A few summers ago I traveled to Nashville, TN for the first time and fell in love. From zip lining through the trees to going backstage at the Grand Ole Opry, I made it a mission to go back. This goal finally became reality! Visiting Nashville during Christmastime was an entirely new, beautiful experience.
One of the most exciting aspects about this city is how you never know who you’re going to see. As I was walking out of the Double Tree Hotel, I hear a friendly, “Hello!” I look up to see Steven Tyler of Aerosmith smiling back at me. Oh hey, ‘sup Steve.
Hangin’ out on Broadway is a blast, and visiting the Country Music Hall of Fame is an amazing experience. But, after visiting a city for the first time and crossing off all of the essential tourist activities, I love exploring the neighborhoods to find hidden gems during the second go-around.
In case you find yourself in Nashville, I’ve rounded up a few noteworthy highlights to add to your itinerary.
1 | Barista Parlor: An old transmission shop converted into an amazing, rustic coffee shop.
519 Gallatin Ave, Nashville, TN 37206
2 | Fuselage: A breathtaking antique and vintage store inspired by an industrial-aviation aesthetic.
521 Gallatin Ave, Nashville, TN 37206
3 | Pony Show: A vintage boutique featuring unique finds and local goods.
723 Porter Rd, Nashville, TN 37206
4 | Hey Rooster General Store: An old-fashioned shop featuring small batch food and handmade goods for the home.
1106 Gallatin Avenue Nashville, TN 37206
5 | Vinnie Louise: A quaint clothing boutique with a variety of small gifts and paper goods.
729 Porter Road, Nashville, TN 37206
6 | Apple & Oak: A stylish home decor and furniture shop.
717 Porter Rd Nashville, TN 37207
7 | Shoppes on Fatherland: An eclectic mix of boutiques, stores, and restaurants.
1006 Fatherland St, Nashville, TN 37206
8 | I Believe in Nashville® mural: Painted by Adrien Saporiti, this wall has become an icon. There are three murals located around the city – the one located in 12 South is the original.
2700 12th Ave S, Nashville, TN 37204
9 | Imogene + Willie: An old service station turned into a gorgeous shop offering high quality, USA-made apparel.
2601 12th Ave S, Nashville, TN 37204
10 | Savant: An old home transformed into a store with vintage finds bursting at the seams.
2302 12th Ave S, Nashville, TN 37204
Have you been to Music City? Where are your favorite hot spots?