So here we are, one week away from Valentine’s Weekend. If you’re like me, you probably lost track of time and have found yourself cutting it close without plans!
Don’t freak out.
It’s not too late to take advantage of some great deals for a fun-loving weekend with your sweetheart (or best friend)! This week’s Adventure Blog is a follow up to last year’s “Valentine’s Dates for Outdoors Lovers” blog (which still has some valid tips!)
Our top pick for a fun, quick and affordable Valentine’s Date is Thai Massage at Climb Nashville, followed by some indoor climbing and a casual dinner nearby. Speaking from experience, this is a really fun class for friends and lovers alike. It is intimate, but in a fun and playful way. (However, it could be awkward with a blind date or with a friend-who-wants-to-be-more-than-just-friends-but-you-ONLY-want-to-be-friends friend, so pick your partner wisely).
This workshop is based on the ancient art of Thai massage, a form of bodywork done fully clothed and on a padded floor. It is sometimes called “lazy man’s yoga” and could be described as someone doing yoga for you. You will each be guided through a simple sequence of compression massage and deep stretches, similar to partner stretching before a team sport. You will both leave feeling open and connected, plus you’ll have some new massage skills!
Sunday, February 14th | 2 – 4pm at Climb Nashville West
$50 | Two for Climb Nashville Members (or TEAM GREEN MEMBERS!)
$70 | Two for Non-Members
If you love the idea of couples yoga but need a little more distance from your partner, how does a body of water sound?! Nashville Paddle Company has openings for their Indoor FloYo Stand Up Paddleboard Yoga class at 12pm on February 13th at Ensworth Aquatic Center. Use discount code TEAMGREEN for 10% off your online registration! This class can make for a fun first date or a casual kick-off to a full weekend of plans!
Perhaps you like the idea of being active, but Yoga just won’t cut it for you. Check out the Sweetheart Zip Tour at Adventureworks West! Zip through the trees along 9 lines near Harpeth River State Park in Kingston Springs. Couples can zip for only $65 per couple on both February 13th and 14th.
If a romantic getaway is what you have in mind, join Team Green Adventures for a weekend at the Big South Fork National Recreation Area starting with a half day horseback ride with Southeast Pack Trips on February 13th for our Valentine’s Horseback Ride. Enjoy four hours on horseback for only $80 per person ($160 per couple), then consider getting a room at the Fork Lodge B&B or Charit Creek Lodge, and give yourself more time to explore the trails via foot, hoof, or on two wheels!
Speaking of lodging, several Tennessee State Parks have discounted deals on cabin and Inn rates over Valentine’s Weekend, plus romantic dinners for two at their conference centers.
Are you in the loop on other great deals? Share them in our comments section!
-Keeley (Team Green Adventures Director)