How To Spend 48 Hours In Nashville

This past weekend I took my first weekend trip to Nashville, TN with my boyfriend. We were able to experience a lot in the two days we were there thanks to careful planning beforehand. When you have a tight time frame for a trip every moment counts!

Sometimes it can be hard to plan out a trip, so I am hoping this guide can help with that process. I am the queen of planning things, so I promise my advice can be trusted!

Nashville travel guide

Some people may think getting the full Nashville experience in just two days is impossible, but that’s far from true! I did it and you can too. There are three simple steps I have for planning the perfect 48 hour trip itinerary. Let’s get right into them!

1. Book convenient accomodations

Where you stay during a vacation can make or break the trip. This is especially true if your time is limited there!

We opted to stay at a hotel that was about 20 minutes away from Downtown Nashville. We could have stayed closer to downtown, but we found that prices were more favorable on the outskirts, which helped us stick to our budget!

I recommend setting a budget for your accomadtions first and then searching within that budget. Once you narrow down a few places determine which of those places is closest to the activities you’re planning. This will make things easier on you when you’re trying to get around. Also, the less time spent traveling from place to place means more time for fun!

2. Plan meals in advance

It’s best to plan the places you want to eat before you get to your destination. For my trip to Nashville my boyfriend and I made a shared note through our Iphones. One day we sat down and did research on the best places to eat in Nashville. This helped us plan out what we would eat for lunch and dinner (breakfast was included at our hotel).

On any other trip we probably wouldn’t plan out our meals in much detail, but with two days we were kind of on a time crunch! We had the chance to eat at Hattie B’s (HIGHLY recommended), Whisky Kitchen, Margaritaville and Johnny Rockets (a childhood favorite of mine).

Out of these four places Hattie B’s was my favorite. Nashville is known for it’s Hot Chicken and this placed definitely lived up to all the hype around it. The food was delicious! I will make sure I pay another visit the next time I am in town.

3. Book activities beforehand

We made sure to plan at least two activities for the weekend. Walking around and site seeing is always nice, but when I travel I also like to experience new things. I think it’s important to gain different experiences if you are visiting somewhere.

The first thing we did was visit the Johnny Cash Museum. This museum was interesting simply because there’s so much I didn’t know about him. I really enjoyed learning about his music, life, and career. I didn’t realize he was so talented! I highly recommend visiting this attraction if you are in Nashville.

We also paid a visit to the Opry Mills Outlet Mall. I love to shop and I also love a good sale, so this was a great experience for me. This mall is HUGE and the prices are right. I was able to purchase a Michael kors bag 90% off the original price! If you’re a shopaholic this place is for you.

Enjoy your Nashville getaway

I hope this guide helps you out as you plan your 48 hour Nashville getaway. If you have any questions or comments you’d like to share with other readers feel free to leave them below!

Happy planning!