Nashville, in case you haven’t heard, has completely outdone itself in the past few years. Nashville has always been a key player in the music industry, and drawing some of the most fun and creative people. When my parents and I found out how booming Nashville has become - we had to come check out the fun for ourself. Nashville has reinvented itself as a formidable food culture, and full of small shopping destinations. When you land in Nashville you will experience a city with beauty, soul and more than a little grit.
I only have one hotel for this guide however, this is BY FAR one of the nicest hotels, I’ve ever stayed at. It was an old bank so the architecture is beautiful. What’s so special about the Noelle is that, it’s more than a place to just lay your head at night. It’s more of a creative gathering place for not only tourists but also locals wanting a cup of coffee, a drink after work, a clutch from the store. It’s 100% the best hotel in Nashville, and you will truly seek the Nashville adventure. P.S. talk to Danielle, best employee & sweetest girl.
Nashville is split into sections, so instead of doing a full travel guide, I’m going to give you restaurants + shops in all the sections.
* my extra favorites *
12 South: A perfect mix of food and fashion, the perfect spot to spend your Saturday.
Begin at Five Daughter’s Bakery - basically donut heaven
Burn those calories by walking down with a stroll down 12 South
White’s Mercantile - eclectic mix of classic Nashville goods
Imogene + Willie* - expensive, but a beautiful curated denim store
Savant Vintage - two levels of breathtaking vintage clothes & antiques
Finish for lunch over at Burger Up
And of course throughout the whole day, snap pictures at the famous murals
East Nashville: The place where musicians and artists live and hang out in lively bars, clubs, shops and galleries.
Start at the best brunch spot in town, Cafe Roze* - fresh and simple take with delicious healthy food
Walk to get your beauty fix at Lemon Laine* - get a custom face oil blend
Get the classic Nashville Jeni’s* ice cream - rich & delicious
High Class Hillbilly* for some killer vintage
If you don’t want some ice cream, get a cup ‘o joe at Frothy Monkey Coffee Shop
Go over for drinks at the Urban Cowboy* - sit by the fire with drinks, friends and family. Southern Charm meets Cowboy Cool
Finish off the night with a dinner across the street at Lockeland Table* - PASTA, PIZZA, TIRAMISU!
Downtown Nashville: Lovers of live music, beer and dancing
Visit the Johnny Cash Museum
Or the Frist Museum for breathtaking art and a gorgeous museum
Go to Tootsie’s to watch an afternoon music band
Go to Martin’s BBQ for some Nashville grub
If you’re still down for some dancing and drinks, go to Broadway for the Honky Tonk Bars
Germantown: Chic restaurants, cafes along the brick sidewalks, period charm
Come for a bkfast or brunch at Henrietta Red* - spacious, flooded with natural light, clean & simple food
For a quick cup go to Barista Parlor* - incredible space, a place to be productive, enjoy or sip
Peter Nappi - leather galore; shoes, hats, bags, amazing.
On Sunday, Adele’s for a family style buffet
Folk - by far the best restaurant, a place for everyone, incredible space, delicious food and great staff
Pinewood Social - bar, coffee shop, bowling alley?!?! I know, a place for productivity and fun
Crema - the best coffee I’ve ever had it tastes like toffee