Nashville, Tennessee has become a popular getaway for bachelorette parties and girlfriend getaways over the last few years for its abundance of great eateries and nightlife. Stay in one of the trendy neighborhoods and leave the car behind, opting for rideshares and walking.
This weekend itinerary is ideal for people who have visited Nashville and seen all its major tourist attractions prior but are looking for things to do with their friends.
Eating in Nashville
Mention that you’re visiting Nashville to a local and they’ll quickly make you a list of all the places you need to dine. There’s no shortage of delicious eateries for every taste.
Biscuit Love– Popular with the Instagram crowd, there are multiple locations of the breakfast joint. Choose from traditional Southern biscuits or others with offbeat toppings.
Liberty Common– The popular brunch spot has favorites like hot chicken and waffles, burgers, and frozen cocktails, all of which can be enjoyed on the patio.
proper bagel– An upscale version of the corner deli, get your kettle boiled bagels and bialys topped with different flavors of cream cheese or lox. Pair with a cup of Barista Parlor coffee.
Assembly Food Hall– Nashville’s newest food hall is conveniently located in the heart of Broadway. Among the dozens of stalls of all cuisines are Prince’s Hot Chicken, Velvet Taco, and The Pharmacy Burger.
Fido– A Hillsboro Village favorite of students and adults, they serve fresh coffee and organic dishes like chilaquiles and sweet potato french toast. Order online and enjoy back in your room if you like.
Sunflower Cafe– If you’re looking for something lighter, this vegetarian restaurant in a former Berry Hill home is popular with the music industry crowd. Enjoy veggie burgers and Southern-style sides, all without meat.
Adele’s– Owned by California-based chef Jonathan Waxman and named for his mother. The airy former warehouse serves up Mediterranean and American-inspired dishes for lunch, dinner, and brunch.
Henrietta Red– A local friend recommended this stylish eatery is known for its oysters and cocktails. The menu is made up of elegantly plated dishes for dinner and brunch.
Mas Tacos Por Favor– Head to East Nashville for tasty tacos and margaritas, which is popular for its patio. Don’t miss the fish tacos or tortilla soup.
Drinking in Nashville
Nashville boasts a little bit of everything, from chic rooftop bars to casual breweries. If you’re not looking to imbibe, there’s also juice bars and coffee shops.
Attaboy– This speakeasy is inspired by a counterpart in New York. You won’t find a menu because each drink is made especially for you.
Barista Parlor Golden Sound– Get your morning jolt at the locations of this hip coffee shop. The Gulch location has parking and plenty of space for you and your group to enjoy a cuppa joe.
Franklin Juice Company– Started in neighboring Franklin, this organic juice shop in 12 South also has acai bowls, both of which can be ordered in advance for ease of pickup.
The George Jones– Part restaurant, part museum, and part live music venue, this space honors the legendary country star. The bar has a rooftop with great views of the city and a menu of beer, wine, and cocktails.
Hampton Social– The second location of the Chicago spot, this restaurant and bar is known for its beloved “Rose All Day” neon wall. They also have a rooftop where you can enjoy
Layla’s Bluegrass Inn– Now known as Layla’s Honky Tonk, this stage has seen names big and small over the years and is a great spot to see live music. Grab a cheap beer and enjoy.
The Mockingbird– For trendy global fare and midcentury modern decor, this bar has whimsical drinks like cherry lime aid and fruit punch in a bag.
Yazoo Brewing Company– The original Nashville brewery serves up pints in the Gulch. Take a tour and enjoy Dos Perros, one of their flagship brews.
Relaxing, Beauty and Fitness in Nashville
Your girl’s weekend doesn’t have to be just eating and imbibing. It’s also a chance to relax and catch up over a class or get yourself pampered.
The Dry House– You can get your hair blown out before a night on the town. Located in Green Hills, these hairstyles only cost $40 with optional add ons.
Escape Day Spa & Salon– There’s no better place to “escape” than this day spa and salon where you can get a massage, nail treatment, haircut, or facial.
Float Nashville– Nashville’s own sensory deprivation tanks allow you to calm yourself in dark salt tanks over the course of 90 minutes.
Inner Light Yoga Nashville– Drop in classes are only $17 at this music-based yoga studio that spins your favorite tunes.
The Pilates Garage– This small studio in Hillsboro Village has $15 classes for first timers and is a great way to burn off a few calories.
Poppy & Monroe– Get everything done in one place, including nails, body sugaring, makeup, and skincare. They also use only the best products, both for the environment and your skin.
Shopping in Nashville
Browse the hip boutiques and record stores in neighborhoods like 12 South, Hillsboro Village, and The Gulch.
Draper James– Owned by actress and local Reese Witherspoon, this store sells both her own products and ones she recommends, including Southern-inspired clothing, accessories, and gifts.
High Class Hillbilly– Browse for carefully selected vintage and secondhand clothing and accessories, including turquoise and cowboy boots.
imogene + willie– If you’re looking for a good pair of jeans, be prepared to splurge at this 12 South former service station.
Parnassus Books– When the last remaining independent bookstore closed in Nashville, writer Ann Patchett opened this bookstore. They host author readings and support smaller presses.
Posh Boutique– This sprawling Hillsboro store has clothing for all types and their sale section has some great finds.
Savant Vintage– The winding rooms of this home-turned-store have carefully picked vintage clothing and accessories. But these aren’t thrift store prices!
Third Man Records– Jack White opened his own record label and store near The Gulch. Pick up a rare album from one of his label’s artists or ones that have recorded there. There’s even an area where you can record your own!
UAL– This Hillsboro Village shop gets excess and wholesale designer goods, so you never know what high fashion pieces you might find. Many sizes are samples, not standard sizes, but the accessories are a good place to start.
White’s Mercantile– Another store with celeb connections is White’s Mercantile, owned by Hank Williams Jr’s granddaughter Holly, also a musician. It features home furnishings and gifts.
Sightseeing in Nashville
This trip may not be about sightseeing, but that doesn’t mean you can’t cross a few attractions off your list during your visit.
Country Music Hall of Fame– Part memorial to artists and the country music industry and part sprawling museum, enjoy the interactive exhibits, including costumes, music, and more. Get your tickets to the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum.
Frist Center for the Visual Arts– This art exhibit space hosts works by classical and contemporary artists, including Nick Cave.
Grand Ole Opry– Catch a performance at the longest-running radio show, which hosts well-known artists as well as those on the rise. The behind the scenes tour is something that also must be experienced. Get a Grand Ole Opry Admission Ticket for you and your group.
Johnny Cash Museum & Patsy Cline Museum– These two museums located in the same building honor two legends in the industry. See items from Cash‘s final music video and dresses worn by Cline before her fateful plane crash. You can purchase your Johnny Cash Museum Admission Ticket and Patsy Cline Museum Admission Pass before you go.
Parthenon– Visit a replica of the Greek original, complete with the long-missing Athena statue inside. There’s a small museum about the Centennial Exposition that brought the structure about.
Ryman Auditorium– Tour the “Mother Church of Country Music” to learn about its roots as a home for traveling evangelists and time as the home of the Grand Ole Opry. Book the Ryman Auditorium Self-Guided Experience before you go.
Sleeping in Nashville
There’s no shortage of unique places to stay in Nashville, no matter your budget. You don’t have to sacrifice style and amenities at these girlfriend getaway-friendly accommodations.
Graduate Nashville– The colorful rooms and Dolly Parton-themed rooftop pool bar and restaurant make this a must-see, even if you don’t stay there. It’s located near the campus of Vanderbilt University.
Fairlane Hotel– Feel like Don Draper at this stylish midcentury-style hotel. The location is ideal for getting around and their room packages are above the rest.
Noelle, Nashville, a Tribute Portfolio Hotel– Set in a former department store, this hotel has recreated the 1930s details. It has four food and drink outlets, including a coffee shop and a rooftop bar.
Urban Cowboy B&B – Nashville– The stylish bed and breakfast is straight out of your decor dreams, a popular spot for both photo shoots and overnight stays. They also have an in-house bar and restaurant as well as a location in New York.
Vandyke Bed and Beverage– This trendy 8-room inn has its own hip restaurant and bar in the Five Points neighborhood. Each guest room is named for a different type of alcohol.
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