Are you ready for the ultimate girls’ trip to Nashville? Plan on hitting some of the trendiest, hottest honky-tonks the city has to offer. Absolute fun is the order of business in Nashville!
Hit the streets during the day visiting the cute little shops, the bigger shopping malls, and then visiting museums and other attractions. Find adorable cafes and amazing restaurants to dine in and plan your evenings at the honky-tonks.
While you and your girls are out and about exploring all Nashville has to offer you will first want to find a luggage storage service for your large day bags and shopping purchases. You want to spend your time seeing as much of Music City as you can, don’t let heavy items slow you down!
- Wildhorse Saloon
Located on 2nd Avenue, the Wildhorse Saloon is a bright, exciting honky-tonk that actually has three levels with plenty of room to move and dance. Tug on your boots and hit the dance floor for a couple of hours of line dancing.
The menu at the Wildhorse Saloon has the most mouth-watering barbecue you have ever tasted, complete with all the classic sides such as coleslaw and potato salad.
- The Bluebird Café
Head over to Hillsboro Road and visit the Bluebird Café which has been open since 1982. It is in a small strip mall and easily overlooked, but an absolute must during your girls’ trip.
Songwriters come to the Bluebird Café to try out their newest songs and even Vince Gill and Garth Brooks used to sing here before making it big. You will truly enjoy the classic country played here.
- Robert’s Western World
Located right on Broadway, Robert’s Western World is one honky-tonk you’ve got to make sure is on the itinerary. It is the epitome of what makes Nashville so great. Superstars like Tom Petty, Merle Haggard, Rascal Flatts, and Dwight Yoakum have visited here.
Order a beer and a burger and enjoy some foot-stomping rockabilly music. Your girlfriends will love the fast-paced scene and will want to dance the night away at Robert’s Western World.
- Bobby’s Idle Hour Tavern
Grab a taxi and head over to 16th Avenue for an evening at Bobby’s Idle Hour Tavern. The original Idle Hour Tavern was one of the most popular bars in Nashville but was unfortunately demolished in 2005.
However, Bobby’s Idle Hour Tavern found a new home on 16th Avenue and has been going strong ever since. You will know you are here when you see the Big Man statue waving to you!
- Legend’s Corner
Like Robert’s Western World, Legend’s Corner is located on Broadway and is just next to the Nashville Convention Center. Even if you do not come here for the music, you will come for the memorabilia.
The walls are covered with country album covers and other memorabilia including a guitar that Johnny Cash once played and original Elvis Presley records from Sun Records.
- Lonnie’s Western Room
Round up the girls for a night of karaoke at one of the most notorious karaoke bars in Nashville, Lonnie’s Western Room on Printers Alley. You will probably have some pretty stiff competition as many up-and-coming musicians sing here.
Big & Rich even stopped by to sing a few songs during karaoke to give the crowd something to talk about. Order a round of drinks and pick your favorite songs to belt out while at Lonnie’s.
- Station Inn
If you love bluegrass music, Station Inn on 12th Avenue is the place to go. The down-home vibe puts you at ease and makes you want to stay all night. Slide onto one of the old church pews and settle in to listen to some great music.
Alison Krauss, Ricky Skaggs, and Dierks Bentley like to drop into the Station Inn from time to time for a quick song or two so keep a watch and maybe buy them a drink after their set.
- The Stage on Broadway
You can guess where The Stage on Broadway is located! It is one of those legendary honky-tonks you have to visit when you are just hanging out with the girls. Enjoy live music, dancing, and a cocktail or two while here.
This large honky-tonk has a huge dance floor perfect for line dancing or cuddling up with a special someone during the slow songs. Head up to the balcony for great views of the dance floor and all that is happening at The Stage.
- Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum
The goal of the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum is to preserve, share, and celebrate country music from the very beginning to today. Get your tickets online and plan to spend a few hours exploring the museum.
Often referred to as the Smithsonian of country music, the Country Music Hall of Fame has thousands of artifacts dedicated to the music, songwriters, and musicians.
- Grand Ole Opry
Every country singer’s dream is to sing at the Grand Ole Opry. It is the longest-running radio program in the U.S. and if you get tickets to one of the shows you will have a blast.
If you are not able to make a performance, drop by the Grand Ole Opry during the day for a behind-the-scenes tour and explore all the nooks and crannies of this iconic place.
- Belle Meade Historic Site & Winery
An ultimate girls’ trip to Nashville is not complete until you plan a day at the Belle Meade Historic Site & Winery. Take a few hours to explore the old Belle Meade plantation with all its restored outbuildings filled with history.
Then take an hour or two and relax while learning more about wine-making and tasting some of the wines made at the winery. Finish your day with a meal at the restaurant on-site.
The ultimate girls’ trip to Nashville has to include checking out some of the more iconic honky-tonks as well as shopping and eating. You will laugh, dance, drink, eat, and shop your way through Nashville with your best gal pals.
Plan your itinerary so you can hit all the great watering holes and still have time to relax and catch up with your friends. It will be the trip of a lifetime!
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