Nashville is only a short 3 hours from Memphis and I am actually there a lot for different things, but I’ve never really gone to Nashville with the intent of having a fun girls weekend and trying out local restaurants, and that’s exactly what we did last month. Nashville is so hot right now, seriously, it feels like the LA of the south. There are tourists everywhere and people out and about at all hours of the day. Nashville is having a moment and I’m here for it because I love stopping in for shopping, restaurants, and to get my hair done (yes, I get my hair done in Nashville, lol). There are so many different things to do in Nashville if you’re a tourist – from Broadway to the Country Music Hall of Fame to checking out East Nashville or Franklin area, there’s just so much to see and take in. It can be stressful trying to figure out where to stay and where to eat since there are so many options.
WHERE WE STAYED
If you are going to Nashville with a group of girls, a house is totally the way to go. Trying to pay for a cramped hotel room is stressful and with a house you can have so much more space (if you’re going solo or want a hotel I highly recommend Noelle or The Bobby). We stayed at one of the cutest and well-decorated houses called Hotelette. It was located in East Nashville and seriously had everything we could have ever needed for our girls weekend. The house had 4 bedrooms but could easily sleep 10 girls because one of the rooms had a twin bed in with the queen. The house was located near everywhere we wanted to go – a quick 10 minute car ride had us downtown, or if you wanted to walk from the house you could easily be in Five Points in a few minutes. Basically it was the perfect location and the perfect house for our girls weekend.
WHAT WE DID
Honestly, we did a lot of walking around and taking in the sights. We drove down to the 12 South area and just perused the local shops and restaurants. We would wake up, go somewhere cool for coffee (Barista Parlor was my favorite), walk around and look at shops, grab lunch, walk around some more before heading back to the house to get ready for dinner. Our trip was mainly centered around food as we wanted to try some new places and really take in the culinary experiences of Nashville. Read below to see where all we ate and our experiences.
1110 Caruthers Ave, Nashville, TN 37204
Did you even go to Nashville if you didn’t get a cronut at Five Daughter’s Bakery? This bakery has cronuts galore (basically a mix between a croissant and a donut), and I always opt for the Strawberry Fields cronut. There is ample outdoor seating if you want to take your cronut out there to eat. Five Daugthers is located in 12 south so there is so much to do and see around this area. I actually like to park in the Five Daugthers parking lot and get a cronut and walk around.
2317 12th Avenue South, Nashville, TN 37204
After our cronut experience we walked around for a bit and then we were starving for lunch. Taqueria del Sol is also located in the 12 south area and dare I say it has the best Mexican food ever? We got an entire table full of enchiladas, burritos, sides, chip and queso and everything was so tasty and fresh.
2407 8th Ave. S Suite 105, Nashville, TN 37204
I love a good biscuit and when I saw that Holler and Dash’s tagline is “biscuit house”, I was all in. We got a lot of options here to try and my favorite was by far the avocado toast which was topped with watermelon slices! You won’t be disappointed with this place for breakfast or lunch.
807 Clark Place Nashville, TN 37203
230 4th Ave N, Nashville, TN 37219
Do you have a trip to Nashville planned in your future? Have you been before? Let me know in the comments!