8 Unique Ways to Celebrate Valentine’s Day in Nashville

Valentine’s Day is typically a day for extravagant dinners, decadent desserts and a fancy night out on the town. While Nashville has those options, and plenty of them, there are numerous other ways to celebrate the holiday, whether you’re married, dating, or happily single. Keep reading to find eight unique ways to celebrate Valentine’s Day in Nashville.

1. Goo Goo Chocolate Co.

What says Valentine’s Day more than chocolate? Thankfully, Goo Goo Chocolate Co. has that covered, and then some. Choose one of their numerous classes and experiences, including Secrets of Goo Goo, which pairs wine with Goo Goo chocolates, or Goos and Booze, pairing various spirits with chocolate. Want to celebrate with your children? Goo Goo Chocolate Co. has kid-friendly options as well, all available all year long.

2. Etch Restaurant

Treat yourself, and your significant other, to a romantic prix fixe dinner at Etch. The four-course dinner includes menu options like seared pork belly or potato bisque for starters, entree options like filet mignon or confit duck leg, and either a decadent chocolate and strawberry dessert or a dulce de leche creme brulee for dessert.

3. General Jackson Showboat

Celebrate Valentine’s Day on the water! The General Jackson Showboat is offering a romantic package that includes a three-course meal, a three-hour cruise and musical entertainment by Perry Danos. The menu includes steak and a chocolate mousse for dessert.

4. Frothy Monkey

Frothy Monkey is offering a three-course dinner from February 11 to 14, available as dine-in or to-go. While the dine-in menu looks amazing, with entree options that include Herb-Crusted Mahi or Braised Beef Short Rib, and a chocolate dessert to be shared, their to-go option also offers a delicious menu, while enjoying from the comfort of your own home. Choose from one of four package options, which each include a cheese plate and flourless chocolate cake, all packaged neatly. Add a bottle of wine for just $25.

5. Chaatable

Celebrate Valentine’s Day all weekend long with a special menu at Chaatable, one of Food Network star’s Maneet Chauhan’s Nashville restaurants. The menu includes a whole fish, coconut jelly cake and a vanilla saffron White Russian for two (complete with homemade cinnamon cotton candy), all made with those irresistible Indian flavors.

6. Predators Dinner and Hockey Valentine’s Package

Celebrate one of Nashville’s favorite sports teams, and get a great meal in the process! The Nashville Predators are offering a pre-game dinner for two in the Patron Platinum Club, promisng a “unique chef’s table dining experience,” followed by the hockey game. Lower-level hockey tickets are included in the package for the February 12 or February 15 game.

7. Getaway Dale Hollow

Not interested in the hustle and bustle of Music City? Getaway Dale Hollow has the perfect solution. Located less than two hours outside of Nashville, is perfect for a quick getaway, whether it be with a significant other or a friend or two. Cabin options include one or two beds, and are equipped with everything you need, including shampoo and conditioner, a mini-fridge, dishware, and even two bowls and a leash line for your dogs. Bonus: book for dates from February 8 to February 18 using the promo code GETVDAY2, and get $20 off!

8. Waffle House

This might seem like a bit of a stretch, but we’re serious. If you want a memorable experience, without breaking the bank, head to Waffle House for something smothered and covered. Started in 2008, Waffle House takes reservations for Valentine’s Day only, transforming their dining room into a finer-dining establishment, with candles, white tablecloths, and a special menu. Five of the Waffle House locations in and around Nashville are participating. See the locations here.