One of the most difficult parts of planning a destination bachelorette party is finding things to do that appeal to everyone. It’s no easy task, even in a city like Nashville!
A bachelorette party is a big deal, and you’ve got to get it right! Not to worry: as always, Bach Done Right has your back. We’ve gathered 20 of the coolest things to do for your Nashville, Tennessee, bachelorette party, which everyone will love! Whether your bride-to-be is a country music mega fan, party gal, nature fanatic, food, wine, or festival lover, this list has something for her.
20 best things to do in Nashville for your bachelorette party
Things to do for Country Music Fans
#1 Make history at the Grand Ole Opry
All country music fans know that visiting the Grand Ole Opry is a rite of passage, an absolute must for visiting Nashville! For those unfamiliar, the Opry is said to be the birthplace of country music and is the US’s longest-running radio broadcast. Gather the girls for a tour of the Grand Ole Opry’s stage and dressing rooms before the show.
#2 Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum
Boot Scoot down memory lane with over 2.2 million artifacts from the history of southern music at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum. Wander through the “Sing Me Back Home” permanent exhibit and watch the evolution of the genre through the Country Music Timeline.
#3 Explore Music Row
In contrast to Lower Broadway, the neon-lined strip of honky tonks and bars in downtown, Music Row is the area of Nashville where industry executives, record labels, and recording studios are located. Venues like the Ryman Auditorium and Grand Ole Opry are where country music is heard, and Music Row is where country music is made. Tour the Historic RCA Studio B, where legends like Elvis Presley and Dolly Parton have recorded. You’ll also notice country music’s biggest stars are honored with street names throughout Music Row.
#4 Catch the vibe at the Ryman Auditorium
Round up the bachelorette party for a performance at Nashville’s Ryman Auditorium. Formerly a church, the building still has pews for seats and otherworldly acoustics, but this isn’t just another music venue. The Ryman is said to be the exact spot where bluegrass music was born and where Johnny Cash met June Carter.
Things to do for City Explorers
#5 Dance at a Honky Tonk
Merriam-Webster defines a honky tonk as: “a usually tawdry nightclub or dance hall, especially one that features country music.” Dancing at a honky tonk is a must-do for your Nashville bachelorette party! Lower Broadway is where you’ll find famous honky-tonks like Tootsie’s Orchid Lounge and The Stage.
#6 Take a Trolley Tour of downtown Nashville
With live music, incredible food, and good times, Nashville has so many things to do. This city is the bachelorette party capital of the US. Learn all there is to know about Music City with a Hop On Hop Off Trolley Tour, which includes over one hundred stops. Hear about the most famous sites and areas of Nashville with live onboard commentary.
#7 All aboard the Nashville (Party) Tractor
Have the girls kick on their cowgirl boots for the ultimate Nashville AF experience. The Nashville Tractor pulls a party wagon through the city. At the same time, a professional bartender keeps the cocktails flowing for your bachelorette guests.
Bonus: The party tractor tour has private and public options (you can either book the full party wagon, or share it with others), with availability throughout the year.
Things to do for Food Lovers
#8 Enjoy a Wine or Beer Tasting
What’s the only thing strong enough to make wine taste better? Shopping! Sip n’Shop is Nashville’s ONLY all-inclusive shopping tour, which includes tasting, snacks, and exclusive retail discounts. This is the perfect tour for brides and bachelorettes who love to shop ’till they drop.
Alternatively, for the bride who likes nightlife, this 2-hour brewery and distillery tour takes you to Nashville’s finest drink makers via golf cart.
#9 Book a walking Food Tour of Nashville
Let your bachelorette party use their taste buds to navigate Nashville on a walking food tour. We recommend this option because it teaches you the city’s culinary history. Whatever tour your bachelorette crew decides on, make sure it includes hot chicken at an iconic BBQ joint and a Nashville pulled pork sandwich.
#10 Taste and tour Arrington Vineyards
If your bachelorette party loves wine, add Arrington Vineyards to your to-do list. Co-owned by Country Music artist Kix Brooks of Brooks & Dunn, Arrington Vineyards boasts 95 acres of wine, tasting rooms, killer views, scenic picnic areas, and live music on the weekends. Bonus: If you fall in wine-love with a particular flavor, you can order it from home through the online store.
#11 Eat your way through Germantown
Foodies know Germantown as one of Nashville’s most tasty neighborhoods, with authentic Victorian homes converted to boutiques and gourmet eateries. We love this walking tour of Germantown because it makes a stop at the Farmer’s Market for tastings. Make sure to dress cute and get the bachelorette party hashtags ready– Germantown is one big photo opp!
Things to do for Festival Goers
#12 Check out the CMA Country Music Festival
Every June, country music’s biggest fans invade Nashville for the CMA Country Music Festival. Expect meet-and-greets with the best voices in modern and classic country music, and don’t be surprised if you see a star or two on Broadway! Nightly outdoor concerts, riverfront stages, and drink specials throughout the city make the CMA music festival ideal for bachelorette parties.
#13 Nashville Cherry Blossom Festival
Each spring, Nashville decorates itself with hundreds of pretty pink cherry blossoms. The Nashville Cherry Blossom Festival celebrates Japanese culture through performances, martial arts demonstrations, traditional tea ceremonies, and a cosplay contest. Unique things to do, like sumo suit wrestling, make this festival even more fun for a Nashville bachelorette party!
#14 Old School BBQ Festival
This one is for the BBQ-loving bride. Nashville is a top spot for tasty, finger-lickin” good southern eats, so it is no surprise that the city hosts a BBQ celebration every fall. The Old School BBQ Festival is sure to satisfy your tastebuds!
Things to do for Outdoor Adventurers
#15 See the Parthenon
If you wanted to see the Parthenon but didn’t quite save the funds for a bachelorette party in Greece, good news: Nashville has its own Parthenon. The city was once nicknamed “the Athens of the South,” In 1897, a replica of the Parthenon was constructed right here in Nashville.
#16 Hike at Cumberland Park
Cumberland Park is a riverfront city park on the Cumberland River. Have a picnic with a stellar view of Nashville’s skyline at the park! For the active bride, consider a quick hike through the park, where you’ll find butterflies in the spring and foliage in the fall.
#17 Cruise the Cumberland on the General Jackson Showboat
Add some classy food and river views to your Nashville bachelorette party. The General Jackson Showboat cruises along the Cumberland River with incredible angles of Nashville and the surrounding old-growth forests. Onboard, you and the girl gang enjoy live music and delicious southern food.
#18 Snap pics at the Belle Meade Historic Site & Winery
Belle Meade is just 8 miles from downtown Nashville, but it feels a world away. The Greek revival-style mansion was built in 1853, survived the Civil War, and can be toured along with the plantation’s 30 acres of breathtaking grounds. You and your bachelorette party can also tour Belle Meade’s winery, complete with history and samples. Fun note: the guided tours inside the plantation include actors in period costumes.
#19 Bike at The Warner Parks
The Warner Parks include Edwin and Percy Warner Parks and cover over 3,000 acres of woodlands, just nine miles from downtown. Warner Parks is where you go for the bride that wants to hike, bike, and adventure their way through Nashville!
#20 Zipline Nashville
Zipline Nashville is an exhilarating experience that sends you zooming through the woods only 15 minutes north of Nashville. The best part is that everyone at your bachelorette party can experience this adventure, thanks to the guided help!
We trust you’ve found plenty of things to do for your Nashville bachelorette party! Check out our other guides, including 10 Affordable Bachelorette Party Gift Ideas and Bachelorette 101: How to Plan a Bachelorette Party.
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