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Nashville is becoming the hottest travel destinaton for long weeknd getaways, bachelor/bachelorette parties, and vacationers simply looking for great music and a fun, friendly atmosphere.
As a destination Nashville checks all the boxes. It's affordable, offers a world-renowned music and entertainment experience, and is home to a burgeoning foodie scene.
The locals are happy, relaxed, and there's no shortage of Southern hospitality (minus when we get stuck behind a party tractor and pedal tavern-soo much frustration!...And yes both those things exist, in abundance I might add.)
A trip to Nashville comes with endless possibilities. Explore the new restaurants popping up all over town, enjoy tons of live music, tour Civil War and Civil Rights hisotrical sights, partake in a whiskey tasting, or take in a professional/semi-pro/college hockey, football, or baseball game. Seriously Nashville has something for everyone and every interest, but if this is your first time to the city I'd recommend spending time appreciatng the industry Nashville is built on and its claim to fame, if you will—The Music Industry.
Nashville's not called Music City for nothing. It's home to Country music, the birthplace to Bluegrass, and several music licensing, publishing, recording studios, production companies, publicity firms, and more that don't just handle Country music, but music of all genres.
A long weekend is not near long enough to see all Nashville has to offer, but we're going help you make the most of your short visit to Music City USA with a 72-hour itinerary designed for first-timers! Enjoy delicious meals, learn about the music industry, and do some local shopping all while hitting the highlights with time for relaxing and enjoying live music!
Note: This is a guideline. We've tested this itinerary and it's packed, but if you may only visit someplace once you gotta live it up right?! Feel free to adjust as you see fit or to fit your travel style. You do you! :)
Welcome to Nashville y'all!
If this is your first trip to Nashvegas you are in for a treat! But before you go take a few minutes to learn a little about Tennessee’s capital and most populated city with a few tips that may or may not surprise you about the Athens of the South.
Biscuits are a southern staple and although Loveless Cafe serves up its world-famous biscuits daily, it’s a 25-30 minute drive from downtown. In our opinion the biscuits are not worth the drive.
8 A.M. — Instead fuel up for the day at Biscuit Love in the Gulch (316 11th Avenue South, Nashville, TN 37203) with the savory East Nasty - buttermilk biscuit, fried boneless chicken thigh, aged cheddar, sausage gravy - or the sweet Lily - buttermilk biscuit french toast, lemon mascarpone, blueberry compote, house syrup. Don’t forget to tag #biscuitlovegulch on Instagram.
If you have a few minutes to spare, grab a takeaway coffee at Killebrew in the Thompson Nashville Hotel (401 11th Ave S, Nashville, TN 37203)
8:40 A.M. — Uber to lower broadway for the Old Town Trolley’s first stop at 201 Broadway, at the intersection of 2nd Avenue South and Broadway. There is a stop in the gulch but it’s towards the end of the route and therefore you’ll lose some time by waiting to get on at that stop.
9 A.M. — Hop aboard the Old Town Trolley - tickets are available for purchase at this location or online ahead of time. Don’t worry about getting off at the downtown stops as we’ll be back to explore these later. Sit back, relax and enjoy the tour. Get off whenever and wherever at your leisure.
I’d recommend hopping off at:
- Stop 9: Centennial Park (2500 West End Ave, Nashville, TN 37203) - The 132-acre park was the location for the 1897 Tennessee Centennial and International Exposition, essentially a World’s Fair, and turned city park shortly after in honor of the 100th anniversary of the state’s admittance into the Union. The full scale replica of the ancient Greek temple, the Parthenon was built for the Exposition and remains a centerpiece of the park, celebrating Nashville’s nickname of the “Athens of the South.”
- Visitors can tour the Parthenon’s permanent and revealing art exhibits and admire the massive 42-foot-tall ornate gold-leafed stature of the Green goddess Athena. She is the tallest indoor sculpture in the Western Hemisphere.
*Stroll around the park or pop by one of the hundreds of events the park’s lawn hosts annually. Check Now Playing Nashville’s event calendar for upcoming events.
- Stop 11: Midtown - This bustling neighborhood of Broadway and Division Street is home to tons of hotels, restaurants, and bars. This is the perfect stop for lunch, especially if you’re ready and willing to give some Nashville Hot Chicken a go! Hattie B’s Hot Chicken (112 19th Ave S, Nashville, TN 37203) is a counter-service casual eatery serving Nashville’s namesake chicken. Don’t worry if you can’t handle spice their specialty fried chicken is available from mild to very spicy.
Hop back on and continue the route. When you’re done hop off where you first hopped on at stop 1 on Broadway.
Take a short stroll down 3rd Ave S for some of the best views of Nashville. Walk along and look back towards the city from the John Seigenthaler Pedestrian Bridge (3rd Ave S & Symphony Place, Nashville, TN 37213).
5 P.M. — It’s 5 o’clock somewhere, right? And that somewhere is Nashville now so grab a happy hour drink (or two)! All the Broadway bars will be open and already pumping out the live music, but if you’re not ready to get down at a honky tonk just yet check out Rare Bird (200 4th Ave N, Nashville, TN 37219), a stylish rooftop bar atop Noelle Hotel or for a lower-key experience check out Black Rabbit (218 3rd Ave N, Nashville, TN 37201), a newer hideaway cocktail bar off the main drag.
You’re in Nashville after all so it’s a must to catch a performance at either The Ryman Auditorium (116 5th Ave N, Nashville, TN 37219) or The Grand Old Opry (2804 Opryland Dr, Nashville, TN 37214).
Depending on your evening plans you’ll have adjust timing accordingly.
OPTION 1: Take in a show at “The Mother Church of Country Music”
7:30/8 P.M. — Despite playing a pivotal role in the popularization of country music, The Ryman Auditorium hosts performers from all genres of music as well as theater shows and stand up comedy. Check their calendar and purchase tickets well in advance as it’s one of the most popular venues in Tennessee.
OPTION 2: Catch the longest-running radio show in the world live at The Grand Ole Opry
Don’t forget to budget at minimum 20 minutes for driving from downtown to Opryland.
7 P.M. — The Grand Ole Opry House at Opryland has been the show’s home since March 1974 and continues the tradition of showcasing a mix of famous singers of all country, bluegrass, Americana, folk and gospel music as well as comedic skits. Performances are every Tuesday, Friday and Saturday from March through November. the Opry returns to the Ryman for three winter months every year to honor its roots.
I’m always hungry and if you’re like me late night eats are DA BEST! Most restaurants in Nashville are open till 11 p.m., but a few good options are Sun Diner (105 3rd Ave S, Nashville, TN 37201) - a 24/7 Sun Records-inspired diner serving breakfast and southern specialties, Cafe Coco (210 Louise Ave, Nashville, TN 37203) - a 24 hour Thursday-Saturday funky coffeehouse with an extensive menu including veggie-friendly options, and Whiskey Kitchen (118 12th Ave S, Nashville, TN 37203) - tavern with a large selection of whiskeys and grub that’s open till 2 a.m. on the weekends.
Otherwise check out a bar or head in for the evening. It’s only your first night.
Tennessee’s history is deeply rooted in music. Bristol in East Tennessee is recognizes as the “Birthplace of Country Music,” Memphis is recognized for its influence on blues, early rock, and soul music, while the Grand Ole Opry—the longest continuously running radio show—established Nashville as the capital of country music.
Nashville’s nickname of “Music City” is known worldwide, but there are a couple stories about how the name was coined.
Story 1—The Fisk Jubilee Singers, an African-American a cappella ensemble from Nashville’s Fisk University, were the first musical act to host a world tour. The tour helped fun the school’s mission of educating freed slaves and young African-Americans after the Civil War. During part of the tour in 1873 the group performed a couple songs for Queen Victoria who supposedly said the group “must be from Music City.”
Their endeavor was successful as Fisk University is still operating and education young people today, as well as helping establishing Nashville as a music center worldwide.
The Fisk Jubilee Singers continue the tradition and perform locally, nationally, and internationally annually. They are fabulous if you have the chance to catch a show.
Story 2—The Nashville radio station WSM-AM and its weekly broadcast the Grand Ole Opry was established in 1925. DJ David Cobb supposedly referred to Nashville as “Music City” during a 1950 broadcast. Today more than 90 years later, The Opry continues its weekly broadcasts.
Either way Nashville remains an epicenter of music. Every day live music from world-famous singers and musical groups to undiscovered talent is showcased on the hundreds of stages across Nashville.
During the 1800s Nashville was established as a music publishing center for all genres of music. Publishers, recording studios, and other music-associated businesses populated 16th and 17th Avenues South establishing Nashville’s Music Row.
Undisputedly the most famous music venues in Nashville is The Ryman Auditorium. The Ryman was built by riverboat captain Tom Ryman. When it opened in 1892 as the “union Gospel Tabernacle,” it was the largest auditorium south of the Ohio River. Because of this it was nicknamed the “Carnegie Hall of the South” and attracted musicians and fans around all over the world. The Ryman is now considered one of the nation’s best live music experiences.
In 1922 a radio station was started by 16-year-old John “Jack” DeWitt at Ward-Belmont School (now Belmont University) and in 1925 The Grand Ole Opry’s weekly broadcast was established and broadcast across the south, further establishing Nashville as a musical center.
Lula Naff, the manager of The Ryman from 1904-1955, filled the venue with the most popular musicians of the day. In 1943 she brought The Grand Ole Opry to The Ryman weekly till it was moved to The Grand Ole Opry House near Opryland in 1974. The Opry returns to The Ryman during the winter each year to honor its roots. Country music stars and legends like And Williams, Johnny Cash, George Jones, Dolly Parton and Elvis all performed at The Opry on the Ryman stage for the first time.
9 A.M. — A delicious, filling breakfast/brunch is crucial this morning as it’s going to a fun, busy day. Depending if you’re visiting on a weekend vs. weekday check the hours of each establishment before arriving.
If it’s the weekend, the beautifully designed all-day cafe Liberty Common (207 1st Ave S, Nashville, TN 37201) is already a popular brunch spot. Order the Fried Chicken & Waffles or the Waffle Madame - a waffle spin on the classic ham, gruyere and sunny-side egg. If it’s a weekday, no worries, Liberty Common serves weekday brunch and lunch as well.
For an alternative to traditional southern brunch, check out Sunda New Asian Nashville (595 12th Ave S, Nashville, TN 37203) and their weekend dim sum with Filipino breakfast favorites like Ube - purple yam waffles, Crunchy Tempura French Toast, and of course dumplings!
10 A.M. — Head to the Country Music Hall of Fame & Museum (222 5th Ave S, Nashville, TN 37203), one of the world’s largest museums and research center dedicated to the collection, preservation, and interpretation of the histories and traditions of country music with one of the most extensive musical collections.
With more than 2.5 million items on display, the museum’s ever-growing collection contains historic music recordings, books and periodicals, sheet music, songbooks, photographs. gold records, costumes, and of course musical instruments by music legends past and present. Many of the items are ones you would have never expected to see up close in real life. Make sure to check out the permanent collection AND whatever temporary exhibitions are on display during your visit. Open 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. daily.
Some highlights of the museum include:
- One of Elvis Presley's iconic custom 1960 "Solid Gold" Cadillac limousine, Webb Pierce's flashy 1962 Pontiac Bonneville bedazzled with silver dollars and adorned with pistol door handles, and a Firebird used the the second Smokey and the Bandit movie.
- The Rotunda - View Hall of Famers’ plaques arranged like music notes around this circular room.
- Johnny Cash’s black suit from The Johnny Cash Show, Patsy Cline’s cocktail dress, Reba’s 1993 CMA Award red dress as well as several Nudie suits.
Before you leave make sure to check out Hatch Show Print (224 5th Ave S, Nashville, TN 37203). This Nashville institution is one of America's oldest letterpress shops. Established in 1879, Hatch Show Print has created original art for everyone from country music legends and Grand Old Opry Stars to contemporary artists. Watch the printmakers working and learn about the process on one of their ticketed tours - tickets can be purchased as a package with your Country Music Hall of Fame entry - daily at 12:30 p.m., 2 p.m., and 3:30 p.m. Tour or not anyone can visit the shop and purchase one of their historic restrikes to take home.
If you’re hungry how about grabbing some lunch. Nashville’s known for its BBQ and Martin’s Bar-B-Que Joint (410 4th Ave S, Nashville, TN 37201) is just around the corner. LeBraun and I’s favorite bar-b-que place is actually Edley's on 12South where the itinerary will take you tomorrow. If you’re saving your bbq for that then head to Merchants Restaurant (401 Broadway, Nashville, TN 37203). The hotel this southern bistro is housed in opened in 1892, the same year the Roman Auditorium, which is our next stop.
Depending which restaurant you decide, on your way to Broadway walk through the Music City Walk of Fame (121 4th Ave S, Nashville, TN 37203). This park out front of the Country Music Hall of Fame and Hilton Nashville Downtown honors Nashville music legends and significant contributors of the city’s music industry with star embedded in the pavement like the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
When you’re across the park look back at the Country Music Hall of Fame. The museum’s building was designed as a musical homage. The sweeping arch designed like the tailfin of a 1959 Cadillac sedan with the front windows resembling piano keys. The tower at the top of the Rotunda is a replica of the diamond-shaped WSM radio tower still in use just south of the city, with the four disc tiers of the roof representing the evolution of recording technology—the 78, the vinyl LP, the 45, and the CD. From above the building forms a bass clef.
Now no trip to Nashville would be complete without a pilgrimage to the “Mother Church of Country Music” - The Ryman Auditorium (116 5th Ave North, Nashville, TN 37219). Purchase tickets in advance for a self guided tour of this historic country music landmark. Budget at least one hour to spend touring. Open 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. daily.
Happy hour anyone? Hit the “Honky Tonk Highway” with all your newly-acquired music knowledge. There’s no shortage of live music here so stop where the music moves you and grab a drink or two before continuing the bar hop! For us the best lower Broadway bars are:
- The Stage (412 Broadway, Nashville, TN 37203) - Honky-tonk featuring live country bands & a dance floor by a large mural depicting music icons
- Tootsies Orchid Lounge (422 Broadway, Nashville, TN 37203) - This historic watering hole and prototypical honky-tonk is across the alley from the Ryman.
- Legends Corner (428 Broadway, Nashville, TN 37203) - Classic honky-tonk with cold beer, great music, and country album covered walls.
- Acme Feed & Seed (101 Broadway, Nashville, TN 37201) - Multilevel venue with creative cuisine, cocktails, live music & special events plus a rooftop patio.
- Rippy’s Bar & Grill (429 Broadway, Nashville, TN 37203) - A multilevel venue with a friendly, fun atmosphere, talented performers, and rooftop patio.
If you’ve always wanted to take a line dancing lesson, head up 2nd Avenue to The Wild horse Saloon (where they offer free line dancing lesson throughout the night.
While you’re exploring a couple notable places to stop include:
- Ernest Tubb Record Shop (417 Broadway, Nashville, TN 37203) - Opened 70 years ago, the shop continues to stock specialty country, bluegrass and gospel CDs, songbooks, photos and DVDs.
- Boot Country (304 Broadway, Nashville, TN 37201) and Boot Barn (318 Broadway, Nashville, TN 37201) - Both stores have a wide variety of Western apparel, accessories and of course leather boots.
- Goorin Bros. Hat Shop (107 2nd Ave N, Nashville, TN 37201) - Hats galore! Goorin has been crafting fine fedoras, flat caps, straw hats, newsboy hats, wide brim hats, baseball caps, and more since 1895.
- If you love hats, another great shop is just a quick rideshare ride away. HatWRKS (1027 8th Ave S, Nashville, TN 37203) has a large selection of high-quality designer hats for men and women.
- Goo Goo Shop (116 3rd Ave S, Nashville, TN 37201) - Did you know the GooGoo Cluster was created in Nashville in 1912? Well this candy bar is still as delicious and now has a whole shop dedicated to it. Check out their storefront, watch some being made by hand in the kitchen, and shop their selection of treat and Nashville-themed gifts.
Depending on your evening plans you’ll have adjust timing accordingly.
OPTION 1: Cheer on the NHL’s Nashville Predators!
Bridgestone Arena has tons of food options such as BBQ, Nashville Hot Chicken, tacos, burgers, hot dogs, chicken tenders, and fries among other sport fan favorites, but if you prefer to eat before the game I’d recommend heading just north of downtown to the Germantown neighborhood for the all-you-can-eat family-style meat & three that is Monell's Dining and Catering (2601, 1235 6th Ave N, Nashville, TN 37208). Or if you want to walk, head a or a few streets over to Puckett's Grocery & Restaurant (500 Church St, Nashville, TN 37219), southern food served in an general store-inspired space with live music stage.
7 P.M. — If the Nashville Predators, affectionately known as “the Preds", are in town I’d snag some tickets and head to the game. The arena is located right on Broadway and on game-nights the area is electric with fans pregaming, watching the games in bars, or partying post-game.
The Preds’ arena is one of the liveliest and most entertaining sporting experiences in professional sports. The fans are loud and proud, friendly, and just looking for a great time, and the NHL as a pro sport is as high-energy, fast-paced, and hard hitting as it gets.
OPTION 2: Listen in at the tiny iconic Bluebird Cafe
Opened in 1982, this 90-seat music club is a writers-in-the-round, which means audiences will enjoy acoustic music performed by its composers. A typical nightly performance consists of three or four songwriters seated in the center of the room, taking turns playing their songs and accompanying each other instrumentally and with harmony vocals. Established singer/songwriters like LeAnn Rimes, John Prine, Phil Vassar, Allen Shamblin, and Chris Tompkins can be seen performing regularly mixed with talented up-and-comers. More than 70,000 people visit The Bluebird annually.
From downtown The Bluebird Cafe (104 Hillsboro Pike, Nashville, TN 37215) is a 20-minute drive and make sure to budget a little extra time as with the influx of popularity in Nashville the traffic has become much worse.
Tickets can be purchased directly on The Bluebird’s website and most time slots sell out within 10 minutes of release so it’s important to log on as tickets are released. You can only reserve up to 6 seats. Alternatively there are first-come, first-served seats available in church pew seating for up to 12 people and typically about 5 walk-up seats available per night but be prepared to wait in line as the queue begins forming 2-3 hours before the show time.
For 9:30 pm show there are no reservations, all seats are first-come, first-served.
Even with reservations, it’s important to arrive early. No-shows - even those with reservations who are only 5 minutes late - may already have been given to walk ups.
6 P.M. — Sit in awe of the talent. A trip to The Bluebird Cafe will be a Nashville experience you’ll never forget.
Post-whatever evening activity you choose, head back to Broadway and enjoy the live music, people watching, and general good-time vibes that radiate from this neon-lined street through the heart of the city.
8 P.M. — By now you’re probably hungry. If you want to stay in the Green Hills, the area The Bluebird Cafe is in, Firefly Grille (2201 Bandywood Dr, Nashville, TN 37215) or True Food Kitchen (3996 Hillsboro Pike, Nashville, TN 37215) though there are several chain restaurants in the area as well like The Cheesecake Factory, California Pizza Kitchen, and Pei Wei.
BOUTIQUES, FOODIES & MURALS
How’s your trip so far? I know it’s been busy, jam-packed last two days so we’re taking it a bit slower on the last day by exploring one of Nashville’s trendiest neighborhoods—12South.
When I moved to Nashville in 1997 12South was a gritty, low-key neighborhood really only trafficked by Nashville natives or students at neighboring Belmont and Vanderbilt University. Few of the shops and eateries of the early 2000s remains including Mafiaoza’s Pizza, Frothy Monkey, and 12South Taproom & Grill. Through the years a gentrification and revitalization of the area has turned this residential area into one of the most desirable neighborhoods in Nashville.
10 A.M. — Start the day by grabbing some breakfast/brunch at Frothy Monkey, a local favorite since opening its 12South location in 2004. If Frothy Monkey is crazy busy, head a couple streets over to BOX - Bongo + Bakery on 10th (2229 10th Ave S, Nashville, TN 37204).
Then for a sweet ending to a delicious meal, grab a famous 100-layer doughnut from Five Daughters Bakery (1110 Caruthers Ave, Nashville, TN 37204).
Walk between Kirkwood Avenue and Linden Avenue enjoying the hopefully beautiful weather, people watching, boutique shopping, and unique eateries. Don't miss:
- Serendipity (2301 12th Ave S Ste 101, Nashville, TN 37204) - Filled with local goodies and handicrafts galore, long time 12South shop Serendipity is the perfect place to find unique gifts for everyone.
- White’s Mercantile (2908 12th Ave S, Nashville, TN 37204) - Daughter of country legend Hank Williams Jr and singer/songwriter in her own right, Holly Williams’ shop is a modern-day chic and simple general store.
- Draper James (2608 12th Ave S, Nashville, TN 37204) - Reese Witherspoon’s flagship clothing and accessory store.
Keep your eyes open for Amelia’s Flower Truck. Their cute vintage Volkswagen Transporters travel around town with a full load of fresh flowers and the concept is BYOB—Build Your Own (beautiful) Bouquet! But if floristry isn’t your strong suit, the friendly assistants are happy to help. How fun is that?
And don’t forget to take your photo with the “I Believe in Nashville” mural on the small street between Draper James and Edley’s Bar-B-Que because did you really visit Nashville if you don’t?!
The area is scattered with several other Instagram-worthy walls so check around every corner. :)
12South is home to some of the city’s most popular foodie spots so don’t forget to grab a late lunch before leaving the area. My favorite’s are Epice (2902 12th Ave S, Nashville, TN 37204) - a modern Lebanese bistro, Burger Up (2901 12th Avenue South, Nashville, TN 37204) - locally-sourced and inspired burgers with reclaimed wood accents and communal tables, and Edley’s Bar-B-Que. If you want the original Nashville flavors, go to Edley’s and get some of Nashville’s famous bar-b-que with yummy fried southern sides! Order the BBQ Nachos, just saying.
When you’re finished in 12South, grab an rideshare back to the Gulch otherwise it’s about a 2-mile walk if you’re feeling up to it.
What’s a vacation without happy hour…grab a drink at one of the unique bars in the Gulch. Gertie’s Bar (507 12th Avenue South, Nashville, TN 37203) of 404 Kitchen has one of the largest whiskey selections in the south and is a cozy indoor option. Our favorite obviously—the space was out wedding reception venue!—is L.A. Jackson atop Thompson Nashville Hotel (401 11th Avenue South, Nashville, TN 37203). It’s a sleek, modern space with vintage accents and one of the best views of Nashville. The drinks are affordable and delicious. Plus they’re share plates are the perfect snack. Alternatively UP, A Rooftop Lounge atop Fairfield Inn & Suites (901 DivisIon Street, Nashville, TN 37203) still offers fantastic views and is quieter than L.A. Jackson.
After a drink or two spend some time wandering around one of Nashville’s liveliest areas—The Gulch. The district originally housed the city’s railroad terminal and from 1900-1950 more than 100 trains pulled through this industrial center daily. Old warehouses have been renovated and contemporary office and apartment complexes built. Now the neighborhood is filled with some of the best restaurants in town, young professionals, a vibrant nightlife, and boutique shopping.
Along the way shop for trendy women’s clothing and accessories at Blush Boutique and country-pop singer Jesse James Decker’s Kittenish. We also love the effortless jewelry collection at Kristin Cavallari’s Uncommon James, the beautiful Western boots of Lucchese, and the fine quality leather boots, shoes and bags of The Frye Company. For everything else (from locally-made goodies to clothing and the perfect gift head to Two Old Hippies.
7:30 P.M. — Like I mentioned before the Gulch is home to some of the hottest restaurants in the city so it’s time to enjoy one of them. Definitely make a reservation for these those, especially if you’re visiting on the weekend. A few of our favorites are Virago (1126 McGavock St, Nashville, TN 37203) for Asian fusion fare - order the V2 Edamame, Rock Shrimp, and The Bomb makimono for a big, fantastic meal!, Sunda New Asian (592 12th Ave S, Nashville, TN 37203) for a meal of creative twists to South-Western Asian cuisine - order the Crispy Brussels Sprouts, Crazy Rice, and Gambler sushi roll…we’re drooling over here just writing about it, Marsh House (401 11th Ave S, Nashville, TN 37203) for an upscale, seafood-centric Southern meal, and Chauhan Ale & Masala House (123 12th Ave N, Nashville, TN 37203) - Top Chef Maneet Chauhan is the co-owner and executive chef of this Indian-influenced Southern eatery in a renovated brick garage space.
Since it’s your last night in town the evening activity is up to you. Want to head back to the Honky Tonk Highway? Catch a show? Stay in the Gulch? Check the scene in Midtown? Go for it. The decision is yours.
Nashville has no shortage of accommodations options for every price range and location; however, I’d recommend a centrally-located hotel for ease of exploring the city. By staying in more central, walkable areas you’ll save on rideshares during your stay. In no particular order:
- Omni Nashville - 250 5th Ave S, Nashville, TN 37203
- Hilton Nashville Downtown - 121 4th Ave S, Nashville, TN 37201
- SoBro Guest House - 310 Peabody St, Nashville, TN 37210 - funky boutique apartments with full kitchens, living space and separate bedroom.
- Thompson Nashville Hotel - 401 11th Ave S, Nashville, TN 37203
- Fairfield Inn & Suites - 901 Division St, Nashville, TN 37203
- Stay Alfred at The James - 1002 Division St, Nashville, TN 37203
- Kimpton Aertson Hotel - 2021 Broadway, Nashville, TN 37203
- Hutton Hotel - 1808 West End Ave, Nashville, TN 37203
- Hilton Garden Inn - 1715 Broadway, Nashville, TN 37203
If you’re staying with a group, check out the Airbnb options around Nashville. Popular areas for groups include 12South, Wedgewood-Houston, East Nashville and Germantown.
I hope you enjoyed your short time in Nashville. This itinerary is a busy 72-hours, but hopefully you got to experience a few different lifestyles in Nashville, eat mouth-watering food, and enjoy some of the Southern hospitality and charm that Nashville has to offer.
Nashvillans and visitors: Is there anything else I should add? Any other recommendations for first-timers? Let me know at firstname.lastname@example.org