Nashville Travel Guide

I am a born and raised Wisconsin-girl, but I have called Nashville home for a decade! I don't think I could count the number of times I've been asked for "Visiting Nashville Recommendations." So, here is my official list. If I was doing a weekend trip to town I would do this as my schedule

  • Friday Evening 
    • Drinks at LA Jackson
    • Late dinner at Moto or Virago
  • Saturday
    • Coffee at Steadfast
    • Brunch at 5th and Taylor
    • hit the boutiques in Germantown : Thread Co
    • Lunch at Bar Taco
    • Walk around 12th South
    • Ice Cream at Jenis
    • Dinner at The Southern
    • Go do the "Downtown thing" at FGL House and Acme Feed & Seed
  • Sunday
    • Brunch at 55 South in Franklin
    • Walk around downtown Franklin
    • Go out to Arrington Vineyards if you aren't leaving till Monday

Favorite Neighborhoods:

  • 12th South + Belmont - The Most adorable walking neighborhood

    • Bongo Java - Our go-to breakfast spot in college
    • Proper Bagel - Our newest breakfasts obsession
    • Bar Taco - Favorite tacos & margaritas
    • Frothy Monkey - Great sandwiches and salads
    • Jeni's Ice Cream 
    • Las Paletas - Popsicle Shop
    • Sevier Park
    • White's Mercantile : Boutique

 

  • Germantown - Our date night part of town

    • Steadfast Coffee - Fantastic coffee, food and cocktails

    • Rolph + Daughters - Nice dinner and cocktails

    • 5th and Taylor - One of our favorite date night spots or brunch

    • Thread Co - BEST custom shirts, a must-see

 

  • The Gulch - We pretty much exclusively hit this part of town at night.

    • LA Jackson - One of our favorite rooftop bars in town
    • Virago - Vibey sushi spot with an incredible view of downtown from their patio
    • Moto - Trendy Italian restaurant with great service. I order the Squid Ink Pasta EVERY TIME

 

  • Downtown Nashville - Unless we are going to Crema or Pinewood we pretty much avoid downtown, but it's apart of the experience, so get your Honky Tonk on.

    • Crema Coffee - Best cup o coffee in  town
    • Pinewood Social - Trendy spot that's great for EVERYTHING. Breakfast, working on your computer, lunch, dinner, cocktails, and bowling... not kidding.
    • The Southern - Great for dates or groups! They fly their oysters in everyday. Need to know anything else?
    • FGL House - if you're going for the "downtown" experience, this will be the most pleasant by far. 
    • Acme Feed n Seed - Might be the only spot the locals choose to go downtown
    • Roberts - a classic downtown honky tonk
    • Wildhorse Saloon - go for the line dancing experience, even just to watch

 

  • Downtown Franklin - The cute little town where Russ grew up, about 30 minutes south of downtown Nashville.

    • Whites Mercantile : Boutique
    • 55 South : Incredible brunch with a build your own bloody Mary bar
    • Arrington Vineyards : the cutest vineyard just a short drive from Franklin
    • Starbucks : Not a local spot, but its in my Downtown Franklin routine