Summer is almost here, which means your vacation planning is likely in full swing. While it can be time-consuming to figure out where to go, what to do, and how to get there, you’re in luck as a Nashville local. You already live in one of the country’s top travel destinations, which means you can save yourself some hassle and plan a staycation in Nashville instead. In a city with so much to offer, you’re sure to have plenty of new things to do, and without the travel, more time to revisit the places you love most! Here are some of our favorite places and recommendations on where to stay.
Things To Do During Your Staycation in Nashville
If you live in Nashville, you’ve probably already visited many must-see spots, like the honky tonks, Ryman Auditorium, Grand Old Opry, and the Country Music Hall of Fame. But there is so much more to experience, including:
- Printer’s Alley – Located between Third and Fourth Avenues and running from Union Street to Commerce Street, Printer’s Alley was once the heart of Nashville’s publishing industry and now offers shops, restaurants, and entertainment, including some of the best blues in Nashville at the Bourbon Street Blues & Boogie Bar, all off the beaten path of Lower Broadway.
- Lane Motor Museum – This is an eccentric, quirky museum that houses the most extensive collection of European cars and motorcycles in North America. You’ll be able to get close to rare and unusual vehicles and learn their stories, including a collection of amphibious vehicles, one of which was driven from the Port of Nashville to the museum in the middle of the night in 2005.
- Belle Meade Historic Site & Winery – Tour this beautiful Greek Revival mansion and the surrounding 30 acres (on a Segway for added fun!) and learn the history of what was once one of the largest private estates in Nashville. After, enjoy a tasting in the winery, historic bourbon experiences, or dine in the on-site restaurant, the Belle Meade Meat & Three.
- Nashville Hop On Hop Off Trolley Tour – Play tourist for a day or two, and learn about our city’s rich history while having fun. Stops include the Nashville Farmer’s Market, Centennial Park, Legislative Plaza, Musicians Hall of Fame, Belmont Mansion, Frist Art Museum, Marathon Village, The Gulch, etc. And because you can spend as much or as little time as you want at each stop, it’s perfect for all ages and schedules.
- Visit the Goo Goo Chocolate Co. – Nashville is becoming more and more well-known as a foodie destination, but you may not realize it all started over a hundred years ago when the Goo Goo Cluster, the first combination candy bar in America, was invented here. And you can visit their downtown shop to purchase this delicious indulgence and create a custom flavor while learning Goo Goo’s history at one of their classes!
Where to Stay in Nashville
For your staycation in Nashville, a central location is a must. Music City Loft features 1-bedroom, 2-bedroom, and 3-bedroom vacation rentals right in the heart of downtown Nashville at an affordable price with unmatched luxury and comfort. Each of our unique lofts pays homage to top country musicians with works from our favorite local designers and artisans to immerse you in local culture further. And by booking directly with us, there are no third-party or OTA booking fees, plus you’ll always get the best deal.
Booking for a Large Group?
Our Bettye A and Bettye B lofts can be rented together and can accommodate up to 20 guests! Book one or both for your large group today.