Two weekends ago four of my friends and I went to Nashville for the weekend. I had only been to Nashville once and it was years ago, so it was so great to experience the country music capital with my friends.
The city through my sunglasses (photo taken by Carly Grand).
Pre-flight coffees and smoothies.
Emily and her mom, Michelle, took me, Maddie, Anna, Carly and her mom Paige.
Happy to have landed in the country music capital.
Johnny Cash Museum in downtown Nashville.
Rustic decor in the Tin Roof, a bar and restaurant.
Downtown Nashville, which is filled with bars, country music bands, restaurants, and a lot of boot stores.
If you can't tell, downtown Nashville is filled with many boot stores.
View of the river and Titans' stadium from the rooftop of Acme Feed and Seed.
My Aunt Sherin, who lives in Nashville, recommended Acme for lunch or dinner and it did not disappoint. You order food on the main floor, and can either eat there or on the second or third floor. The first floor has a bar, a lot of seating, and live music. The second floor has more seating options including couches. The rooftop has a bar, outdoor seating, and a great view of the city (pictured above). The food was delicious, and the website is attached here.
Maddie M., Emily C., Carly G., Anna B., and me on the Acme Feed and Seed.
Saturday afternoon we shopped around downtown, and listened to amazing live music in different venues.
Saturday night we went to the Grand Ole Opry, before we grabbed sushi at the beautiful Gaylord Hotel .
The Gaylord Hotel.
Anna B., Emily C., Carly G., me and Maddie M. before seeing Hunter Hayes at the Grand Ole Opry, all decked out in dresses and cowgirl boots.
After the concert we wandered around downtown. If we had a dollar for every time we saw a bachelorette party we would be very rich.
Sunday we explored the neighborhoods of Hillsboro and the Gulch. Pictured above is the boutique E. Allen, which had more expensive clothes and accessories. My favorite boutique was Blush, which had more inexpensive and stylish options. Both these boutiques were located in the Gulch. I bought the cutest romper, which I cannot wait to wear, and a beautiful necklace for my mom.
Then we visited the Parthenon, which was recreated in Nashville, TN. Although we could not go inside the monument because it was Sunday.
Obviously we had to go see Vanderbilt University, maybe just for the Snapchat filter or to admire the beautiful school.
We also went to Hillsboro, which is filled with the cutest boutiques and restaurants. Pangea, an eclectic shop which sells trendy clothes, including Free People and other brands. The store also carries fun jewelry, gifts and home accessories.
We also had to step into the famous Nashville Goo Goo Clusters Store. Their candy bars are delicious so we all had to buy boxes to bring home to our families.
Then we walked across a bridge to look at the river and admire the city.
I've known these girls since Elementary School (Arlington Science Focus School) and we are all still best friends.
While they're taking a cute picture, I'm reenacting the Lizzie McGuire Movie when she makes a wish by throwing a penny in the fountain and becomes an international superstar...I wish.
We had to take a picture next to this sign, "we love moms" as it was Mother's Day and I missed my Momma.
I had an amazing weekend with my friends, in a great city. Below are some other recommendations not to miss on your next trip to Nashville.
The Pancake Pantry - which is a popular Sunday brunch spot, however it tends to be very crowded.
San Antonio Taco - another popular restaurant, recommended by my Aunt.
Mike's Ice-Cream - had the best Blueberry Cheesecake Ice-cream, and looks like an old fashioned ice-cream shop.
Hot and Cold - a coffee and ice-cream shop. Which had the best homemade popsicles, I recommend the chai popsicle.