It’s happened to all of us, a friend is in town for 24 hours or less and they want you to show them around town. I don’t know about you, but when this happens my mind goes into overdrive! There’s so much to see and do in Nashville, 24 hours just won’t cut it!
My girl Alicia came into town a weeks ago before our media trip to Pigeon Forge, there was so much I wanted to show her! So if you’re in Nashville (and in the same boat) here is what you should do!
24 Hours in Nashville: Where to Eat
Start off with breakfast. A few of my favorites are Barista Parlor, Biscuit Love or Frothy Monkey. If you have a full day of activities you’ll need some coffee and fuel. If your guests want the full tourist experience then Loveless Cafe and Pancake Pantry are two great options!
24 Hours in Nashville: Where to Shop
I have a full post on places to shop in Nashville but 12 South is a tourist favorite. With stores like White’s Mercantile, Draper James, Ceri Hoover and Imogene + Willie, you’re bound to find some great local clothing! There are also some great well-known murals there you can take a photo in front of!
Another great street is Hillsboro Village. Here you can grab a coffee at Fido or Revelator, ice cream at Jeni’s or a movie at The Belcourt. There you’ll find boutiques like Scout & Molly’s, Native & Nomad, The Impeccable Pig, Posh, and UAL.
24 Hours in Nashville: What to Do
Tour the Ryman. If you love country music, you have to visit the Mother Church! You can do a self-guided tour or guided backstage tour. Also check to see if they have a show the night you’re there. It’s quite the experience! Another great place to tour is The Grand Ole Opry.
Hit up Broadway. I wrote about my five favorite Broadway spots, but you definitely need to set aside time at night for a Honky Tonk or two.
Go to a Predators game. The Nashville Predators are one of the top three hockey teams in the NHL right now. ESPN wrote that Preds fans are the best fans in the NHL and provide one of the best hockey experiences. (I also share what to wear to a Preds game here.)
Walk around Centennial Park. Tour the Parthenon and explore the gorgeous grounds. It’s a great walk on a beautiful day!
Visit all the murals. I have a complete mural guide here. They’re scattered across the city and a great photo op.
24 Hours in Nashville: What to Wear
Let’s be real, most of us don’t wear cowboy hats and cowboy boots. My daily uniform is tennis shoes, jeans, a Madewell v-neck tee, and a leather or denim jacket. And I almost always have a hat on! We keep it casual in the 615, very Americana hipster. Be comfortable and wear stretchy pants for all the eating you’ll do. I’ve got a full guide on what to wear here!