48 Hours in Nashville

Things To Do 05/13/2019

So, you’re in Nashville for a mere 48 hours? Don’t panic. We’ve got you covered.


5:00 PM | Check in to the Germantown Inn

Just a 10 minute drive from Broadway, you’ll be far enough away from the hustle and bustle of downtown, while remaining just a short Uber drive away from all major attractions. This charming inn offers ten rooms inspired by former United States presidents and prominent women of history. The rooms blend a funky, vibrant design with historic elements and feature a king size bed. If that doesn’t have you convinced, just wait until you hear about the free nightly wine hours in the courtyard or on the rooftop terrace.

5:30 PM | Dinner at one of our Germantown favorites

No need to call an Uber; tonight you’re staying in the Germantown area where everything is walkable. Enjoy strolling down the brick sidewalks past the Victorian-style buildings on your way to dinner. We’re in no rush, so feel free to peek your head inside any local shops you may pass along the way. For dinner, we suggest trying out Rolf & Daughters if you want an elevated dining experience (just a 5 minute walk from the inn) or Butchertown hall for some laid-back modern barbeque (just an 8 minute wall from the inn.)

7:30 PM | After dinner drink and live music at The Goat

Head a few blocks over to The Goat for an after dinner drink (or dessert) and enjoy some live music without having to fight the crowds of downtown. They offer everything from signature cocktails to locally brewed beer to a long list of bourbons; pick your poison. If you have some extra energy to exert before bedtime, head into the game room attached to the dining room and challenge your friends to a game of ping-pong, Twister, or giant Jenga.


9 AM | Breakfast at Biscuit Love or Milk & Honey

Good Morning! Order an Uber and head into the Gulch for breakfast. You now have two options. Biscuit Love is a crowd favorite, and their Bonuts (a mix between a donut and a biscuit) will give your mouth a flavor explosion. As a fair warning, on a Saturday morning, the line will likely be out the door, but they do keep the tables moving quickly; you could have an hour wait ahead of you. If the line life isn’t for you, head down the street a little way to Milk & Honey. They offer all the classic breakfast foods, along with unique toast combinations and homemade poptarts. After you’ve finished fueling up for the day, don’t forget to walk down the street a few feet and grab a photo with the iconic “What Lifts You” wing mural.

10:30 AM | Head to Sobro for a look into Country Music

It’s Uber time once again; route it to the Country Music Hall of Fame. Did you really go to Nashville if you don’t check out at least one of their country music attractions? Nope. Whether you’re a country music buff or not, you can still enjoy the over 2.5 million artifacts housed inside. It might look large and intimidating but you can get through the museum in 2 hours. If you have some extra time, stop at the Hatch Show Print shop located downstairs for a look into letterpress art that is still going strong over one hundred years later.

1:00 PM | Lunch at Martin’s BBQ

Walk 5 minutes down the street to Martin’s BBQ for a true southern barbeque lunch. We suggest choosing one the BBQ trays which will allow you to choose your protein along with two sides. You’re going to need your fuel for the afternoon ahead.

2:30 PM | Pinewood Social

It’s time to get your bowling on. Walk a couple blocks to Pinewood Social where you’ll find vintage bowling alley lanes, a swimming pool, a Crema coffee bar, and full service restaurant all wrapped in one. Grab a cocktail from the bar and sign up for some bowling. Shoes are free with purchase of a bowling lane; they run $40 per hour with a 6 person maximum. That’s only $6.66 per person for an hour of bowling--it’s definitely worth it!

5:30 PM | Head back to the hotel to freshen up before dinner

You’ve been busy today. Take some time to regroup back at the inn before heading back out for nighttime activities.

7:00 PM | Dinner at Acme Feed & Seed

With three floors of entirely new culinary experiences, Acme Feed & Seed has something for everyone. The first floor is inspired by the classic honkytonk and features fast-casual cuisine, 28 beers on tap, communal tables, and live music from local musicians. Head up to the second floor for vintage games, craft cocktails, and a sushi bar in their intimate lounge seating area. All the way up on the rooftop, you can enjoy an aerial view of Broadway and the riverfront along with a fully-equipped bar. We recommend making a reservation online prior to arrival to ensure you won’t have to wait long for a table.

9:00 PM | Hit the pavement on Broadway

You can’t leave Nashville without experiencing at least one night out on Nashville’s Honky Tonk strip. It’ll be loud and it’s always packed but trust us, it’ll be worth it. Head into any of the bars lining the street to enjoy some live music from a local performer; some of our favorites are Tootsie’s Orchid Lounge, Crazy Town, and Honky Tonk Central.


10 AM | Frothy Monkey in the Nations

You were probably out late singing along to country music’s greatest hits so we’re giving you a break. Sleep in, get ready for the day, and check out of the inn in time to make it to The Nations by 10 AM. Start at the Frothy Monkey where you will enjoy locally roasted coffee along with a delectable brunch. We suggest trying loaded biscuits and gravy; it’s a crowd favorite!

11:30 AM | Time to Shop

Oh no! You haven’t grabbed a souvenir from your time in Nashville yet. Check out Project 615 right next door for a variety of Nashville themed apparel. The brand strives to help change the world and donates a portion of the proceeds to help stop homelessness. You also can stop into ABLE, a lifestyle brand selling handmade jewelry, leather, apparel and shoes that all support economic opportunities for women.

12:00 PM | Southern Grist Taproom

It’s 5 o’clock somewhere. Walk a few feet over to Southern Grist’s Taproom. Hang out at one of our favorite breweries in Nashville until it’s time to head to the airport for your flight back home. We suggest ordering a flight of beer so you can get a sampling of their offerings. If you somehow get hungry again, they offer a limited menu from Nicky’s Coal Fired just a few doors down.

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