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Travel Guide: Nashville

December 1, 2017

As you could probably tell by the title, this post isn't exactly all about clothes, shoes, or accessories.  However, with finals coming up I haven't had a lot of time to go out and take pictures for a post.  I thought I would switch it up a little bit.  Let me know if you like it, and possibly doing more posts about certain trips I take!

 

 It is crazy to think a little over a year ago I had never even been to this place.  However, when your best friend and boyfriend live close by you find yourself traveling to Nashville often.  On fall break last year, I went to Nashville for the first time ever to visit my absolute best friend.  On this very same trip, I met the love of my life.  You could say Nashville is a little special to me.

 

A lot of people message me asking what they should do when they travel to Nashville.  So, I thought I could write a post about my favorite things to do when being in the famous Music City!  You can seriously never run out of things to do here.  Whether you are a college student, family of 4, or a retired couple, there is anything and everything to do here.  

 

Before I start, let's talk about my outfit in the picture below.  It is honestly one of my favorite outfits I have to wear for fall.  I am loving the chestnut and rust colors this year.  Also, one of my favorite things to do this year is wear a sweater with a denim skirt.  I think it is so cute and trendy!

  Click any of the bold text to shop this look!

 

Sweater: Boohoo (in chestnut 41% off)

 

Skirt: Forever 21

(unfortunately it is sold out, but I found a very similar one that is 40% off)

 

Boots: Michael Kors 

perfect gift for Christmas, especially for the price (59% off!!!)

 

 

 Entertainment:

 

Grand Ole Golf

My mother and I brought my brother along with us, so we had to do some things that would entertain a 15 year old boy.  Therefore, we went to Grand Ole Golf.  They had 3 different putt-putt courses, an arcade inside, and go-karts outside.  

 

Laser Quest

This is a live action laser tag place.  It is downtown in Nashville.  It is on 2nd Ave N, right beside The Melting Pot.  The sign is very small and would be easy to miss if you weren't looking.  The inside is super cool.  They also have a Key Quest too.  However, you do have to call ahead in order to play.  I would also recommend calling ahead for laser tag as well if you plan on going later in the day.

 

Madame Tussauds Wax Museum

This was probably my favorite part of our fall break trip this year that I went on with my mom and brother.  We almost decided to skip out of this, but I am so glad we did it!! It is mind-blowing how real these wax figures looked.  

 

Centennial Sportsplex 

 Jake and I went here over Christmas break last year to go ice skating.  It was so much fun! I definitely recommend coming here if you are going to Nashville this winter.  I think it is a cute tradition to go ice skating every year around Christmas or the new year. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 Sight-Seeing:

 

12 South

This is probably one of my favorite places in Nashville.  It is seriously one of the cutest communities ever.  This is where you will find the "I Believe In Nashville" mural, "Make Music, Not War" mural, the floral mural, Draper James, Sprinkles Cupcake ATM, and more.  This fall they had the most adorable farmers market. They had pumpkins, gourds, and mums.  12 South has my heart! 

 

The Gulch

 Here is where you will find the "What Lifts You" mural, cute boutiques, and more of the famous murals.  I honestly haven't been to the Gulch many times.  Actually, the first time I went was this summer to go see the "What Lifts You" mural.  I definitely plan to go back so I can go shop at some of the boutiques I have recently found out about, like e.Allen.  

 

 Centennial Park 

 You will find the famous replica of the Parthenon here. You can actually go inside and tour it.  Every time I have went it has always been after 4:30, which is when they close the inside down on most days.   This park is huge, containing many walking paths and even a pond.  

 

 

 Food:

 

Frothy Monkey

This restaurant is located downtown Nashville.  It is hands down my favorite place to eat here... Every time I have been here the line to order is at the door.  The building is so cute.  I would recommend eating upstairs by the windows if you can.  I always get the "Bob".  It comes with whole-grain pancakes and two sides.  For my sides, I get fruit and bacon.  It is seriously the best.  They have tons and tons of different coffee drinks too.  

 

Demos'

Demos' is a steak and spaghetti house. It reasonably priced with great food.  I can't remember the exact name of the meal I get, but it is like chicken Parmesan.  Then, I get broccoli as my side.   

 

Mike's Ice Cream

I love this place!! It is located right across from Wild Horse Saloon.  They seriously have the best ice cream.  I always get the TN Fudge flavor. It is delicious!

 

 

 

 The coolest thing about Nashville is you never know who you are going to run into.  Last year at Christmas, Jake and I went downtown one night.  Come to find out Brett Elderidge was dressed up as Santa Claus walking around that same night.  The day after my mom, Landon, and I went to the pumpkin market, Thomas Rhett, his wife, and kids were there.  Even just last weekend, Jake's sister ran into Kid Rock!  So, if you do decide to head to Nashville, make sure to be on the watch for some celebrities.  

 

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