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The Best Valentine’s Weekend in Nashville

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If you’re looking for a destination trip for V-Day this year, look no further than Nashville. The Music City is jam-packed with activities perfect for couples of all ages. The best Valentine’s weekend in Nashville will take you around the city and feature a little bit of everything that the city has to offer. No matter your budget, this guide is the perfect start to planning your Valentine’s Day vacation. I’ve got the perfect spots for a rockin’ dinner on Broadway, a couples date with Nashville’s history, and a musical experience you won’t forget. Check out the table of contents below to jump straight to what you need or just read on for every little detail!

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What to Do on Valentine’s Weekend in Nashville

Though the weather can be a bit unpredictable, I’ve got plenty of options here to plan out a super fun Valentine’s Weekend in Nashville. Many of the activities are a part of the Music City Total Access Pass which is an excellent deal.

One of the best parts of Nashville is the immense musical history the city has to explore. If you’re heading downtown, it’s possible to knock off quite a few museums around Broadway. The biggest one to visit is the Country Music Hall of Fame. This musical museum is an absolute gem that explores the in-depth and colorful history of country music. I highly recommend making a visit here, even if you normally aren’t the biggest fan of museums normally. Another excellent museum nearby is the National Museum of African-American Music. Covering the immeasurable contributions of the African-American community to music, its an wonderful experience as well.

Belle Meade's gorgeous mansion is one of my top picks for your Valentine's Weekend in Nashville
The mansion at Belle Meade is gorgeous!

If you’re looking to get outside for the weekend (and the weather is nice), then you can pair that with the wonderful history of Nashville. One of my favorite locations is the Belle Meade Historic Site. It features two possible tours, one of which focuses on the family and mansion while the other focuses on the slaves and workers who lived on the plantation. It features a wine tasting at the end and they make a fabulous bourbon as well! Other outdoor historical options include Andrew Jackson’s Hermitage and the Belmont Estate.

Should the weather not be cooperative, or history not your thing, then Nashville also features some fabulous distilleries and breweries. The team over at Corsair Distillery do phenomenal work making some of the best craft booze in the business. You can book tours at either of their locations, but I have only visited the distillery and taproom location. The tours and tastings are a super fun way to spend a couple hours and find some great spirits. For those who prefer a good brew over a cocktail, I recommend checking out Fat Bottom Brewing. They have brewery tours on Friday and Saturdays, but the taproom is open every day of the week.

Nashville’s Best Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner for Two

Every good vacation for Valentine’s Day has to feature some dynamite locations for food. Nashville is a city that certainly doesn’t disappoint in this regard. Nashville is full of amazing breakfast spots, delicious lunches, and music-filled dinners. With all the options, I’ve picked a few of my favorites that are perfect for two.

Honestly, no weekend trip is complete without snagging a great breakfast or brunch. One of my favorite places for breakfast is Sky Blue Cafe. This is a quaint cafe in a residential neighborhood, and one of the cities not-quite-so well kept secrets. If you’re hunting to start your day with some hot chicken, get here early and grab the Hot Chicken Biscuit. You won’t regret it. Another fantastic spot, especially for biscuit lovers is…. Biscuit Love. You can find a couple of these around town, but our stop at the Hillsboro Village location was amazing. Since you’re here for the weekend, I seriously recommend trying both places.

Biscuit love will knock your socks off during your Valentine's Weekend in Nashville
Biscuit Love will make you fall in love all over again!

With the best meal of the day out of the way, you can consider the plethora of options for lunch and dinner. Emmy Squared in the Gulch is one of my top recommendations for dinner. The pizza here is some of the best I’ve had and I LOVE pizza. This small chain features a couple locations around town, but the Gulch location has the added benefit of a cool neighborhood with a few great bars. It’s also right next door to the iconic Station Inn, which makes for an awesome evening combo!

If you’re looking for food a little closer to the rowdiness of Broadway, then just head on down there. The honky tonks either feature their own dining options, or have something right next door. You’ll find something for everyone down there but I really enjoyed the atmosphere and food at Rippy’s. Finally, for something laid back and delicious, make your way over to San Antonio Taco Company. Quick, delicious, Tex-Mex is hard to beat especially if you’re making a stop here after your night out!

Valentine’s Weekend Entertainment

When it comes to entertainment, the Music City has something nearly every, single, night! To help make heads or tails of it all for your weekend in Nashville, I’m going to give you my top recommendations with a heaping helping of variety. Planning the weekend in advanced is definitely recommended because it’s gonna be packed!

I’ll start with the granddaddy of them all, the Grand Ole Opry. No matter if country music is your thing, no trip to Nashville is complete without seeing a show at the Opry. Despite the lineup for your night not being known when you buy your tickets (unless you get them close to the show date), the experience is what you’re really after. Its hard not to get caught up in the fun of the show! I’d also highly recommend (do it, seriously) the backstage tour either before or after the show. Getting behind the scenes of this musical mecca is a great way to start your Valentine’s Weekend in Nashville.

Visiting the Opry is a must do on your Valentine's Weekend in Nashville
Get on the Opry Stage with a backstage tour!

If honky tonks are more your speed, then Broadway is your destination! This one of a kind stretch of road is the heart of the music in the Music City. The music is live from noon to well after midnight! You are guaranteed to find a place to your liking, but there are definitely a few well known standards you can try out. Most of the major Nashville stars have a place on Broadway, but I favor history in my bars. Nudie’s Honky Tonk was one of my favorites and is sure to be packed with a good time. I’d also recommend taking in a roof-top view if you can like the one from Kid Rock’s joint!

Music isn’t the only thing on offer for your Valentine’s Weekend in Nashville though. You can find performances across town where you’ll get a show that’ll spice up your weekend a bit more. If you’re already on Broadway, then you’ve got to wander down to Skull’s Rainbow Room. Friday and Saturday nights feature burlesque starting at 11pm, so there is plenty of time to take in the honky tonks before settling in for a night cap! Another excellent spot is Play Dance Bar off Church Street. You’ll find the best drag show in Nashville here on Friday and Saturdays, so don’t miss it!

Best Places to Lay Your Head in Nashville

Across Nashville, you’ll find hotels of all shapes, sizes, and prices. Valentine’s Weekend in Nashville is also going to be a high-priced set of dates thanks to V-day falling on Monday and people just like you taking a trip. With that in mind, I’ve got a couple of places I’d say are worth their cost for the weekend (plus they are cheaper on weekends around V-day if you want to save some cash).

By far the coolest place (in my humble opinion) to stay in Nashville is The Dive Motel. Formerly a 1950s roadside motel that housed some famous stars, it has been been lovingly given a retro renovation. The rooms are exquisitely styled and feature 70s inspired decor and at least one disco ball in every room! The Dive Motel also features an on-site dive bar that is sure to give you a place to start or end your night the right way. With easy access to pretty much all of Nashville, I honestly don’t think you can go wrong with a stay at The Dive.

No better place to rest on your Valentine's Weekend in Nashville than The Dive Motel
Get down with Disco at The Dive Motel

For those seeking the full Opry experience, a stay at the Gaylord Opryland Resort is almost a must. A short walk (and even shorter drive) to the Opry, Gaylord Opryland is an experience all on its own. The attractions change for every season, with Valentine’s Weekend falling during the heart of their Winterfest event. While Nashville has a ton of other activities, staying at the Gaylord is a great option for an extended stay if your budget allows.

Another excellent option if you’re wanting to stay near the heart of Nashville is the Union Station Hotel on Broadway. Directly next door to the Frist Art Museum, you’re also an easy ten minute walk to the Honky Tonk Highway! The old train station was converted into an upscale and gorgeously appointed hotel. No two rooms are identical thanks to the individual touches in each room and the unique architecture of the hotel itself.

I have one final point of advice that I’ll toss in here for those looking to spend Valentine’s Weekend in Nashville. If you’re going to be spending a lot of time in the room, get a nice one. If you’re going out to explore what Nashville has to offer, save your money on the hotel and spend it on having a great time in Nashville. There are hundreds of hotels across the city and area, not to mention countless Airbnb or similar options. Make the right choice for what you’re wanting to do and what your budget it so YOU have a great time!

Beyond Valentine’s Weekend in Nashville

If you’ve read this far you probably already realize there is a lot more to do in the Music City than one can accomplish over a single Valentine’s Weekend in Nashville. In fact, Nashville is a great winter destination if you’re not visiting on Valentine’s Day. That’s 100% true from my experience, even after two trips there last year there is still more I want to see. Deciding to stretch your trip out a few extra days can free you up to see a show at the Opry on Tuesday night, instead of Saturday. You can also use Nashville as a base to explore the wider area. There are some great state parks within a quick drive, like Couchville Cedar Glade State Natural Area. Alternatively, you can make the trek up to the awesome Mammoth Cave National Park in Kentucky!

No matter how you choose to spend your weekend, Nashville has you covered. I couldn’t more highly recommend making a visit any time of year. If you’ve already been, let me know what your favorite things to do are in the comments below!

If you happen to be looking for other places to spend your Valentine’s Weekend then check out my posts on Two Days in Denver or the best weekend in Portland!

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