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10 Things To Do on a Girls’ Weekend in Nashville

No girls’ trip to Nashville would be complete without these must-do adventures.

Neon lights and partiers in Nashville.
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Hayley Hutson is a freelance food and travel writer based in Charlotte, North Carolina. She’s also an avid reader, home cook, and former Disney cast member. Hayley has written for over 200 brands spanning 22 countries and has been featured in publications such as Travel + Leisure, Matador Network, and more.

If you’re planning an epic girls’ weekend in Nashville this year, you can rest assured that Music City will not disappoint. Blazing ahead as the bachelorette party capital of the nation, Nashville is bursting with exciting things to see and do on your next girls’ trip.

From live music everywhere you turn to vibrant street art and fantastic food, this thriving city boasts plenty to keep you busy all weekend long. Grab your friends and get ready for a fun-filled getaway you’ll never forget.

1. Go museum hopping

Visitors explore an exhibit at The Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum.
The Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum is a must-visit.Foto: William DeShazer / Viator

Art, country music, and local history await.

Appealing to art lovers, country music fans, and other enthusiasts, Nashville offers plenty of museums to explore. Some of the must-sees around town include the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, Frist Art Museum, Tennessee State Museum, and the legendary Ryman Auditorium (former home of the Grand Ole Opry).

If you’d rather check out the museums as part of a larger sightseeing tour, city tours provide offers the best of both worlds and includes admission to several popular museums.

2. Get your foodie fix

A basket of fried food and pickles in Nashville.
Fries and pickles, because why not?Foto: Josiah True / Shutterstock

Bond over fried chicken, brunch, and rooftop views.

To call Nashville’s food scene impressive would be an understatement. Whether you’re looking for the best fried chicken in Tennessee (we’re looking at you, Hattie B’s!) or a trendy brunch spot with bottomless mimosas, you can find it all right here.

And be sure to check out a few rooftop bars, too, to pair your meal with gorgeous skyline views. For the perfect combination of local history, culture, and cuisine, consider opting for a Nashville food and sightseeing tour to embrace it all in one incredible afternoon.

3. Design your own cowboy hat

A white cowboy hat on a table in Nashville.
The perfect cowboy hat is the one of your own design.Foto: Sari ONeal / Shutterstock

Make a Nashville memento that’s all your own.

Over the years, cowboy hats have become synonymous with Nashville culture and style. For bachelorette parties and girls’ trips, you can even get creative and have a blast designing your own. While there are plenty of great shops for hats that you can customize at home, American Paint Hat lets you choose from tons of colors, shapes, bands, and feathers to create a custom cowboy hat that serves as both a fashion statement and a souvenir.

4. Catch a live show at the Grand Ole Opry

A live show at the Grand Ole Opry.
Catching a show at the Grand Ole Opry is a classic thing to do.Foto: William DeShazer / Shutterstock

Step inside the country music scene.

Known around the world as the home of country music, the Grand Ole Opry has played host to the biggest names in the industry for nearly a century. This American icon is the number-one attraction in Nashville and is considered by many to offer the city’s ultimate live music experience.

You can grab tickets for the weekly Grand Ole Opry show, which features multiple artists from legends to rising stars, or opt for a guided backstage tour to learn more about the renowned show that made country music famous.

5. Check out the iconic Nashville street murals

An I Believe in Nashville mural in the city.
They also make a great photo backdrop.Foto: William DeShazer / Viator

Find your photo op while discovering the city’s street art.

Visiting the colorful street murals is one of the most popular things to do in Nashville, especially for anyone looking to snap the perfect Instagram photo during their trip. Many of the most striking murals can be found in The Gulch and 12 South neighborhoods, so head out on a scavenger hunt to find them all.

If you’d rather discover street art in a leisurely style, you can book a Nashville mural tour by private golf cart to make the most of your time in the city.

6. Shop your heart out

Buildings in the The 12 South neighborhood.
The 12 South neighborhood is the place to explore.Foto: TXMARTINS / Tripadvisor

Indie boutiques to suit everyone in your crew.

Nashville is teeming with women-owned shops and boutiques where you can support small businesses while commemorating your girls’ trip with local treasures. Some of the best shopping neighborhoods in the city include 12 South and The Gulch for fashion and jewelry, and East Nashville for eclectic, artsy finds. Emerging clothing labels, funky antiques, and yes, cowboy boots, all have a home in Music City.

7. Take a tractor tour of the city

A red Nashville Tractor takes revelers through the city.
There's only one way to see the city.Foto: Paul McKinnon / Shutterstock

A DJ-powered way to see the sights.

While hitting the town by tractor may sound strange, it’s nothing out of the ordinary here in Nashville. Experience the vivacious energy of this fun-loving city in all of its wacky glory on a public party tractor tour, complete with a DJ and onboard dance floor. As you journey through Downtown Nashville, you’ll sing and dance with your best friends, and mix and mingle to your heart’s content.

8. Throw a pontoon boat party

A pontoon out on the Nashville water at twilight.
Get to know the water in the best way.Foto: Merrillie Redden / Shutterstock

Get festive on the lake, complete with skyline views.

A popular choice for bachelorette parties and other group get-togethers, Pontoon party cruises offers a memorable way to celebrate while sailingcruising past the glittering Nashville skyline along Old Hickory Lake. Powered by cycling stations and run by a captain and deckhand, each boat has room for up to 16sixteen people, and features a Bluetooth speaker and coolers for bring-your-own drinks. Taking your party to the water, you’ll experience Music City in a whole new light.

9. Take a helicopter tour

The cityscape at dawn.
Seeing Nashville from above is unforgettable.Foto: jdross75 / Shutterstock

Sightseeing from the sky.

If you want to escape traffic and explore the best of Music City from above, booking a Downtown Nashville helicopter tour is a luxurious way to do both. Not only is this a spectacular way to explore the city highlights, but it offers your group a private experience that you won’t find on a bus tour. As you soar over landmarks like the Ryman Auditorium and the Country Music Hall of Fame, you’ll learn all about Nashville without having to worry about the endless crowds down below.

10. Explore the honky tonks on Broadway

Neon sighs on Broadway in Nashville.
Neon signs lead the way.Foto: Paul Brady Photography / Shutterstock

Let loose on the city’s most raucous strip.

No matter what time of day you choose to visit Nashville’s infamous Broadway strip, you’ll find that it’s always a party. While it may be considered a tourist trap, this iconic street is a rite of passage for any first-timer’s trip to Nashville—much like New York City’s Times Square. So, grab your newly bedazzled cowboy hat and dedicate some time to hopping around the many eclectic haunts running up and down Broadway, full of country music and honky-tonk vibes.

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