This past Labor Day Weekend our core four decided to spend our last summer weekend in Nashville! We had always wanted to go and we got a really good deal for flights so we thought, why not?! We arrived to our hotel Doubletree Nashville Downtown Friday night and immediately went to The Stage & Honky Tonk Central for some live country music.
We woke up early to indulge in our first meal of the day @ The Pancake Pantry . We highly recommend getting there early because you will wait in line (but don’t worry, it’s totally worth it!). It was a beautiful day so afterwards we decided to walk over to the I Believe in Nashville mural as well as Reese Witherspoon’s store Draper James. We were welcomed with the cutest little cups of sweet tea as we browsed around the store. We walked around the area a little more (so many cute boutiques) before taking an uber to Country Music Hall of Fame. We started to get a little hungry so we walked over to Hattie B’s where we waited a little bit before diving into our chicken sandwiches and mac&cheese. We immediately went into food comas so we took an uber back to the hotel to rest up a little before going out for the night. We grabbed pre dinner drinks at Urban Cowboy Public House where we sat out in their back patio with a fire. It is one of the cutest restaurants that look like a country chic barn (our inner Joanna Gaines were going a little crazy!). Eventually we got hungry again and made our way to Local Tacos. We highly recommend the spicy baja shrimp tacos – we’re still dreaming of them! Since we were a little outside of the city, we ubered back downtown and spent the night at FGL House (Florida Georgia Line’s bar) & Crazy Town.
Once we got enough beauty sleep, we started our next day at Biscuit Love. The bonuts (biscuit donuts) are delish and all of our meals were so good (make sure you try the actual biscuits too!). Around the corner from the restaurant were a few other murals including What Lifts You. We had to wait in line for Biscuit Love & the wing mural so going as early as you can is definitely the best route. We walked around The Gulch a little and saw Amelia’s Flower Truck, which is the cutest flower shop that just happens to be on wheels. We also stopped into Two Old Hippies where we could have easily spent hours looking at all of their nick nacks. We then made our way to Pinewood Social where we enjoyed the beautiful weather with a couple afternoon refreshers. Pinewood is an actual restaurant and bar where people can spend all day bowling, playing ping pong & bocce, or relaxing at their pools! It was a very cool scene that you should definitely stop by if you have the chance! It was finally time for some lunch so we headed to Acme Feed & Seed for some Southern cuisine and a side of live music! They also had a second floor where they served sushi and a roof where you could enjoy a drink and the Nashville views. We made our way back to the hotel to get ready for our last night. Sheryl Crow was putting on a free concert a couple blocks away so we grabbed some pizza from one of the food trucks there and got a good spot in the crowd. We then danced the night away at our favorite spots before grabbing a couple hours of sleep and making our way back to Jersey.
We technically only had 2 full days in Nashville but we pretty much went everywhere we wanted to. If we go back, we would definitely check out other restaurants such as Merchants and make a visit to the Grand Ole Opry & Ryman Auditorium. Also, we were informed it was the #1 bachelor/bachelorette party central in the country so we saw bridal parties everywhere (if anyone is looking where to go)! It was definitely a trip for the books and we can’t wait to go back.
Happy Travels, Ya’ll!