Ultimate 2 Days In Nashville | Attractions, Activities & Airbnbs


Also known as “Music City,” Nashville, Tennessee has a vibrant music scene and a history steeped in country music culture. The city is also overflowing with incredible foodie spots, buzzing nightlife joints, and fascinating cultural attractions.

If you’re planning a weekend trip to Nashville, you’re in the right place. This post covers the best Airbnbs in the area, as well as some fantastic activities to add to your itinerary.

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How to Spend a Nashville Weekend Trip | Attractions & Activities

It’ll be tough to see the best of Nashville in two days – but not impossible! Though you may not have the time to see every last attraction in the city, you’d be surprised how much ground you can cover in one short weekend.

Check out the spectacular attractions Nashville has to offer below.

Visit the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum

A trip to Music City would be incomplete without a stop at the Country Music Hall of Fame. This magnificent and culturally important exhibition space is a fantastic place to learn more about the city’s musical background. You can see plaques dedicated to legendary musicians such as Johnny Cash, Elvis Presley, and Dolly Parton!

CMHF also screens films and recordings of great music icons, giving visitors a taste of some fascinating musical history. You’ll also find photography archives of important musical moments throughout history, as well as listening stations where you can hear the best country and blues music of Nashville.

If you want to skip the queues, you can buy an entry ticket beforehand, giving you access to all major exhibits. You won’t want to miss this iconic Nashville attraction.

Take a Nashville City Tour

Bus tours are the perfect way for tourists looking to explore the city under time constraints. If you’re unsure of what to see in Nashville in two days, why not let a professional tour guide choose for you?

In a mere hour’s trip, you can tour the heart of Music City and get to see its most attractive spots. The Nashville City Bus Tour will show you the iconic Nissan Stadium, up the buzzing lower Broadway strip, past the gorgeous Centennial Park, and the State Capitol! If you want to see loads of historical attractions in one sitting, this tour is for you.

Cruise down Cumberland River

One of the major waterways in the American South, Cumberland River stretches over a thousand kilometres between Tennessee and Kentucky. You can see the river’s gorgeous scenery and overarching bridge from the Riverfront Park in Nashville, or walk along the banks on a sunny afternoon.

If you’re an outdoorsy person, you’ll love the natural landscapes at the river which merge seamlessly with the downtown metropole skyline. If you want to see Cumberland River in style, why not take a decadent cruiseliner down the waterway?

You can indulge in the General Jackson Showboat Cruise, where you can enjoy a three-course Southern meal aboard one of America’s largest paddle-wheel boats!

Where To Stay In Nashville | 6 Stellar Airbnbs

There are plenty of charming Airbnbs in Nashville if you’re looking for a cool vacation spot during your stay. We’ve covered six of the most interesting and popular rentals in and around Nashville to help you find the perfect Airbnb to suit your tastes.

Cosy Cottage

Location: Cleveland Park

Number of Guests: 4

Superhost: Yes

Everyone loves a fireplace, and this cosy Nashville Airbnb Plus has two! Snuggle up in bed with a book or enjoy a glass of wine in front of the outdoor firepit. This sweet cottage has a charming little ladder leading up to the loft bedroom, as well as an intimate and comfortable atmosphere.

You’ll have all the comforts of home at this lovely rental, as well as ample privacy in each spotlessly clean bedroom. Nashville Downtown is still relatively close at a mere 10-minute drive away. You’re sure to love the unique and trendy cottage style of this home.

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Greenwood Guesthouse

Location: East Nashville

Number of Guests: 6

Superhost: Yes

Located in the hip East Nashville area, this one-bedroom guesthouse has everything you need and more. Considering the property already has a hot tub, it’s wonderful that the host still went the extra mile. You’ll get special touches like complimentary coffee pods, as well as the holy grail of coffee-makers: the Nespresso machine.

Previous guests have been more than content, thanks to the comfortable king bed and the clean finishings. You’re sure to enjoy your stay at this East Nashville retreat.

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Cottage-style Home

Location: East Nashville

Number of Guests: 6

Superhost: Yes

This classy East Nashville cottage has beautiful, thoughtful touches for guests, including an abundance of French roast coffee pods. Your host will also be happy to give you insider recommendations on local attractions.

The beds are comfy and cosy at this spot, so you’ll be tempted to stay indoors. But you’re never more than a $10 Uber from downtown attractions if you pick this clean and comfortable East Nashville stay.

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Fork Inn Lodge

Location: Franklin

Number of Guests: 2

Superhost: No

This warm and inviting log cabin in the woods is the perfect place to relax and unwind on your Nashville vacation. Have a picnic by the pond surrounded by beautiful trees and get toasty by the indoor fireplace at night. This luscious lodge has stunning views of the Franklin valley hills, as well as horses nearby for you to pet!

There are plenty of hiking trails near the lodge’s lake to keep you content. If you’d rather stay home, however, you’ll have the entire house to yourself and a roomy porch to relax and unwind.

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Cosy Casita Retreat Tiny House

Location: Woodbine

Number of Guests: 2

Superhost: Yes

This unique Airbnb may be tiny, but the outdoor area is more than spacious, boasting a fire pit and a spacious patio with rocking chairs. Staying at a tiny house is a trendy bucket list item of late, and this chic little getaway is a great example.

The Cozy Casita tiny house has a lovely quiet yard to relax in, but inside is plenty cosy, too. The modern decor and comfy loft bedroom provide an inviting space for any tourist or traveller to wind down in.

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Loft at Bloomsbury Farm

Location: Smyrna

Number of Guests: 2

Superhost: Superhost

Five-star ratings are tough to come by, even amongst the fantastic Airbnbs on this list. The reviews of this loft are simply stellar.

You’ll find utter peace and quiet in this classy one-bedroom loft, as well as stunning views of the rolling green hills outside your floor-to-ceiling bedroom windows. With this listing’s tranquillity and lush decor, the Bloomsbury Farm Loft is worth the 30-minute drive from Nashville Downtown. Roam the grounds, relax by the fire pit or enjoy a cosy night in at this gorgeous loft.

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Enjoy Your Weekend In Nashville, TN

With just two days in Nashville, we hope you get to see the best of the best Music City attractions! Hopefully, you’ve found your dream Airbnb on this list, and you get to enjoy a jam-packed Nashville itinerary.

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Matt Davison
Matt has done marketing for travel and tourism for over a decade. His first love is SEO, with entrepreneurship hotter on its heels than a girlfriend. When he is not looking up flights back to his next destination, you can find him in the garden, making excuses to walk Rusty, strategizing with the team and tinkering on sites until the early morning.