February 2, 2023
The Perfect Valentine’s Weekend In Bristol
It’s February, and you know what that means – Valentine’s Day is almost here!
From romantic meals and intimate lodging to outdoor adventures and memory-making experiences, there are plenty of unique ways to celebrate with your sweetheart.
Let us help you plan the perfect valentine’s getaway in Bristol.
Rise and Shine
Get your day started with caffeine or a nutritious and delicious berry bowl.
Trailblazer Coffee is a great place to get your caffeine fix with its limited edition L’amour Latte or another one of its tasty beverages.
The Blended Pedaler offers a wide variety of bowls containing superfoods that will fill you up and provide the nutrition and energy you need to tackle a day full of fun and adventure. Check out their valentines-themed Sweetheart Bowl (pictured), which includes a chocolate-covered strawberry.
The outdoors is a great way to enjoy the serenity that nature provides with the person you love.
Recently named a “Top Adventure Town” by Blue Ridge Outdoors Magazine, Bristol offers numerous outdoor recreation options, providing a peaceful backdrop to spend quality time with your valentine.
Are you looking for an activity with a scenic water view? Enjoy a hike on the Lake Ridge and Lakeside Trail at Steele Creek Park, or take some steps on the Osceola Island Loop or Spillway Trail (pictured) on the South Holston Lake and River.
The Mendota Trail, mere minutes from downtown Bristol, is an excellent option for a casual stroll. The 12.5-mile hiking and biking corridor spans tranquil countryside and forests on gentle grades between Bristol, Virginia, and Mendota, Virginia.
Build Something Together
Whether building something together or creating a piece of art, these activities offer a fun date idea that provides a tangible, lasting memento from your romantic Bristol getaway.
Kil’n Time Contemporary Ceramic Studio has several opportunities to show off your creative side. Glaze a valentine’s coloring book bisque or enjoy a step-by-step class to recreate a “Be Mine” canvas painting.
AR Workshop offers an opportunity to build something together, like a decoration for your place, or experience their new scent mixology of DIY candle pouring.
Wear A Special Outfit
Bristol is home to numerous boutique stores and clothing lines, which allow for an opportunity to purchase a new outfit for the special occasion.
Several of these retail stores are in downtown Bristol, so you can peruse the offerings while discovering all that the historic district has to offer. Blakely-Mitchell Clothing Co. and Wm. King Clothiers are two upscale men’s clothing stores, while The Appalachian Honey, Serendipity and Studio 6 offer a wide variety of women’s outfits and accessories to fit any style.
L.C. King is the perfect spot to find stylish denim or a fresh new overcoat. They have been making their products by hand for 110 years. They put a little bit of love into each garment they handcraft.
Have Fun & Be Entertained
With Bristol being the Birthplace of Country Music, there are plenty of options to enjoy live music or even visit the Birthplace of Country Music Museum, but that’s not the only form of entertainment and fun in the city.
Mother Chuckers Axe House and Pins & Friends Duckpin Bowling Alley are two new Bristol businesses that bring “fun” to a new level thanks to their unique offerings. It’s hard not to have a good time at either of these venues.
Couples laughing together naturally means a positive experience, and the Blue Ridge Comedy Club is a great place to experience that. Whether you have seen them on late-night television or have never heard of them, the nationally touring comedians that Blue Ridge Comedy books are fantastic and sure to make you laugh.
Enjoy A Savory Meal
Several Bristol restaurants created a valentines-themed menu so you and your date can enjoy a thoughtfully-curated meal to provide a romantic dining experience for your valentine.
Enjoy a multicourse meal from Bloom, Hickory at Nicewonder Farm (pictured), Mr. Lucky’s at The Bristol Casino, or Vivian’s Table at The Bristol Hotel. Each dining establishment offers something different with one consistent theme: a quality meal in an enjoyable atmosphere.
A Sweet Treat
A proper valentine’s getaway wouldn’t be complete without enjoying some handcrafted desserts.
These iconic establishments, a bakery and a fudgery, created some mouthwatering themed desserts, including heart-shaped cookies, chocolate-covered strawberries, cakes, dark chocolate strawberry truffles, cherry heart divinity fudge, and more!
A romantic stay is just a call away. Booking a stay that includes wine or champagne and special treats during turndown service elevates your romantic getaway experience.
The Sessions Hotel “Valentine’s Getaway” (pictured) and the “Vineyard Romance” package at Nicewonder Farm & Vineyards are two great options to keep the valentines theme throughout your stay in Bristol.
Now that you’re familiar with some of Bristol’s best spots for a romantic getaway, you can go out and have a Valentine’s trip that will be anything but ordinary.
Start planning your romantic trip to Bristol today!