Our adorable bed & breakfast, The Big Bungalow. It was a perfect place to stay just minutes from downtown Nashville
why yes. i’ll take my sweet tea with moonshine, thank you very much
The famous “Loveless Cafe” biscuits. They have a window into the kitchen where you can watch them make biscuits live- all night long!
In search of our second or third cup of coffee on Saturday morning
So with a deal like that, we had to buy some boots! I got two pairs! Happy Anniversary to me 🙂
Playing dress up in these cherry red replicas of my favorite cowboy boots I had when I was a little girl. I didn’t buy the red pair, but I did get an awesome black pair you can see here
The beer of our Nashville trip
Yet another amazing band we found at Legends at 10am
Hattie B’s Hot Chicken! Not to miss!
Plenty of southern sides and ranch!
This is the “no more fried chicken, PLEASE!” hangover setting in
This past weekend, Neal & I road tripped to Nashville to celebrate our 1 year anniversary. These past 12 months have flown by quicker than I could have ever imagined. I guess that’s what happens when you’re having fun!
I couldn’t think of a better place to go to celebrate. We were both nash-virgins and had always wanted to visit, so off we went! If you’re ever planning a trip to the country music capital of the world, here are some must-do’s:
- The Big Bungalow bed & breakfast was where we stayed both nights. It was a perfect, adorable little place about a mile away from downtown. I would highly recommend it again! The rates are more affordable than the downtown hotels and Ellen whips up a delicious hot breakfast each morning! You can’t go wrong with this one.
- The Loveless Cafe: Do. Not. Miss. This. We almost didn’t go to this world famous gem because we were daunted by the 20 minute drive outside of the city. It ended up being one of our favorite parts of the trip. Sweet tea with moonshine, world famous home made biscuits, and awesome southern comfort food. Every famous country music star has pulled up a chair at the Loveless Cafe, so be sure to do the same! You can even watch them make the biscuits through a window in the kitchen. Amazing.
- Benchmark was by far our favorite nighttime bar on music row. it’s off the main path, on 2nd street. We found the music to be the best here and far less crowded than the other bars on broadway.
- Legends was our favorite daytime spot (pictured above). Great entertainment and fun atmosphere. The bartenders were fun and friendly, too!
- Hattie B’s Hot Chicken: Admittedly, after a few PBR’s we decided to forego the Johnny Cash museum for Hattie B’s and do not regret our decision in the slightest. This chicken is perfectly crispy, spicy, and tastes like heaven dipped in ranch. You can’t miss this either, apparently quite a Nashville staple.
- Merchant was where we ate dinner on Saturday night. The downstairs is a throwback, swanky diner while the upstairs is a bit more upscale. We opted for the upstairs for the special occasion, but the downstairs looked every bit as fun! Go for the heirloom tomato salad and the steak frites!
I wish I was back there already! Have you ever been to Nashville? What are some of your favorite places?