Monday, July 10, 2017

A Girls Trip to Nashville, TN


Nashville is the perfect destination for a girls trip. The city is booming with live music, amazing food, and a thrilling nightlife. We spent an extended weekend in music city and were not disappointed!

Where to Stay
We stayed in an AirBnB and had a great experience. I would highly reccomend renting out a house rather than a hotel. Even though we were not at our rental much it was nice to have a kitchen and living room area.

Daytime Activities
Nashville has so much to offer. We were able to easily fill up our days with various activities. Here were some of our favorites.

Country Music Hall of Fame
Country musics fans must visit the Country Music Hall of Fame. There was so much history and artifacts for all to enjoy. We really enjoyed our time at the museum. It was well worth the $20 admission fee. 


My sister and I outside of the Country Music Hall of Fame

The rotating exhibit was Bob Dylan and Johnny Cash 

Bill Monroe's mandolin Gibson F-5

The girls outside of the Hall of Fame

Tour the Ryman 
The Ryman is another historic stop for country music fans. It was really neat to learn the history of the building and see the stage where so many great country artists made their debuts. The tour was quick and only $12. 


Outside the Ryman



Live Music
Music is abundant in music city. It would be a shame to not check out some of the live music Nashville has to offer.

Blue Bird Cafe
Watching a live performance at the Blue Bird Cafe was on my bucket list. The atmosphere is amazing and the performances even better! Being so close to the song writers and hearing the story behind each song is really something special. Be warned: tickets must be purchased in advanced and they go fast! I had 3 devices up to get tickets and settled with my second choice on time/date. We sat with a family that had been trying to get in for 3 years! It was well worth the trouble to go though!

The girls and I outside the famous Bluebird Cafe

Grand Ole Opry
Watching a show at the Grand Ole Opry was another bucket list item for me. When we went, there were no "famous" artist performing... yet. We actually got to see Brett Young at his debut Grand Ole Opry show, who now has multiple singles on the radio! Pretty neat!



Brett Young performing for the first time at the Grand Ole Opry


Bike Bar
If drinking and meeting new people sound good, then a bike bar is a must! This was probably my favorite activity from the entire weekend. We were able to rent out our seats individually (a lot of cities only rent out the whole bike bar) which was perfect for our group of four. We paid $20 each for 2 hours of biking and drinking around downtown Nashville. I would highly recommend looking into it, we had so much fun! 

Our bike bar crew

The Gulch
The Gulch is a great part of Nashville to grab a bite to eat and do some shopping. There is also a really awesome mural to get a picture with while there


Wings mural at the Gulch

#whatliftsyou

Franklin, TN
Looking for more shopping? Then take the short drive to Franklin, TN. The downtown area is filled with cute shops and boutiques.
Downtown Franklin, TN 

Nightlife
Nashville has a booming nightlife. We spent most of our time downtown. Broadway is lined with bars and people. The bars do not have covers but expect drinks to be around $10 minimum. A few of our favorites were Honky Tonk, a three leveled bar with bands on each floor, Crazytown and Tootsies.

Honky Tonk was one of our favorite bars 

View from a rooftop restaurant 

Nashville is the perfect city for a girls trip! We had a blast and I cannot wait to go back! 


Have you been to Nashville? What was your favorite activity? 

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