It’s the weekend and Music City is calling your name. Whether you’re hitting the town with your girls, enjoying a staycation with your partner, or wanting to soak up some quality family time, Nashville has something for everyone. Come dive into the heart of this dynamic city with our list of 10 things to do in Nashville this weekend.
1. Hit Up Broadway
The heartbeat of Nashville’s nightlife, Broadway is a neon-soaked paradise full of live music and honky-tonk fun. Grab your cowboy boots and dance the night away to the sweet sounds of country music at Nudie’s Honky Tonk, Acme Feed and Seed, and Miranda Lambert’s just to name a few.
2. Sip Craft Cocktails
It’s no secret that we love our beer, but Nashville’s cocktail scene can’t be beat! Check out hidden gems like The Patterson House, The Fox Cocktail Club and Bar, or Old Glory for some craft cocktail magic. These places take cocktails to the next level and bring you an elevated experience that you won’t find just anywhere.
3. Explore the Gulch
As every local will tell you, Nashville’s charm extends far beyond the bright lights of Broadway. The Gulch is a neighborhood that exudes charm with its modern-meets-trendy flair. Explore the vibrant street art, indulge in a gourmet meal, or treat yourself to some goodies in the neighborhood’s cute boutiques. Don’t forget to snap a pic in front of the “What Lifts You” wings mural to refresh your grid.
4. Get Artsy at Frist Art Museum
Immerse yourself in art and culture at the Frist Art Museum. Their ever-changing exhibitions promise a dose of creativity that’ll leave your mind inspired and your Instagram elevated.
5. Experience Nature at Percy Warner Park
Need a break from the hustle and bustle? Head to Percy Warner Park for some of the best nature therapy that the city has to offer. From the beautiful trails, the most aesthetic picnic spots, and the lush greenery, Percy Warner Park truly is one of the best places to rest and reset during your busy getaway.
6. Visit the Johnny Museum
Step into the world of the “Man in Black” at the Johnny Cash Museum. Here you’ll discover the legend’s life and legacy through memorabilia and interactive exhibits. Located just off the main Broadway strip, this is the perfect activity to do in the afternoon before hitting the town.
7. Enjoy Brunch with a Twist
In Nashville, we take our brunch almost as seriously as we take our country music. For this reason, there are trendy spots scattered all over the city, and new ones always popping up! You really can’t go wrong with any brunch spot in Music City, but we recommend Butcher and Bee, Cafe Roze, or Sky Blue Cafe.
8. Treat yourself to Vintage Shopping
As any local will tell you, Nashville’s vintage scene is like none other. Check out Starland Vintage & Unusual, Star Struck Vintage, or Hip Zipper for treasure troves of retro fashion and unique finds.
9. Take a Pedal Tavern Ride
One of our personal favorites, round up your best friends and enjoy the sights of downtown Nashville on a Pedal Tavern. Enjoy all that Music City has to offer while pedaling your way through the streets and sipping on cold bevs with good company.
10. Attend a Live Show at the Ryman Auditorium
A weekend in Nashville isn’t complete without visiting the historic Ryman Auditorium. Originally opened in 1892, this venue has hosted music icons for generations, all while preserving the building’s original charm and church pew seating. Whether it’s comedy, country, or rock, the Ryman’s acoustics are pure magic, and your Nashville visit isn’t complete until you experience them live.
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