Yes, a cocktail can be part of the fun in Music City, but for those of us “with child” and abstaining, there is still pleasure to be had. Let us count the ways! You can still have fun in Nashville while you’re expecting!
Tap into these Nashville insiders to show you the most Insta-worthy spots to shop, eat, and play! Your host and photographer will show you the hot spots while taking high-quality photos for you to remember your trip by. Grab your partner or pals and let them guide you on a professional photoshoot! Coolest part? The photos are yours to keep!
Up your cooking game and learn from top chefs in the Nashville area. There is no shortage of courses in Music City, and each one culminates in a delicious meal of your own creation. Here are some of our favorites: Cozymeal, with tempting offerings like Northern Italian, Plant-Based Garden Feast, and Mocktail Mixology. Southern Belle Biscuit specializes in – you guessed it – authentic southern biscuits. Sign up for “Biscuits and Breakfast” where you will indulge in biscuits and gravy after getting elbow-deep in butter and flour. And check out Dabble if a “Night in Spain,” “Mexican Fiesta,” or “Southern Cooking” is more of what you’re after. What better excuse for that second helping than “It’s for the Baby?!”
Get that body ready for birth-day with a class designed especially for the job ahead. The best part? Not only will you walk away with a plan for continuing your fitness routine at home, these sessions are developed with pregnant moms in mind, safely stretching and strengthening those limbs. Three to check out:
Nurture (Nashville Yoga) if your aim is to lower anxiety, ease discomfort, and create a sense of calm. Good option if you value gentle movement, connection, and the sweetness of slowing down.
CycleBar if an exercise “experience” sounds interesting. Graphics take you on a journey through hills and on a race course, with an epic soundtrack pounding in the background. Modified for those that are preggers, it still promises to get the heart rate up and blood pumping. Tip: Grab a spot in front near a fan – you’ll be glad you did!
Built by Holly if you like things customized. Holly is a personal trainer with a loyal following, and is dedicated to personalizing her sessions to each body’s needs.
You don’t have to choose between excellent food and quality entertainment. With a Dinner Show, you get both. Here are a few of Nashville’s highest-rated options:
The Family Wash first opened in a refurbished laundromat (hence, the name!) before moving to a larger locale on Main Street. While it still has its dive-y charm, don’t be misled – they host an impressive lineup of live music combined with some of the best food you’ll find in the city. Look for eclectic twists on Southern classics and a full-scale coffee bar.
General Jackson Showboat is arguably the most unique venue around. The immense, two-story Victorian-style cruise ship floats down the Cumberland River, offering gorgeous views of the Nashville skyline. You’ll hear stand-out voices in country music, ranging from classic to contemporary, and indulge in an array of Southern dishes prepared by the in-house sous chef. Though pricier than other options, it promises to be an unforgettable night.
Nashville Nightlife Dinner Theatre, voted Music City’s #1 Dinner and Show event, has enthralled thousands with its celebration of country music. With frequent celebrity guests and an all-you-can-eat buffet from friend chicken to peach cobbler, it draws more tourists than locals. But we’ll take it – their dinner and show consistently delivers reliably entertaining performances and good food.
Tour The Hermitage, former home of our nation’s seventh president. Filled with most of Andrew Jackson’s original belongings, each room is a portal into the daily lives of generations of the Jackson family and the steady stream of guests they welcomed. Save time for a walk around the grounds and gardens and get your tranquility on. If only 10th grade History was this engaging!
Even when Nashville’s bar scene is on-hold, options abound for recreation and entertainment during your nine months. The hardest choice just might be what to do first!
September 1, 2023