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!