Tennessee Romantic Getaways for Two

by | Aug 25, 2022

Looking to plan a weekend in Tennessee as a way to rekindle, reconnect and get a little romance in with a loved one? These romantic Tennessee getaways will help you plan your romantic getaway now!

aerial view of a city in Tennessee with pink and purple skies a bridge and high rise buildings representing Tennessee romantic getaways

Tennessee is a great destination in which to spend a romantic occasion. If you're stuck on ideas of where to take your loved one for vacation, look no further than these vibrant cities in Tennessee!

Romantic Tennessee Getaways For Couples

Tennessee is a beautiful state that offers some of the best weekend getaways. While in Tennessee you can have fun at many of the attractions, check out the magnificent scenery, and stay at any of their romantic hotels. If you want a slower more relaxed vibe, simply stay in your room for a bit of weekend fun.

Whatever you choose to do during your weekend getaway these Tennessee trips will give you some options for accommodations so that you can plan your getaway with ease.

a park in Tennessee, the perfect place for a romantic getaway

We all know that the stress of life can get to us. When that happens, it's time for a romantic getaway with your partner. Reconnect with each other as you explore Tennessee and all the choices for a romantic couples getaway.

Having a romantic weekend in Tennessee will provide you with a much-needed escape from the reality of adult life so that you and your partner can get away together without having to worry about anything else. Our top choices for Tennessee romantic getaways are Nashville, Memphis, The Smokey Mountains, Elizabethton and Johnson City.

Nashville

nashville, tennessee at sunset with pink and purple skies, a bridge, river, and river boat with high rise buildings in the background

When anyone thinks of Tennessee they think of Nashville, right? Well that's not by accident. One of the best getaways in Tennessee, there are a lot of awesome things to see, do, and local food to taste here in Music city, so don't miss out! Nashville has tons of great romantic hotels and activities to enjoy.

The city is a great choice for a weekend trip: visit a country music hall, stay at a luxurious hotel and experience the famous southern hospitality in this iconic town. If you are planning a romantic getaway to Tennessee you should consider Nashville and some of these great spots.

Country Music Hall of Fame & Museum

The Country Music HOF and Museum is located in downtown Nashville, Tennessee and is one of the biggest museums in the world. It is dedicated to preserving and celebrating country music. The museum is also known to have the world’s most extensive musical collections. If you, like many others, love Country music, you will love exploring its fascinating history.

Loews Vanderbilt 

Enjoy parking for one night and one vehicle during your stay at Loews Vanderbilt with their park and stay package. With premium king rooms located at the top of the hotel and Mason's Bar to enjoy a drink together, Loews Vanderbilt is just one of the many accommodation great options when planning a romantic weekend in Tennessee.

Valentino's Ristorante

Enjoy homemade pasta and wine at this Italian restaurant during your romantic weekend in TN. Valentino's Ristorante features live music four nights a week and has a variety of menu options to include fixed price options at $55 and $65.

The ambiance at Valentino's is perfect for a romantic night with your sweetheart. Its décor is beautiful with a moody atmosphere to go perfectly with your meal. You'll surely enjoy dining here while you are escaping reality for your romantic weekend in Tennessee.

Kayne Prime Steakhouse

If steak is your thing then you'll enjoy a romantic dining experience at Kayne Prime Steakhouse where they feature a wide variety of starters and steaks to indulge in during your romantic weekend in Tennessee.

Kayne Prime Steakhouse is well known for its modern twist on classics and its emphasis on farm to table practices. It also has an extensive wine list and expertly crafted cocktails. If you are looking for a place to grab a drink after dinner, try one of their many bars or lounges. It is the perfect place to spend a romantic night.

If you're not feeling steak they do have chicken and salmon options that will suit your fancy. It's advised that you call ahead to make a reservation at this restaurant during your romantic weekend in Tennessee.

Grand Ole Opry

Enjoy a show at the Grand Ole Opry during your romantic weekend in Tennessee. Known as the home of country music, this venue is famous for its incredible musical acts. You can plan your entire weekend around a favorite show appearance at this location.

Try to schedule a backstage tour while visiting this famous country music hall, you won't regret it! A weekend away is the perfect opportunity to grab tickets to this famous performance hall.

The Smokey Mountains

a creek with large rocks and trees in the smokey mountains national park, ideal for Tennessee romantic getaways

One of the best romantic Tennessee getaways is visiting the Great Smoky Mountains, National Park. The Great Smoky Mountains National Park is truly a sight to behold for nature lovers. With plenty of hiking trails, you'll be busy for as many hours or days as you want to be!

Visiting the Great Smoky Mountains National Park is a great way to have an adventure with your loved one while taking in some incredible views. Try going for a sunset hike and watch the sky change colors as you reach the summit of your destination. There are few things as romantic! It is the perfect way to end your trip.

Ripley's Aquarium of the Smokies

There's just something so magical about a trip to the aquarium. It's dark, you are surrounded by the beauty of this incredible region and then the majesty of the sea creatures adds to the fun and intrigue as well.

The aquarium is open from 9:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m. every day. If you are looking for a way to spice up your romantic Tennessee getaways you should plan a trip to this fun and exciting aquarium.

Laurel Falls Hiking Trail

smokey mountains in Tennessee, a beautiful place for a romantic Tennessee getaway

Pigeon Forge is an awesome part of the Smokies. It is located in eastern Tennessee and is home to the famous Dollywood. One of the cool options is to head out into nature and spend some time in the fresh air with your loved one! If you visit in the summertime you can take a dip in the Little Pigeon River and see all around you through the crystal clear water.

Laurel Falls Hiking trail offers some incredible views and even inexperienced hikers can enjoy this trail. The falls are gorgeous and they provide a nice backdrop for some photos with your loved one so you can remember the trip for years to come!

Blackberry Farm – 3 hours from Nashville

Blackberry Farm lies within a quiet and peaceful location in the Smoky Mountains and offers guests luxurious accommodation and 5-star services. The resort has an outstanding innovative farm-to-table cuisine skillfully crafted by the cook, the master gardener, the baker, the cheesemaker, the chocolatier, the sommeliers, and the other personnel.

Stay in the awe-inspiring estate room, in an exquisite mountain cottage equipped with the latest technological equipment, or in the large house complete with a kitchen perfect for a family holiday.

Memphis

aerial view of Memphis Tennessee with sunset skies, large monuments, two rivers, buildings, and trees

If your sweetheart is a music lover, then a weekend getaway to Memphis is the way to go. From iconic tourist bars to Graceland there is something for everyone here. When it comes to romantic Tennessee getaways you can't go wrong with a visit to Memphis. It's a part of Tennessee that often takes a back seat to Nashville and in my opinion, you'd be missing out if you didn't add it your to romantic Tennessee getaways plan!

The Peabody Memphis

Don't miss a stay at one of the South's most iconic hotels, The Peabody Memphis. This grand southern lady is filled with history, charm, and of course those darling Peabody ducks! The rooms are nicely appointed, and the views of the city from the rooftop are not to be missed!

Peabody Memphis has become an important attraction and offers upscale décor, the Peabody Galleria store, pool, and exquisite restaurants for visitors.

The hotel offers 464 guest rooms – some on an exclusive Peabody Club floor with private access and free refreshments. You can choose between Junior Suites, Romantic Romeo or Juliettes Suites, or animal friendly rooms. Besides the luxurious amenities, the resort also offers an indoor swimming pool and upscale dining options.

Graceland

memphis bars in the evening which you can visit during your romantic Tennessee getaway.

A trip to Tennessee for a romantic weekend in Tennessee isn't complete unless you visit Graceland in Memphis. Get an Elvis Presley VIP tour or just enjoy touring Graceland as you indulge in the history of this musician. There are restaurants, exhibits, and shops to enjoy while visiting the home of The King of Rock n Roll as something to do during your romantic weekend in Tennessee.

Backbeat Tours

Backbeat Tours offers everything from ghost tours to historic sights of Memphis. If you are looking for a fun alternative to the regular sightseeing options while on your romantic Tennessee getaways you should check out these one-of-a-kind tours. I recommend the Discovery Tour which takes you on 3-hour ride that's part history, part attraction hopping and part food tour! This way, you'll be able to experience everything special Memphis has to offer.

While on the tour you will e required to wear a face-covering and maintain proper social distancing guidelines. They offer a new way to see the city while spending quality time with your loved one!

Chattanooga

Chattanooga Tennesee river with grey skies and a large bridge with buildings on the banks

Read House Historic Inn

If you're a lover of the 1920s the Read House Historic Inn is the place to stay! The décor is elegant and on par with the era this luxurious hotel emulates while incorporating modern amenities.

The hotel offers a Romance Package that includes in-room champagne, romantic turn-down service, and special cupcakes for the occasion. The hotel also offers a fitness center, indoor pool, plenty of upscale dining options and luxury rooms.

Tennessee Aquarium

The Tennessee Aquarium is located in downtown Chattanooga and a must-see for aquatic animal lovers. Rated as one of the top aquariums in the country, this aquarium is home to over 12,000 animals. These animals include otter, monitors, jellyfish, butterfly, frogs, birds, and so many more.

A trip to the aquarium makes a fun date night followed by a romantic dinner in downtown Chattanooga.

Elizabethton

Elizabethton is nestled in the Appalachian Mountains and is an easy drive if you are flying into Asheville or Charlotte. The drive will offer breathtaking scenery as you drive through mountain gaps. There are scenic overlooks scattered along the drive that will capture your attention with the miles-long views and stunning mountain scenery.

Stunning Views of the Appalachian Mountains

Elizabethton is a nature lovers paradise, with lakes for fly fishing, boating, paddleboarding, and kayaking. Take a drive down to Wilbur Dam, and pack a picnic lunch. It's an ideal location for a romantic lakeside lunch, with mountains surrounding the lake.

Wilbur Dam, Tennessee

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The Coffee Company had me at first peek, and the coffee beckoned us back several times. Like many of the shops in downtown Elizabethton, The Coffee Company is located in a historic building. They kept the vintage look in the interior with vintage pieces, including an antique Freshidor, repurposed as a coffee bar.

The Coffee Company, Elizabethton, Tennessee
The vintage Freshidor, The Coffee Company, Elizabethton, Tennessee

The coffee captured both Jim and I, as we are coffee lovers. With no bitter aftertaste, the coffee is smooth and delicious, and not over-roasted. Don't miss a meal – whether you stop in for breakfast or lunch, the food is fresh and delicious, and artfully prepared.

The Black Olive is fantastic, and is exactly what we look for when we eat out during our travels! The food is housemade and they use locally grown and organically sourced food as much as they can. The menu is not large, but every dish is tasty and well-presented.

Downtown Elizabethton is home to a variety of small locally owned shops; I'm sure you'll find exactly what you didn't know you had to have!

Johnson City

Johnson City, Tennessee with blue skies, a steeple, trees with orange and green leaves and mountains in the background, the perfect place for Tennessee romantic getaways

We fell in love with Johnson City! They have an adorable downtown that is great for strolling and window shopping. But we adored the food offerings in Johnson City. It is truly a gastronomic lovers paradise!

Cafe Lola is a wine and martini bistro, and the food is amazing! We popped in for lunch and had their quiche of the day, which was sausage, mushroom and cheese. The crust blew me away – it was light and flaky, a perfect complement to the filling. I chose a Sauvignon Blanc to accompany my quiche, and it was the perfect pairing – even for a woman who loves red wine!

Cafe Lola, Johnson City, Tennessee

Cootie Browns is one of the most fun dining experiences we've had in a long time! The bright and colorful decor reflects the travels of fictional character Cootie Brown. Cootie's fictional travels have taken him to Jamaica, Key West, Mexico, and beyond. You'll find lots of interesting dining choices on Cootie's menu, which led us to begin making up more fictional stories about Cootie's many travels!

Of course, a visit to Johnson City requires a stay at the impeccable Carnenegie Hotel! This boutique hotel is a perfect setting for a romantic East Tennessee getaway. Snuggled in the heart of the Appalachian Mountains, the hotel is a replica of their namesake “Carnegie Hotel” which opened in 1891 in Johnson City.

Filled with touches of burnished wood, modern amenities, and rich bedding the rooms are superior. A visit to their Austin Springs Spa is a must to unwind from your travels. One of our favorite things about the Carnegie? Their VID (Very Important Dog) attention to your four-legged travel companion!


If you're planning a romantic getaway this list of accommodations, restaurants, and attractions in Tennessee will surely help you plan an extensive romantic weekend in Tennessee. Having a weekend or even a week away for some romance and rejuvenation is a fabulous way to reconnect as a couple and head back to your everyday life feeling more relaxed and ready to take on the world.

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