Planning a trip ain’t easy – especially one with as high of stakes as a bachelorette trip. You want to strike a balance of fun and relaxation, but how do you do this if you’ve never been to Nashville?
One way is to spend hours and hours surfing the internet, then using Yelp reviews to piece it all together. An easier way? Follow this bachelorette itinerary.
The best three day Nashville bachelorette itinerary
If you love good vibes, great music and even more delicious food, then a bachelorette weekend in Nashville, Tennessee, is right for you. Nashville – also known as the Music City – is a thriving metropolis with a well-established bachelorette scene. The city caters to bachelorette trips with many ready-made bachelorette activities and packages.
This bachelorette itinerary will walk you through a three-day trip to Nashville. The itinerary focuses one exploring four of the most popular neighborhoods, but doesn’t include everything the city has to offer. Check out our other bachelorette itineraries if you want to see some other options for a bachelorette weekend in Nashville.
How to Get Around Nashville
Nashville is not the most walkable city, so you will either need to rent a car or rely on Uber or Lyft to get between neighborhoods. It isn’t possible to walk between most neighborhoods, but there are a few exceptions.
There is an option to either rent cycles from a local bicycle shop, or you can rent the electric B-Cycles from various hubs throughout the city. You can also rent Lime scooters to get around certain neighborhoods, but we don’t recommend using these because they are very dangerous.
Day One – Friday
Welcome to Nashville, baby! It’s time for the best weekend of your life. Ideally most of you will fly in late Thursday night or arrive early Friday morning so that you can get the most out of the bachelorette weekend.
Make sure that you fly into Nashville as early as possible, and then check into your hotel or rental for the weekend. Get hydrated early because you have a long day ahead of you. Take some time to grab a quick bite from one of the places inside Assembly Food Hall while you wait for your pals to join you.
Hopefully most of the crew has arrived by the afternoon, which is good because it’s time for your distillery tour and tasting at Corsair Distillery in Midtown. Get there early and grab one of their delicious craft cocktails while you wait for your tour to start. Learn about Tennessee distilling history and sample some of the best spirits before leaving.
Head back to your hotel and get dressed, because it’s time to prep for your first night out in Nashville! We also recommend using this extra down time for any bachelorette games or bonding experiences you want to include in the weekend away.
Once the evening hits it’s time to get out on the town.
First things first, grab drinks at Saint Añejo in the Gulch before popping back downtown to Sixty Vines for a rooftop dinner.
After you’ve eaten your fill, it’s time for your bus tour of Nashville on one of the many booze cruise options available to you. If you’re not exhausted by the end of your tour of the city, it’s time to hit Broadway to check visiting Honky Tonks off or your bucket list. Some of the top choices include: Acme, FGL House and the Stage.
Day Two – Saturday
Day two includes exploring East Nashville, checking a booze cruise off of your bachelorette bucket list and exploring Germantown.
Want to amp the day up a bit? Try doing a Nashville bachelorette scavenger hunt while you explore the town.
Spend the first part of your morning relaxing and recovering from a crazy night out with a spa experience at the Holiday Salon and Spa House in East Nashville. They offer a variety of spa treatments in addition to spending time in the bath house, but you can just chill in the relaxing environment if you prefer.
Grab brunch from Lou in Inglewood once you wrap up your treatments. Lou offers a rotating menu of delicious fusion food, paired with an amazing wine list.
You have a long day ahead of you, so stop by the East Nashville Barista Parlor location for a cup of coffee on your way back downtown.
Once the afternoon hits, it’s time to explore the Gulch! The Gulch has plenty of great bars, restaurants and shopping for y’all to browse through. Make sure you swing by Urban Outfitters for any last minute outfit ideas before hitting the town.
The Gulch is also home to the semi-famous angel’s wings mural. This is a great group and selfie photo opportunity. Please note tha the line is often long, so you may have to wait a bit for your turn.
Once you’ve squashed the shopping bug, go to L.A. Jackson for a round of drinks. L.A. Jackson is a beautiful rooftop bar that is popular among locals and tourists, alike.
While last night you were able to check a few honky tonks and famous Nashville bars off the list, tonight is different.
First, swing over to Germantown for dinner and drinks. Make a reservation at the refined dinner at 5th & Taylor restaurant, but go to Germantown early so that you can visit one of the best bars in the city: Mother’s Ruin. Grab a couple cocktails there before walking to dinner.
After dinner, head back downtown and stop at Printer’s Alley. The first bar on your list is the Bourbon Street Blues Bar for some blues and NOLA themed cocktails. Next up: Jane’s Hideaway for whiskey and live music. Then finally you’ll head up to the Rare Bird rooftop bar on top of Hotel Noelle.
And finally, grab an Uber to Midtown where you’ll dance the night away at Play, the best dance club in Nashville.
Day Three – Sunday
The third day of your bachelorette trip focuses one exploring one of the best neighborhoods in Nashville: 12 South. You’ll spend the morning recovering and then popping over there before you all fly out in the evening.
Even though you were up late, it’s time to rally because you only have a couple of hours before everyone flies out. So grab a double shot of coffee from any coffee shop and get your butt to 12 South.
12 South is a picturesque residential neighborhood with great shopping and cute streets. Check out the flower stand and farmer’s market before shopping at Draper James and Imogene + Willie.
Need food and refreshments? Stop by Frothy Monkey or drive to Proper Bagel.
Before you go back to check out of your hotel, make sure you stop by Bartaco in 12 South for lunch. Bartaco has a delicious rotating selectin of tacos, but the real draw is the delicious mezcal cocktails.
Unfortunately it’s time to bid the city farewell! Pack up from your hotel and say farewell to the Music City.