Nashville is a city that has always been on my must visit list. Over this past weekend I was finally able to make that dream a reality. As soon as I shared that I was heading down there with my husband and a couple friends, my DM’s blew up! Obviously, I understand why: there is so much going on in the world.
My expectations for this trip going in were to:
1. Get some great content for Instagram since that is my job.
2. Visit some of the stores I love in person for the first time.
3. Eat some great food and go out!
I wanted to share that because everyone will want different experiences out of their trip to Nashville. All of my expectations were met and some exceeded. From what I have heard a lot of the murals usually have long lines. I didn’t experience that at all which was amazing! We stayed at an Airbnb in the Gulch about two blocks away from the What Lifts You wings and several shops that were on my list. Our Airbnb was super nice and we loved the location! Here is some pics from our place. It had another bedroom and bathroom, as well as a balcony.
If you are a content creator who has been wanting to take a trip to Nashville for many reasons including getting some great content, you won’t regret it. With everything going on Nashville is still in phase 2 with reopening. The bars and restaurants that were open were operating at 50% capacity but we never had to wait which was nice. There were a couple times in the day that certain places had a big line like Biscuit Love. However, we went at 8am on Saturday and got seated outside right away. At lunch they had a line wrapped around the building when we walked by.
Since I have never been to Nashville I wasn’t sure where the murals were located and when they would be in the sun. The weather was gorgeous when we went and very sunny everyday. I was able to get some photos with some of the murals on my list. There are a couple that will only work if it was cloudy so I just decided to take a photo of them.
The famous What Lifts You wings were right by our place like I previously mentioned. Right when we arrived, we decided to explore where some things were at and we were pleasantly surprised to find no crowds. I was so happy to be able to see and snap some photos with these beautiful murals that I’ve seen all over. The I Believe In Nashville Mural was about a 6 minute drive from us. Luckily for us, we were able to find parking. I’d recommend taking a Lyft or Uber if you visit when its busy as there wasn’t much parking.
As far as food goes, most of the bars and restaurants that were in walking distance were open. I highly recommend eating at both Biscuit Love and Milk and Honey at least once for breakfast if you have time. I ordered the fresh squeezed orange juice and cinnamon roll from Milk and Honey for breakfast on our last day and I was in love. Everyone had something different and everything we ate was delicious.
As for shopping, this was a great time to visit. Kittenish and Uncommon James were two stores that I had been dying to visit for a while now. Luckily, the lack of crowds made our experience extremely enjoyable. I was able to try on clothes and take all the photos I could ever want with ease. If you are a big shopper I highly recommend visiting these two stores especially now, or here soon, before the big crowds Ive heard so much about, are back.
All in all, we had an amazing trip! We weren’t expecting to go out and party every night. However, we did go to some fun bars and had a lot of drinks and fun. I loved getting to see all of the murals that were on my list for this trip, as well as shop. I wanted to share my expectations and experience about our trip in Nashville because I think that will be helpful for you to decide if its the right time for you yet. If you have any questions about anything else drop them in a comment here and I will get back to you!
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Nashville looks and sounds like an amazing place to explore. I love its colourful murals, they certainly make for fantastic photo backgrounds! Thanks for sharing and inspiring, I would love to visit one day 😀 Aiva