I feel like this post has been years in the making… oh wait, it has! I am constantly getting bombarded with emails, comments and DMs about updating my favorite must-dos when you visit Music City so I am going to share ANYTHING and EVERYTHING for you!! Most of you know I am a Nashville native, born and raised in this amazing, southern sweetness of a city–so I am including the total tourist must-do’s as well as a few sentimental shares that make me proud to call this place my home sweet home.
I’m adding a dropdown page for easy reference so that you can easily access this post under “Travel” on my main navigation bar, too.
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And I promise to be better about updating this frequently so be sure to check back with the latest and greatest for everything Nashville since we have turned into America’s “IT” city [it still feels like a small town I swear].
Where to Stay
Omni Nashville | Perfectly located to anything and everything downtown, great spa too!
The Thompson | Chic and sophisticated, it also has LA Jackson rooftop bar which is SUPER fun for a night on the town
The Bobby | Boutique-style in the heart of downtown where you can walk to so many amazing places
The Noelle | Another small and chic hotel, this one is located right near Printer’s Alley and Broadway
The Hermitage | The epitome of classic Nashville, this luxurious hotel is perfect for anyone wanting the true Music City experience
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Where to Eat
Date Night and Group Gatherings | Kayne Prime, Moto, Jeff Ruby’s Steakhouse, Saltine, Mockingbird, Marsh House, Rolf and Daughters, Barcelona Wine Bar, Sunda
The Entire Experience | Catbird Seat, House of Cards, Henrietta Red, The Chef and I, Chauhan Ale and Masala House, City House
Brunch and Breakfast | Tavern, Pinewood Social, Biscuit Love, The Southern, 5th and Taylor, Sea Salt, Husk
Cocktails and Libations | The Patterson House, Whiskey Kitchen, LA Jackson, Gertie’s Bar, Henley, Urban Cowboy
Mainly Mexican | Saint Anejo, Bartaco, Nada, Bakersfield
Notably Nashville | Hattie B’s Hot Chicken, Loveless Cafe, The Grilled Cheeserie, Edley’s BBQ, Margot
Where to Shop
12 South | White’s Mercantile, Draper James, Emerson Grace, Judith Bright, Ceri Hoover, Imogene and Willie, Vinnie Louise
Hillsboro Village | Arcade, Posh, Scout and Molly’s, Onward Reserve, Hey Rooster
Green Hills | Billy Reid, H Audrey, Color, Hemline, The Perfect Pair, the Mall at Green Hills, The Dotted Line, Plaid Rabbit
The Gulch/Downtown | Nashville Boot Co, Music City Marketplace, Uncommon James, Urban Outfitters, Hatch Show Print
Franklin | Rock Paper Scissors, Binks Outfitters, Hester and Cook, Magpies Girl, The Iron Gate, The Registry
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What to Do
Music and Museums | Grand Ole Opry, Country Music Hall of Fame, The Frist Art Museum, The Ryman Auditorium, Bluebird Cafe
The Official Honky Tonks/Girls Night Out | Tootsie’s, The Stage on Broadway, Acme Feed and Seed, Robert’s Western World
Sights and Scenes | Cheekwood, Belle Meade Plantation, Percy Warner Park, Radnor Lake, The Parthenon, Arrington Vineyards, Bicentennial Mall
Tours and Trips | Nashville Trolley Tour, Honky Tonk Party Express, Nashville Pedal Tavern
Awesome – thanks for sharing! Can’t wait to get back to Nashville and visit these recommendations.
Hi!! Going to Nashville for Christmas week and would
Like to see some shows- where do you reco?
Also, thinking of an Airbnb- can you reco an area or district., close to where the action is? Would we need a car?
I would check the Ryman, Opry lineup, Preds game at Bridgestone, Bluebird Cafe in Green Hills for live music and check out what’s going on at Cheekwood, too. For AirBNB, I would look at The Gulch and 12 South 🙂
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