A few great Ideas for romantic weekend trips from Nashville.

Josh SchukmanNovember 18, 2022

A few great Ideas for romantic weekend trips from Nashville.

Ideas for romantic weekend getaways to and from Nashville

If you speak to anyone from Nashville and ask them ‘What’s Nashville like?’ you’re going to hear ‘Getting busier with every single day’. As the city grows, it means more hustle and lots more bustle, and this increased busyness can lead to neglecting important relationships. We get so caught up in our careers, taking care of the kids, and managing the house that we forget to nurture the most important relationships. If you feel like you and your partner could use a little TLC, a romantic getaway from the confines of the city may just be what the doctor ordered!

If it’s been a while, a romantic getaway from Nashville is the perfect opportunity to create some new memories together. Spending time in the great outdoors can help reduce stress levels and promote relaxation. When you’re relaxed and feeling good, it’s easier to be patient and understanding with your spouse—two qualities that are essential for any healthy relationship.

Whether you go hiking, canoeing, or booking a Nashville RV rental and making a road trip out of it, the simple act of spending time together, creates shared stories and new chapters written. These shared experiences will help strengthen your bond and make your relationship even more special. So, if you’re looking for a romantic weekend getaway, you won’t need to go far. This region has everything you need for a romantic weekend, from scenic drives to romantic restaurants. Here are some ideas for a romantic weekend from Nashville:

Take a scenic drive through the countryside

A romantic getaway in the countryside provides just that – a romantic escape for two people who want to spend time together without any distractions, even if it means leaving the concrete jungle behind!

Explore one of the many state parks or hiking trails 

A couple on a romantic weekend trip from Nashville

Going out into nature has always had a pleasing effect on those looking forward to intimacy, so Nashville couldn’t be a better place to do that. This beautiful city is surrounded by beautiful state parks and hiking trails, so get out and explore! This is a great activity for couples who enjoy being active together.

There are plenty of romantic places to go hiking near Nashville. Percy Warner Park is located west of Nashville and is one of the most popular parks in the area. The park features several hiking trails of varying difficulty, so you can find one that’s perfect for you and your partner.  The Belle Meade Boulevard is the entrance to the park where you can get around and see the surroundings. You can get the best spots to take pictures as well in every corner of this park.

Harpeth River State Park is located 30 minutes outside southeast Nashville and is a great place to go if you’re looking for a more challenging hike.  The park offers hiking, canoeing, fishing, and picnicking.

Radnor Lake State Park is located just south of Nashville and is perfect for couples who want to spend time outdoors together.  Hike through Radnor Lake State Park to explore its trails and scenic views of the surrounding area. The 1,200-acre lake is a great place for swimming or fishing; you may even spot wildlife like muskrats on your journey!  The park has also an easy 1-mile loop around the lake.

Grab a free map at Walter Criley Visitor Center before heading out so as not get lost along these picturesque paths. A hiking guide will also help ensure an enjoyable experience no matter what level of hiker you are.

Have a romantic picnic in Shelby Bottoms Greenway and Park

Shelby Bottoms Greenway is located east of Nashville and features over 10 miles of paved trails, making it perfect for an easy hike. The Greenway also has a playground and a dog park, so it’s a great place to visit if you are also traveling with your fur friend. Shelby Park is also a great place to have a romantic picnic with your partner. There are also plenty of trees and flowers to make your picnic even more romantic.

Hunting for shooting stars in Nashville!

Shooting star over Nashville

On a clear night, take your partner out for an evening under the stars. Lie down next to each other and look up at your favorite constellation while listening to some pleasant music – because after all this time together you deserve some good tunes! 

Bledsoe Creek State Park is a must-see for anyone looking to get away from it all and enjoy some night sky viewing. The many RV campsites provide plenty of space, so you’ll never feel cramped while campers are allowed! There’s also an assortment of stargazing events throughout the year that will delight any astronomy enthusiasts.

If you are arriving in Nashville for a romantic getaway

Nashville is a great city for couples looking to spend some quality time together. Whether you’re into country music or not, there’s something here for everyone. So book your tickets, pack your bags, and get ready for a romantic getaway you’ll never forget! Here are a few suggestions, if you decide to stay a little closer to the city:

Visit a winery or brewery for a tour and tasting

Staying a little closer to home, Nashville boasts many great wineries and breweries. Take a tour of one (or both!) during your romantic weekend together. This is a great activity for couples who enjoy trying new things together. Some of our favorite wineries and breweries in Nashville include Fat Bottom Brewery, Jackalope Brewing Company, and Corsair Distillery.

Check out the Belle Meade Mansion

Belle Meade Mansion

The Belle Meade Mansion is one of the most popular places to take pictures. With a commitment to Tennessee’s equine heritage, history, and architecture of Tennessee, Belle Meade offers visitors the chance of taking one or all three historic tours. These provide an informative look at how horse-drawn vehicle mobility has shaped our world as well as delicious food paired with wine.

After enjoying the beautiful scenery Nashville has to offer, how about spending a last romantic day in the city? Here are some romantic things you can do while in the city:

Take a horse-drawn carriage ride around downtown Nashville

Nashville’s downtown area is full of romantic places to explore. If you’re looking for a romantic way to experience Music City, there’s nothing quite like a horse-drawn carriage ride. As you clip-clop through the streets, you’ll be surrounded by the sights and sounds of downtown Nashville. Take in the historic architecture, catch a live performance on Honky Tonk Row, and wave to the locals as they go about their day. It’s the perfect way to get a taste of what makes this city so special. 

And when the sun goes down, your carriage ride will turn into a magical experience as the city lights up all around you. Whether you’re a local looking for a novel date night or a visitor seeking an authentic Nashville experience, a horse-drawn carriage ride is sure to create lasting memories.

Spend an evening at the Grand Ole Opry

Nashville is known for its live music, and there are plenty of places to catch a concert or show. Whether you’re into country music, rock ‘n’ roll, or something in between, you’ll be able to find a show that you and your partner will enjoy.

The Grand Ole Opry is one of Nashville’s most iconic attractions. Spend an evening at this historic venue and enjoy some of the best live music in the city. The Grand Ole Opry is a great place to see live country music, but it also features other genres of music. You’re sure to have a romantic evening at the Grand Ole Opry.

Stroll hand-in-hand through Nashville

Centennial Park is a beautiful place to take a romantic stroll with your partner. This park is also home to the Parthenon, which is a replica of the Greek Parthenon. You can even go inside the Parthenon and see a statue of Athena, the goddess of wisdom.

Nashville is home to a number of museums and art galleries, so you can spend an afternoon exploring one of them hand in hand with your partner. If you’re interested in history, visit the Tennessee State Museum or the Country Music Hall of Fame and the Johnny Cash Museum. Or, if you prefer art, check out the Frist Center for the Visual Arts or the Cheekwood Estate and Gardens.

Get ready to enjoy your romantic weekend getaway!

After a romantic weekend in Nashville, you’ll be sure to have memories that will last a lifetime. From horse-drawn carriage rides to candlelit dinners, there’s something for everyone in this city. So, whether you’re a local looking for a novel date night or a visitor seeking an authentic Nashville experience, make sure to add these romantic activities to your list.

A few common questions

How far away is Bledsoe Creek State Park from Nashville?

Bledsoe Creek State Park is 35 miles from Nashville, or about 50 minutes in drive time.

How far away is the Belle Meade Mansion from Nashville?

The Belle Meade Mansion is about 19 min (8.7 mi) from Nashville.

What is the best time of year to visit Nashville?

The best time of year to visit Nashville depends on what you’re looking for. If you’re interested in outdoor activities, the spring and fall are great times to visit. For live music, any time of year is a good time to visit Nashville.

Josh and his wife traveled around the country in an '88 Airstream for 4+ years of full-time RVing. They made an unexpected pitstop in Montana in 2020 and haven't left since. That's because they got hooked on the glamping resort they run by Glacier National Park. Fittingly, they keep up their RVing love by renting out vintage Airstreams and other retro RVs to travelers hitting Montana.

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