The lovers and dreamers need a place to vacation, a place to visit or a stunning romantic destination to dream about. Thankfully, Tennessee helps fill in the blanks with these ten fantastic spots to fall in love or reignite that flame of yours. The south is a place of kindness and hospitality, comfort food and people that have a touch of twang to their talk. Take a walk by our rivers or find a place in your heart for our skylines, because this is one state you won’t want to miss.
10) Pick A River, Any River
With the Cumberland and Harpeth running through the middle, the great Mississippi to the west and a myriad of streams, rivers and lakes in east Tennessee, all you have to do is pick one. You can hold hands below the Nashville skyline and take in some music or cross a couple back road bridges. Sometimes, all you need to have is a sense of adventure and a road that never runs out.
9) Lookout Mountain
There isn't much that gets more romantic than Lookout Mountain. With a view that spans states and sweet railway that takes you up to the top, all you have to do is grab your partner and go. We promise it'll put stars in your eyes.
8) Rent A Cabin In Gatlinburg
Gatlinburg is kind of, THE PLACE to be. Any time of the year. Whether you want to cuddle up with hot chocolate in the snow or strip down to summer swimsuits, you can get the part started in east Tennessee. It's a great place to fall in love, don't you think? Looks like a fairy tale.
7) Walk Old City
The Old City in Knoxville, TN is a jumble of beautiful buildings and independent businesses that are perfect for a walk complete with hand holding. Lots and lots of hand holding. Also, Remedy is there and they sell Intelligentsia. Coffee date!
6) Take In A Great Smoky Mountain Sunrise
Wake up early and set out a blanket in the Great Smoky Mountains. I mean, you could always go at night, too? Because the mountains are gorgeous and it pretty much doesn't matter when you go. Also, make-out spots galore. Just sayin'.
5) Steal A Kiss On The Chattanooga Riverbank
Chattanooga is nothing if not a river town, and for all of you outdoorsy folk this is right where you can take in a romantic kayak trip or go rafting back in the hills.
4) Hold Hands In Leiper's Fork
Leiper's Fork is a darling town located right outside Franklin, roughly thirty miles from Nashville. A town lost to time, you'll feel as though you've been plunked right down in a time of fried chicken and fried okra. Take a walk through the small town area then roll your windows down and blare those songs that make your heart skip a beat.
3) Fall In Love With Memphis Southern Tradition
You may not think Memphis, and we get it - a little off the 'romantic' beaten path. But. This is where you'll find the traditions of the south pouring out of BBQ joints, where you'll get to line dance with people who love their state and have heart eyes for each other. Cue the road trip music!
2) Get Classy In Nashville
Nashville was named, "The 'It' City" by the New York Times a couple of years ago, and it's precisely where all you musicians and groupies want to fall for someone. Walk Broadway, grab coffee or a gin and tonic and dance the night away.
1) Road Trip The WHOLE Thing
Tennessee is beautiful. It's a piece of God's country that is positively rife with outdoor adventures and places to make some beautiful memories. Hop in the car and turn up those tunes, drive down and fall for somebody. We have some good stock, all the backroads you need and some sweet tea to keep things feisty. Can't wait to see y'all!
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