Unique Ways to Spend Valentine’s Day in Nashville
Valentine’s Day is around the corner and we know there are a lot of couples who are still trying to make plans. Traditional restaurants are fun, but with all the creativity and artistry in Nashville we wanted to share some truly unique ways to spend your evening. From cooking classes to live music, Music City has a variety of options for anyone who is ready to think “outside the box.”
Romantic Evening with Music
Nothing could be more authentic to Nashville then listening to live music at The Bluebird Cafe. This iconic venue is known for hosting intimate singer/songwriter sessions where you can get up close and personal with the artists. Each month a whole host of musicians work their way through “In the Round” or “Writer’s Den” where you learn the artist’s journey and hear about their creative process. You can make the most out of the evening by getting food and drinks at the venue. There is a $10 minimum per person on food and drinks and you can make reservations a week in advance. Who knows, maybe you’ll luck out and see a celebrity sighting or two!
Relax Under the Stars
We admit, February is a little cold for a picnic blanket under the moon, but there are creative ways to take in the romantic view. The Adventure Science Center has accommodated with their show “Nightwatch.” It’s a live program guided by an expert who shows you how to locate and identify constellations, bright stars, planets, and other interesting objects visible in the Nashville sky. It’s a fun and interactive way to cozy up to your loved one this Valentine’s Day.
Indulge in Chocolate
Like music is to Nashville, chocolate is to Valentine’s Day. If you want a creative way to indulge why not take a tour of Nashville’s artisan chocolatier Olive and Sinclair. Nestled in East Nashville, the factory tours walk you through the process of making chocolate from bean to bar. You’ll get to experience the entire process while learning how they developed their signature recipe. Along the way you’ll get to try samples to get a “taste” for what it’s like to be a true chocolatier. You can drop in to take the tours which cost $5 a person and last between 30-40 minutes.
Try a Cooking Class
It’s easy to get sucked into making reservations at a local restaurant, but why not try something a little different and take a cooking class? Sur La Table, located in Brentwood, offers cooking classes on a nightly basis. Each class is hands-on, unless otherwise stated, which means you get to actually dive into new culinary skills. They offer a wide variety of menu options to choose from, so everyone can find something to enjoy. Because classes are offered so frequently, you can book in advance to make your dining experience truly intimate by cooking together at home. Each class lasts roughly 2 – 2.5 hours and costs on average $65 a person.
Relax with Wine
If you’re looking for a unique way to spend Valentine’s Day and take in a little history, you must try the food and wine pairings at Belle Meade. The Belle Meade Mansion was the epicenter of southern hospitality and wealth in the 1800’s and hosted many U.S. Presidents like Andrew Jackson. The wine pairings are held daily and come with a complimentary tour of the mansion. The staff guide guests through the art of pairing food and wine together. On average, the tour lasts about an hours and includes five wines with light food pairings. You can claim you spot on the day, but it’s best to reserve your spot in advance! Their availability tends to fill up quickly, especially on Valentine’s Day.
Looking for more ways to spend your day? Then get in touch with us at Tommy’s Tours! We’d love to show you around!