Nashville is on the UP AND UP! I swear! I have been hearing more and more about it from people, so when I was on the East Coast last week I knew I had to check it out.
It's a quick drive from my hometown, in Ohio, and was PERFECT for just a weekend. There's tons of cute shops, places to eat and things to do. I wouldn't recommend going for too long :) but I seriously loved the vibe. Plus, a trip with your best friend and sister? I MEAN. I'm in heaven! I never get to spend time with my HOME-es so it gave me life.
Most importantly the FOOD. It was all about food in Nashville and the meals I had were AMAZING. Living in LA you get really good food for the majority of the time, but I was so blown away at some of the options.
There's southern style food, there's some vegan spots, and there's also really great farm to table options.
Getting there you can fly into Nashville, or drive from surrounding cities. I would definitely recommend renting a car (even if you Uber at night) because it's pretty spread out and there were a few areas we wanted to go and see that were over a 15 minute drive away.
In the summer it gets SUPER hot too. I was really sticky, had to wear my hair up, no makeup on my face (because it would melt) vibes.
Places to Eat:
Adele's (SO CUTE and instagrammable - the food we had was so fresh and delicious)
The Wild Cow (vegan baby! I loved this spot for all things healthy plant based eats)
ACME Feed & Seed (really popular spot in downtown Nashville for brunch! Can get really busy but it's good)
The Soda Parlor (such a classic and so good for ice cream or a treat)
Pinewood Social (my favorite place there! So much fun to hang, play games and the food is amazing)
Five Daughter's Bakery (THE BEST. They have vegan options, too!)
Etch (SO GOOD. One of the best meals I've had)
Bar Taco (really popular, and really good spicy margaritas)
Little Octopus (really good meal - it's upscale and delicious)
Caviar and Bananas (LOVED this spot! So good for everyone for breakfast, quick, grab and go and the vibe was insane!)
Things to Do:
Westin Rooftop (the best view of Nashville - it's really hip and amazing for a drink)
12 South (my favorite area, so many cute places to eat and shop)
Karaoke at Tootsie's Karaoke Lounge (super fun, the singers are AMAZING)
Visit the Parthenon in the Park (love that this is in a park! It's super cute, easy and fun to see)
Amelia's Flower Truck (SO CUTE and so great for photos!)