Hey, friends! Today I’m excited to kick off a new series of MINI city guides! Almost every weekend I get messages from blog readers who are coming to Nashville for just 24 hours. I thought it would be fun to share collections of fun places to visit here and in other cities we love to travel to!
Since you’re OUR blog readers, I’m going to assume you also care about aesthetics, and so in addition to the food being delicious, all the places I will share with you are photogenic and unique!
One of my top favorite places in Nashville! You can eat all three meals here, but we tend to go most often for breakfast. For lunch or dinner, they have one of the best kale salads in town and really great cocktails! They also have a Crema location inside, which is one of our favorite coffee shops and my favorite for almond milk lattes (I’ve tried them all… VERY scientific testing, you guys!).
In addition, there is a super pretty bowling alley in the back part of the restaurant as well as a dipping pool for the summer. (For poolside cocktails – how cute is that?) Highly recommend it if it’s your first trip to Nashville.
Here’s a photo from last month when our friends came to visit!
This is a newer spot for us, but we love it more with every visit! The decor is absolutely adorable, and this spot is most known for their crazy Bloody Mary.
It’s totally a meal in case you couldn’t tell.
I love this little spot. This time of year they leave their huge windows open, so it’s basically a giant porch. It’s on one of the cutest streets that’s fun to walk around on the weekends.
Five Daughters has some of the best donuts I’ve ever tried in my life… cronuts actually! They are ridiculously good. Their location is so cute too! If you don’t have time to visit the shop, they also serve them at Barista Parlor locations… it’s one of our top Saturday morning rituals.
This is super close to The Flipside, so you can do both at the same time. Le Sel
Le Sel is by far the prettiest restaurant in Nashville… I mean PINK VELVET BOOTHS?! Laura and I think it’s one of the very best spots for a fancy date night or celebration. They also have the best pommes frites!
I hope you enjoyed this first MINI city guide. I think the smaller format will help me be able to bring them to you much MUCH more frequently. I will definitely share more Nashville spots in the future as well – there are so many great spots that don’t get nearly the attention they deserve AND new spots popping up all the time.
Oh and if you’d like to see our past city guides, check out Nashville, New Orleans, Palm Springs and Brooklyn.
Credits//Author and Photography: Elsie Larson. All photos taken with iPhone edited with A Color Story app.
I’m going to Nashville this weekend and have loved your guides. Any recommendations for how to spend a Sunday evening without a crew? I just want to find cool places to hang, but don’t know if Nashville does Sunday nights.
I also spent really awesome time there with my whole family. Now I have a plan to take grand canyon bus tours from los angeles with my father during in coming holidays. I really excited about this tour and I want to capture many images of attractive places in my camera. I am sure we will spent really nice time there.
Okay it is now official you have made me to Nashville on my list.
I’m planning a Nashville trip for the end up July to celebrate after taking the bar exam! Adding all these places to my list for when I’m there 🙂
I wanted to ask the same exact question!! What about the time in between meals…?
This sounds amazing, I definitely have to get there someday!
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Wow! That looks like the best bloody mary!! =o)
Have you been to The Pfunky Griddle? Its a super cute place where there is a griddle in the middle of the table and they have a huge list of toppings to pick from.
Also there is a place in East Nashville called Rose Pepper Mexican Restaurant thats has great margaritas.
How cool! Nashville looks so quirky! Need to visit
Sharon, The Ryman is the best music venue. The Grand Ole Opry is another classic venue and a cool tour. Also check out the Frist Art Museum.See a Predators ice hockey game if you like that sort of thing. Check out Pandora for great gifts and home items.
Either 12 South or East Nashville. 🙂 Although none of these spots are in East Nashville (but most of my last Nashville guide was).
Haha! I’ll try to add more variety next time. Eating is our MAIN travel hobby. 🙂
No I haven’t! Sound fun!
If I have 24 hours in Nashville, I want to spend them all with you! xo 😉
Great mini guide!
I went to Nashville last year and did none of these things! Makes me want to go back so bad!
Hi, what neighborhood would you recommend staying in for a short trip here? Thanks! x
Also, music venues perhaps?