Nashville has become the number one destination in the US for bachelorette parties, but you don’t have to be a bride to spend a great weekend in Nashville. I recently traveled there for a work trip and was able to maximize my free time in this southern city. It wasn’t my first time there, but it’s been a good ten years since I was last there and a lot has changed since.
What I love about Nashville
Nashville is easy to get around. While you need a car if you want to explore the different neighborhoods and the home architecture of Brentwood and Franklin, it is still relatively easy to drive the city. Everything is 10 to 20 minutes from each other unless it’s rush hour. It’s like any typical city that experiences rush hour, but it’s nothing like LA and SF, so if you factor that in you’ll be just fine.
Nashville has charming neighborhoods, each with character. You have neighborhoods like 12th South and Hillsboro Village with trendy restaurants, charming cafes, and perfect post-work cocktail spots. Then you have established neighborhoods like Franklin and Brentwood that have stunning white brick mansions with sprawling lawns and endless eye candy for the architecture-loving soul.
And if you’re in the party mood and you do happen to be in town for a bachelorette or any other party-related occasion, you have Broadway downtown where you can join the rest of the sash-crew on any weekend and fit right in with the party scene.
And let’s not forget, they don’t call it Music City for nothing. Whether you’re a country fan or not, it’s worth a trip to the Grand Ole Opry, and make sure to do the backstage tour. I had the opportunity to be backstage because the CEO of my company was performing that night, alongside significant acts like Rascal Flatts.
Here are some photo highlights from my recent trip including 12 South (Draper James, Imogene + Willie, Bartaco) and Acme Feed and Seed in downtown Nashville.
While researching for this trip I found a great resource called Nashville Guru. Here’s a link to their neighborhood section where they break it down by area, which is something I personally love since I like to explore neighborhoods when I travel.