Nashville January 02, 2017
10 Ways To Have The Most Nashville Day Ever
Nashville has been given a whole new sense of self with the recent infusion of tourists and EXTREMELY excited transplants. The city has taken on a new tinge of adventure, the culture is slowly changing and millennials are making their very solid mark. So, if you’re looking to enjoy Nashville in all it’s 2017 glory, what would you do? We’ll show you.
PS: Looking for a REAL Nashvillian? Ask the folks with the kind smiles and beat up cowboy boots. They know the true Music City – and you’ll be a better person for that conversation. These are good folks.
10. You have to start your day with coffee - obviously.
Barista Parlor is known on a national basis for their fantastic coffee options and neat atmosphere. You may run into Tom Hanks here (it's happened) or the band members of Mutemath - it's the norm in Nashville.
9. Maybe follow it up with brunch?
Marche opens at 9am and usually has a line out the door, so you want to make sure to get here early! Sky Blue is also a favorite, or you can head down to Butchertown Hall if you're looking for bit of meat for your morning.
8. Visit one of our locally owned businesses.
Sisters of Nature, imogne + willie, Two Son...Nashville is known for their small town businesses, some of which have even been mentioned in Vogue ( we see you, Two Son). Nashville has truly made a name for itself in recent years as a boundary pusher, and we're making ourselves known across the globe. It's not just music anymore, folks.
7. Find an antique shop on Charlotte Avenue.
Meghan O'Brien - OnlyInYourState
One of Nashville's hidden gems, Charlotte Avenue is a great place to walk around if you're looking for quirky antique shops and solid vintage finds. Reese Witherspoon was quoted in InStyle about her love of the avenue, and Rhino Books is a local favorite as well.
6. Take a walk through Hillsboro Village.
Or 12 South. Either neighborhood has a couple of fantastic eateries, coffee shops and local boutiques that are great for passing the time. Plus, Taylor Swift is known for loving the Hillsboro Village-based coffee spot, Fido.
5. Lunchtime at Mas Tacos!
Famed for their $3 tacos, this is a Nashville local must. Try their tortilla soup and fried avocado tacos if you can, plus their newly opened bar area is perfectly arrayed with a whole slew of tequilas.
4. Find a local Farmers Market to wander.
Buying local is important to Nashvillians, especially with our farming community so important to the state economy. The Nashville Farmers Market is open every day year 'round, and during the summertime you can participate in community farmers markets as well.
3. Take a friend down to Broadway for the heck of it.
It's a Nashville must, whether or not you're into honkytonks and drinking your weight in tequila. A favorite for bachelorette parties and guys nights out, this is a must even just for the people watching.
2. Spend some time chatting with a dear friend.
Meghan O'Brien - OnlyInYourState
Nashville is the south, which means we're HUGE proponents of solid, intentional relationships. You don't want to waste a good friend, you don't want to slough off a solid relationship. Meet at Headquarters in West Nashville and foster a dear, dear relationship.
1. Finish off the day at the Bluebird Café.
The show is free if you wait a couple of hours in line, or you can buy tickets at 8am one week ahead of time - we'd recommend that, just to make sure you get in. This is the most iconic spot of all Nashville, small town venues - yes, there's the Ryman, but it's here that all the good ones are found.
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