Nashville Getaway Recap

Last Summer we visited Nashville for three days and I could not wait to get back, hence we planned a quick Mother's Day Weekend getaway to discover some more. We try to stay away from the touristy things, such as The Grand Ole Opry, Country Music Hall of Fame Museum, and Broadway area, just not our thing since we live in a highly visited area ourselves, Orlando, Florida.

I am by no means a Nashville tour guide or fluent with the area, but I will share some of my tips, tricks and discoveries from my experience and point of view.
Let me start on a tiny side note - if your flying with little ones, I would pick up some Dramamine Kids, which is great for motion sickness. Unfortunately we learned this the hard way, when our oldest got super sick during the plane ride over, it was not fun for any parties involved; however, the flight stewardess, nearby passengers and others were super kind as they see this frequently. Save yourself the trouble and add it to your carry on, I surely won't leave without it now.
On the John Seigenthaler Pedestrian Bridge (overlooks the downtown & Nissan Stadium)
Now, on to the Music City recap, I know that's what y'all are here for.
  • Bobby Hotel - this is where we recently stayed, over forgoing an AirBnB like our last visit. Think modern meets eclectic style, with a café, multiple bars, amazing rooftop atmosphere and in the heart of everything. We could walk almost anywhere, great location.
  • The Noelle, Fairlane & Dream - are all similar to the Bobby and all in this same area (4th Avenue North)
Bobby Hotel Rooftop

  • Tour the Cheekwood Estate & Botanical Gardens, neat place with many new additions. Children's Storybook Houses are now open and they are currently in the midst of adding a Children's Garden.
  • Visit Downtown Franklin, TN, filled with amazing eats, shops and scenic views. Near Percy Warner Park & Belle Meade.
  • Nashville Zoo at Grassmere - see prior blog post for more information.
  • Shop The Gulch & 12th South (Uncommon James, Draper James, Kittenish and much more)
  • Take a trolley tour of the city or surrounding areas
  • Short drive to Cummins Falls to explore, hike or take a plunge into the water. Cheekwood Botantical Gardens 
 Percy Warner Park at the SteepleChase

Nashville Zoo feeding the Lorikeets

Bicentennial Mall State Park
 Scooters on Riverfront Park
Walking Printer's Alley (to of course the girls fave Rocket Fizz)

Hope this helps if your planning a trip to Music City, didn't include much of the nightlife scene, since we brought the girls this trip; however, last time we did go into a few places which I included under libations above. Thanks for stopping by y'all.

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