5 OF THE MOST EXCITING SPOTS FOR A NASHVILLE DATE NIGHT

When was the last time you went on a truly memorable date? If you’re drawing a blank, take a look at this list of Nashville date night ideas. After all, even the most romantically inclined individuals need new ideas every once in awhile.

Whether you’re looking for a quiet dinner by the water or a long hike in the woods, you’ll find a special experience on the list below. Check it out!

Once the seasons change and the sun starts to hang around late into the evening, bring your significant other to the trails at the Warner Parks. Covering more than 3100 acres of woodland 9-miles from downtown Nashville, the Warner Parks have hiking trails, biking trails, dog parks, and scenic drives.

The trails are well-maintained and offer plenty of photo opportunities and the wooden bridges that criss-cross the creek that runs through the park. The Warner Parks are named after Edwin and Percy Warner, who owned the land before gifting it to the city. All we can say is thanks, guys!

Located inside the Green Hills Whole Foods, Salud! Is a culinary school that offers wine classes, demonstrations and beginner cooking classes. If you want to eat dinner after your class, we recommend doing the hands-on cooking class where you make a meal with a group under the guidance of a professional chef — and eat it afterwards!

The wine and cheese pairing is the date night Nashville couples choose when they’re looking for a relaxed, informative evening. You’ll get four different kinds of wine that go with four different cheeses, and they throw in a couple different types of meat for good measure. The wine and cheese experience comes with plenty of literature about the wine and cheese pairings, so you’ll leave this place fully prepared to act like a wine snob on your next night out.

You and your partner can finally live out your childhood dream of visiting Willy Wonka’s Chocolate factory by touring the facilities at Olive & Sinclair Chocolate Co. Tours of offered on Saturdays from 10 am to 5 pm, and each tour last about 35 minutes. You and your date can learn how chocolate is made, hear the story of Olive & Sinclair, and enjoy plenty of chocolate samples in the process!

If you’re just looking for a quiet date night filled with seafood, fine wine and views of the Cumberland River, make a reservation at Blue Moon Waterfront Grille. This restaurant is tucked away in a marina just west of Sylvan Park, and it offers both indoor seating and outdoor dining on the covered patio.

Blue Moon is a casual restaurant, so don’t feel like you have to dress up for the occasion. As for the food, we recommend one of the shrimp dishes — tequila shrimp or coconut shrimp — and anything with a side of sweet potato fries. You’ll be able to watch boaters, paddle boarders and kayakers on the water while you eat, so avid people-watchers should definitely check this place out.

For a quintessential Nashville experience, drive out to Arrington Vineyards. This winery is owned by Kix Brooks of Brooks & Dunn, and he’s partnered with Kip Summers — one of the state’s top winemakers — to create a one-of-a-kind wine country experience right here in Middle Tennessee.

With so many options out there, it’s easy to have an exciting, outside-the-box Nashville date night. If you decide to go to the cooking classes at Salud!, swing by Vertis Green Hills while you’re in the neighborhood! You can schedule a tour online or just drop-in — either way we’d love to give you a tour of our brand new community of luxury apartments!