Whether you are a Mushy Romantic or a Subtle Stoic, Valentine’s Day is the most popular holiday, ranking higher than Christmas for giving gifts according to a 2020 poll. The average American spends $192 on their significant others, whether it is a human or pet. And with the rise in popularity of Galentine’s Day (February 13th), there is great demand to creatively show your love, whether platonic or romantic. From the days of choosing a Peanuts Valentine pack for your classroom as an elementary school student to the multi-day Valentine’s Day getaway weekend, most American’s love Valentine’s Day. Chattanooga has so many wonderful options for Valentine’s day, from flowers from Grafe Studio Floral Artists to a weekend at Chanticleer Inn Bed and Breakfast, Singing Valentine’s from a barbershop quartet to Galentine’s Social at Bode there is something for everyone. Here are our picks for a truly romantic weekend.
Chattanooga Property Shop 2023 Valentine/ Galentine Picks
Tennessee Valley Railway: Valentine Train Ride
What’s more romantic than a ride on a train through the scenic countryside while having dinner on a 1924 restored train car? Trip includes a 4 course dinner. February 10th
Scenic City Clay Arts: Valentine’s Get Your Hands Dirty
One time class with your sweetheart or gal pal to throw up to 4 pieces of pottery. Channel your inner Ghost and book your class. February 14th 5:30-7:30 Limited spaces available.
The Wood Shop Listening Room- The Swooner’s Paradise- A Valentine’s Dinner and Show
Enjoy the smooth tunes of local musicians Brother Bing and Lon Eldridge while you dine on Southern Indian or American South dishes and sip local brews. Special craft bottle add ons available, reservations required. February 14th 7:30
Bluegrass Grill: Bluegrass Valentines 4 Course Dinner
Enjoy an after hours meal at one of Chattanooga’s most beloved restaurants with a special menu created by Chef Marshall and Mama Bluegrass. February 14th. Reservations required.
Singing Valentines 2023!
The Chattery- Valentine’s Day Wine and Chocolate Pairing
Celebrate Valentine’s Day with your TRUE loves, wine and chocolate. Local experts will share their favorite wine and chocolate pairings. February 10th 6-7:30 pm. Reservations required.
Mayan Kitchen- Valentine’s Day House Music Special
Looking to get your groove on and keep the love flowing? Check out the dance party with two DJs including local DJ Kyle House and Brazilian DJ Lucas Marodin. February 18th. 11:30 pm-close.
Blue Fox Cheese Shop- Valentines Cheese and Wine Pairing
Wine and cheese go together like you and your sweetheart. Sample 5 different French wine and cheese pairings. February 10th 7:30pm
Southern Squeeze: Valentine’s Day Terrarium
Channel your inner millennial and grab your bestie, gal pal or one true love and create your own personalized ecosystem. Light snacks and drinks provided with more offerings for purchase. February 14th 6:30-8:30. Reservations required.
The Kinley: Weekend Packages
Whether you are a bubbles gal or a brew aficionado, The Kinley in downtown Chattanooga offers an elegantly modern stay and has something for everyone with their 3 available packages for the holiday weekend.
The Read House: Romance Packages
Looking for a trip back to the era of Gatsby at The historic Read House. Stay and enjoy dinner at any of the local restaurants or room service and a romantic turndown.
Basecamp: Galentine’s Day Brunch
Gather with your gals and enjoy a special brunch all day featuring featuring an exclusive menu, special beer options and chocolate covered strawberries for sale to benefit Shepherds Arms. February 13th 11 am-close.
Fleet Feet: Galentine’s Day Ladies Celebrating Ladies
Join the ladies of Fleet Feet for yoga, a fun run, special discounts, door prizes and of course, fun! February 13th 7 pm
Chocolate, Chocolate and More Chocolate (+ Other Treats)
Local chocolatiers abound in Chattanooga and each of them are delicious in their own unique way. Check out The Hot Chocolatier, Cocoa Asante and Belle Chocolates. For a more unique vibe, check out Noogarons for their special Valentine’s Day box of macarons or Bonjour Sucre for hand spun, cotton candy creations.
Our Chattanooga Property Shop team loves LOVE in all forms. From our gals at work to our kids, pets and significant others, we aspire to celebrate love all year long and hope you celebrate your love as well. Happy Valentine’s Day!