Travel Diaries: Nashville

This past month, I have moved to Tennessee about an hour from Nashville. I wanted to get a lot of things accomplished before I have to go back to school, so I planned the entire day from beginning to end, hitting some of the major Nashville attractions. I had a blast, and I cannot wait to go back! Here are some of the highlights from our day trip in Nashville.

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We left for Nashville around 7:30 and made it by 8:30. Parking was not as bad I thought it would be. If you plan a trip to Nashville, be sure to do your research. We parked in the Hilton parking garage right underneath the Music City Walk of Fame. It was $30 for the entire day, which is kind of expensive, but it looked the safest and it was in a perfect area for everything we wanted to do.

The Country Music Hall of Fame didn’t open until 9, so we had thirty minutes to kill walking around. We walked around the Walk of Fame and read all of the names on the stars. It looked a lot bigger online when I looked at it, but it was still interesting.

Once the museum opened, we headed inside. The COuntry Music Hall of Fame and museum had so many artifacts it was crazy. My highlight of the trip though was the Taylor Swift props and costumes from the “Look What You Made Me Do” music video, and the exhibit that had stage costumes and different outfits from current country music stars like FGL, Thomas Rhett, Luke Bryan, and Sam Hunt. The museum did a wonderful job showing and telling you where each piece of clothing was worn. They also did a great job explaining the roots of country music and how other genres come in. I would highly recommend this museum to anyone who is visiting the area.

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After we left the museum, we walked a short distance to the FGL House for lunch. It was absolutely delicious! I got the FGL House Burger, and my husband got the Surf and Turf Meal. It was too early for drinks for me, so I definitely want to go back and try some of their adult beverages sometime soon. The staff was super friendly and the restaurant had a great atmosphere. The rooftop has a great view of the city and of course the music was great!

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We then decided to leave the city and head to the Grand Ole Opry. We stopped by Opry Mills Mall, which was HUGE! I had always wanted to go to a Madam Tussauds, so we stopped by there. It was pretty expensive, but at least I can knock it off my bucket list! It was also very creepy at first! It looked like at any moment the wax figures could just start talking. This particular wax figure museum was dedicated to music, so they only had musicians there. It was cool taking pictures with my favorite singers that I will never be able to meet in real life.

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We walked around the mall a bit and then walked over to the Grand Ole Opry. We didn’t pay to go in though. That is something I’ll have to do at a later date! (We had already spent way too much money that day!) We sat at a table in front of the Opry and had ice cream. We missed Carrie Underwood performing by a day!

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We then walked over to the Gaylord Opryland Hotel and Resort. It was absolutely incredible the setup they had in there. Waterfalls, a boat ride, and beautiful tropical gardens filled three (very) large atriums.

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Our trip to Nashville was awesome, and I am so glad I live super close now so I can visit from time to time. If you want to do a lot of things while you are there, make sure to save up because everything adds up really quickly. I would love to get a room in the city one night and go around and experience the night life at some point. Just another thing to add to the bucket list, I guess!

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