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10 Top Ways to Relax and Rejuvenate in Nashville

Everyone can benefit from a little R&R, yes?

The city that's home to country music doesn't necessarily come to mind as a perfect oasis of rejuvenation, but we challenge you to think again.

Pass up a beer at a Broadway honky-tonk and take advantage of these blissful retreats, our top 10 selection of places to recharge your batteries.

The Woodhouse Day Spa

The Franklin location of this national franchise offers a variety of signature body treatments including reflexology, volcanic stone massages, seaweed wraps, and espresso-mud scrubs, along with classic spa experiences like rejuvenating facials, manicures, pedicures and more. Open daily.

Frist Art Museum

Located in what was once Nashville’s landmark downtown post office, the Frist is probably the only art museum in the country that houses a working post office. This stunning art museum exclusively features rotating exhibits of contemporary art.

Shelby Bottoms Greenway

With hardwood forests, open fields, streams and plenty of hiking trails, there is always an adventure to be had at Shelby Bottoms. Locals love the area for its miles of walking, running and hiking paths as well as its vast array of flora and fauna. Open daily dawn to dusk.

Mokara Spa

Located on the fourth floor of the Omni Nashville Hotel, this full-service spa offers seven treatment rooms and one couples treatment room. The extensive list of services includes massage therapy, facials, body treatments and more. Open daily.

The Turnip Truck

The local, all-natural grocer offers fresh produce, organic foods, prepared meals, products, supplements and beverages, plus guides, newsletters and books to help you lead a healthier life. Open daily.

Escape Day Spa & Salon

Located in a high-end retail center, this serene day spa is loaded with exotic touches like a cascading water wall, aromatic candles and a relaxation room. Services include the chardonnay sugar scrub and the anti-oxidant bubble soak in the hydrotherapy tub. There's also an airy salon upstairs.

Cheekwood Botanical Garden & Museum of Art

In the 1800s—long before Starbucks dominated every street corner—Joel Cheek developed a blend of coffee and sold it at what would be the brand’s eponymous Maxwell House hotel. In 1928, Cheek’s cousin Leslie used his coffee-empire cash to build a limestone mansion and formal gardens in West Nashville.

N2Skin Spa

Located at the Rhythm on Music Row, N2skin offers facial and skincare services, therapeutic massage, permanent hair removal, healthy airbrush tans, eyelash extensions and more. This gorgeous salon also offers a full array of products including Theraderm skincare and Glo Minerals makeup. Closed Sundays.

Sanctuary Yoga

Sanctuary offers multiple yoga styles like Vinyasa, Dharma and Yin in a space that supports creative expression and respects the individual. If you're new to yoga, try the free class offered the first Saturday of the month (May-Oct.) on the rooftop at ACME Feed and Seed. Drop-in rate $13-16; full class schedule online. 

Nashville Paddle Company

Located on the shores of Percy Priest Lake, Nashville Paddle offers paddleboarding adventures as well as paddleboard yoga, a race league and full-moon paddles. Even better, a portion of the company's profit goes to Cumberland River Compact, which serves to protect local waterways.