.
1. Belle Meade Plantation Tour with Mint Julep Experiences
If you’re looking for a romantic thing to do in Nashville that is out of the norm, a custom tour of the historic Belle Meade Planation is must! If partaking in the Belle Meade Bourbon tour with Mint Juelp Experiences, you and your significant other can cozy up in the plantation’s ice house while listening to stories of the property and whiskey distilling from the time of the Revolution up until Prohibition. You will be able to make your own crafted cocktail and discover how bourbon connects Belle Meade Plantation with other sites in Nashville.
This experience offers a wonderful look into the past and is not only a great activity in a suburb of Nashville, but strays from the norm as a “romantic date night” by pairing historic tales with wine or bourbon.
Depending on your love for scenery, Belle Meade does not lack in any season. The autumn colors of the many trees that decorate the property are sure to wow guests in the fall, while fresh blooms along the grounds never fail to impress in the spring. Daytime is best in order to take in the sights of the mansion and its auxiliary buildings. A tour of the Belle Meade Planation makes for a unique, romantic date on a Saturday afternoon.
For a mix of Tennessee history and distilling tradition, this is a top thing to do in Nashville! You’ll get to see the mansion estate and grounds of the historic Belle Meade Plantation and learn its place in local lore. Your upgraded tour includes a special Mint Julep cocktail on the master suite porch overlooking the estate.
2. Jack Daniel’s Hometown Experience
Sampling Tennessee’s finest whiskey at the source, you and your date are able to escape the city life and venture to the town of Lynchburg — where the town is small, but the history and character are larger than life. Experience a whole curated day where the only thing left to do is relax and enjoy the ride/walk through the distillery.
There is never a bad time for whiskey in Tennessee— in fall or spring. Lynchburg never disappoints in beautiful scenery tucked away between the Tennessee hills. Due to distillery hours, this experience can only be done during the day. So the next time you and your forever drinking partner are looking for romantic things to do in Nashville, lockdown tickets to the full Jack Daniel’s Distillery Tour and Hometown Experience for a distillery tour and premium tasting, with time to explore Lynchburg.
3. Explore Downtown in a Carriage Ride
Discover the sights and sounds of Music City in a new fashion with your significant other. Head down Broadway in an open air, horse-drawn carriage. Fall or late spring is best as the cool air will help bring you and your sweetheart closer under a blanket in this romantic downtown activity.
4. Share a Picnic at Love Circle
Getting away from the hustle and bustle of the city is easier than you think when a place like Love Circle exists. It is a hidden gem of Nashville that not too many know about, but ranks as one of the top romantic things to do in Nashivlle.
Couples are able to escape the crowded honky tonks and pricey restaurants for a quiet time and scenic view of downtown Nashville’s skyline. If you’re looking for a low key and intimiate Nashville date idea, you should add this to your list!
Night time in any season is best for a picnic at Love Circle- being able to see the lights of Nashville is quite a sight.
5. Explore Cheekwood Botanical Gardens
Cheekwood offers 11 different themed gardens with a variety of flowers and plants in vibrant colors sure to create that spark. The gardens are wonderful to visit any time of year with their rotating exhibits. During the winter, the garden transforms into a winter wonderland decked in thousands of lights. This is one of the best and most romantic things to do in Nashville.
6. Enjoy a Treat at Goo Goo
These locally made treats are sure to delight, especially in an immersive date night experience with Goo Goo. When you visit the Goo Goo shop in the heart of Broadway, you are able to make a creation entirely your own. “Goos & Booze” Classes are also offered in the evenings to make your own decadent desserts and have them paired with wines and spirits. Sweets and booze, the perfect ingredients to a romantic thing to do in Nashville.
Classes are available on a monthly basis in the evenings or can be booked as a custom experience.
7. The Nashville Sound: Music City Tour Package
If you or your significant other is a music lover, then this is a can’t-miss thing to do in Nashville! Experience the history of how some of the greatest artists got their claim to fame — even witnessing how classic love ballads were created in the heart of Music City. Walk the same path as some of the greatest musicians and songwriters of all time when visiting the Mother Church of Country Music. Learn how the Nashville sound was characterized and formed from multiple influences on a custom tour of the Music City’s legendary music venues.
Season is no issue for a date night to experience the Nashville Sound, as all activities are inside. Due to hours, this experience is only offered during the day.
Discover where country hits were made and played in Nashville, finding out why it’s really called the “Music City.”
8. Enjoy a Movie at the Belcourt Theater
The theater provides an intimate and cozy atmosphere in the heart of a quaint neighborhood in Hillsboro Village for a Nashville date night. The historic theater shows independant movies that you will not be able to find anywhere else in town.
No matter the time or weather it’s always a good idea to cozy up for a movie.
9. General Jackson Showboat
Enjoy an evening sitting back and relaxing during a dinner cruise on the historic paddlewheel showboat. Enjoy a seated dinner, musical entertainment, dancing and an evening cruise down the Cumberland River. This is a well known thing to do in Nashville, but a river cruise truly does top the list of romantic thigns to do in Nashville.
Evening time is the best time to enjoy this Nashville experience, especially when passing the Nashville skyline.
10. Attend a Show at the Grand Ole Opry
Seeing musical history come to life is known to pull at the heart strings and can make for a romantic thing to do in Nashville. A show at the Grand Ole Opry never disappoints. Attendees will see one-of-a-kind performances from country music’s new stars, superstars, and legends. With so much talent under one roof there is no telling what musical surprises are in store.
Any season of the year is perfect for this indoor activity, but due to showtime hours this will be an option for evening date nights in Nashville.
If you’re a local Nashville couple planning a staycation in your own town, or a visitor looking for a romantic getaway to Nashville there is also the option to customize your experience and work directly with a Mint Julep experience coordinator to craft the perfect itinerary for your romantic outing. Mint Julep experience coordinators can craft full-day and multi-day itineraries, provide insight into local events, give you some recommendations on where to stay in Nashville and so much more! Contact us today to start planning your custom couple’s experience!