The interior lobby at Union Station Hotel Nashville boasts a romantic, Victorian-era design. (Photo: Alamy)
Take Nashville’s steamy nights and mix them with the town’s intimate music venues, dance halls, and trendy restaurants. In a single evening, you’ll create a romantic mashup of Music City activities. This Southern getaway is a hotbed for the newly enamored as well as those looking to rekindle the flame. Get ready to fall in love on a romantic music tour of Nashville.
Enjoy an Ode to Love and Country Music
With its attention to storytelling, and penchant for emotionally charged lyrics, country music has produced some of history’s most passionate love songs. Dolly Parton, of course, wrote the iconic hit, “I Will Always Love You,” while country music’s favorite lovebirds, Faith Hill and Tim McGraw croon together in “It’s Your Love.”
Pay your respects to country music legends and the love songs they created at Nashville’s largest attraction, The Grand Ole Opry, which is the world’s longest running live music show. The Grand Ole Opry is proof that while times are a-changing, history remains the same. A radio show once broadcast from a small studio in downtown Nashville has evolved into a live show broadcast on Sirius XM Satellite Radio allowing for music fans outside of Nashville to catch the show.
Cuddle Up at the Bluebird
Fans of the television show Nashville will be familiar with the Bluebird Café. Its storied past as a launch pad for country’s biggest stars is a core part of the town’s musical heritage. With its twinkling lights and candlelit tables, the Bluebird is a prime date night locale. The intimate venue is the perfect place to order drinks and get cozy with your love. Try to visit on a Sunday, when the Bluebird hosts its famous songwriter nights, and up-and-comers perform for other, more established writers. You’ll find you’ve stumbled into one of the best live acoustic shows in the nation.
Get “Wild” Before The Night Ends
The final must-visit stop on your romantic music tour in Nashville is the Wildhorse Saloon, where you’re guaranteed an authentic honky-tonk experience. Music icons like Ringo Starr and Dolly Parton have held concerts in the 60,000-square-foot, 3-story venue.
While it might be the antithesis of an intimate date spot, the Wildhorse does offer one sexy benefit: dancing. You and your sweetie can pull each other close during the Wildhorse’s nightly dance lessons, then show off your moves later in the evening during a live performance.
Rest Your Heads in a Historic Hotel
Originally built to serve as Nashville’s railway station in 1900, the stunning Union Station hotel has become a legendary Nashville landmark. The property is primed for romance. Book the “Nights of Love” accommodation package and enjoy perks like chocolate-covered strawberries, a bottle of champagne, and breakfast for two either in the privacy of your room or at the hotel restaurant.