Spend a day in Nashville on a $10 vs. $100 budget

Battle of the budgets. 💸

Eating out on a budget? No problem.

Sit out on SATCO’s patio or take your tacos to-go. | Photo by NASHtoday

We’re taking two budgets for a spin to see which has the best bang for your buck. Ready for an adventure? Here’s how you can spend a day in Music City on $10 vs $100.

~$10 budget

Take your $10 (and some change) to Hillsboro Village. Grab a bagel and drip coffee from The Co-Op — we’re looking at $5.20 for the breakfast pairing.

Then, walk a short distance to the Vanderbilt Fine Arts Gallery (Cohen Memorial Hall, 1220 21st Ave. S.). Admission is free, and if you have time, explore other galleries and exhibition spaces on campus.

Here’s where you can choose your own adventure. Steer your walk towards Midtown for lunch at San Antonio Taco Co. Two tacos (regular, crispy, or guacamole) will set you back $5.38. If you’d rather return to Hillsboro Village, pop into Pizza Perfect for a large slice for $4.24 (don’t forget about BOGO slices on Monday evenings).


Window shopping is free — but we wouldn’t blame you if you flexed your budget a bit. | Photo by NASHtoday

Finish your day with a stroll through the village, including a loop around Fannie Mae Dees Park to see the mosaic tile dragons.

Total: $10.58 (if you choose tacos) or $9.44 (if you choose pizza)

~$100 budget

Start your day with movement at Shakti Power Yoga. The 1-hour power flow classes are offered for a $22 drop-in price.

Then, refuel at Proper Bagel. Get a New Yorker breakfast sandwich — made with egg, applewood bacon or sage sausage, and cheese — for $8.50, and an iced latte for $5.50. Optional, but recommended: A black and white cookie for $3.50.

While you’re in the neighborhood, shop around at Where the Well Things Are for local products. A bag of High Garden loose leaf tea will set you back $12.

Visit the Belcourt Theatre to catch an early afternoon screening. The arts cinema screens new independent films and monthly repertory selections for $12.50 admission.

For dinner, head to East Nashville to try Xiao Bao. Pair the popular hand-pulled noodles with a cocktail for $29.

Total: $93

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