3 itineraries to celebrate the first day of spring in Nashville

Spring into the new season by spending the day exploring your city using one of the three itineraries we’ve crafted for foodies, outdoorsy types, and savvy shoppers.

Two hands hold cones filled with vanilla soft serve topped with sprinkles in front of a pink wall with a mural reading, "No Selfies."

I scream, you scream because we’ve officially made it to spring. | Photo by @hunterhartphoto

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Out with the c(old), in with the new. To welcome the first day of spring on Tuesday, March 19, we’ve crafted three itineraries that will put you in the warm weather spirit.

Food-focused festivities

This foodie adventure is all about the arrival of a sweet new season.

  • Start your day with a honeysuckle peach tea from Farm City Coffee inside the Nashville Farmers Market before picking up some greenery to refresh your space at Gardens of Babylon. You can’t leave without shopping a few products to incorporate into tonight’s dinner, too.
  • A midday pick-me-up ice cream from Soft Service Station is a must. Bonus: We hear the biz hopes to have a new non-dairy soft serve machine up and running soon.
  • Order a classic flight from City Winery while you watch Sarah Manzo, Miriam Kass, Amber Ais, and Nancy Daines take the stage.
A person walks a white dachshund on a paved path lined with mossy stones and deep woods.

Hank took “stop and sniff the roses” to new heights. | Photo by NASHtoday

Spotlight sports

Before you sit back and cheer on the Preds tonight, you’ll be getting a workout in, too.

  • Head to 51st Deli for coffee and a hearty breakfast. Our pick: Iced vanilla latte, breakfast tacos, and a lemonade for later (of course).
  • Walk it out at Warner Parks with your furry friend. Pro tip: Plan your path with the trails map. We opted to shorten the 2.75-mile Old Roadway path to accommodate Hank’s not-so-lengthy legs.
  • End the day by packing Bridgestone Arena to watch the Predators take on the San Jose Sharks. The game honors active and retired heroes for the first night of Ford Military Week.
A table filled with merchandise sits in the center of the room. A wall with shelves holding dried florals is off to the left and a refrigerator with fresh flowers is in the back.

It’s spring time year-round at Neighborlily. | Photo by NASHtoday

Shop spring staples

There’s nothing like a little retail therapy and self-care to kick the winter blues.

  • Spark your creativity at Neighborlily. Order the Garden Party latte before crafting your own take-home arrangement at the dried flower bar.
  • Hop on over to Hillsboro Village to add some color to your closet. Spring arrivals have landed at The Impeccable Pig, Molly Green, Dress Up, and more.
  • Unwind for the evening with Float Horizon by booking a 60-minute float in the wave room or dreampod, or 30 minutes in the infrared sauna.
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