Music city is a sought after destination for many reasons; from bachelorettes to country music buffs, to coffee connoisseurs and sports fans. They flock to Nashville, and it has plenty to offer them all! We fell in love with the city on more than one occasion. Its atmosphere is lively and its food is real good. And with summer coming up, it is the perfect destination for a quick (or extended) trip! Start planning your itinerary with this weekend guide to Nashville! From the trendy hotels to the best BBQ, we’re taking you on a tour of the town…
Where to Stay
The Hermitage Hotel – This opulent gem has been around for a long time now and has been ranked best hotel in Nashville many times over. And for good reason! Its prime location and luxurious accommodations are hard to beat.
Noelle – Where trendy meets pristine, Noelle boasts incredible modern interiors, impeccable service, and a killer rooftop view to boot!
Urban Cowboy – For that Southern feel and air of cool masculinity, stay at Urban Cowboy’s B&B. Did we mention it also houses its own pub? You won’t have to go far for a good night cap or the best bar food around town.
Germantown Inn – To be totally charmed, head to this quaint boutique hotel, just a few minutes outside of downtown, which neighbors some of the city’s best restaurants.
Where to Eat & Drink
Five Daughters Bakery – Who doesn’t love donuts?! Make your way to this neon lit donut shop for a sweet wake up call!
Tavern 2 – Don’t miss weekend brunch at this midtown gastro-pub. Really, though! Incredible cocktails and red velvet waffles? Sign us up for Saturday and Sunday!
Biscuit Love – Don’t be afraid to wait in line for this buttery brunch! If nothing else, you have to go just for the “bonuts”! They’re biscuit-donuts, and they’re just as amazing as they sound. After breakfast, you can walk it off in the trendy Gulch neighborhood.
Bartaco – You can practically order everything off the menu here, from sides to every kind of taco, and we highly recommend you do so! And if you’re a less ambitious eater, start with the street corn and a cauliflower taco!
Pinewood Social – Bowling lanes, fried chicken & biscuits, outdoor games, and a delightful cocktail menu, Pinewood Social is a place you can spend hours enjoying. Reserve the bowling alley ahead of time or spend an afternoon by the pool. We went for brunch but are sure every meal is as fantastic
Hattie B’s Hot Chicken – No visit to Nashville is complete without fried chicken and it doesn’t get more authentic than Hattie B’s!
ACME – You won’t want to miss this rooftop bar at the end of Broadway! From frozen moonshine (highly recommend) to a spot overlooking the river, it’s a watering hole for locals and visitors alike. Oh, and it’s pretty ‘gram-able too!
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L.A. Jackson – Located on top of The Thompson hotel, this rooftop is another must visit. With sweeping city views, posh cocktails, and yummy bar food, you won’t want to leave.
What To Do
12 South Farmer’s Market – From coffee to flowers to live music, and just a jaunt away from the ‘I believe in Nashville’ sign, the farmer’s market in this cute part of town is super fun to stroll around!
Country Music Hall of Fame – If you’re coming to Nashville for the country music, you won’t be disappointed with a visit to the hall of fame. It’s easy to get to and full of cool exhibitions on some of your favorite artists (hello, Shania Twain!).
The Escape Game – Block out an hour of your time to play at The Escape Game! Whether you pick the ‘Nashville’ game, ‘jailbreak’, or another fun option, you’ll love trying to beat the clock at solving riddles with your group. Check out their Instagram before you go for behind the scenes footage & clues for what’s in store.
Predators Game – The predators stadium is right in the center of downtown and the team has a major fan base in town, so even if you aren’t a big hockey fan, attending a game is quite the experience!
Have you been to Nashville? What’s your favorite part?