It comes at no surprise that Nashville is my favorite city. I visit there often, not only for work since my company’s headquarters is located in the city, but also for fun, too. It takes us less than 2 hours to get there from home, making it a quick and easy trip with lots of things to do.
Because I’ve travel there so much, I often get asked for the best places to go to, my favorite places to eat, and what to do. So, I have put together a NASHVILLE TRAVEL GUIDE, listing the BEST places to stay, shop, eat, drink, and play while in MUSIC CITY.
For this trip, we stayed at BODE. It had a modern, yet chill vibe that is unlike anything else in the Downtown area. It is located right on the outskirts of the heart of downtown, which made for an easy walk EVERYWHERE. It was the perfect spot for our group stay and had the coolest decor, outdoor hang out area, and cafe.
We were able to stay in a 4-bedroom suite that was equipped with a full kitchen, living room, dining area, and outdoor patio. The decor is very modern, yet they incorporated vintage pieces that encompass what Music City is all about.
Some other places I enjoy staying at in Nashville are- Mint House, Noelle, and The Graduate. There are also tons of awesome AirBnBs.
Hampton Social: I’ve been dying to try this hip spot ever since they opened in Nashville. And it was the perfect spot for brunch with the girls. It has lots of adorable walls for photo ops and the yummiest salmon I’ve ever had!
Nada: Queso and Margaritas are the only things I need in life. And those are Nada in Nashville are amazing! This modern Mexican restaurant focuses on shareable plates, with the most amazing fried Brussel sprouts that everyone made fun of me for because I was so obsessed with them. All their salsas are delicious and their queso is outstanding! I loved the jalapeño sweet cornbread, which came in a skillet, and the Al Pastor tacos. We will definitely be back next time we are in town!
RH Cafe: I rave about this restaurant all the time (probably because it’s my most favorite ever!). It is the most beautiful eatery placed in the middle of Restoration Hardware (a high-end furniture store). There are also lots of photo ops in the gorgeous restaurant and large store, however, the food is just as outstanding! I always get the kale Caesar salad and the French fries, which are the BEST things I’ve ever ate. The garlic aioli it comes with is to die for!
Molly Green: This locally owned boutique has the most hip vibe, but with reasonably-priced pieces. They have several locations within Nashville, as well as one in Chattanooga and Birmingham. However, you can also shop online, where all their inventory is located and available for shipping nationwide.
Kendra Scott: This jewelry store is one of my faves- and the Nashville location is the most beautiful one I’ve visited. Not only are the staff exceptionally kind and helpful, but they have the most beautiful pieces. Located in Green Hills, we stopped by Kendra Scott to see the new releases and play in the Color Bar, which was a first for me. I had such an amazing time that it will definitely not be my last! I can’t wait to go back.
Printer’s Ally: I discovered the Historic Printer’s Ally during this trip and it is one of my favorite stops. This hidden gem is full of eclectic speakeasy-style bars and the coolest lighting. It is walking distance from Broadway, but it has all the cool places Nashville has to offer, but without the touristy-feel Broadway brings.
Pins Mechanical: My husband and I visited Pins during our most recent stay in Nashville. And now we are obsessed. This oversized arcade spot is full of pinball machines, bowling alleys, arcade games, and so much more! Their drinks are OUTSTANDING and the atmosphere is so much fun. This place is HUGE and full of various seating, fire pits, bars, and all the fun.
White Limozeen: Located at the top of The Graduate Hotel, this Dolly Parton-inspired rooftop restaurant is the coolest spot. It is unlike any place I have experienced, with the most eccentric and beautiful decor. All the photo ops here!!
When sharing on my Instagram of our bloggers trip, I got asked often about how thigs were due to COVID. The mandates are pretty much the same as they are everywhere else in the country. Masked are required unless eating or drinking and the capacity of most places are limited. However, this did not stop us at all from having fun and every place we visited did an amazing job at sanitizing, spacing, and keeping everyone as safe as possible.
Hope this has been helpful in planning your next trip to Nashville. I wanted to share stops that are not “touristy”, yet still give you the most prime Nashville experience.