Known as the "Music City," this lively Tennessee town has everything you could dream of for a perfect bachelorette party weekend including delicious barbecue, partying galore, tons of history and hundreds of live music venues — literally. So grab your matching tank tops, your cowboy boots, brush up on your Johnny Cash and pick a weekend to head to Nashville!
Where to Stay
If you're more the hotel type, you can't do much better than The Hermitage. A former 1910s art house turned upscale downtown hotspot; The Hermitage is centrally located in Nashville's downtown area where many museums, music venues, bars and restaurants are within walking distance. There's a Capitol Grille on premises, so a great meal is right downstairs if you'd like.
Beyond downtown, Nashville has a ton of great neighborhoods. Depending on the size of your bachelorette party or your group's plans, grabbing a rental home on AirBnB is a great option, too. The Gulch, located close to downtown and the Arts District, is home to many of the city's top restaurants and music venues. A little further from downtown, Five Points and 12 South are great neighborhoods to consider too.
Where to Eat
During your bachelorette weekend in Nashville, you or your 'maids definitely won't go hungry. In any given neighborhood, great food and drink is a stone's throw in any direction. Biscuit Love, located in The Gulch, is a top choice for breakfast, brunch or lunch (be prepared to wait a bit, but it's worth it!) To start, share the bonuts — yep, fried biscuit donuts — before diving into any of their original breakfast or lunch sandwiches and dishes. If you want great BBQ, try Martin's — if the weather complies, their 13,000 square foot, 500-seat backyard beer-garden is the perfect way to eat great while feeling the fresh air. City House, in North Nashville, is worth a trip for dinner. It's a unique blend of southern fare and rustic Italian — like their pizza combining belly ham, mozzarella, and chilies.
What to Do
There will be plenty of time for running around, so it's always good to take a little bit of time out for some R&R and bonding with your girls. Book some services at the Woodhouse Day Spa so you're refreshed and ready to take on the town. If you feel like taking in a sporting event, the NHL's Nashville Predators play in the Bridgestone Arena, located right on Broadway in the heart of downtown near numerous nightlife hotspots. The Tennessee Titans play football here, too. Or, head to The Music City Walk of Fame Park, which honors Nashville's many musical legends.
Where to Party
Speaking of music, they don't call it "Music City" for nothing. It's near impossible to party in Nashville without seeing some of the greatest live bar bands in the country. The city's famous honkey tonk bars line Broadway in the city's downtown core. Robert's Western World, located right next to the historic Ryman Auditorium, is a great place to grab a drink and dance to local bands. Legends Corner and Tootsie's Orchid Lounge will also have you stomping your feet to the country beat. Mai, located on Music Row, has more of a dance club vibe and is not to be missed if you're looking for pumping beats.