7 Days in Nashville: Homegirl’s Guide

See the second slideshow here on the week I planned for my friend, Kate, to introduce her to southern hospitality and the Nashville spirit.  Below is my guide for tourists, hosts, and locals on staycation.  No doubt I’ll have more suggestions as I explore new places, and I’d love for you to share in the comments your favorite discoveries and hangouts, too.  Enjoy!

Click on link below for downloadable guide:

7 Days in Nashville- Homegirl’s Guide


7 Days in Nashville

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Links to 3 recommended Airbnbs mentioned above:

12th South Historic Home is my Usual Nashville Go-To Host/owner Carol is great but her popular place was booked (see more about Carol’s home and the area here ) when Kate visited, so we stayed here and greatly enjoyed  AnnaLiisa and Rory’s home.  However, they will be moving in the next month, so there are only a few dates left to book the Charming Cottage in 12th/Belmont.)

Lovely Little House on Lillian is aptly named. Loved the stay and host Andrea is very helpful.

Thompson Station was the bucolic respite I hoped it would be. Hosts Edy and Chris are great.

More about Nashville and Tennessee here:

My Nashville

East Nashville’s Bounty and Backyards

Loveless and Natchez Trace Area

Gone South to Franklin

Franklin at Christmas

Knoxville and Smoky Mountains




Cindy McCain

A Southern Girl Gone Global, I flew from my empty Nashville nest in 2014 to land in Africa where I lived two years in magical Marrakesh, Morocco. Now I live in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic and continue sharing my journey--so far across 27 countries on 4 continents and the Caribbean. This travel/lifestyle blog is about letting go of fear, clinging to faith, and following your heart's desires. It's a celebration of beauty, adventure, relationship...roots and wings.


    • There really is. 🙂 Nashville has grown so much in the 3 years I was gone that I barely recognized it, but it’s fun exploring the changes.

  • Minus the hot yoga and horseback riding, I wish I had this information when I visited Nashville for a conference (1,200 Social Security lawyers at the Opryland Hotel–ugh). I guess it’s technically outside of Nashville, but I did make it to The Hermitage to indulge my inner history geek.

    • The Hermitage is nice. I lived near there for almost 30 years. 1200 SS lawyers in Opryland Hotel must have been an experience! 🙂 Now I’m on the west side near Cheekwood and enjoying my first fall full of color and cooler weather in a long time.

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