We are thrilled to welcome you back to travel! As you prepare to hit the road for your next adventure, you will find the world a little different from what you remember, but don’t worry we’ve put together a list of our favorite local spots to help ease all of your planning woes. Here is our guide to the Nashville community for your upcoming visit.
To start your day head just a few blocks over to Frothy Monkey. Or try local favorite Barista Parlor with locations in The Gulch, East Nashville, and Germantown. In the mood to Brunch? Try Cafe Roze in East Nashville or Puckett’s Downtown.
Ready to start exploring Nashville? Don’t forget a mask as Nashville has issued a mask mandate. The Frist Art Museum is open to visitors but reserve a ticket time online before your visit! You are in Music City, so you can’t miss the historic Ryman Auditorium. Take advantage of their self-guided tours, so you can experience “The Mother Church of Country Music. Looking for an outdoor adventure? If you head just a couple of miles outside of downtown, you will find Percy Warner Park or Radnor Lake– two great places for an easy and beautiful hike! Wanting to enjoy a more leisurely walk with some indoor breaks? Try Cheekwood Estate & Gardens, this 55-acre estate has museums, 12 distinct gardens, and an array of horticultural sculptures.
Have you worked up an appetite? Executive Chef Matt Bell and his team are so excited to welcome everyone once again for dinner service at Gray & Dudley. Treat yourself to drinks from Minerva Avenue before heading to 5th & Taylor, or go more casual with a few beers at Bearded Iris followed by a slice (or two) of pizza from Slim & Husky’s. Don’t worry we didn’t forget about your sweet tooth- try Bobbie’s Dairy Dip, Jeni’s Splendid Ice Cream, or Baked on 8th.
Many of our local Nashville restaurants are in the early stages of reopening, but you can still support the local food scene by ordering carryout or curbside. Here are a few of our favorite restaurants offering take out Folk, Rolf and Daughters, and O-Ku. Many restaurants, including Gray & Dudley, are also able to offer to-go Wine, Beer, and Liquor. Make one night a picnic dinner with carryout food and drinks. Located all within walking distance of the hotel is Cumberland Park, Riverfront Park, and the Public Square/ Observation Deck – all would make a great place for an urban picnic.
If you are in need of some retail therapy. Nashville is lucky to have a variety of locally-owned shops. White’s Mercantile, a modern take on a general store, where you can pick up a gift for yourself that you didn’t even know you needed. For the denim lover, Imogene + Willie, creates high-end and custom denim, along with an assortment of other to-die-for minimalist pieces. For the skincare and beauty guru, Lemon Laine is a Natural Beauty and wellness shop. Hatch Show Print, a working letterpress print shop that has been designing and hand printing since 1879. Adednego is boutique with a little something for everyone, featuring clothing for women, accessories and grooming products for men and fun goodies for home. Newly open, and already a favorite is Golden Slipper, with the majority of the store with locally made items- you’ll find the perfect gift or souvenir from your trip to Nashville.
We are so excited to have you in Nashville. Have any other questions? Our teammates are experts on our community so give us a call at 615.610.6400 if you have any questions when planning your stay! Find yourself not ready to leave? Extend your stay at any 21c location with our Take Your Time offer.
For your safety and the safety of our communities, we ask that you wear a mask and practice social distancing during your visit. For the most up to date information about all of our cleanliness and wellness policies, designed with the safety of our teammates and guests in mind, click here.