Explore Nashville’s The Gulch, 12 South, and Centennial Park
Located in the heart of the Gulch neighborhood, Thompson Nashville provides the perfect base to spend a day exploring Nashville’s thriving art scene and all the other treats of the neighborhood. Before you get started, sit down for breakfast at Milk and Honey. Depending on your mood, you might opt for their “super famous” buttermilk biscuit, fig-and-proscuitto toast, or shakshuka. If you happen to get there later, or are just feeling decadent, there are also 18 flavors of homemade gelato.
At 20-feet high, Kelsey Montague’s #WhatLiftsYou mural nearby is her largest yet, although she also painted a puppy-size one. Speaking of murals, take a moment to check out Jason Woodside’s, which covers a giant wall in vibrant colors. Head over to the Frist Art Museum, which hosts traveling exhibitions from around the country, and is just five minutes from Thompson Nashville.
Grab a day-pass for B-Cycle, which has 275 bike rental stations across town and allows you to pick-up and drop-off at different locations. Head over to 12South and (if you’re not too sweaty) enjoy some retail therapy: Draper James’ beautiful flagship is located not far from White’s Mercantile, a refined general store where you’re sure to find lots of souvenirs.