Rhapsody Day Spa
The Westin Nashville 807 Clark Pl., 3rd Floor, SoBro
The spa inside the Westin feels relaxing and private—a perfect place to unwind with a massage, a glass of champagne, and a few rounds in the sauna.
1035 W. Eastland Ave., Greenwood
Peninsula’s menu changes every month or so. The bar focuses on gin and tonic. And it feels properly fancy—nice for intimate date nights and special occasions.
3900 Hillsboro Pike, Green Hills
This bookstore is owned by beloved author Ann Patchett. (Her most recent novels include Tom Lake, The Dutch House, and Commonwealth. And she also wrote one of our all-time favorite memoirs, Truth & Beauty.), Parnassus is everything you wish for as a book lover: well-curated and cute, with a solid calendar of author events.
81 Van Buren St., Germantown
This is the best place to get sushi in Nashville. It’s not overtly fancy, which we appreciate, and the signature rolls are something special.
National Museum of African American Music
510 Broadway, Downtown
This museum opened in 2021 to honor music created by African Americans. Wind your way through the galleries, which are broken out by genre—they focus on jazz, R&B, hip hop, gospel, and the blues—and make a bit of your own music in the interactive exhibits.
Martha My Dear
2503 Gallatin Ave., East End
Martha My Dear feels classic and uncomplicated: It has a solid list of signature cocktails and good bar snacks, too—like house-made pub mix, marinated olives, and honey-roasted nuts.
2305 12th Ave. S., 12South
Everything chef Trevor Moran does at Locust is beautiful. His Asian-inspired menu is short and changes frequently, but we can tell you this: Get one of everything. Note that reservations are necessary and require a deposit, and the restaurant can only accommodate groups of four or fewer.
747 Douglas Ave. Ste. 106, East Nashville
This is a great spot for massages, facials, waxes, and haircuts, too. But the best part is the private baths, which you can book for up to 10 people at a time.
5133 Harding Pike, Belle Meade
Interior designer Stephanie Sabbe opened Heirloom Artifacts as a general store—and you’ll find great little gifts here, for sure—but the main event is her curated collection of pretty home goods.
2304 12th Ave S., 12South
In this 12South boutique, you’ll find a tight selection of some of our favorite fashion brands, from Agolde and Ganni, to Ulla Johnson and Rhode.