Escape to Tennessee for a Couples or Girlfriends Getaway

Photo Credit: Beachaven Vineyards & Winery
Paris offers a historic district, fine wine, shopping, cuisine, treats and an Eiffel Tower. Make a toast by a roaring fire at Paris Winery. Shop antiques, jewelry, clothing and gift shops on Main Street. Lounge in an overstuffed chair with a caramel or vanilla latte, blended espresso, hot chocolate, smoothie or pastry at Sweet Jordan’s. Dine on pasta and pizza at the Olive Pit. Soak up the sun and take advantage of boating, swimming, skiing, camping, fishing and wildlife at Paris Landing State Park.

Spend the morning checking out unique gift shops and eateries in the historic downtown. Dive into lunch with made-from-scratch food and out-of-this-world milkshakes at The Grind Mac and Cheese Bar. Taste blackberry, strawberry or café coffee moonshine at Full Throttle Distillery. Browse contemporary works at Last Resort Art Gallery. Enjoy dinner and drinks at Opera House Restaurant.

Fuel up with coffee and a filling breakfast at Yada Yada Yada Deli. Stroll the downtown historic district’s restaurants, coffee shops, arts and entertainment. Taste wines created with local and regional fruit at Beachaven Vineyard & Winery. Scour shelves for the perfect book at Humble Universe Distributors Used Books, which plants a tree in town for every 75 books they sell. Explore prehistoric cave art, hiking trails, wildlife, seasonal tours and a picnic at Dunbar Cave. Enjoy fun, food and wine at Miss Lucille’s Café.

Historic Downtown Lebanon Square is home to antique, gift and collectible stores. Support local art by snapping a photo in front of the PaintWilCo Murals. Pack a picnic and hike the trails at Cedars of Lebanon State Park. Grab coffee, toffee bark and delectable treats at Sassy Pecan. Step back in time as you stroll through Fiddler’s Grove Historic Village turn-of-the-century buildings. Head to local favorite Mo’ Cara for creative interpretations on southern favorites served using the finest ingredients.

Get a warm welcome as you check into luxury at the boutique hotel, The Oliver, next to Market Square. Start the day with a Nutella crepe, croissant or omelette at French Market Creperie. Hike along the Tennessee River and enjoy exquisite views at Ijams Nature Center. Watch glassmaking and taste a few brews at one of the coolest places in Old City at Pretentious Beer. Head to Maple Hall Bowling Alley for bowling, a live music stage and fun. Cozy up with handmade pasta and a glass of wine at Emilia Italian. Have a nightcap with a banana split or dessert at Phoenix Pharmacy.

Take a stroll along the Tweetsie Trail or go on a mountain biking adventure at Tannery Knobs. Learn a new skill like woodworking, pottery or jewelry-making at Skillville. Try fried green tomatoes and a gourmet pie at Main Street Pizza. Spend the afternoon browsing independent boutiques and unique shops like Reclaimed Inspired Goods, Backdoor Records, Boomtown & Co. and Trek downtown. Rest easy among the stunning décor at the Carnegie Hotel, which has a relaxing spa and restaurant on site.


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