Seeing as how Virginia is for lovers, it’s only fitting that lovers of all kinds come spend some quality time in a Virginia town with a profusion of heart- Bristol. This romantic southern getaway will provide you and your partner with a nice balance of adventure and rejuvenation.
Steeped in history, the quaint city of Bristol maintains an atmosphere appealing to lovers young and old. Day 1 of your visit should include a stop at one of Bristol’s most charming dinner spots: the Brooklyn Grill. Passion is infused in every bite, and the restaurant’s romantic ambiance creates a dining experience memorable for all lovers. After your meal, wander down to Bristol’s State Street and enjoy some locally brewed craft beer or a fresh glass of wine from Studio Brew or Bristol Station.
Melodious sounds of music are always ringing through the downtown streets late into the night. Stop in at Bloom Café and Listening Room to hear some sensual sounds from local and regional talent. Top off your night with a delectable, shareable dessert from the state of Virginia’s famous Blackbird Bakery before settling in at Bristol’s first boutique hotel, the Bristol Hotel, for a good night’s rest.
Tumble out of bed and get day 2 started at the State Street Farmer’s Market on Saturday morning. Buy your lover some freshly-picked flowers and take in the vibrant colors of locally grown produce. Next, grab some take-out from Eatz on Moore Street before settling in for a lovely picnic at Bristol’s lively Cumberland Square Park. The incomparable scenery and the warm comfort food combine to create a unique experience all lovers in Bristol can relish. After exploring downtown, enjoy a relaxing massage with your partner at Bristol’s Magic of Massage. You’ll leave feeling transformed and completely tranquil. Conclude the evening with an appetizing dinner at Bristol’s popular 620 State Restaurant before heading down the Parkway for a movie at the classic Twin City Drive-In.
Before the weekend comes to an end, enjoy some brunch and bubbly at the renowned J Frank. The high-end Bristol eatery sets an amorous mood ideal and pleasing for lovers. When finished, venture over to Sugar Hollow Park for a leisurely stroll or hike with your loved one. The indescribable views painted by the Appalachian Mountains are certain to take your breath away. A weekend exploring the friendly town of Bristol and its beautiful landscape will leave you and your partner feeling rejuvenated and full of ardor.
More To Do
Couldn't get enough of Bristol in just 3 days? Set out on the historic downtown self-guided walking tour and take in all the rich history existing in downtown Bristol. Once you've become cultured by the sweet sounds of the Carter Family, head on in to the Southern Church to satisfy your sweet tooth with your sweetie and some homemade fudge or hand-churned ice cream. Finally, finish the trip with a romantic drive out to Bristol's beautiful South Holston Lake and watch the radiating sunset- the perfect end to a perfect weekend in Bristol.
This getaway was submitted by Discover Bristol - https://discoverbristol.org/