Do you ever get the itch to get out of town? Sometimes it gets hard to scratch, your mind goes a bit crazy and those Netflix binges become agony. We’ve found twelve ways to get you out of the house and out into Nashville, no matter the day, no matter the rain or the heat. It’s time for an adventure!
Explore Germantown on a Saturday afternoon.
Germantown has become a hub for fantastic new restaurants, small art popups and the vibrant indie manicure go-to pictured, Poppy & Monroe. We'd recommend a trip to Butchertown Hall and Wilder for a walk afterwards.
11. Indulge in the best kind of morning pastry -
We put together a fantastic donut bucket list for the whole of Nashville, so get a few friends together and do a donut run. You can even put together a scoring card and create your own judging panel of Nashville's sugary delectables. You game?
10. Take our trip around the city to all the
magical outdoor eateries.
Spring will be here soon, and that means you need to have your eye out for the best patios and rooftop spots for romantic dinners and best friend brunches. If you make reservations for those beautiful days in early April, you may just get right in.
9. Enjoy Music City -
There's nothing like a day trip that costs absolutely nothing - wouldn't you agree? Walk the shops in 12South, enjoy an afternoon in historic Five Points or take your puppy to Shelby Bottoms. We have a whole guide that will cost you zilch.
8. Have dinner in an
old train station.
The Union Station Hotel is one of the most stunningly imposing structures in Nashville, presiding over downtown with its historic gaze. The only thing better than staying there is eating in their beautiful and positively delicious restaurant.
7. Take the
eeriest kind of road trip...
Ah, yes. Are you a ghost hunter? A fan of the paranormal and the downright creepy? Then you'll want to take our road trip around Nashville - it's one of the best ways to see the hauntings of Music City.
6. Drive the
Grab a cup of coffee, and hand to hold and a couple of country tunes and take a drive down the Natchez-Trace. The bridge out in Franklin is one of the most photographed - and let's be real, Instagrammed - locations on the road, and it would make a great addition to your family scrapbook.
5. Visit the
local Lover's Lane.
Go old school and take your significant other up to Love Circle at night. With a blanket and something toasty to drink, this is one of the most romantic ways to wake up the sweetness of love in your younger years.
4. Walk around the
most renowned gardens in the city.
Cheekwood is known for their art exhibitions and the gorgeous mansion that presides on the property. You may have been in the dark for their Christmas light exhibit, but we're going to recommend you come during the day - the meticulous gardens are amazing.
3. Hike ALL the
beautiful Nashville trails.
Hiking list, anyone? There are seven trails that we found to be some of the best in the city, each of them offering you a reprieve from the craziness of the day and the challenges that await you at home. Get away from it all with a couple of miles in the Tennessee wilderness.
3. Visit the
oldest general store near Nashville.
The Old Delina Country Store is one of the oldest general stores in the state, and it resides about an hour outside of Nashville. Take a step back in time and enjoy a lunch in the middle of a historic Tennessee landmark, tucked away from the craze of the city.
2. Make a Music City
sandwich bucket list - we dare you.
Sandwiches are some of the best things life has to offer. Really. Toasty warm bread, creamy cheese and perfectly cured meats?! Yes to all of it! Whether or not you're ready for lunch, these are the best sandwiches across the city for an indulgence when the mood strikes. Mitchell's, here we come!
1. Go on every single ONE of
these romantic city dates.
Need a romantic recommendation? We have a couple of city dates that will give you the perfect idea for a Saturday night out, or heck - a Tuesday. Enjoy an afternoon at the Frist or visit one of our renowned coffee shops. Nashville may be Music City, but all that inspiration has to come from somewhere!