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!
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 Juice Bar
Milk & Honey
Biscuit Love Nashville
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!
Lizard Thicket 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.
Bars on Broadway
Jason Alden’s Rooftop and Kitchen
Dierks Bentley’s Whiskey Row
Honkey Tonk Central
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!