24 hours in Nashville
Nashville, TN has been on my bucket list for years and I finally had the opportunity to spend a quick 24 hours there! Since our time was short we went nonstop and saw as much as we could to make the most of our time.
We got into town bright and early and headed straight for coffee and breakfast at a Nashville classic, The Loveless Cafe. This cafe is full of charm, character, and the biscuits were sweet perfection.
After filling our bellies we headed down memory lane. My husband, Gabe, spent several years of his childhood in the Music City so he enjoyed showing me where he lived, his school, and some of his favorite places as a kid. It was so sweet to take a glimpse into his childhood with him.
Our next stop was the famous Broadway! We walked the street, which was filled with live music coming from every open window and admired all the fun locations owned by some of our favorite country music stars. It was such a fun experience seeing talent all around. We also ducked into one of the many famous boot barns that always have a buy one get two free deal if you're in the market. ;) haha
After taking in Broadway we headed to a trendy neighborhood called 12 South. Here we stopped for the sweetest treat at Five Daughters Bakery. They are known for their 100 layer doughnut and of course I had to have one!
This area might have been our favorite stop of the trip! The main street is lined with local shops of all kinds including coffee, ice cream, boutiques, and BBQ. Some of my favorite shops were Draper James, White's Mercantile, Christie Cookie Co., and Uncommon James.
It started to rain on us so we headed to a local mall, The Mall at Green Hills, to wander and stay dry. While it might not be a traditional Nashville stop for most, this is also where Restoration Hardware is located, which was on my list to see. I know it sounds silly but this 4 story home décor store is absolutely stunning. They have an upscale café inside as well as a roof top terrace with views of the city.
We hopped back in the car and took a drive by some historical land marks that make Nashville famous. We saw Centennial Park, The Grande Ole Opry, Ryman Auditorium, and the County Music Hall of Fame. I hope we have the chance to visit again and take some official tours.
We ended the evening with something I couldn't leave Nashville without eating, BBQ! We headed to Edley's BBQ and had a feast of southern comfort food. It was delicious and the perfect end to an amazing day in such a beautiful and fun city!
While our trip was quick, we enjoyed every bit of it! I'm already making a list of things I want to see if we ever make it back. I had to beg Gabe for years to take me, so I've got some work to do ;) Until next time Nashville!