Rise and shine, brunch lovers! Today, The Russell is thrilled to share our top picks for brunch spots in Nashville. Join us as we reveal these local favorites, ensuring you start your day off right in Music City.

The Butter Milk Ranch

The Butter Milk Ranch, located on 12 South, offers full-service dining Wednesday–Sunday, 8 AM–3 PM. Committed to making everything from scratch with top-quality ingredients, The Butter Milk Ranch offers a diverse menu appealing to all tastes. Highlights include bakery treats and an array of brunch options, including their award-winning Butter Milk Ranch C’Reuben, voted Nashville’s Best Sandwich in 2021. 

Find The Butter Milk Ranch at 2407 12th Ave S. Nashville, TN 37204.

Photos taken from @thebuttermilkranchtn on Instagram.

 

Sinema

For a bottomless brunch experience, head over to Sinema, a former theater reborn as a stunning restaurant. Every Saturday and Sunday you can indulge in Sinema’s full brunch menu, served family-style at your table. Due to its popularity, reservations are recommended. Walk-ins for the full-service bar are on a first-come, first-served basis.

Find Sinema at 2600 8th Ave South, Suite 102, Nashville, TN 37204.

Photos taken from @sinemanashville on Instagram.

 

Hearts

Situated in East Nashville, just a short 4-minute drive from The Russell, you’ll find Hearts. Inspired by the owners’ Australian background, Hearts’ brunch offerings showcase classic egg-centric dishes, salads, sandwiches, and bowls, each from locally sourced produce.

Find Hearts at 914 Gallatin Ave, Nashville, TN 37206.

Photos taken from @heartsnashville on Instagram.

 

Milk & Honey

Located in the heart of Nashville’s Glutch district, you’ll find Milk & Honey. Open daily from 6:00 AM to 3:00 PM, their menu offers both classic and innovative dishes. You can expect to find options such as avocado toast, chicken and waffles, pancakes, pastries, and various salads.

Find Milk & Honey at 214 11th Ave S, Nashville, TN 37203.

Photos taken from @milkandhoneynashville on Instagram.

 

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Looking for a perfect date night spot in Nashville? Your search ends here! With options to suit every couple’s preferences, a night out in Nashville promises an unforgettable evening. Join us as we explore the top picks for a memorable date night out in Music City!

Pinewood Social 

Pinewood Social is a one-of-a-kind venue, perfect for a memorable date night. With its restaurant and bar, you can order some delicious food and drinks before enjoying a round of bowling together at their vintage-inspired bowling alley. Bocce ball and ping-pong are offered outside, complemented by an outdoor seating area and fire pits. Plus, if you’re visiting Pinewood Social in the summertime, you’re in luck! You can take advantage of their outdoor pool to soak up some sun. Pinewood Social is the perfect place for you and your date to socialize and have fun!

Photos taken from @pinewoodnashville on Instagram 

 

Games

Nashville is home to several professional sports teams including the Nashville Predators (NHL), the Tennessee Titans (NFL), the Nashville Sounds (MiLB), and the Nashville SC (MLS). Depending on the season, you can attend one of these sporting events and cheer on your favorite sports team together. In Nashville, there’s always an exciting game to catch!

Photos taken from @predsnhl @nashvillesounds @nashvillesc & @titans on Instagram

 

The Bluebird Cafe

Located in the heart of Green Hills, The Bluebird Cafe is the perfect place for a romantic evening out. This small, intimate venue is known for its focus on showcasing up-and-coming singer-songwriters in an acoustic setting. Plus, it’s famous for being the place where Taylor Swift got her start! Due to its popularity and limited seating, reservations and or tickets are highly recommended. 

Photos taken from @bluebirdcafetn on Instagram

 

Love Circle

Love Circle offers one of Nashville’s most breathtaking views. Pack a blanket to sit on, some snacks, and a bottle of wine to enhance the ambiance. Then, sit back and enjoy the view as a picture-perfect sunset paints the skyline of Nashville. This charming spot sets the scene for a wonderful picnic date night!

 

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Looking for the best shopping in Nashville? Well, you’re in luck! From Hillsboro Village to Fifth + Broadway, Nashville has plenty of places to explore. Get ready for some serious retail therapy!

 

Hillsboro Village

Nestled in the heart of Nashville, Hillsboro Village offers a charming and quaint shopping experience. Here, you can find a variety of women’s clothing boutiques, including the beloved Molly Green, as well as the Nash Collective, where visitors can purchase the perfect Nashville souvenir. Hillsboro Village is also home to four Nashville Murals, which offers a great opportunity to snap a few cute photos! For both locals and tourists, Hillsboro Village is a fun and trendy neighborhood waiting to be explored!

Photos taken from @fidonashville, @shopmollygreen, & @shopdressup on Instagram
 

 

12 South 

12 South is the perfect place to shop till you drop! You’ll find everything from local stores like White’s Mercantile and Judith Bright to well-known favorites like Madewell. Plus, on the weekends, 12 South comes alive with vintage clothing pop-ups, adding to the shopping experience! After a busy day of shopping, take a break and enjoy a meal at one of the delicious restaurants lining the half-mile stretch known as 12 South, like The Buttermilk Ranch or Edley’s BBQ. 12 South is also home to the iconic ‘I believe in Nashville’ mural, so don’t forget to snap a cute photo in front of it before heading out!

Photos taken from @judithbright@ibelieveinnashville, & @loveshackfancynashville on Instagram

 

Fatherland District

Located only a 10-minute walk from The Russell is the Fatherland district! This vibrant shopping district is known for its artsy vibe, unique shops, and community engagement. You’ll find everything from vintage clothing stores to record shops and locally-owned boutiques. Many shops and restaurants in the Fatherland District are owned and operated by Nashville locals, giving visitors a taste of the city’s unique culture and a chance to support the local economy. Whether you’re searching for fashion finds, unique gifts, or want to soak in the local atmosphere, this shopping district has something for everyone!

Photos taken from @fatherlanddistrict on Instagram

 

Fifth + Broadway 

Of course, what’s a trip to Nashville without a stop at Broadway? Located in downtown Nashville, Fifth + Broadway has a wide selection of retail stores offering something for everyone. Whether you’re in search of fashion accessories or home goods, you’ll discover a blend of nationally recognized stores and charming local boutiques. Once you’ve indulged in some retail therapy, head upstairs to Fifth + Broadway’s Assembly Food Hall, a massive dining destination featuring over 20 food vendors. Fifth + Broadway is truly the best of both worlds – shopping and dining! 

Photos taken from @fifthandb on Instagram

 

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Nashville’s nightlife has a hidden side waiting to be explored! Join us as we introduce you to the enchanting world of hidden bars in Music City. We’ll be exploring three unique speakeasies, each with a personal twist on the traditional bar scene. Keep in mind that these exclusive venues are for the 21 and above crowd. 

 

House of Cards 

House of Cards is a unique experience found in Nashville offering magic-themed dining & entertainment. This magic-themed speakeasy, tucked beneath the iconic Johnny Cash Museum, showcases live magic performances alongside a remarkable multimillion-dollar collection of art and artifacts related to the world of magic. Don’t miss out on this truly unique speakeasy experience on your next trip to Nashville!

House of Cards can be located at 119 3rd Ave S, Nashville, TN 37201

Photos taken from @hocnashville on Instagram

 

Red Phone Booth 

The Red Phone Booth in Nashville captures the essence of a 1920s speakeasy. Disguised behind a red British phone booth, this speakeasy offers a secret entrance, craft cocktails, and an intimate atmosphere. It’s a must-visit for those seeking a taste of the Roaring Twenties in the heart of Nashville. However, be warned, that entrance often requires a code or password, contributing to the speakeasy experience.

The Red Phone Booth can be located at 136 Rosa L Parks Blvd, Nashville, TN 37203

Photos taken from @rpbnashville on Instagram

 

Attaboy

Attaboy, hidden away in East Nashville, invites guests to knock on its secret door and step inside for a captivating experience. Attaboy stands out as a unique no-menu speakeasy. Inside, the skilled bartenders are famous for their personalized approach to mixology. The expert bartenders craft cocktails tailored to each guest’s unique taste, by asking thoughtful questions. Take a seat at the bar, answer a few questions, and minutes later a beautiful custom cocktail is brought to you. It’s as simple as that! Attaboy ensures to present you with an extraordinary and personalized drinking experience, don’t miss out on it!

Attaboy is located at 8 Mcferrin Ave, Nashville, TN 37206

Photos taken from @attaboynashville on Instagram

 

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Hey, coffee lovers! Nashville has the perfect brew for you. Check out our list of the best coffee spots in Nashville to kickstart your day.

Crema Coffee Roasters

Crema is known for its commitment to quality coffee and the coffee experience. They prioritize sourcing high-quality, ethically grown beans and are dedicated to the art of coffee brewing. This zero-waste coffee shop has a cozy and inviting atmosphere, where people can gather, work, or relax with a cup of coffee. Crema also offers coffee classes designed for enthusiasts and individuals looking to improve their brewing skills!

Crema’s main location can be found at 15 Hermitage Avenue, Nashville, TN.

Photo taken from @cremacrema on Instagram 

The Well Coffeehouse

The Well Coffeehouse operates as a nonprofit organization and is known for its dedication to its unique mission. The profits are dedicated to supporting sustainable solutions to poverty worldwide. Inside The Well Coffeehouse is a welcoming and community-oriented atmosphere where you can enjoy a variety of coffee options.

The Well Coffeehouse has multiple locations throughout the Nashville area. One location can be found at 1000 16th Ave S, Nashville, TN. 

Photo taken from @wellcoffeehouse on Instagram 

The Loading Dock 

The Loading Dock is deeply committed to supporting local businesses. Inside, you can find locally roasted coffee beans, featured art, and murals created by local artists. You will also find a wide variety of brews, teas, lemonades, and lattes, providing you with a diverse selection. Complementing the drink menu is a wide range of food options to pair with your favorite beverage! 

The Loading Dock is located at 2028A Lindell Ave, Nashville, TN 37203

Photo taken from @loadingdocknashville on Instagram

Retrograde:

Retrograde is a roastery located in east Nashville, where the baristas take pride in their brewing craft. They carry a wide range of signature coffees, breakfast sandwiches, pastries, and more. At Retrograde Coffee, you can enjoy crafted coffees and delicious treats in a cozy and inviting atmosphere that celebrates the art of brewing delicious coffee. 

Retrograde is located at 1305 Dickerson Pike Nashville, TN 37207

Photo taken from @retrogradecoffee on Instagram

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The twinkle of lights, the scent of cinnamon, and the clink of festive glasses – Christmas pop-up bars have transformed Nashville into a winter wonderland of merriment. Whether you’re a local looking for a new tradition or a visitor eager to experience Music City’s holiday spirit, these yuletide hotspots are a must-visit.

 

Apres Ski at PROOF

This Christmas pop-up is located at the PROOF Rooftop Bar on the top of the W Nashville. Enjoy a winter village packed with cabins, couches, chic decor, and a rustic fireplace. The rooftop has been completely transformed into a cozy, festive escape where every corner tells a tale of holiday cheer. 

 

The Rink Above Broadway at The Grand Hyatt Nashville

Come enjoy a rooftop retreat with drinks, food, and skating on top of the Grand Hyatt in downtown Nashville. Come experience a one-of-a-kind evening perfect for date night or the whole family. Similarly to the Russell, The Rink Above Broadway has a mission of giving back, planting one tree for every sheet produced of their Glice synthetic rink. Encounter a winter wonderland that will leave you enchanted for the rest of the holiday season.

 

The Holiday Factory at Dream Nashville

Christmas pop-up bars are Instagram goldmines and The Holiday Factory at Dream Nashville is no different. Every corner is a photo opportunity from the meticulously decorated Christmas trees to the drinks in translucent ornaments. This pop-up bar encourages patrons to capture and share their festive experience. With a wide variety of drink and food options, The Holiday Factory is a must-see.

 

Miracle Bar at Pearl Diver

Miracle Bar serves Christmas cocktails and good vibes at Pearl Diver located in East Nashville. Filled with holiday decor, nostalgic energy, and professionally crafted libations, Miracle Bar is sure to get you in the holiday spirit. Just down the road from The Russell, come enjoy a miracle on Gallatin Ave while the holidays still last. 

 

Ralphie’s Christmas at Noelle

This pop-up bar pays homage to the iconic movie: A Christmas Story. Experience Ralphie’s ultimate Christmas hideaway tucked in the secret bar of the Noelle downtown. With timeless cocktails and festive small bites, we guarantee you will feel the excitement of A Christmas Story all around you. Don’t miss out on this once a year holiday experience.

 

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As the weather begins to chill, and the leaves begin to turn, we know this is the perfect time for patio dining and cozy nights on the town. Lucky for you, East Nashville is full of great bites and bars that ooze charm. East Nashville, a neighborhood known for its overwhelming creativity, abundance of allure, and eclectic vibes, has recently welcomed some culinary gems that are creating waves in the foodie scene. We have created a list of our top new restaurants that are sure to fill a spot in your heart, and stomach.

Bad Idea

Celebrating wine exploration and education, Bad Idea is East Nashville’s newest wine bar. The menu offers small plates and shareable entrees that pay homage to traditional Lao cuisine. On top of delicious food, Bad Idea features nearly 125 different wine options making the possibilities for flawless pairings endless. Built inside of a renovated church (just like us) we have a small bias towards the remarkable interior and top-notch experience that Bad Idea delivers.

 

Sabell’s

East Nashville is known for taking quaint properties and turning them into pieces of art, and that is exactly what husband and wife duo Matt and Stephanie Sabelli have done with Sabell’s. Nestled in a remodeled 1930’s bungalow, this new restaurant offers mezze plates, a full scale bar, and one of the best patios in East Nashville. With quality Mediterranean eats, Sabell’s is a new restaurant you won’t want to miss.

 

Schulman’s

Located just 6-minutes down the road from The Russell, Schulman’s embodies the definition of an unpretentious neighborhood bar and restaurant. Serving up solid eats, cold beer, and an incomparable atmosphere, this new eatery exemplifies the “come-one come-all” energy that is so prevalent in the culture of East Nashville. 

 

Cherries

Cherries is a new restaurant coming soon to East Nashville with a projected opening date of late 2023. This new eatery offers wood fired burgers, yakitori, and one of the finest outdoor spaces in East Nashville. Cherries provides a rock and roll atmosphere with a hint of fuzzy dice, vinyl records, and upscale cocktails. This exclusive restaurant is sure to be a new staple in East Nashville and we couldn’t be more excited for the opening. 

 

Once Upon a Time in France

Nestled in the heart of East Nashville, Once Upon a Time in France offers Nashvillians a true French experience. An interior filled with 1920s Parisian bistro decor, this restaurant offers the perfect amount of authentic French flair. In Nashville, where music and flavor collide, Once Upon a Time in France stands as a testament to the city’s diverse culinary landscape. Come check out an unforgettable experience that seamlessly blends the romance of French gastronomy with the soulful spirit of Music City.

 

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Nashville is a vibrant and culturally rich destination known for its live music, southern hospitality and delicious food. While the weekends may see the city bussing with tourists and bachelorettes alike, the real adventure begins during the week. Nashville offers a host of activities to enjoy during the week from historic sights, to craft beer, to underground music. Whether you’re a local or a visitor, we are here to provide you with the best weekday itinerary to make the most of your time in Nashville. 

 

Sunday

Start Sunday off right with the only way we know how: brunch! If you are looking to begin your weekday getaway with class, we recommend visiting The Southern Steak & Oyster. Found in the heart of downtown, The Southern is known for its upscale Southern brunch. After filling up on some of the best eats and coffee the city has to offer, head over to Arrington Vineyards for Music in the Vines from 1:00 – 5:00pm. Music in the Vines is the perfect place to spend a weekend afternoon. With beautiful vineyards, tasty food, and exceptional live music, you will not find a better place to kick back and relax. When you’re done sipping on some of the best wine in the city, make your way to the world famous Bluegrass Jam at Station Inn. Every Sunday at 7:00pm, musicians and singers from all over the world gather to make music together. With an intimate setting and extraordinary vibes, you never know who might show up to jam.

Monday

Kick off Monday morning with a laid back breakfast in the 12South neighborhood. We encourage you to check out Frothy Monkey and Ladybird Taco, both known for their good eats and local energy. Once you have recovered from a jam-packed Sunday with some caffeine, journey to one of the most interesting historical sites in Nashville: The Hermitage. The Hermitage is a 1000+ acre site that was once owned by Andrew Jackson, seventh president of the United States, up until his death in 1845. After a full day sinking into some of Nashville’s rich history, make your way to Broadway for a true local spectacle: Whiskey Jam. Any local will tell you that Whiskey Jam is THE place to be on a Monday night. Hosted at Whiskey Row on Broadway, Whiskey Jam has hosted some of music’s best writers and artists, often before they become household names. The event is a Nashville staple that is a must-go for a weekday trip. 

Tuesday

For a stellar Tuesday, we recommend a trip to the Nashville Zoo at Grassmere. Located 6 miles southeast of Downtown Nashville, the zoo contains over 6,000 individual animals and over 339 species. A perfect attraction for families, friends, couples, or anyone riding solo, the Nashville Zoo is the ideal place for a chill Tuesday. For some entertainment in the evening, venture to Nashville’s premiere comedy club, Zanies. Open 7 days a week, Zanies features some of the best local acts and famous comedians in the country. A true Nashville hidden gem, this is a spot you will not want to miss.

Wednesday

For the final day of your weekday trip, take a stroll out to the Cheekwood Estate and Gardens. For an added treat, if you are visiting in the winter months between November 18 and January 7 the grounds will feature a one mile walking path with elegant displays of holiday lights. Even if you visit outside of the holiday season, Cheekwood has plenty events both during the day and night for the girls and for the family. We highly encourage you to check out the utter beauty of the Cheekwood Estate grounds no matter the time of the year. For your evening activity, no trip is complete without a stop on Broadway. Grab a bite to eat at Assembly Food Hall downtown before jamming out at some honky-tonks to round out your perfect weekday vacation!

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Nashville isn’t just the heart of country music, it’s also a fantastic destination for a girls getaway. Whether you’re into music, food, shopping, or just relaxing with friends, Nashville truly has something for everyone. With this guide, you will find the perfect blend of culture, live music, fresh cuisine, and Southern hospitality. So, pack your bags and get ready to explore all that Music City has to offer while creating memories with your girls. 

 

Day 1: Exploring the Heart of Nashville

Start your adventure by arriving in Nashville and checking into The Russell Hotel. A hotel like no other located in the historic neighborhood of East Nashville, it is the perfect place to begin your trip! From there, kick off your day with mouthwatering Southern biscuits at Biscuit Love before diving into the history of country music at the Country Music Hall of Fame. Explore the fascinating exhibits, captivating memorabilia, and of course the legendary Hall of Fame members. For the evening, head on over to Lower Broadway for a taste of Nashville’s vibrant nightlife. Explore the honky-tonks, each with its own unique vibe and live music. From Tootsie’s Orchid Lounge to Whiskey Row, you and your girls are in for an unforgettable night of dancing and singing to some of the best tunes that Music City has to offer.

 

Day 2: Distillery Tours and Dining

Kick off Day 2 at the Nashville Farmers Market, where you can sample delicious local treats and shop for unique artisan crafts. After you have sampled every mini quiche and croissant you can take, dive into the world of Tennessee whiskey with a visit to distilleries like Jack Daniel’s and Nelson’s Green Brier. After learning all there is to know about the history and craftsmanship behind these spirits, head to The Gulch for some lunch and much needed shopping. A trendy neighborhood filled with boutique shops, art installations, and excellent restaurants; The Gulch is a great place for shopping and snapping Instagram-worthy pics. Once you’ve snapped enough photos to fill your entire feed, make your way to Husk. A renowned restaurant serving Southern-inspired cuisine with local ingredients; this is a culinary experience you and your girls will be talking about for years to come.

 

Day 3: Shopping, Culture, and Farewells

Begin your day with a hearty breakfast of tacos and coffee at Ladybird Taco before heading over to the charming 12 South neighborhood for a morning of stylish boutiques, beautiful murals, and unique cafes. After lunch, make the short drive to one of our favorite hidden gems; the picturesque town of Franklin, Tennessee. Come enjoy a leisurely morning taking in the historic streets, endearing shops, and lovely cafes that this quaint destination has to offer. Finally, end your girls trip on a relaxed note with a visit to Arrington Vineyards where you and your girls can sip on local wines and enjoy the serene countryside.

 

Want to see more of what Nashville has to offer? Book your stay at The Russell today!



Nashville, often hailed as the heartbeat of the country music world, pulsates with creative energy and a deep love for live music. In a place where art and expression take center stage, we wanted to compile a list of five live music venues that truly embody the creative spirit that Nashville has to offer. All five of the venues on this list are places where the beats and rhythms of the city’s creative heart are felt in every corner.

 

The Basement East

Located just a 3 minute walk from the Russell, The Basement East boasts a welcoming and intimate atmosphere that encourages a sense of community between the performers and the crowd. One of the most remarkable aspects of The Basement East is its commitment to musical diversity. It’s not just a country music venue; it’s a place where a wide spectrum of genres come together. From rock n’ roll to indie, from blue to folk, there truly is something for everyone. Whether you’re a devoted local, or just in town for the weekend, The Basement East is a must visit destination.

 

Music Makers Stage

Music Makers Stage is a hidden gem that defies the status quo and embraces the unconventional. A small, intimate event space with virtual capacities, Music Makers Stage is the perfect space for friendly concerts, album releases, or even special gatherings. In good weather, Music Makers Stage opens their bay window, adding to its inviting atmosphere and allowing guests to take in the crisp autumn breeze. The venue hosts a variety of artists and genres every Friday night, so make sure to get your tickets for an evening you won’t want to miss.  

 

The 5 Spot

Nestled in the heart of East Nashville, The 5 Spot is a musical gem that embodies the vibrant and diverse spirit of Music City. With its unassuming exterior and welcoming interior, The 5 Spot is the place for emerging and established artists alike, featuring performers from nearly every genre under the sun. From rock to indie to country, the weekly lineups are endless. The 5 Spot is a necessary venue to check out on your path to becoming a local.

 

Eastside Bowl

Located in the heart of the vibrant East Nashville neighborhood, Eastside Bowl is Nashville’s ultimate destination for a blend of music, entertainment, and bowling. The venue offers a unique and lively atmosphere that perfectly captures the spirit of Music City. Eastside Bowl takes the classic American pastime of bowling to a whole new level. On top of the state-of-the art bowling lanes, the venue also features local bands and nationally touring artists taking the stage to deliver unforgettable performances. Eastside Bowl truly delivers a one of a kind experience you don’t want to miss. 

 

Jane’s Hideaway

Taking a modern twist on Bluegrass and Americana, Jane’s Hideaway features virtuoso players nightly with an acoustic touch. Jane’s Hideaway is an establishment that lets you embrace the heartbeat of Nashville and unwind in moments of sophistication and serenity, all in one unforgettable experience. Experience a harmonious blend of delicious cuisine and live music, perfect for a date night or a girls night out. If you’re looking for an elegant escape from the lively streets of Music City, Jane’s Hideaway is the place to be.

 

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Weekends in Music City are more than a break; they’re a lifestyle. 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.

Want to explore Nashville further? Book your stay at The Russell today!



Our team is always here to recommend fun things to do in Nashville.
Each month we will share the TOP 3 MUST DO’s when visiting!

  1. Nashville Halloweekend Hangover Bar Crawl
    Get your favorite brews at all your favorite bars in Nashville! Go from bar to bar and enjoy all their low-drink specials.
    Bar crawling is super fun and exciting! For this event, everyone will be in their Halloween costumes dressed to impress and some costumes may give you a scare!

    ***Get tickets here 
  2. Cheekwood Harvest
    Celebrate all things fall during Cheekwood Harvest. The changing of the leaves is one of many garden highlights you’ll find as oaks, maples, dogwoods, and other trees greet you with their fall colors. Activities and experiences designed for kids, adults, and families alike, make this six-week celebration the perfect time to visit Cheekwood.

    ***Check out their calendar here.
     
  3. Arrington Vineyards
    The vineyard is located about 25 miles south of Nashville. They want to make your experience in Nashville’s Wine Country enjoyable and memorable for you. They offer plenty of outdoor seating areas for you to enjoy while you’re here. Their Pavilion is open daily, where you can purchase AV wines, wine-tasting flights, merchandise, and snacks.
    Come experience the beauty and tranquility of our vineyard while enjoying some delicious wine. 

    ***Plan your visit here.