Our Nashville trip last month was full of some really great people, places, and food (of course!). We wanted to share our favorites with you!
Our Air BnB
We could not have found a more perfect home base for our trip. The location worked out perfectly for us, driving all around Nashville, down to Brentwood and Franklin, and we hardly hit traffic anywhere. This basement in-law apartment had a full kitchen, lots of space to spread out and relax, and even a private garage. Didi even provided a cute snack basket, coffee, and other nice touches that made it feel like home! We will definitely be staying here the next time we are in Nashville!
Bartaco – This place was recommended to us by a friend, and rightfully so. We drove by it multiple times, and every time it was standing room only inside and on the patio. We got the Cauliflower Rice Bowl and the Falafel Tacos. Both of them were amazing! It’s worth noting that the tacos are pretty tiny, but really it just means you can try multiple kinds and still have room for more. The cauliflower bowl was especially delicious and has me wanting roasted cauliflower all the time!
The Pharmacy – I was skeptical of this place because we found it on all the recommended tourist lists. We tend to err on the less-touristy side of things, but we decided to give it a try. The atmosphere was fun, the service was really great, and we loved sitting on the terraced deck outside. We split a burger with sweet potato fries, which ended up being more than enough food. The bean burger was AMAZING, but then again, how could something topped with guac and pico NOT be delicious? We also ended up having a creamsicle ice cream soda which was like a taste of childhood! We definitely recommend it, but aim for off-peak times – we chose mid afternoon and it was nice and quiet!
Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams – It’s no secret that the Osegards love ice cream, so when someone recommended Jeni’s, we knew we had to give it a try for it’s unique flavors! Alyssa wanted to try the Salted Peanut Butter with Chocolate Flecks, but they were all out. We split a three scoop and were not disappointed with the creaminess or the flavor!
Stay Golden – This is a brand new coffee shop that opened the week we were in Nashville, so without much of a reputation, we almost didn’t even go. I am SO glad we did. First off – it’s is so clean and modern! The service is amazing. You order off of an ipad, which I thought for sure meant we would never see a human, but the service was wonderful too. However, NOTHING can compare to the food. We tried a few drinks and food items, but the chilaquiles were hands down the best food we had in Nashville. Normally, I am a texture person, and when I say that, I mean there are foods I don’t like to eat because I don’t like the texture. This was the first time in my life I loved a food because I LOVED the texture. The flavors were incredible, and I have often dreamed of the chilaquiles since coming home.
Find cool murals – They are ALL over the place. We found a bunch of them with some quick searches, but they seem to be changing and adding more murals all the time!
Centennial Park – A great place to walk and relax away from the busyness of the city! Plus, a park with a giant replica of a Greek historical building in the middle of Tennessee? Color me intrigued!
Love Circle – A bit of a hike for a tiny patch of grass at the top of the hill, but the views of the city are very good!
Belcourt Taps – By FAR the musical highlight of our trip. We ended up spending 3 out of our 6 nights in Nashville here, listening to some AMAZING local musicians. The service here was exceptional, their beer selection was chock full of local brews, and the food was great too!
Ramsey Solutions – Obviously a highlight of our trip, and worth a stop in! Be sure to check the schedule ahead of time, but Dave is in the studio most weeks M-F from 1-4 and you can stop in to watch live and even say hi during his breaks!
Downtown Franklin – Tons of cute shops and great food! We particularly liked Heylee B and Frothy Monkey!
Crosspoint Church – I listen to their podcast every week, and it was such a great experience to see a service live!