Looking for Nashville’s hottest summer activities? We’ve got you covered with a carefully curated list of events and activities! From friendly games of pickleball to cruising down the Cumberland River on the Pontoon Saloon, there’s something here for everyone to enjoy — so join in on the fun!

Pickleball at Centennial Sportsplex

Centennial Sportsplex has this summer’s hottest sport in full swing! With 12 pickleball courts available for reservation, located near iconic spots like Centennial Park and the Parthenon, this Tennis Center is the perfect place for some fun and friendly competition. Open Play is available on Monday and Wednesday evenings, Tuesday and Thursday mornings, and Saturday afternoons. It’s just $10 per person, and non-members can reserve courts up to three days in advance. Don’t miss out on the excitement— join in on the fun of pickleball this summer!

Find Centennial Sportsplex at 222 25th Ave N, Nashville, TN 37203.

Learn more about reserving a court here.

Photos by @centennialsportsplex on Instagram and Grace Guthrie

Let Freedom Sing! 

Let Freedom Sing!” is one of Nashville’s most highly anticipated events of the year! Here you can enjoy an evening of live music from Chris Young and other talented artists, ending in one of the nation’s largest fireworks displays. It’s a free event and the perfect way to experience Nashville’s downtown atmosphere!

Learn more about “Let Freedom Sing!” here

Photos taken from @visitmusiccity on Instagram 

Kenny Chesney & Zac Brown Band at Nissan Stadium 

Save the date: August 3rd at Nissan Stadium, in Nashville! Kenny Chesney and Zac Brown Band are teaming up for a summer concert you won’t want to miss. With a mix of live music, summer energy, and good times with friends and family, it’s shaping up to be an epic night. Don’t wait —get your tickets now!

Buy your tickets here.

Photos taken from @zacbrownband & @kennychesney on Instagram 

12 South Farmers Market

Come join the fun at the 12 South Farmers Market in Sevier Park, Nashville! From May through October, every Tuesday from 4 to 7 PM, experience a community gathering with fresh produce, local artisans, and delicious food vendors. It’s the perfect place to shop, eat, and enjoy the best of Nashville’s local flavors and crafts!

Find the 12 South Farmers Market at 3000 Granny White Pike, Nashville, TN 37212.

Photos taken from @12southfarmersmarket on Instagram 

NightLight 615 

For a perfect blend of movies, music, mingling, and creating unforgettable memories in the heart of Music City, check out NightLight 615! NightLight 615 is a summer series of outdoor movies for adults 21+. Here you can enjoy open-air cinema magic under the stars at the Bicentennial Capitol State Park.

Learn more about NightLight 615 here.

Photos taken from @nightlight615 on Instagram

Pontoon Saloon

The Pontoon Saloon offers a unique and fun way to explore Nashville, making it a perfect activity for your summer trip. Each 2-hour cruise takes you down the Cumberland River, providing stunning views of the Nashville skyline and its beautiful bridges—ideal for capturing that perfect Instagram shot.

Learn more about the Pontoon Saloon here.

Photos taken from @pontoonsaloon on Instagram 

Book your stay at The Russell today and experience the best of what Nashville has to offer you this summer!

Are you searching for a unique and charming hotel for your upcoming trip to Nashville? Look no further! The Russell Hotel, located in the heart of East Nashville, offers a one-of-a-kind experience in a beautifully repurposed church building. Each of our 23 rooms has its own story, featuring original, reclaimed, and repurposed details and architecture. At The Russell, you’ll enjoy the perfect blend of history and hospitality, making it the ideal choice for your Nashville getaway!

At The Russell, it’s the little touches that set us apart. Imagine this: a Dyson blow dryer in every room, ensuring your hair looks fabulous for your adventures around town. Each room is meticulously designed by Nashville’s top designers, offering a unique and stylish experience you won’t find anywhere else.

We spared no expense to ensure our guests have the best possible stay. From ultra-comfortable beds to a lobby photo booth perfect for capturing special moments, and even a podcast studio, every detail is crafted with your comfort and enjoyment in mind.

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And let’s not forget our delicious local treats and snacks found in every room! Enjoy iconic Nashville favorites like GooGoo Clusters and Colts Chocolates, along with other mouthwatering surprises to satisfy every craving. Plus, our complimentary coffee bar in the lobby ensures you start your day on the right foot!

Photo by @katelynbradleyphotography

The Russell is perfectly situated within walking distance of some of Nashville’s hottest bars, restaurants, breweries, shops, and music venues. We encourage our guests to dive into the local scene and experience the best the city has to offer. Enjoy the speakeasy charm of Attaboy, the arcade fun at Up-Down, the savory slices at Five Points Pizza, the eclectic flavors of Hawkers, and the mouthwatering BBQ at Edley’s—all just steps away.

Photo taken from @attaboynashville on Instagram

But that’s not all—our prime location also places you just one mile from Nissan Stadium and 1.7 miles from Broadway, putting you right in the heart of the action. At The Russell, you’ll feel like a true Nashville insider from the moment you arrive.

Photo taken from @nashvilletn on Instagram 

Whether you’re seeking a serene retreat or an adventure-packed getaway, The Russell provides the perfect blend of luxury, convenience, and local charm for an unforgettable experience. Come and discover Nashville like never before at The Russell Hotel!

Still not convinced? See why 993 guests couldn’t stop raving about their stay, all giving us a stellar 5-star rating! Check out the reviews HERE.

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Think you’ve seen it all in Nashville? Think again. These bars will make you say, “Wait, they have THAT here?!” Whether you’re a gamer, a bowler, or a mini golf enthusiast, these unique spots offer more than just drinks – they offer an experience. So grab your friends, put on your game face, and get ready for a night out you won’t forget! 

Game Terminal

Game Terminal is a gamer’s paradise with a collection of 250+ arcade games spanning four decades! Grab a cocktail from one of the multiple bars and chill on the cozy couches or spacious patio, which also features giant yard games. They even have a full food menu to keep you fueled up during your gaming marathon. But please note, after 8 pm it’s 21+ only!

Find Game Terminal at 201 Terminal Ct, Nashville, TN 37210.

Photos taken from @gameterminalnash on Instagram.



Puttshack is where mini golf meets nightlife! Get ready for a one-of-a-kind experience with nine high-tech holes, delicious cocktails, and weekend DJ sets that will have you dancing through the course!

Find Puttshack at 138 12th Ave N Nashville, TN 37203.

Photos taken from @puttshack on Instagram.


Pins Mechanical Co. 

Pins Mechanical Co. is a nostalgic playground for adults, featuring duckpin bowling, pinball, foosball, and more. Their full bar features an impressive selection of craft beers, cocktails, and non-alcoholic beverages, perfect for fueling your competitive spirit as you challenge friends to a few rounds of games. Come early for family fun, stay late for a strict 21+ nightlife experience!

Find Pins Mechanical Co. at 1102 Grundy St, Nashville, TN 37203.

Photos taken from @pinsmechco on Instagram. 


Tee Line

Experience Nashville’s ONLY spot to combine curling, bowling, delicious food, and a full bar all under one roof at Tee Line! Catch the game on one of 26 TVs, show off your bowling skills, or discover the thrill of curling – all in a fun, family-friendly atmosphere.

Find Tee Line at 106 Duluth Ave, Nashville, TN 37209.

Photos taken from @teelinenash on Instagram. 



Up-Down is a retro arcade lover’s dream with 80+ classic games, pinball, skeeball, and even life-size Jenga! After conquering Donkey Kong, head to the rooftop patio for craft beer & cocktails! Plus, it’s only a 4-minute walk from The Russell. Please note that you must be 21+ with a valid ID to enter. 

Find Up-Down at 927 Woodland St, Nashville, TN 37206

Photos taken from @updownnash on Instagram. 

Book your stay at The Russell today and experience the best of what Nashville has to offer you!

With the sun shining and the temperatures rising, Nashville’s outdoor dining scene is coming alive! Whether you prefer waterfront grilles or the lively ambiance of beer gardens, Nashville has you covered. Join us as we share some of our favorite outdoor seating spots in town.

Blue Moon Waterfront Grille

Blue Moon Waterfront Grille, is Nashville’s favorite waterfront dining destination. Located on the Cumberland River, it promises a picturesque dining experience. Their menu has something for everyone, and the full-service bar offers a wide selection of specialty cocktails. Don’t miss out on the chance to dine at Blue Moon Waterfront Grille and soak in the stunning views of the Cumberland River! 

Find Blue Moon Waterfront Grille at Rock Harbor Marina, 525 Basswood Avenue, Nashville, TN 37209, or the Cumberland River Mile Marker 175. 

Photos taken from @bluemoonwaterfrontgrille on Instagram. 


Von Elrod’s Beer Hall & Kitchen

Inspired by Oktoberfest, Von Elrod’s Beer Hall & Kitchen is a larger-than-life destination for exceptional food and beer. Gather your friends and grab a stein to sip on, while hanging out on their covered patio or open-air beer garden. With spacious tables, there’s room for everyone to join the fun, no matter the size of your group!

Find Von Elrod’s Beer Hall & Kitchen at 1004 4th Ave N, Nashville, TN 37219

Photos taken from @vonelrods on Instagram.

San Antonio Taco Company

San Antonio Taco Company, also known as SATCO, offers delightful Tex-Mex cuisine with outdoor seating for a laid-back dining experience, perfect for enjoying sunny days with friends!

Find SATCO at 416 21st Ave S, Nashville, TN 37203.

Photos taken from @satconashville on Instagram.

The Pharmacy Burger Parlor & Beer Garden

The Pharmacy Burger Parlor & Beer Garden offers a creative selection of burgers & sausages along with an old-time soda fountain & a large outdoor patio! It’s the perfect spot to soak up the sun while enjoying great food and good vibes! Plus, they use 100% Tennessee—raised beef to create legendary burgers and 100% pure cane sugar in the soda. 

Find The Pharmacy Burger Parlor & Beer Garden at 731 Mcferrin Ave, Nashville, TN 37206.

Photos taken from @thepharmacynashville on Instagram.

Dicey’s Pizza Tavern

Dicey’s Pizza Tavern is a must-visit for pizza lovers! With plenty of outdoor seating options, it’s the perfect destination for relaxed dining and good times. Whether you’re craving a refreshing drink or a delicious slice of pizza, this spot has you covered!

Find Dicey’s Pizza Tavern at 425 Chestnut St, Nashville, TN 37203.

Photos taken from @diceyspizzatavern on Instagram.

Book your stay at The Russell today and experience the best of what Nashville has to offer you!

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.



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.



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 



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, 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 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.



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.



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 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. 



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.


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. 


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.


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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