4 Days In Nashville
My love for country music and sitting on front porch swings have always given me an inclination for wanting to explore the south. Feeling long overdue for a weekend getaway Nashville seemed like the perfect place to make some new memories.
It is no wonder people are calling this city NashVEGAS. There seemed to be a bachelor or bachelorette party everywhere we turned which increased the energy of an already vibrant city. If you are looking for a getaway with your girls THIS is the place
Where We Stayed:
We chose to enjoy this trip on somewhat of a budget so we opted for an Air BnB in East Nashville, just a $6 Uber ride to the main strip. I always love this way of accommodation as it offers somewhat of a local experience.
Day 1: Wednesday
Arriving around 4 pm we decided to freshen up and hit Broadway. Our first stop was Acme Feed & Seed, a four story restaurant/bar in an old restored mill. The top floor is an incredible view of the city.
Broadway is the main street that you will discover the raw, beautiful voices echoing from every venue you will pass. An astounding amount of talent in one city.
Day 2: Thursday
Pancake Pantry was first on our list. This restaurant is found in Hillsborough, a quaint neighborhood away from the hustle and bustle of Broadway.
Pro Tip: I highly recommend visiting Nashville during the week to avoid lines. We were told that lines could be 3-4 hours but only waited for 40 minutes. (Although, I would have waited the full 4 hours for these fluffy flapjacks.)
Shopping: No girls trip is complete without a retail adventure. Down the street from Pancake Pantry, you will find a series of boutiques that are sure to impress any boho-country girl at heart.
Inspired by all of the cute clothes, we decided to wander down to 2nd Avenue. (20-minute walking) Here you will find the second series of boutiques full of Nashville charm.
Be sure to stop by the "I believe in Nashville" mural on the side of Mitchell's Deli, & 12 South. It is also in this area you will find the go to local coffee shop Frothy Monkey and the Cupcake ATM. I opted for a green juice at Franklin Juice Company instead to add a little bit of nutrition to my day.
Dinner was at Martin's BBQ, where I enjoyed an unforgettable 1/4 chicken with corn bread and broccoli salad (Always trying to sneak the greens in.)
After seeing the movie Coyote Ugly I couldn't visit Nashville without experiencing it for myself. Bras hang from the ceiling, the very talented bartenders/dancers do put on quite a show! This can be a bit raunchy but was a hilarious memory, we even made our way up to the bar for a Spice Girls song (obviously!)
The rest of the night was spent at Flordia Georgia Line house equipped with a very lively outdoor patio.
Day 3- Friday
We decided to dedicate Friday to the rich history of country music Nashville has to offer. In the morning we started our day with a visit to Biscuit Love. Another amazing brunch totally worth the wait- guaranteed to be the best biscuits you have ever had. This cute little restaurant was in the heart of The Gulch. Be sure to check out Blush Boutique and Two Old Hippies when you are in this area. (More retail therapy!)
The rest of the afternoon was spent touring Ryman Auditorium and getting ready for an evening at The Bluebird Cafe. This was my most anticipated part of our trip a 90 person venue for Nashville singer/songwriters to play acoustic sets.
We bought our tickets online prior to our trip- this is not an easy task as tickets sell out in less than a minute! I highly suggest trying to attend this show, it was truly unforgettable. We watched four artists perform for a 3 hour set.
After the set the audience is given an opportunity to "meet the artists" We were able to catch up with Shelly Fairchild, her songs have made their way onto many of my playlists.
Day 4- Saturday
We spent the majority of our final day in Nashville at Pinewood Social. This is a wonderful brunch spot that doubles as an afternoon hang out equipped with a bowling alley, pool bar, and many outdoor lawn games. Be sure to try the "froze" (Frozen rose)
Hatty B's Chicken was a must for our last meal in Nashville, a recommendation from every local we spoke to. I'm not usually a fan of fried food but this certainly was an exception for my taste buds.
Until next time Nashville,