One of my good friends is having her bachelorette party in Nashville, TN. None of us have been there before, so we were hoping to get a few ideas as far as planning goes... We are thinking late summer/early Fall-maybe September.
We are not familiar with the area, so any information you can provide would be greatly appreciated. We're looking for some suggestions for a group of 6-8 women in their late 20's/early 30's- fun things to do during the day, ideas for fun/exciting restaurants, and one night for a night out in Nashville.
We haven't chosen a place to stay, so we are open to ideas of different areas if anyone has a few recommendations. We could either rent a house or stay in a hotel (although we are hoping for something around $350-$450 a night) We'll most likely stay either Thursday or Friday - Sunday (2-3 nights total). We'd love to find a place within walking access to downtown shops & restaurants. Any trusted rental companies or houses within this price range & location?
Here's what we are thinking:
Friday day: I am not sure what there is to do during the day in Nashville, but maybe biking, laying out, etc. Is it still pretty warm late summer/early Fall? Are there any rental companies you'd recommend for these activities or any recommendations for other things to do during the day? For lunch, we'd like to eat down at the pier or back at the house. Any tasty pick up food/delivery places?
Friday night: Maybe we will make reservations at a restaurant. Any good restaurants in the area? Fun places to go? Are there any close places after to go for some after drinks? Ideally, we'd like to walk back to our place from here.
Saturday day: Is there a good brunch spot to recommend? From there, we'd like to possibly schedule massages or some kind of activity- yoga or something active. Are there any awesome workout classes nearby or anything else to recommend? Do you know any good spas that won't completely break the bank?
Saturday night: We were thinking it would be fun to go out. What is the recommended transportation for something like this? Uber? This would be the night to put some heels on and dress up, and are looking for dinner and dancing recommendations. We'd love to experience Nashville and all it has to offer!
Thank you so much for any recommendations! Thanks for helping make her special weekend much more memorable.
Saturday night-Staying at a hotel near Broadway and 2nd Avenue would be a good choice if you are wanting to explore Nashville's night life and walk back to your place. Sheraton Nashville Downtown Hotel, while I haven't actually stayed there, is beautiful to walk through and close to the Broadway and Second Ave attractions. As far as Saturday night heels go...get your boots out! Lower Broadway has so many fun "Honky Tonk" bars with live music, just walk up and down the street stopping into any place that appeals to you. The energy is amazing! Places like Tootsie's Orchid Lounge and The Stage on Broadway I have heard great things about The Big Bang Bar. Rippy's is also good for food and dancing. Just around the corner on Second Avenue are a few more dance clubs, some not country, less live music and other restaurants like Wildhorse Saloon (dinner and dancing) The Melting Pot and Dick's Last Resort to name a few. Across town on Music Row is a super fun non-country bar called the Tin Roof...maybe for Friday night drinks...love their music! Hope you get more answers for the brunch and spa and laying out ideas...HAVE FUN!
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You will be in the home of country music. If going in the Winter you must try to get seats at 'the Ryman Auditorium'. The building dates back to the late eighteen hundreds , and at one time housed a Christian church. In the late twenties, it became the home of the 'Grand Ole Opry' and became the flagship for WSM which is still America's country station. In the Winter Country returns to the Ryman with a vengeance. Get tickets for a weekend show way in advance. Don't go to Opryland across the river as it is a huge hotel, shopping mall and modern auditorium. The place to be is Downtown Nashville. Surrounding the Ryman are enough clubs and restaurants with 'up and comers' to keep you busy for many days.
Music City also houses the Country Music Hall of Fame. Put this on a short list of things to do. Nashville is a small city. Walking is easy.... but hilly! Every other street goes down to the Cumberland River. If you walk down, then you must walk back up.
Folks are incredibly friendly and helpful. Do not be afraid to ask. My son lives close by in Smyrna. We are up there four to five times a year. With more time you could schedule a trip to the Jack Daniel Distilleryor George Dickel Distillery. That would be a great side trip.
It is a wonderful place. Have a great time.
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Some things that I would recommend:
B-Cycle Bike Rental (https://nashville.bcycle.com) - you can get access to the bike sharing network for 24 hours for $5. Then each time you check out a bike the first hour is free and each additional ½ hour is $1.50.
Adagio Massage And Spa (http://www.nashvilledowntown.com/go/adagio-massage-co-and-spa) - you will need an appointment.
For places to stay definitely check VRBO. There are several buildings that have lots of places in them so those should work well for you. One that is really nice is (http://www.vrbo.com/510216).
I hope this helps. A final resource would be http://www.nashvilledowntown.com.
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