How long has it been since you spent a night in Knoxville? I’m talking, property spent the evening and done the city justice experiencing the great food, great entertainment and great hotels this city has to offer?

The reason I ask is that one of the most important keys to happiness is loving where you live and we happen to have an amazing city with a vibrant culture. If you let 2013 go by without enjoying your city, I’m here to stop you from letting 2014 fall to the same fate.
I’ve put together fabulous date experiences so you get the most Knoxville has to offer. If something here speaks to you, make it happen. You only live once, so love where you live.


The Music Lover
Live it up in Knoxville and enjoy an evening full of great live music. Here is what you do, pack a light overnight bag for you and your sweetheart. Dress to the nines and layout your favorite fancy outfit for your date. After the big surprise at home, head downtown to The Oliver Hotel Knoxville. Park the car and send your bags to your room.
Now you are ready to walk down the street and enjoy Chef Matt Gallaher’s seasonally focused menu at Knox Mason. The regularly changing, hyper-local menu features southern staples and balances nicely with the full service bar.
After dinner, stroll through historic downtown to the Knoxville Symphony Orchestra. March holds a great line up of fantastic musicians from the Indigo Girls to the ever-popular Masterworks Series.
For the music lovers who wants the complete experience, book them a room close to all the venues at The Oliver Hotel or Hilton Knoxville for the Big Ears Festival going on March 28-30.
It’s the perfect way to create lasting memories and love where you live.


The Theatre Nerd
If there is someone in your life that enjoys the theatre, why not put together a night they’ll never forget? There are some great shows happening in the near future on the Knoxville theatre scene.
For an unforgettable night of theatre, consider these three options:
For shows at the Tennessee Theatre, book a room at the Oliver Hotel. It is a block away from the theatre and a block away from Market Square which has any number of restaurants to choose from. You could also swing by The French Market Crêperie on your way for some authentic French crêpes.
For shows at the Bijou Theatre, Hilton Knoxville is your best bet. It is two blocks away and during your five minute walk, you’ll pass one of Knoxville’s most unique restaurants, Cairo Café. It is the only restaurant where belly dancers perform every week.
The Crown Plaza Knoxville is where you want to stay if you are seeing a show at Theatre Knoxville Downtown. Stop by the Cru Bistro and Wine Bar on your way to the theater for the new and exotic flavors from the folks who brought you the Nama Sushi Bar and Holly’s Eventful Dining.