Destination Bachelorette Party Ideas: Nashville, Tennessee
ABC’s hit TV show, Nashville, has reinforced what seasoned travelers already know: Nashville, Tennessee, is a fab place to celebrate nearly anything – particularly a bachelorette party.
Nashville’s nickname is Music City because of the mind-boggling number of legendary songs and albums that have been recorded within city limits, including Elvis’ “Heartbreak Hotel” (1956), Bob Dylan’s “Blonde on Blode” (1966), REM’s “Document” (1987) and Kid Rock’s “Rock N Roll Jesus” (2007), just to name a few. It’s also home to the world-famous Grand Ole Opry and United Record Pressing, one of just four vinyl record pressing plants left in the nation.
Nashville, Tennessee, just might be the perfect spot to celebrate with a bride who loves a good beat. But there’s more to Nashville than just music. It’s centrally located – a bonus for the bride with family and friends across the country – has an invigorating nightlife, top-notch restaurants and an overall ambiance that makes a person want to party.
Nashville is easily accessible for a weekend bachelorette party. Nashville International Airport offers nonstop flights to and from 42 cities, including Washington, D.C., Philadelphia and Baltimore. For utmost convenience, book a hotel in downtown Nashville so you won’t have to cab it anywhere, unless you want to.
During the day, visit the Country Rock Music Hall of Fame, tour one of the area’s historic homes, or just shop and relax at a spa. Rest up, though, because at night is when the party really starts.
Grab a bite of “locally sourced haute-Southern cuisine” at Watermark on 12th Avenue South. And wash it down with some Tennessee whiskey. While Jack Daniels, the better known whiskey, is produced in Lynchburg, Tennessee, Music City has its own bourbon distillery — Collier and McKeel.
If you’re a fan of the TV show, Nashville, you’ll want to visit the Bluebird Café, an intimate live music venue. Make reservations well in advance if you want to go to the Bluebird. If you can’t get in, don’t worry – there are plenty of other live music venues in the area, such as Tootsie’s Orchid Lounge and Legends Corner. Or visit the Wildhorse Saloon on Second Avenue North to try your hand – er, foot? – at line dancing.
From down-home cuisine and whiskey sours to country music and line dancing, Nashville has everything you need for a great girlfriend getaway and bachelorette party.
Where would you go for a destination bachelorette party?