Romantic Valentine Getaways in Knoxville, Tennessee

Romantic Valentine Getaways in Knoxville, Tennessee

by Michelle Barry

About Michelle Barry

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Michelle Barry graduated from Salve Regina University with a Bachelor of Arts in English. Since then, she has worked as a reporter for the Wilbraham-Hampden Times, an editor for Month9Books and Evolved Publishing, editor and has spent the past seven years in marketing and graphic design. She also has an extensive background in dance.

If you are searching for a romantic and ,memorable Valentine's Day getaway, Knoxville, Tennessee has a variety of sites and activities to offer. Knoxville provides ample opportunities for planning an exciting and romantic date, depending on the interests and hobbies of you and your mate. Whether you enjoy bonding through adventures outdoors, are inspired by architecture or enjoy perusing fine arts, Knoxville can offer the ideal date idea.

Crescent Bend

The Armstrong-Lockett House (Crescent Bend) & W.P. Toms Memorial Gardens in Knoxville features a historic home that was built in 1834 by Drury Paine Armstrong. Spend a day with your loved one perusing the featured 18th-century collections of American and English furniture, decorative arts and fine English silver (as described on the town of Knoxville's website). Pack a lunch and choose a spot in the three acres of Italian-terraced gardens where you can watch the Tennessee River as you eat.

Ijams Nature Center

Spend Valentine's Day in the outdoors touring Ijams Nature Center, a 275-acre wildlife sanctuary in Knoxville. Partake in the center's extensive biking and hiking trails for adventure and bonding with your beloved. The trails feature woodlands, meadows, ponds and a boardwalk with impressive viewpoints, all ideal spots for a romantic picnic and breathtaking scenery. There are also ample ponds, gardens and a greenhouse to see.

The Tennessee Theatre

Put a new spin on the classic dinner and a movie date with a visit to the Tennessee Theatre. The historic and architecturally impressive Tennessee Theatre makes for a creative and memorable Valentine's Day date in a place that has likely been a hot spot for dates since the early 1900s. View a performance, listen to classical music, watch a classic film, enjoy a performance by the Knoxville Opera or simply tour the facility with your date and marvel at the Spanish architecture for a vintage Valentine's Day date.

The Knoxville Museum of Art

The Knoxville Museum of Art can become your venue for a Valentine's Day that evokes contemplation and discussion of the various masterpieces the museum presents to its visitors. Browse the many frequently changing exhibits that feature a variety of art forms including paintings, sculpture and furniture. Partake in a guided tour of the museum, a lecture, workshop or concert with your loved one in the impressive, modern 53,200-square-foot facility.

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