Way back in December, we took a trip to Nashville! It was a really neat little city, filled with good food and even better music. We were there for three nights, four days and we were able to cram in a ton of sights and meals in those four days. Here’s where we stayed, what we saw and most importantly, where we ate!
We stayed in a super cute Airbnb in East Nashville. It was about a five to ten minute Uber ride away from downtown Nashville. The house was decked out in a Nashville/Honky Tonky/Country vibe and it even had a really cute little deck where we sat outside and drank some local wine we had picked up from a local Nashville winery, Belle Meade.
The only catch about this Airbnb that we can now (6 months later) laugh about is that it came with an eco-toilet. I’m not going to explain what exactly this contraption was, I’ll let you look that one up. But needless to say, you know that super cute phase when you start dating someone and you want to pretend like you have zero bodily functions for at least the first couple of months, well that went out the window pretty quick for us. And, did I mention we were both recovering from a wicked throw up virus. You know the saying, “couples that get the throw up virus together, stay together” I think it goes something like that.
Despite our stomachs only functioning at 50%-75% depending on which one of us you asked and on what day of this trip, we did pretty well and packed in a bunch of BBQ, tacos, chicken & biscuits and treats!
We ate at Jack’s BBQ and at Nashville’s famous breakfast spot, Biscuit Love. This was one of my favorite meals in Nashville. We got their famous fried chicken biscuit sandwich as well as their famous “bonuts” which are basically donuts made out of biscuit dough, stuffed with mascarpone cream cheese and homemade jam.
After this huge breakfast we took a stroll over to Nashville’s Parthenon to walk off all the carbs and check out the the famous replica. Originally built for Tennessee’s 1897 Centennial Exposition, this replica of the Parthenon in Athens, Greece serves as a monument to what is considered the pinnacle of classical architecture. Back in the day, it served at the center of a huge market place, amusement park and eatery for the city of Nashville.
Another highlight of the trip was visiting the Grand Ole Opry and the Country Hall Music of Fame. The Grand Ole Opry was so beautiful and restored in such a way that you can imagine Johnny Cash up there on stage and all of the amazing artists that have graced the stage over the years. Both of these attraction really embodied the musical vibe running all throughout Nashville.
Another favorite part of the trip was just strolling around downtown Nashville and popping into bars/Honky Tonks to hear live music. The city has an incredibly vibrant music scene that is very apparent by all of the musicians playing at literally all times of day up and down the main strip, Broadway. We heard so many great bands and loved being able to take a break to have a beer and hear live music anytime we wanted throughout the day.
Other spots we loved:
Mas Tacos Por Favor: You could easily drive by this spot but its a neat little taco joint in East Nashville with authentic horchata, tamales and amazing tacos. It was my first time tasting horchata and it was so good!
It was a great trip and I would definitely go back. 2016 definitely had its ups and downs, as life always does, but it was so great to end it on a high note, in a wonderful city, with a wonderful person.
We saw this on our last day there, New Years Eve.
Until next time, Nashville!