If you know me at all, you know I love Nashville. Every year, I head down to Nashville for a couple days to visit friends, listen to music and eat good food. I'm convinced everyone would love Nashville if they experienced it like I do--That's why I've decided to share some of the things I love most about Nashville when I visit in hopes that YOU might love it just as much!
So here are 5 reasons why I love Nashville so much:
1. The Waterfalls
Burgess Falls State Park is located about an hour and half away from Nashville, but worth the day trip for the breathtaking view. Four waterfalls lead up to the grand finale that plunges 130 feet down into the gorge, where you can fish or feel the mist of the falls up close. Directions to Burgess Falls.
Make sure and pack your Chacos for this one -- Cummins Falls requires a hike through the river, maybe a standoff off with a copperhead or two, and some good climbing shoes to fully appreciate the falls in all of it's glory! Directions to Cummins Falls.
2. The Food
Fried. Cookie. Dough. Rolls. ENOUGH SAID PEOPLE.
Start your day off with the Nutella Banana French Toast Pancakes at Sky Blue, then head on over Taqueria Del Sol for tacos at lunch. Also, while you're on 12th St., don't forget to grab some popsicles at Las Paletas for an afternoon treat! For dinner, do yourself a favor and grab a Kentucky Burbon Ale & burger at Burger Republic (and don't forget the tater tot fondue!), and then top the night off with fried cookie dough rolls at Jacksons!
3. The Music
Imagine a place where every night you could find good live music... SAY HELLO TO NASHVILLE. From the up & coming, to some of the all time classics, Nashville is constantly showcasing amazing bands. For the true Nashville experience, make sure and grab tickets to a show at the famous Ryman where artists like Amos Lee and Ryan Adams frequently play at.
4. Arrington Vineyards
A great weekend always includes wine. Can I get an amen?! AMEN. Grab some friends, pack a picnic and head out to Arrington Vineyards for some wine tasting. Highly recommended (by me) is the Arrington Antebellum, but you can't go wrong with taste testing a variety of them. Picturesque & delicious, Arrington will leave you buzzing about how much you love Nashville.
"Wine is constant proof that God loves us and loves to see us happy."
5. The Coffee
I only have one picture to display how awesome Nashville's coffee scene is because THIS COFFEEHOUSE HAS A BOWLING ALLEY IN IT. Pinewood Social is nicknamed "The Hipster Country Club" for a reason--you can find coffee, food trucks, a swimming pool and a bowling alley at this establishment. Although the rest of the coffee shops in town might not be as crazy, each one has a unique feel and experience to it that will justify the $8 you just spent on your small vanilla latte.