Nashville City Guide

I recently visited Nashville for a Bachelorette Party and ended up staying a few days to explore. I really enjoyed my time in the city! While there are a lot of great places in Nashville, this Nashville City Guide will outline where to stay, what to do, and where to eat based on my experiences. I’d love to hear your recommendations in the comments, too!

Where to Stay:

Both times I’ve been to Nashville I’ve ended up staying in Air BnBs however, as of January 23, 2020 all non-owner occupied short term rentals will be phased out (source). So for the back half of this trip I moved over to 506 Lofts to stay in their Monkey Bar room. Walking into the loft I saw so many great features! There was a great little kitchen complete with coffee, a laundry room down the hall, and even snacks and sample soaps for the shower. I loved the cool rustic feel and mural on the wall!

506 lofts, living room, Monkey Bar room, Nashville

506 lofts, kitchen, Monkey Bar room, Nashville

506 lofts, bedroom, Monkey Bar room, Nashville

Where to Eat:

There are so many great restaurants in Nashville! I’m a big fan of The Gulch for it’s small town feel and all of the gorgeous murals! Did you see the wings? There are so many great restaurants all over Nashville, but most of the time I ate in Nashville I ended up in The Gulch. Little Octopus was one of my favorites, between the mussels and the chocolate cake I could not stop eating!

The Gulch

Little Octopus 

The Juice Bar


Milk & Honey

Biscuit Love Nashville

12 South



Deacon’s New South 

Butcher & Bee


Little Octopus Nashville
Little Octopus
Little Octopus Nashville
Little Octopus

The Juice Bar, The Gulch Nashville

Deacon's New South Beat salad, fries, and wine
Deacon’s New South
Butcher & Bee Nashville
Butcher & Bee

Where to Shop:

I love the boutique scene in Nashville! There were so many fun little shops, but one of my favorites was Alexis and Bolt. They were set up in a house-turned shop where each room had a different focus, but the kitchen was still used to serve mimosas on Sunday! I got the cutest romper, I absolutely love it!

Alexis and Bolt



Lizard Thicket Nashville

Alexis and Bolt boutique, Nashville

Alexis and Bolt boutique, Nashville

Alexis and Bolt try on session in Nashville
Alexis and Bolt
Blush boutique in downtown Nashville

Where to Go/What to Do:

There were the coolest spots in Nashville to explore. While quite a few do include alcohol (see the list of Breweries and Bars below), there were still fin spots for the whole family! We visited the Gaylord Hotel and Convention Center, and the Grand Ole Opry! I also walked around downtown and ended up seeing Printers Alley, Arcade Alley, and many more fun spots to hang out. I even went to CREMA a great local coffee shop where I worked and then walked all the way back up Broadway stopping into Bootleggers in and Dierks Bentley’s Whisky Row to listen to music on my way back to 506 lofts.


Jackalope Brewing Co.

Tennessee Brew Works

Bars on Broadway

Jason Alden’s Rooftop and Kitchen

Dierks Bentley’s Whiskey Row

Honkey Tonk Central

Crazy Town

FGL House

Bootleggers Inn

Broadway in Nashville

Opryland, Grand Ole Opry, Nashville

Opryland, Grand Ole Opry, Nashville
Opryland, Grand Ole Opry
Gaylord hotel and convention center, Nashville
Gaylord Hotel and Convention Center

downtown Nashville

Printer's Alley, downtown Nashville

I hope this Nashville City Guide was helpful as you plan your trip. I certainly had a great time exploring the city and writing this post! I’d love to hear where you’ve been and your recommendations below in the comments!






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  1. KatWalkSF wrote:

    Dying to go to Nashville! Pinning this right now to my travel board.

    Posted 7.3.18 Reply
  2. McKenna BASS TRAHAN wrote:

    Nashville has been on my wish list for a while!! Such a good post and I hope I can make it there one day!

    Posted 7.3.18 Reply
  3. I love Nashville! It’s such a great and beautiful city. This is a great guide, I’ll be sure to check out those places especially Milk & Honey!

    Posted 7.4.18 Reply
  4. Liz wrote:

    I’m dying to visit Nashville! As a musician, it seems like heaven on Earth!

    Posted 7.4.18 Reply
  5. Laura wrote:

    I loved this post! I lived in Nashville for a short while after high school and so it’s nice to read about all these new places to check out whenever I can get myself back there!

    xo, Laura

    Posted 7.4.18 Reply
  6. So many fun places! Really wanting to go back to Nashville soon! Thanks for sharing!


    Posted 7.5.18 Reply
  7. Meghan wrote:

    Seriously how cute are those outfits you tried on?!? I haven’t been to nashville YET but I am planning to!

    Posted 7.5.18 Reply
  8. Jenn wrote:

    You missed the best part… All the music!

    Posted 7.5.18 Reply
  9. maggie wrote:

    Nashville is one of my favorite cities!

    Posted 7.6.18 Reply
  10. Sara wrote:

    I’m going to Nashville in October and can’t wait to explore the city! I bookmarked this post for when we’re planning out our itinerary!

    xo, Sara

    Posted 7.6.18 Reply
  11. Nataly wrote:

    I’ve always wanted to go to Nashville! Looks like so much fun!

    Posted 7.8.18 Reply
  12. Ashley DTKAustin wrote:

    I have always wanted to visit Nashville!! My ex-husband was always there but I wasn’t able to go with him!! I need to plan a trip soon!

    Posted 7.8.18 Reply
  13. dying to go – looks like so much fun! the food makes me hungry just looking at it!

    Posted 7.10.18 Reply
  14. I haven’t been to nashville since I was a kid, but now I am dying to go back! What a great place for a girls trip:)

    Posted 7.10.18 Reply
  15. This is such a great city guide!! Can’t wait to go there!

    Posted 7.11.18 Reply
  16. Brooke wrote:

    Looks like you had a total blast! The place you stayed looks SO cute


    Posted 7.19.18 Reply