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Much Love from Knoxville

After a year like the past one, we could all use a little affection. To say nothing of a nighttime stroll in a romantic spot, or a chance to feel connected to the beating heart of the city even though we’re all staying safely apart.

Downtown Knoxville has your back this Valentine’s Day.

Video by P38 Aierial

Peppermint Grove is still brimming with winter magic, the lights of Krutch Park sparkle overhead, and little signs of love are everywhere you look, out in the open and tucked into secret spaces. Take a leisurely walk downtown and discover all our love-themed photo ops for you and your bubble to share online—or (hint!) to make a proposal you’ll never forget. Write Knoxville a love letter and tell the whole world how you feel about your hometown. Make candlelit takeout your new favorite dinner. Or reserve a special dinner out for two.

We’ve got all the usual heart-centered specials and thoughtful gift ideas so you and yours will feel the love. And we have chocolate! It doesn't get any sweeter than that.

Imagine a cozy and intimate Valentine’s holiday—set amid the twinkling lights of downtown, where social distance will feel just a little less distant. Bring your BFFs, your kids, or your special someone for a night to remember. Hope to see you here.

Photo Credit: The Bloomers Company, Coffee & Chocolate, The Tennessean, Lonesome Dove, Dogwood Arts, @davidoronshelton, @faithphotographytn, @whereiwakeup