Our list of the most romantic things to do in Memphis, TN

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Memphis, Tennessee is one of my favorite cities to visit.  There are so many fun things to do in Memphis.  So Memphis is a great travel destination for anyone.

But it can be particularly special for couples.  So we outlined seven of the most romantic things you can do in Memphis, Tennessee in case you are taking a romantic getaway in Memphis.

1. Romantic Picnic by the Mississippi River

One of the most romantic backdrops in Memphis is the Mississippi River.  So imagine just how romantic a picnic right beside the Mississippi River would be!  You can get a customizable riverside luxury picnic here.  They’ll the set the picnic up for you so you can even surprise your partner with it.  They’ll provide the food & drinks of your choice.  You can also select a playlist to accompany your one and a half hour picnic.  You might even could slow dance after your meal.  Or you could propose – the pictures of your proposal would be amazing!

2. Horse and Carriage Ride

What could be more romantic than a horse and carriage ride?  You can do that in Memphis!

3. Scavenger Hunt

A scavenger hunt is a neat way to spend time with your partner.  It combines the fun of a race with a three-hour walking tour.  It is a great way for you to work with your love and have fun.  And it is something you can do at any time because you can download the scavenger hunt on your phone.

The tour starts at the Peabody Hotel (my personal favorite hotel in Memphis).  You’ll get to see famous and less-known Memphis destinations.

Other notable places you will see during this scavenger hunt include:

  • Beale Street
  • Memphis Hall of Fame
  • Elvis Presley Plaza
  • Rendezvous BBQ
  • Orpheum Theater
  • Autozone Baseball Stadium

Click here to book this scavenger hunt.

4. Memphis Riverboat Cruise

There’s something really romantic about being on a cruise.  So if you combine your sightseeing in Memphis with a cruise, you can make it more romantic.  So consider taking this Memphis Riverboat cruise where you can learn interesting facts about Memphis from your captain.

It also comes with a Memphis sightseeing tour where you’ll see some of the top cultural landmarks of Memphis like the Lorraine Hotel and the Pyramid Arena.  You also see historical statues and where Martin Luther King Jr was assassinated.

It also comes with a Sun Studio tour.  This is where an 18-year old Elvis Presley recorded his very first song.

5. Dance Classes

A romantic activity that’s great for couples is dance classes.  Dancing together is an intimate way to spend time with your partner.  And you get to learn something new at the same time!

And here’s one more motivation for you to book dance classes: you can currently save 85% on your dance classes.

6. Woodruff-Fontaine House

What could be a more romantic setting than a restored French Victorian-style home?  You can even get discounted admission for two by clicking here.

7. Candlelight: Valentine’s Day Special ft. “Romeo and Juliet” & More

Now here’s an activity you can only do once a year, but it is the romantic day of the year.  And that is this Valentine’s Day Special Candlelight concert!

Candlelight concerts are very romantic in and of itself.  It is an intimate experience under the glow of candlelight, which is a great setting and atmosphere for a date.

But to make the atmosphere even better, the Valentine’s Day Special features very romantic music.  A tentative listing of musical selection includes:

  • “Love Theme” from Romeo and Juliet – Nino Rota
  • “Clair de Lune, L.32” – Claude Debussy
  • “My Heart Will Go On” from Titanic – James Horner and Céline Dion
  • “Méditation” from Thaïs – Jules Massenet
  • “O Mio Babbino Caro” from Gianni Schicchi – Giacomo Puccini
  • “Fantasy Overture” from Romeo and Juliet – Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
  • “Serenade for Strings in E Minor, Op. 20: II. Larghetto” – Edward Elgar
  • “Gabriel’s Oboe” from The Mission – Ennio Morricone
  • “String Quartet No. 2 in D Major: III. Notturno – Andante” – Alexander Borodin
  • “Moon River” from Breakfast at Tiffany’s – Henry Mancini
  • “Intermezzo” from Cavalleria Rusticana – Pietro Mascagni
  • “Libertango” – Astor Piazzolla