As we get ready to leave Nashville, I feel like I do this city a huge injustice if I don’t share with you all of our favorite spots that helped us heal and find excitement for life again during our time here. I get asked a lot about our favorite Nashville must eats and must sees, so I wanted to put everything together in one place.
Mike and I went out and celebrated our time here for one last night out, and I truly am so grateful for everything this city did for us. It was the magic I didn’t know I needed, and didn’t know where to find. It created life again for us where it had been lost. I’m so excited to share our favorite places with you!
I’ll split up my Nashville Guide into the different areas of the city that you should go and explore! There’s SO much to do here!
East Nashville- This is where we lived, and our favorite part of the city.
5 daughters bakery for Cronuts (amazing and famous here… go earlier in the day before they sell out)
5 Points Pizza for the best pizza EVER!
Mas Tacos for our very favorite restaraunt in all of Nashville… it’s a great lunch spot, cash only… go on an off time to beat the line. You HAVE to get the pork tacos and elite. I hate pork and it’s literally one of the best meals I’ve ever had in my life.
You have to spend at least one night on broadway at the honkey tonks! The funnest place for live music ever! Start at Luke Bryan’s on the rooftop at sunset… and then you can just hop around to places. Tootsie’s and The Stage are the most famous honkey tonks in Nashville, and I love ending our night here.
You can also walk over the pedestrian bridge at sunset and it’s beautiful… prettiest view of the city and great photo spot. Get dropped off at the pedestrian bridge at Nissan Stadium and then walk over… you’ll end up right by Broadway where the live music is.
Monells- Dinner or breakfast. THE best southern food in Nashville… you sit family style at big tables with strangers and it’s a southern dining experience at its finest! We love it so much we even spent Christmas dinner here.
The farmers market (that’s what you’d type in) is great on the weekends downtown too! Legit farmers live in this part of the country, so their produce and products are incredible and so fresh.
Spend an afternoon on 12th South.Type in Draper James as your destination and then just explore around the street (it’s Reese Witherspoon’s store) they have great local shops and places to eat down there. Bar Taco is another favorite of ours. Josephine’s is good, and Whites Mercantile is a really cute shop too. The street has shops for about a mile, and Draper James is right in the middle of it. Grab Jenis Ice Cream there as you’re walking around, or Las Paletas if it’s warm and you want a yummy popsicle!
Other must eat’s and places to see:
Centennial Park is really pretty, you can rent bikes or Bird Scooters and zip around… if you want a pretty view of the city at night, head up to Love Circle.
The Listening Room is an amazing Nashville music experience. The food is terrible and it’s a $15 per person table minimum, but you could buy drinks and dessert. The song writers of the famous country songs you hear on the radio take turns playing and it’s so much fun.
The Grand Ol Opry is always a blast and one of the biggest things Nashville is known for! Even if you get cheaper tickets in the back it will be great, there’s not a bad seat bc it’s a smaller venue
Husk and City House are great dinner places as well! Biscuit Love is great for breakfast too… go to the one in Hillsboro village, the line will be shorter and the street around it is cute to explore.
If you want a beautiful drive out to the country, go to Arrington Vineyards. It’s one of my favorite places in the state!
Have a wonderful time in Nashville, we will miss it so much!
Thanks to Davids Bridal for sponsoring our night out on the town, and for sponsoring this post.