Months and months ago, a friend of mine reached out asking if I wanted to join a girls trip to Nashville. I’m not the biggest fan of country but I decided to go since I missed out on so much during the pandemic. I had such an amazing time and would recommend it to anyone looking for a fun girls weekend away! Even if you’re more into the Jonas Brothers than Jason Aldean 😉
Day 1 in Nashville
Saturday morning, we landed bright and early in Nashville. We flew from Toronto with Flair, and unfortunately they lost one of the girl’s bag. Shortly after, we received an email from Flair saying that our flight back was cancelled – this turned out to be sent in error, but it caused a stressful start to the weekend. The flights were cheap but I would recommend checking a bag if you want to risk flying with Flair.
After checking in our luggage at a random gyro shop using the Bounce app, we grabbed some food at a coffee shop and began exploring Broadway. Then we impatiently waited on the rooftop of a bar for our 4pm check-in. I didn’t get many photos of the Airbnb, but it was in a good location near Belmont and Vanderbilt, accommodated 12 girls, and had a cute rooftop for golden hour photos.
For dinner, we went to The Mockingbird. We did a set menu with risotto balls, rolls, salad, fried chicken, mashed potatoes, brussel sprouts, pasta, chocolate cake, and cookies. The food was delicious – the standouts were surprisingly the rolls and brussel sprouts. However, the restaurant did not cater well to our large group. The set menu was a requirement and they would only give us 6 bills for our group of 12.
Afterward dinner, we went to a rooftop on Broadway before calling it an early night. I hadn’t slept since Thursday and was more than ready to hit the hay.
Day 2 in Nashville
Sunday morning, we headed to Liberty Common, where we enjoyed a fantastic brunch. The food was delicious and they were able to accommodate our dietary restrictions. I had the eggs florentine on GF bread and an outstanding oat milk latte. Then we did the Honky Tonk bus tour. It’s super touristy but SO much fun to blast music and dance around driving around Broadway. The tour has a super cute building with signs and props for pre-bus photos, as well as a gift shop with trucker hats, t-shirts, and tons of cheeky accessories.
In the evening, we had a sunset dinner on the rooftop of The Hampton Social. The food was good (I just shared pizza and fries), but the views were even better. Afterwards, we enjoyed a night out on Broadway. My feet were definitely sore the next morning from all the walking and dancing!
Day 3 in Nashville
The next morning, our group split up for our daytime activities. I headed with some girls to White Limozeen on the rooftop of The Graduate. It is decorated SO cute with tons of pink and nods to Dolly Parton. We rented a daytime and lounge chairs for the afternoon. We were greeted with complimentary mimosas and mocktails. We spent a super hot afternoon lying out, dipping in the pool, and eating gigantic plates of sandwiches and fries. Although, it was a little too hot, the pool is much smaller in person, and the cute umbrellas were more aesthetic than functional. That being said, I would definitely pop by for drinks and food in the non-pool section if I’m ever in Nashville again!
For our last dinner, we went to the Twelve Thirty Club on Broadway. I enjoyed an amazing Cobb salad while listening to live music. At one point, our waiter grabbed the mic on stage to sing for a hot minute. There are so many great musicians in Nashville and although I’m not a country fan, I definitely appreciated the talent.
The next morning, I had to be up at 5:30 to head to the airport. I’m still recovering from all the lack of sleep, but I had an amazing trip! Nashville is a funky city with lots to do from the amazing live music, shopping, and restaurants.
In keeping with the Western theme, this cowgirl is headed to Jackson Hole next month!