Unique Valentine’s Day Dates in Nashville

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Valentine’s Day in Nashville offers an opportunity to create a day that not only celebrates the love between couples but also puts a unique spin on traditional date night ideas. From crafting bespoke items in cozy workshops to indulging in gourmet cooking classes, the city provides an ideal backdrop for a Valentine's Day you’ll remember forever. Whether it's savoring fine wines at picturesque vineyards, enjoying a classic romantic dinner with a twist, or exploring the city's hidden speakeasies, Nashville's diverse offerings ensure your Valentine's celebration is as extraordinary as your relationship. Check out these unique Valentine’s Day dates in Nashville and start planning your perfect evening!

Get Creative with a Hands-On Class

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Nashville has lots of great date-night spots that can add a layer of personalized fun and whimsy to your Valentine’s Day. Consider a class at Paddy Wax Candle Bar where you can enjoy fun cocktails while you make each other scented candles. From the vessel to the essential oils, you pick every element for a completely unique product. With two locations in Nashville, you’ll double your chances of getting to take advantage of this popular date activity this Valentine’s Day.

Another fun idea is a class at Eat the Art! With several date-night-themed classes to choose from, like Chocolate 101 or French macarons, you can enjoy learning something new and getting a sweet treat at the end. Date night classes are offered seven days a week from 6 pm to 9 pm.

If you want an idea that will keep the “spirit” of Valentine’s Day alive, consider a cocktail-making class at Standard Proof. Their whiskey-tasting and cocktail class offers an interactive experience that will broaden your understanding of bartending basics while also teaching you seven different ways to use craft whiskey. Classes are held Tuesday through Sunday and last for one hour, making this a great kickoff to a Valentine’s evening out in Nashville.  

Picnic at Arrington Vineyards  

For music and wine enthusiasts, planning a romantic picnic at Kix Brooks’ (Brooks and Dunn) Arrington Vineyards is a great way to spend Valentine’s Day in Nashville. Located 25 miles south of town, the property is comprised of 95 acres, including 16 acres of vineyards, five tasting rooms, shaded picnic areas, and sprawling views of the Tennessee countryside as far as the eye can see. Arrington produces twenty-two award-winning wines at their property, and you’re invited to try them all. Pack a picnic or try their charcuterie boards while you enjoy delicious wine flights or bottles. For a more intimate experience, reserve an official tasting where you’ll be guided through several varieties of their best wines. The property features picturesque grounds perfect for Valentine’s Day photos, so dress to impress and make the most of this fun Valentine’s Day date spot in Nashville.

Classic Romantic Dinner with a Twist

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Dinner at a nice restaurant is pretty standard for a Valentine’s Day date, so why not take it up a notch by visiting one of these unique restaurants?

At Sean Brock’s Audrey, the meal is a performance that can’t be beaten. From creative twists on classic Appalachian ingredients like salads with sorghum vinegar or cornbread with whipped lardo to a bar experience that perfectly pairs fruit and veg with top-shelf spirits, an evening here will be one you remember long after you finish the last bite. 

Barcelona Wine Bar will have you feeling like you’re dining in a Spanish square. With excellent tapas and an exceptional wine list, you can sip and savor for hours.

Skulls Rainbow Room, with its nightly burlesque shows and award-winning American fare, is an immediate favorite for all who visit. Located just off Broadway in Printer’s Alley, this speakeasy-esq restaurant delivers on quality and ambiance making it a perfect Nashville Valentine’s Day date night spot.  

Tiger Bar

After a romantic dinner, travel back in time to the 1930s at this exceptionally designed new bar from the team that brought us Pearl Diver. Offering a sideshow-inspired circus theme, guests will enjoy thoughtful cocktails reminiscent of fabled performers and hot-spot locales like the Tom Thumb, a mini frozen martini shooter you can pair with a spoonful of caviar or the Red Light District, a delicious spin on a Clover Club made with cognac, raspberry balsamic shrub, Earl grey bitters and a hint of absinthe. From the Zoltar fortune-telling machine to the spinning wheel of mystery cocktails, Tiger Bar has thought of everything. Make sure to reserve a spot ahead of time and be prepared to be amazed on your Valentine’s Day date night at this Nashville newcomer.

Check Out Some of Nashville’s Speakeasies

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Patterson House, Red Phone Booth, the Fox Bar and Cocktail Club, Attaboy, and Hidden Bar are just a few. Each has its own unique surprises; whether you’re sleuthing out hidden doors or finding hush-hush phone numbers to dial into restored London phonebooths, getting in is half the fun. The rest is left to the dramatic presentations and flavors you’ll be treated to as you enjoy a romantic evening in some of Nashville’s most exclusive and elusive bars

Liven Up the Night with Music          

If you’re spending Valentine’s Day in Music City, you’ll certainly want to add some live music to your date night itinerary. Some of the best spots in town are the Bluebird Café, The Listening Room Café, and The Local. Additionally, this year, Nelson’s Greenbrier Distillery and Nashville Tour Stop are teaming up to host a special LGBTQ+ event featuring a rainbow-representing lineup that will provide original songs all night long as you sip on delicious whiskey flights and exclusive cocktails.

Galentine’s Day - Let’s Go Girls

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Ever since Leslie Knope first introduced us to the concept of Galentine’s Day in Parks and Rec, this tradition has been celebrated among girlfriend groups far and wide. In Nashville, Diskin Cider will be hosting a Galentine’s Day Market February 10th from 12 pm to 4 pm. The event is free to attend and will feature fun activities like friendship bracelet-making stations, permanent jewelry vendors, bouquet-making tutorials, flash tattoo stations for matching ink with your BFF, and more, all while you enjoy tasty cider and fantastic food. Don’t miss the chance to celebrate the ladies in your life with this fun activity, returning for its second year in Nashville.

Book Your Romantic Valentine’s Day Stay in Nashville

Of course, the first step to planning a unique Valentine’s Day date in Nashville is finding the perfect vacation rental. At Nautical Properties, we have several stunning properties to choose from that put you in the heart of the city. After spending a romantic Valentine’s Day in Nashville, imagine coming home to a beautiful rental with epic views of the downtown area. Each property has been expertly designed with your comfort in mind. Avoid the overhead fees of third-party companies and book directly with Nautical Properties. We can’t wait to welcome you to Nashville this Valentine’s Day.