Deep South USA Blog

Tennessee is the ideal place for a romantic getaway. You will fall in love with the state's rich musical heritage, delicious culinary scene and swoon-worthy destinations across the state.

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Explore Romance at Ruby Falls - Chattanooga

Dial up the romance in Chattanooga at Ruby Fall's Valentine event, Romance at Ruby. If you’re visiting around Valentine’s Day you can spend the evening on a special-edition Lantern Tour where guests can learn about local tales of the legendary romance between Leo Lambert and Ruby and the discovery of the trail.

Gatlinburg SkyLift Park - Gatlinburg

Gatlinburg SkyLift Park is spreading love in the month of February with the popular "Tunnel of Love," a 300-foot tunnel of twinkling red and white twinkling lights spanning the length of the SkyBridge. Custom hearts hang beneath the bridge and the tunnel has 18,000 hearts, making it a truly Instagram-worthy spot for pictures and proposals. Closer to Valentine's Day, you can snag the limited-time "Ride & Dine" package, a collaboration between the SkyLift Park and Ole Red Gatlinburg, that includes two SkyLift Park tickets and a meal at Ole Red.

Experience Sweetheart Month at the Titanic Museum - Pigeon Forge

Head to Pigeon Forge to celebrate Valentine's among the sprawling mountains and at the Titanic Museum Attraction as it celebrates Sweetheart Month. You can also renew your vows during February at the top of the Titanic's Grand Staircase by reservation only, with the ceremony being conducted by the ship's captain.

Sip the Day Away at White Squirrel Winery's Romantic Winery Loft

Recently named one of Tennessee Magazine's 2021 Best of Tennessee Readers' Choice, White Squirrel Winery not only has delicious wines, but also makes for a blissful couple of nights away. Tucked in West Tennessee, celebrate the season of love sipping on delicious reds and whites and spend the night in the property's Romantic Winery Loft Suite, where a delightful country-style breakfast awaits you the following morning.

Tie the Knot in the Smokies

Ready to make your love lifelong? The Smoky Mountains offer a number of enchanting wedding venues from intimate chapels perfect for a dreamy elopement or small ceremony to breath-taking mountainside venues that can accommodate large parties. Voted one of the top 10 wedding venues in the U.S., Almost Heaven Resort and Weddings in Gatlinburg provides enchanting locations for your special day and with honeymoon cabin rentals available too. The Magnolia Venue in Pigeon Forge offers the Smoky Mountains as your ceremony backdrop. The Cardinal's Nest in Sevierville is tucked away in the foothills of the Smokies that make all your rustic wedding dreams come true. 

Get Lost in Paris, Tennessee

Did you know Tennessee has its very own "City of Love?" That's right…they have Paris, Tennessee. Get lost in the Victorian-style town tucked in West Tennessee where you can grab a picture in front of the Eiffel Tower replica, explore downtown with its antique shops and dining area, sip on 26 different wines at Paris Winery and end the day watching the sunset at Paris Landing State Park.

Give the Gift of Goo Goo Chocolate Co. - Nashville

There's no better way to tell your special love you care than with Tennessee's signature Goo Goo Chocolate. Check out its newly-renovated store in Nashville, where guests can learn the Secrets of Goo Goo, enjoy Goods and Booze and grab a Taste of Goo Goo. If you’re feeling indulgent pick up a box of its Encore Premium Goo Goo - a delicious red velvet fudge, cream cheese ganache and chocolate sandwich cookies dipped in white chocolate.

Relax and Rejuvenate at Oak Haven Resort and Spa - Sevierville

Relax and rejuvenate amongst the mountains and the rolling hills of East Tennessee at Oak Haven Resort and Spa. Guests can take advantage of a wide range of spa treatments, including massage therapy, nail treatments, sugar scrub and hydrating body wraps. Indulge in the Winter Spa Special which includes a hot chocolate mask and an array of winter scents, including clove, chocolate, peppermint and cinnamon.

The Peabody Memphis Hotel’s “Love Me Tender” Deluxe Offer - Memphis 

Book a weekend stay at The Peabody Memphis and take advantage of its one-night Deluxe accommodations, “Love Me Tender.” Enjoy an intimate dinner or breakfast with room service for two, a floral arrangement placed in the room, champagne, chocolate-covered strawberries and much more.

Escape to the Great Outdoors with the Lodge at Montgomery Bell

Escape to the great outdoors and experience the natural beauty Tennessee has to offer at Montgomery Bell State Park’s lodge and restaurant. During your stay, enjoy everything Montgomery Bell has to offer including birding, paddling, mountain biking, boating, swimming, golfing, hiking and fishing.


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