Bright Lights, Big City

The Music city offers fun for the whole family. Whether you are taking the kids to see the Grand Ole Opry, or looking to throw on your cowboy boots for a fun girls weekend or bachelorette party, this is the city for you. Consultant Shauna loves Nashville and accounts a fun filled weekend that she spent there.

“Yee Haw! Ok you may not hear that anymore in Nashville, but after a few shots of Fireball you may want to! After recently visiting Nashville for the first time I can see why people call it such a friendly city!

I visited Nashville with 4 other women to celebrate my sister turning 40 NDT.jpgand I don’t think she could have picked a better place for all of us! The diversity, food, entertainment and southern hospitality was in full swing during our visit!

We started our adventure by staying outside of Nashville in a super cute rental house in Goodlettsville, TN. We made a point of driving to Nashville every day to take in as much as possible. We drove to what we thought was a parking garage and the attendant very nicely let us know we had to have a permit. We thought we were out of luck as the parking was extremely close to downtown when in his next breath he said, “Oh but you beautiful girls can take this spot right over here,” and literally we were the 3rd spot in from the street. Next we were beeped at by an extended version of a golf cart and another gentleman asked if we would like a ride. Your first ride is free with the local “uber like” transportation.

We went to the go-to local bars and what I found fascinating is even though the bars are right next to each other as you walk to the next that bar will drown out the previous bar’s music so you are never having to strain to hear the music. Music….oh my gosh, just when I thought I couldn’t love country music more, this city puts country music right into your heart. But, don’t let Nashville deceive you into thinking it’s all about honky tonk, the bands can party and rock like the best of them! We even had a band take requests and granted ours by playing “Uptown Funk”!

nashville-tn.jpgNow back to Fireball. It is a must in Nashville and every bar offers for you to take a shot. It may have been because we were all wearing birthday shirts, but we were offered the Fireball everywhere we went.

My absolute favorite bars downtown that I would highly recommend as “MUSTS”: Tootsies, Second Fiddle and the Stage. Although all the bars are so much fun, these were where we made the most memories. We had hoped to have a star come into one of the bars as this is very common, but no luck, we were told the night before that Eric Church had stopped by for a couple of songs. Darn!

On the rooftop of the Acme Feed & Seed having a cocktail, I looked out over the river and was excited to see the Tennessee Titans stadium!
We took a day to travel to a great quant town, Franklin, where we found local folks who wanted to share the history of the area and great shopping! We came across a home that sells antiques and crafts but, that is not what we found to be the best part of the stop. Two older ladies were sitting on the porch of the home in their chairs sipping on tea. Almost 2 hours later we found ourselves wrapped in conversation with the owner of the home who explained to us how the home is a former recording studio for many musicians such as Johnny Cash, Dixie Chicks, SheDaisy, Merle Haggard, Dolly Parton and Waylon Jennings just to name a few. We were able to peak inside the recording studio but they do not allow you to actually go in and look around.

The second woman on the porch was a very successful Nashville realtorNashvilleNotNewYork.jpeg who spoke of my favorite musician, Keith Urban. She had just had dinner with him and his beautiful wife, Nicole Kidman,  the night before. Needless to say I was wrapped up in conversation with her! Thinking back to our conversation I think she leaked out to us that Miranda Lambert and Blake Shelton were not doing well, low and behold a couple of months later we are hearing of their divorce. Hmmmm……

Our final stop in Franklin was at a local wine bar, this is a MUST stop! You serve yourself which is ingenious of them, we tasted some absolutely delicious wine and enjoyed the hospitality of the owner as well!”

Now if Shauna’s account of her trip doesn’t make you want to head to the country music capital, I don’t know what will. Get out of town for the weekend and spend it in Nashville. Looking to take a whole group? We can help you with that as well. One of the best parts about booking through a Travel agency is not only our expertise of cities like Nashville, but also planning. We can get you there, make arrangements for hotels and provide a full itinerary. Interested? Give us a call 920.236.7777 or visit our website to schedule an appointment

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