My highly requested Nashville travel guide is here! It's crazy to think back to my first trip to Nashville, it was November of 2017. I booked that trip with an old friend who was a flight attendant at the time and could travel a lot. I was fresh out of a serious relationship and was ready to have a girls trip I would never forget. Nashville was number 1 on my bucket list at the time. I have always felt like I was meant to be born in the south so something was just calling my name. My first trip to Nashville was unforgettable, I had the best time ever and feel deeply in love with it there. I have been 3 times now and am currently planning my next trip to go back. I can honestly say I would move there if I wasn't so attached to my hometown friends and my family...and the ocean. So because of that I will continue to go back over and over again for vacations. When it comes to Nashville I feel like I have done most of the touristy stuff so I wanted to give you the inside scoop of some of my favorites things to do there!
2. You may be wondering how much time you should spend in Nashville, I've done between 4 days and I've done less than 48 hours (whirlwind). I recommend depending on the amount of activities you would like to include 4 days is really great. You can get a lot done in that time. If you are looking for a busy weekend then a weekend can still be enough, I personally will take what I can get so a weekend trip fills my soul for awhile before needing to go back.
3. When in Nashville you eat REALLY GOOD food. Here are my lists of must-eats:
-Biscuit Love in the Gulch, best brunch ever - get the bonuts and biscuits and gravy. Make sure you are prepared for an hour wait at least if you are going at the busy times like Saturday + Sunday
-Milk and Honey, another great brunch or lunch spot. The atmosphere is awesome and the eats are good! They have some really awesome drinks as well.
-The Stillery, this place was recommended to us by some locals and they had really good food, I would definitely go back, I had a salad and sandwich and was impressed!
- Merchants, I had one of the best ceaser salads here and would go back just for that. The history and inside of the building in really cool as well.
-The Loveless Cafe, I personally haven't been able to go here yet but it's on my next trip list as I heard it's another Nashville must.
-I Love Juice Bar, if you are anything like me you crave a healthy meal every once in awhile after stuffing your face with all the above listed meals. I highly recommend this juice bar fr your fix. They have great smoothies and AMAZING acai bowls. You can find this located right in the gulch.
-Frothy Monkey in 12th south area is a must for coffee. Very cute area to walk around with your coffee in hand after.
-Acme Feed and Seed, two words: Moonshine Slushies and even better on the roof deck overlooking the beautiful river and a view of the Nissan Stadium.
4. Other activities:
-Bell Meade Plantation Tour this is a little bit outside of Broadway but still totally doable in an Uber. I loved doing this tour with my mom, the scenery there was gorgeous and it was finished with a wine tasting in the winery there!
-The Pedal Tavern drinking while biking with a group of people, personally haven't done it and everyone thinks I'm crazy for now since most people visiting do. Wanted to include it on my list in case you're into it.
-The Gulch Wing Mural another line to wait to get the perfect shot unless you are lucky and hit it at a quiet time.
-The Bluebird Cafe to see a show (ticket purchase is hard to come by)
-Amelia's Flower Truck
-Kid Rock's Big Honky Tonk - lucky for me I got a surprise performance at this bar front row from the legend himself!
-Tootsies a staple of Nashville, you can't miss this one!
-Margaritaville because of my Jimmy Buffett loving heart
-RIP Paradise Park Trailer Resort - thanks for the memories