Recently, my fiance and I took a weekend trip to Nashville, TN. Believe it or not, neither of us have been to the music city. I am proud to say we experienced all of Nashville and thoroughly enjoyed ourselves!

We began our trip by checking into our hotel. Almost every hotel downtown is gorgeous and a little pricey, but the expense you pay to be close to all of the action is more than worth it. We stayed at the Courtyard Nashville Downtown. We were able to check-in first thing in the morning with a nice sized room. One downside with the hotel is we had less than an attractive view because of our early check-in (it was a brick wall of an apartment building) and a maid or some sort of cleaning service never came to the room for the three days we were there. Again, we didn’t spend much time in the room so these were not deal breakers for us. However, for other guests I can see how this would be a big problem.

Next, we headed to Another Broken Egg Cafe and it was delicious! This brunch cafe was recommended to us and I would highly recommend it to others. There was little to no wait and delicious foods with large portions. I’m dreaming of the giant cinnamon roll and mini beignets as I’m typing this…Mmmm!

The Parthenon is another big tourist destination in Nashville. In fact, we made the visit here through the Hop On Hop Off Trolley ride. We got to see everything we wanted in Nashville and so much more on this one day tour. You can get on and off the trolley at all, some, or none of the stops, it is completely up to you. Also, for a two day pass you can explore as much of the city as you would like for an incredibly reasonable price. I would recommend it to any first-timer in Nashville.img_4246

We also visited the Country Music Hall of Fame Museum. You can’t visit Nashville without stopping by. It is everything you are probably imagine it being. Incredible memorabilia and facts you never knew about your favorite or the most famous country music stars.

We of course hit up Broadway to hear some great country tunes and enjoy some beverages. Another recommended venue is The Wildhorse Saloon. It is unlike any other bar in downtown Nashville and you will not be disappointed with this three story venue, that I promise you!img_4229

Because my fiance is obsessed with animals and zoos, we did make a stop at the Nashville Zoo. It was a bit of a rainy day, but the zoo is still a nice place to walk around. Being from Columbus, we are used to the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium. So, Nashville’s zoo was a bit smaller but still a good spot to stop if you need a day away from the bars and country music!

See you next time, Nashville!