With a week off from school in February, my mom and I decided to take a road trip somewhere close to a place we had not been before. One of my best friends, Erin, came with me and with two cameras and a sense of adventure we set off to see what Nashville was all about.
Along the way, we stopped in Chattanooga to see my aunt and meet her adorable new pup! She mentioned to us a neat little place to dine with an interesting history that we should go check out. And so we did! Unfortunately, we were not able to eat there, but we did go in and look around. The first picture below was taken at the High Point Restaurant, and I have linked their website so you can check out their history and menu!
Next we arrived at our hotel, and I don’t believe that either Erin, my mom, or myself could put into words how incredible that place was! We stayed at the Gaylord Opryland Resort and Convention Center in Nashville and I don’t think I have to mention anything more than the fact that they have a RIVER AND BOAT INSIDE!! This place was absolutely gorgeous! Between the Starbucks, Gelato and Sweets Shop, multiple restaurants, and scenic indoor garden walks, this place had it all! If we had never left the hotel we would have been more than happy! The second picture below features the view into the garden from our room. Soft jazz and fresh air flowed into the room on demand and made the stay the sort of relaxing getaway we needed.
But alas, we made our way into the city. First, I have to admit that Nashville, Tennessee is dead at 2:00 o’clock on a Monday afternoon. Of course this could be expected seeing as the main highlight of the city is it’s many bars along Broadway Street. Unfortunately, it wasn’t until much later when aspiring artists singing their country hearts out could be heard from the streets. Most of the bars came to life around 4:00-5:00 and allowed children inside until 7:00 or so.
With no shopping nearby, we decided to eat and found a jewel of a place. Jack’s BBQ dished out a delicious meal complimented with friendly service. We learned Nashville is famous for its BBQ and we fully believe that Jack’s BBQ has much to contribute to the fame.
To end our day, we walked down to the Gulch which is an upscale area providing many more food options from Mexican, Asian, and American, to smoothies.
Nashville, Tennessee isn’t the most ideal place for a family vacation accounting for the lack of activities and abundance of bars and restaurants. However, for a group of graduates or for a ladies getaway I would highly recommend the area!
If you struggle with makeup like I do and need some help, go check out Erin’s youtube channel for stunning makeup tutorials, fashion ideas, and great advice! I promise you will love her just as much as I do!
This is Blakely signing off xx