There are three key things you can expect when planning a Nashville bachelorette party: delicious Southern bites, a killer music scene, and overall, a really good time. No doubt, there will be plenty of boutique shopping, and city mural Instagramming in the mix, plus a couple of must-see tourists stops along the way. By day, you’ll be exploring Nashville institutions like the Country Music Hall of Fame and the Grand Ole Opry, while night will bring some serious fun of its own. Your party will go next level while bar hopping down Lower Broadway to experience the famous Honky Tonk Highway. And who knows? You may just discover the industry’s next big star before anyone else.
We’ve already perfected your Nashville bachelorette party itinerary, so pack your bags and get ready for a girls weekend set in Music City.
What to Do
If your group includes first-timers to Nashville, you’ll want to hit the highlights of this iconic city. Whether or not you consider yourself a music junkie, the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum is well worth a visit. You’ll get the full run-down on every big name in the industry, and learn a little history to help enhance your Nashville bachelorette party experience.
As you wander around exploring, you’ll likely run into the work-of-art murals sprinkled throughout the city. The I Believe in Nashville Mural (2702 12th Ave S), the Wings Mural (11th Avenue South), and the Nashville at Heart Rainbow Mural (2705 12th Ave. S) are three favorites to seek out. Don’t forget to strike a pose with all your girls because these iconic murals are the perfect spot to snag a group picture.
When you’re ready for a change of scenery, grab a coffee and stroll through Centennial Park. With 132-acres of green space to explore, it’s a true urban oasis that’s also a great spot for a picnic lunch to rest your walking feet. While wandering through the park, you’ll inevitably run into The Parthenon where you can pay a visit to the Greek goddess Athena. This Greek temple replica is a great spot to get an unexpected dose of ancient history, culture, and mythology during your trip to Nashville.
You simply cannot put together a Nashville bachelorette party itinerary without including some live music. Check the lineup at the Grand Ole Opry and Ryman Auditorium and be sure to grab tickets well in advance. If you’re unable to attend a show but still want your chance to experience the Opry, sign up for a daytime tour of the Grand Ole Opry House where you’ll get a backstage peek into this Music City institution. Or, if you want to opt for a more low-key venue, The Station Inn is a local favorite featuring live bluegrass every night of the week.
Bar hopping couldn’t be easier during your Nashville bachelorette party thanks to the famous Honky Tonk Highway lined with dozens of music venues where so many legends first got their start. Each establishment serves up boozy drinks with zero cover charges, and whether you’re looking for country, rock, bluegrass, or more, you’ll find it right here on Lower Broadway. Or, if you take your bar crawling pretty seriously, book a ride on the Nashville Pedal Tavern for a two-hour adventure with up to 14 of your friends.
Where to Eat
Nashville is known for its Southern soul food, but you can find just about any cuisine your heart desires. For all the best eats and drinks, stick around The Gulch or Sobro neighborhoods and visit the insanely popular picks like Biscuit Love Gulch and Hattie B’s Hot Chicken. Hattie B’s might technically be a chain, but their famous hot chicken will leave everyone in your group singing its praises.
When it comes time for dinner, head towards the river to dine at The Farm House for fresh, local flavors or visit The Stillery where the mac and cheese skillet might change your life. At The Stillery, you’ll sip cocktails from a mason jar for the true southern experience while munching on diner favorites like the pickle chips, pretzel burger, and the hot chicken pie.
Finding a good drink in Nashville is easy thanks to the many local breweries and craft cocktail bars in nearly every neighborhood. To experience one of America’s top bourbon bars, visit Whiskey Kitchen and try their expansive menu of whiskeys, ryes, bourbons, and scotches. For an upscale ambiance, The Patterson House offers an impossibly cool setting for a girls’ night out. Their expert mixologist will craft the cocktail of your dreams, and they also serve a delicious menu to compliment your libations. Just be prepared to wait for a table as this intimate space can fill up in a hurry.
Brunch is a necessity of any Nashville bachelorette party, and The Flipside or Milk & Honey will satisfy the sweet and savory breakfast cravings of everyone in your group. But if you can’t make it to brunch, fear not because both eateries serve delicious food throughout the day. While The Flipside is famous for its decadent milkshakes, Milk & Honey is the place to be for fresh pasta and wood-fired pizza come dinnertime.
Where to Stay
Looking to rest your head at a convenient yet cool spot during your Nashville bachelorette party? Breathe easy because this city has endless options at your fingertips. The ultra-chic Hutton Hotel is a boutique hotel loved for its well-designed interior and on-site cocktail bar slash entertainment venue. Located in the city’s West End neighborhood, you’ll enjoy close proximity to Music Row and many of the area’s top attractions.
The Hermitage Hotel offers a five-star experience with jaw-dropping elegance if you want a little taste of luxury. One peek at their website, and you’ll see why it’s the longest standing hotel in the entire city.
Located in the heart of the action, the Westin Nashville and the Sheraton Nashville Downtown Hotel are both excellent picks for style, ease, and proximity. Think less time calling Ubers and more time enjoying your Nashville bachelorette party within comfortable walking distance.