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Nashville is an amazing city with so much to do and see, even if you aren’t country music fans! There is truly something for everyone and the food is amazing! Hubby and I love to head down and do a Nashville weekend, since it’s only about 3 hours away. It also holds a special place in my heart because it’s where we got engaged!!
To get your Nashville weekend started, check into your hotel. We love the Hutton Hotel! After your check into your hotel, take a walk on the John Seigenthaler Pedestrian Bridge and enjoy the beautiful view of downtown and the river!
Head over to HQ Beercade to play a few games and have a few pregrame drinks before you go to dinner! The piece de resistance here is definitely their giant cassette tape wall in the back. This bar was so much fun!! They have so many cool old school games.
Make a reservation for City Winery and you’ll be pleasantly surprised at how delicious their wine and pizza are! We did a wine flight to try different wines which I thought was fun. I’d only seen beer flights before.
After dinner, start your night out at The Row and see some local artists performing live while you sip on a drink! We got to see Kata Hay who was on The Voice in 2016!! She was great and chatted with the audience in between songs.
Head down to Broadway to Acme Feed & Seed and catch this amazing view of Broadway Street! It provides some amazing views! Our favorite bars? We love Ole Red, AJ’s Good Time Bar, and Honky Tonk Central. One thing is for sure, no matter where you go there will be a live performer and they will be great!
Broadway not for you? Purchase some tickets in advance to a show at The Opry!
Ready to recover from your Broadway Street escapade?! Head to the Gulch and check out Biscuit Love. Get there when they open and you’ll reduce your chances of a long wait, but regardless, the line is worth it! My husband loved their Hot Chicken Biscuit meal! They also pour a nice Bloody Mary & Mimosa!
After your breakfast, head to the Country Music Hall of Fame! There is an amazing collection of historical items here including Elvis’s gold Cadillac!
I was pleasantly surprised to see Taylor Swift’s jacket from the Look What You Made Me Do video in the museum already! Kinda cool!! There is also one of her tour buses at the museum.
After you have made your way through the exhibits, head to Martin’s BBQ for lunch! Martin’s has fantastic BBQ and is withing walking distance from the Country Music Hall of Fame.
After you’ve filled up on ribs and brisket, head out to the Belle Meade Plantation and take a tour of the main home. We did a walking tour of the house and the rest of the plantation during our Nashville weekend. Such a neat place filled with a rich history! They also had a winery there where we did a wine tasting. Because wine, y’all.
Head back into the city and check out Madame Tussaud’s Nashville. There are a vast variety of scenes and musicians that truly take you back in music history. They don’t call this music city for nothin’!
Clearly, I eat much more bread than Carrie Underwood. I weigh more than I used to but goodness. How the heck is she so dang skinny?!
Your Nashville weekend would not be complete without some live music!! Head to the Bluebird Cafe! You’d never guess one of the biggest places for Nashville artists to perform would be a place in a strip mall! Make sure you make reservations though because trying to get into the Bluebird is TOUGH! We lucked out when we made our reservations last-minute, but others aren’t so lucky. And if you just show up? You may not even get in. Reserved seating is at tables and you’ll likely make friends with the people at your table! So fun! (Those who do not make reservations sit on church pews to the side.)
After the Bluebird, you’ll definitely be in the mood for some live music! Catch a show at Mercy Lounge, The Listening Room Cafe, or BB King’s.
You’ll be ready to eat a late night dinner after listening and dancing to all those tunes in person! Head to the Sun Diner, Nashville’s 24 hour near Broadway. Named after Sun Studios in Memphis, we decided we needed to swing in here after a show. Service was friendly and the food was delish!
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Head to Another Broken Egg Cafe for a nice Sunday breakfast! Although it is a chain, this one was better than other ones we’d been to. We went to the Downtown location. I had the biscuits and gravy because we all know how much I love me some biscuits!
After breakfast, head to Centennial Park to check out the Parthenon and walk off that breakfast! This replica Parthenon was built for the 1897 World’s Fair.
Inside you’ll find a huge Athena Parthenos that is a reconstruction of the long lost original along with some surrounding statues of snakes and shields.
To round out your Nashville weekend, you have to go to The Hermitage. We stayed about an hour and took a tour of Andrew Jackson’s home. It was beautiful and filled with original items that would’ve been found in the home when Jackson resided there. I had to snap a photo of the wallpaper inside the home because it was so detailed and beautiful!
Unfortunately, you can’t stay in “Nash Vegas” forever!! If you are like me, you’ve eaten enough biscuits to turn into one and you’ll have a all new appreciation for music. Especially country music!
Your Nashville Itinerary
- Check into the Hutton Hotel | 1808 West End Ave
- Walk on the John Seigenthaler Pedestrian Bridge downtown.
- Get your game on at HQ Beercade | 114 2nd Ave South
- Dinner at City Winery | 609 Lafayette St
- See live music at the The Row | 110 Lyle Ave
- Broadway Street Bars
- Breakfast at Biscuit Love | 316 11th Ave S
- See the exhibits at the Country Music Hall of Fame | 222 5th Ave S
- Lunch at Martin’s BBQ | 410 4th Ave S
- Tour & wine tasting at Belle Meade | 5025 Harding Pike
- Check out music city history at Madame Tussauds | 515 Opry Mills Dr
- See a show at The Bluebird Cafe | 4104 Hillsboro Pike
- Late nite dinner at Sun Diner | 105 3rd Ave S
- Breakfast at Another Broken Egg Cafe | 208 Commerce S
- Explore Centennial Park and see Nashville’s history in the museum within the Parthenon
- See the historical mansion and museum at The Hermitage | 4580 Rachels Ln