Welcome to our new monthly blog series where we will share our top picks for exploring Nashville. You can expect a variety of our favorite new and local places, restaurants, shops, and activities that will hopefully provide some inspiration for your time off throughout the month. With St. Patrick’s Day right around the corner and Spring on the way, March is one of our favorite times of year in Music City! Whether you are local or visiting Nashville, we hope that you find a few to inspire your own to-do list this month.
The annual festival runs from March 7 – April 5 and showcases more than 150,000 flowers such as Snowdrops, crocus, hyacinth, daffodils, magnolias, redbuds, and dogwoods. Don’t miss plenty of family-friendly activities, a beer garden, art workshops, and yoga.
As the weather is getting nicer and the days are slowly becoming longer, March is a great time to start enjoying more time outdoors. Head to local brewery, Jackalope, on a pretty day to sip on their seasonal brews and relax on the patio. Bonus, the patio is pet-friendly so all dogs are welcome.
This cozy neighborhood café in East Nashville is somewhat of an institution in the Nashville food scene and the best date night spot. With French influences and a rotating daily menu, you truly cannot go wrong. Be sure to make a reservation in advance as the small space tends to fill up.
March 14-17, celebrate St. Patrick’s Day by experiencing Irish culture in the heart of Nashville. Throughout the festival, you will be able to experience firsthand the connection between Irish music and Nashville’s country and bluegrass roots. Get excited for traditional Irish dancing, hurling and Gaelic football, as well as Irish whiskey tastings.
One of the most intriguing speakeasies to open in Nashville is high on our list this month. A classic cocktail lounge and piano bar, you can expect a throwback to the late 19th century, with inventive cocktails and bites. Make sure to check out the upstairs patio as the weather starts to warm up.
Franklin’s picturesque downtown is full of unique and local coffee shops, restaurants, boutiques, and antique stores - a family-friendly area to wander around and easily spend a day. Some of our favorites in the area include: Frothy Monkey, Habit Boutique, Gray’s on Main, Ruby Sunshine, and Hester & Cook.
One of Nashville’s most beloved jewelers, Ann Williams, recently opened her own beautiful shop in Green Hills. Famous for their exquisite 14 karat gold bangles, Yearly also creates stunning earrings, rings, and necklaces designed to be worn every day. Stop by the new space this month to see the locally made jewelry and also determine your custom bangle size. While there, be sure to peruse the upstairs art gallery, featuring work from local female artists.
A perfect opportunity to celebrate Spring with the best brunch cocktail. The festival will be held March 14 and brings together the best Bloody Marys made by local bars, restaurants, and craft mixes. Tastes from local Loveless Cafe, music, and photo opportunities are also included.
Whether you are having a party for St. Patrick’s Day or not, this local bakery makes the sweetest desserts that are always perfectly on theme and delicious. No matter what, their seasonal cookies are sure to make you feel festive. We will be stopping by early to pick some up since they tend to quickly sell out.