Spellbinding Spring Dates

Spring Into Date Night With These Ideas From Local Ladies

‘Tis the season to pull out the picnic blanket, strap on your sandals, and head outside with your significant other. After a long winter, you’re likely itching to get out of the house and create new memories with the one you love most. The following local ladies have a few suggestions for making your spring date night memorable. Keep reading for their advice on turning up the romance.

dr. neha shah

My husband Guru and I chose to live in North Chattanooga because we love the energy of our city on the bridges and along the river. Our dates typically involve a nice walk or run on the bridges and through Coolidge or Renaissance Park. Afterward, we like to stop by our favorite local bar, LeRoy’s. We love the locals who come through there and the amazing service from the folks at the bar. We typically cap off the night with a meal (and maybe another beer) from Pizza Bros, which is just a stone’s throw away from our house. We both grew up in Chattanooga and love watching the town embrace its strengths as a city with both a burgeoning food and beverage scene, as well as one of the most scenic downtowns in the country!”

tara freeman

Spring is the perfect time to enjoy the warmer weather with a safe and socially distanced date night. Last March, my husband and I started ordering takeout from our favorite restaurants so we could enjoy special meals while supporting local businesses. To spice things up, we would change the ambience by having dinner anywhere from our formal dining room to the outside patio or fire pit. We also love a Scenic City view! Hikes and picnics are great ways to experience all the beautiful trails and parks Chattanooga has to offer, while getting fresh air and exercise. For years, we have taken sunset cruises on our boat. We take charcuterie for dinner, watch the sunset, and feel like we are a world away on the water.”

heather melton

Our community is immersed with a plethora of nonprofits working around the clock to make a difference. This spring, consider planning a ‘give back’ date. My husband Chad and I always find a way to make a difference as an anniversary tradition, but you can make an impact on our community any day of the week – whether it’s taking a dog for a walk from your favorite local shelter, volunteering together at a 5k race, or attending a socially safe fundraising event like TASTE for the Kidney Foundation. This year, TASTE offers curbside pickup, and many other events and organizations have virtual options to get involved. Many in our community depend on nonprofits; use your time together to make an impact!”

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