I can’t believe it’s been well over a year since we had the most amazing trip with Trek America from New York all the way down to New Orleans and finishing in Miami. I’ve only managed to write a few posts on our trip but I have so many I’ve been planning to write so I’ve kicked it off with my favourite things that we did when in Nashville.
Nashville was the ultimate party town by night but by day it shocked me at how much it actually had to offer. There’s shopping galore, so many attractions and more good food that I ever imagined, but how do you spend only forty-eight hours there, let me help…
Hatch Show Print
Finding out about Hatch Show Print and doing their tour was one of my highlights of the entire Trek which came as a surprise as it’s not something I’d heard of before getting to Nashville. Hatch Show Print is a print house that has printed some of the most famous posters of all time and at the end of the tour, you get to screen print your very own souvenir.
222 Fifth Avenue South, Nashville, TN 37203
Country Music Hall of Fame
For us, even though Mike isn’t a country music fans, we couldn’t visit Nashville without a visit to the ever so famous Country Music Hall of Fame. I used to listen to a lot of country music when I was growing up and still do now but the highlight of out wander around was Elvis’ solid gold Cadillac, the gold and platinum records lining the walls which we spent ages spotting the ones we knew, and learning a hell of a lot about country music.
222 Fifth Avenue South, Nashville, TN 37203
Line Dance at Wild Horse
If you’re going to learn to line dance anywhere then it kind of has to be Nashville, right? We had an evening filled with laughter complete with newly purchased cowboy boots, checked shirts-a-plenty and even a few cowboy hats. Each night has different entertainment so be sure to check out what’s happening when you’re in town.
120 2nd Ave N, Nashville, TN 37201
Dinner and Pre-Drinks at ACME Feed & Seed
We stumbled across ACME as it was next to where we were staying but the food and the music are both worth staying for. In the huge massive, warehouse-style building there are three levels: the bottom floor offers live music and a full menu, the second has a sushi bar and a lounge and the third level has a gorgeous rooftop view overlooking the Cumberland River. We dined, we drunk, we sung and we hung out with the very lovely band so it’s a great place to start your evening.
101 Broadway, Nashville, TN 37201
Breakfast at Sun Diner
For being such a huge Elvis fan I would never pass up the chance of eating somewhere where the walls are lined with pictures of him! I had a really good breakfast consisting of potatoes, bacon, sausage patty and scrambled eggs and Mike has pancakes smothered in maple syrup so it was the perfect way to kick our busy day of sightseeing off. The diner is open 24hrs so if you’re not down for breakfast you can pop there any time of the day or night.
105 3rd Avenue South, Nashville, TN 37201
Request your Favourites at The Tin Roof
There are so many places along the main strip that offer live music and we did go to a good few of them, but our favourite of all of the ones we tried, we kept coming back to The Tin Roof. We were won over by the female fronted rock band that were taking requests of all the old emo classics that we are huge fans of. Dancing the night away with decently priced drinks to songs we’d forgotten we’d love, what more could you ask for?
1516 Demonbreun St, Nashville, TN 37203
Catch a Game at the Bridgestone Arena
On the evening the girlies went line dancing the lads of the Trek went to see the Nashville Predators play in the National Hockey League at the Bridgestone Arena. They had a really great night where they were able to see a home win which put everyone in the town in good spirits for the rest of the evening. There were plenty of fights on the ice so the hockey certainly lived up to its expectations.
501 Broadway, Nashville, TN 37203
And as a cheeky bonus for making it this far down the page…
Drink Tinnies at Santa’s Bar
I admit it, I’d never been to a dive bar before and I was very sceptical about leaving the area we were staying in to head to Santa’s Bar but it came with high recommendations from our Trek leader who was coming along with us, so I went for it. Oh my, I am so glad I did, we ended up in a double trailer that is decorated for Christmas all year round, singing karaoke until our vocal cords could take no more.
2225 Bransford Ave, Nashville, TN 37204