Prior to this trip, I hadn’t considered Nashville as a tourist destination (or, general destination). Thanks to our friends for getting married there, and opening my eyes to a really cool southern destination!
I spent three days dancing, walking, exploring, hee-hawing, eating and drinking my way through the city before the wedding festivities kicked off. Some of the best parts of the trip are highlighted below.
Where to stay:
AirBnB in the Hillsboro/Vanderbilt area is the way to go (shoutout to Jerry & Beth for storing our Alaskan Salmon, giving us fantastic recommendations, and a beautiful place to stay). Conveniently located to food and shopping, it’s also a 15-minute Lyft ride to downtown and a 25-30 minute bike ride.
What to do:
Eat, drink, and dance. I couldn’t possibly remember all the places we stopped for food and drink, so here’s a smattering of the ones I really loved:
Biscuit Love (Hillsboro location): the best, most inventive fried and “hot” chicken I’ve ever had. Try the Princess and East Nasty. It was so good, we ate here twice.
The Grilled Cheeserie: our first meal in Nashville, and damn it hit the spot!
The Treehouse, East Nashville
5 Points Pizza, East Nashville. After a few+ bourbons, this was a lifesaver (some habits never die).
Drink & Dance:
TwoBits has board games and arcade games galore – it’s the most fun!
Patsy Cline Museum: when I was a little girl, I thought my grandmother was Patsy Cline (although, she never quite sang in tune…). It was a really interesting tour and look into Patsy’s life beyond the music and her tragic death. I’m just more impressed with her than ever.
Nashville Ghost Tours: Haunted tavern tour of downtown Nashville. Less spooky, and more of our tour guide telling us their own weird experiences. But, still a great opportunity to learn the history of some of downtown’s local bars and the development of the city. I recommend!
Misc: take a lot of pictures in front of Nashville’s colorful walls and murals!