Nashville Travel Diary

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I had the best long weekend in Nashville with my mama and thought I’d share some of the details with y’all.


Restaurants 

Pucketts//This was probably my favorite restaurant we ate at while in Nashville. So so so yummy.  Tip: They have live music at night!

Edleys BBQ//We had Edley’s our first night because it was near our hotel (In the Belle Meade area). The pecan pie is some of the best I’ve ever had 🙌🏽

Joeys Pizza House//This place is one of a kind. So so so so so good. You have to get there about 15 minutes before it opens at 11 a.m. if you want to get a seat. We came straight from the airport. It’s kinda like the Soup Nazi experience from Seinfeld but worth it 😂  Note: they are not open on the weekend.

 

Monell’s//This is a dining experience like I’ve never had before. It’s family style, so you sit at a table with other people… no cell phones are allowed, they bring all of the items they’re serving that day to your table and you eat all you want! It was incredible. We went for breakfast.

Chuy’s (Tex Mex)//We needed a break from southern food and BBQ so we ate at the location that’s right down town. It was pretty good!


Sight Seeing

The Ryman//This is a Nashville must see. So much music and history. Check their show schedule to see who’s performing when you’re in town!

The Grand Ole Opry//Another music history must see. The tour takes you backstage and you can see the performer’s dressing rooms and even go on stage and stand in “the circle.”  As with the Ryman, they have performances with big names.

The Parthenon //This is an exact replica of the Parthenon in Greece. It’s super pretty for pictures and is in a really awesome park.

Opry Land Hotel//This is the first thing we did (after eating pizza)! It’s a beautiful hotel that has shops and restaurants. Definitely worth the visit if you have time.

Trolley Tour//Whenever we visit a city we like to do either a trolley tour or a double decker bus tour. They usually have about 15ish stops that you can hop on and off at and you get to hear information about everywhere in the city.

Belle Meade Plantation//This is a super pretty historic plantation that was used for raising horses and the farm animals. We spent the afternoon touring it and had lunch at their restaurant which was really good. The grounds are beautiful to walk around.

Belmont Mansion//This is another old home tour. We were on our trolley tour and we were dying ’cause it was so hot. The mansion was one of the stops, so we asked if it had AC and it did so we hopped off. We caught the last tour of the day and loved it.

Broadway//This is classic “Nashville” It’s a road full of honky tonk bars and restaurants. It’s the main “strip” and always full of life. Even at 11 am. Definitely a must see… and super close to The Ryman and Pucketts!


We had a flight delay because of hurricane Florence so we got an extra day. We went to Franklin and stayed at the Aloft hotel which we loved then toured Carnton Plantation. If you’re a history lover like me then you should definitley go. My mom read the book, The Widow of the South,  based on the lady of the plantation years ago and took a trip there after reading it. So, it was cool I got to experience it with her. We didn’t have much time in Franklin but there are lots of shops, restaurants and historical tours so if you have an extra day, check it out!

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