Our friends over at The Nashville Guide recently asked us to take over their Instagram account and plan a day of things to do in Nashville. We had so much fun thinking of our favorite places that it inspired us to post them here, too. Whether you've lived in Nashville for years or you're planning your first trip to Music City, here are some of our favorite spots for a strong cup of coffee, a quiet place to think and a great meal to end the day.
This is Eighth and Roast, our favorite coffee shop and go-to workspace. It’s right around the corner from our workshop in Wedgewood-Houston, and it has the best sausage biscuits in town. We start just about every morning here designing new pieces, catching up on emails, and drinking their nitro iced coffee.
We love chasing our coffee buzz with a solid hike at Radnor Lake. It’s just about a 15 minute drive from downtown, but it feels super secluded and peaceful. We love to bring our dogs, Daisy and Buddy, for walks around the lake, but if we’re feeling ambitious we head out on our own along the steeper wooded trails. It's also one of the best places to watch the leaves turn colors in Nashville.
On a weekend afternoon we love to play a game of ping pong and have a locally brewed beer at Smith and Lentz, a new East Nashville brewery with an awesome list of beers brewed in-house (we especially love the El Cuarto IPA). We’re also huge ping pong fans, so we try to round up a group of friends to play a few games. If ping pong isn’t your thing, they also have lots of classic board games and the occasional food truck.
Our perfect Nashville day would end with dinner at one of our favorite restaurants, Moto. This modern Italian restaurant is tucked away on McGavock Street in the Gulch, and it’s the perfect place for a nice dinner out. You can make a reservation for the dining room, but we like to go later in the evening and pull up a stool at the bar. Everything on the menu is great, but we love the black spaghetti paired with a Negroni.