Nashville, the home of country music and song writers, is a small town turning into a major site seeing city. The first uber driver I encountered said Nashville has been home to him since he was little and the city is becoming more and more popular every year. Whether you want to hear live country music, site see, or make it the location for your bachelorette party, (I saw at least 10 each day I was in town) Nashville has a little something for everyone.
If you are planning on making a trip, here are my favorite ideas on what to put on your to-go list!
Vanderbilt University– If you enjoy site seeing and want to see a beautiful university, take some time to walk to the campus. We went when school wasn’t in session so it was very peaceful.
Tavern- A great bar and grill to eat! The menu had a little bit of everything to please anyone and also had an awesome brunch on the weekends!
Johnny Cash Museum– I’ll be completely honest, I’m not a huge fan BUT I did enjoy the museum. The facility was smaller than I anticipated but packed with all things Cash. If you’re a fan of Cash, I’d say go, if you’re not, i’d say skip and save your money.
Goo Goo- Yummy and affordable! If you like chocolate, it’s worth going to! It’s right of Broadway street and so delicious.
Broadway Street– If you’re from Texas, (Austin area) this is your 6th street. It is very busy, contrary to what that 7 second clip makes you believe, and full of tourist. There is a live band playing at any hour of the day or night at every bar on the street. You can conclude, it’s very loud! It was fun to see but I preferred the more local scene known as Midtown.
Midtown– This is the area where the locals hang out. In the video on day 1 we went to Tin Roof. Tin Roof is your typical low key bar and place to have a social drink. Somewhere you’d want to go to hang out with a group of friends but not go crazy.
Centennial Park- Beautiful landscape and gives a very relaxing vibe. The park is the home of the Parthenon which is a former temple in Greece dedicated to goddess Athena. It is amazing to think people built the original without machinery back in the day.
The Garden- Hands down my favorite place we ate at. We went for brunch and the service was just as good as the food. I was a little nervous to try it considering when we got into the uber the driver said he’s lived in Nashville his whole life and had never heard of it! His loss!
Country Music Hall of Fame- Museum of just about anything country music you can think of! They were offering a free song writing class when we got there so decided to try that out. It was fun but i’ll definitely stick to dancing! There was so much to offer and I would recommend going if you’re in town.
Losers Bar- For the crowd 21 and up, Losers Bar was awesome. Located in Midtown and right next door to Winners! The bar also had live music and, in my opinion, the talent was more impressive here.
Cumberland River Pedestrian Bridge– The bridge leads right into Nissan Stadium where the Titans NFL team plays. The bridge looks over the city and gives a view of the beautiful skyline.
Nissan Stadium- Attending the Titans football game was so much fun! It poured during the game but rushing to get a poncho and sitting in the stands with the rain added to the experience. Being a dancer, most of the video is of the dancers. Sorry I’m not sorry!
The Gulch– An urban area under development in between music row and downtown. The town has shopping, bars, and places to eat. We went on a Sunday so a lot was closed but looked like a fun chill town to explore.
Saint Anejo- The spot in the Gulch that we decided to eat for brunch. I would recommend it!
Biscuit Love- I didn’t have the opportunity to eat here because the wait was about 2 hours long. I’m adding it to the list because it was recommended by many. Everyone did say to plan the morning around it though. There is a guarantee wait any time or day you go.
Nashville is a great weekend getaway for a group of friends or two lovebirds. Hope this list helps anyone making a trip to Nashville!
Parthenon and Centennial Park
Tin Roof @ Midtown
Chris Carrabba from Dashboard Confessional