Nashville Road Trip Recap
Hey y’all! HAPPY Monday…just kidding! I’m here today to share the first post in a line of a few about my trip to Nashville last weekend! I can’t wait to tell you ALL about it. I met up with my bestie, Ricci, in Little Rock and we headed to see our other bestie, Jenn, who lives in Nashville. It was just about the perfect road trip length…not too long (about 6 hours).
Jenn had to work a half day on Friday, so Ricci & I left SUPER early from Arkansas and went straight to the nail salon in Nashville. Jenn had recommended the Nail Bar & believe me, it did not disappoint! This was the most chic nail salon I had ever set foot in:
After that, we headed to Jenn’s apartment in the Gulch! The Gulch is a super cute neighborhood that has everything you could ever want: restaurants, a salon, a pharmacy, and much more. That first afternoon, we decided to head out and start our sightseeing. We had booked a 2-day trolley pass that had several stops along the way…I am writing an entire blog post on this with LOTS of details, so stay tuned. We got on the trolley and rode around seeing locations that we knew we wanted to explore more in-depth.
That first night, we had reservations at Puckett’s Grocery for dinner. Reservations here are a MUST. Be sure to call ahead, because the wait was over 1.5 hours if we hadn’t had reservations.
After dinner, we headed out on the nighttime trolley ride. This was really cool, because we got to see the sights all lit up in bright colors. It was fun to see a “different” side of Nashville without the sun bearing down.
We got up pretty early the next morning to grab a spot in line at Biscuit Love. We actually arrived around 7:30am, and there were already people waiting. This place is famous, y’all. BE SURE to arrive early to start waiting in line for the best bonuts (biscuit donuts) you’ve ever tried in your life!
We then headed to the Blowout Co. for blowouts! If you know us, you can usually find us at a DryBar or a salon at some point on our trips together. We love to get our hair done. Granted, it was super hot & humid, so we opted for ponytails! Right after our blowouts, we stopped by the Wing Wall in the Gulch for pictures! (our trolley had a stop in the Gulch, so it was SUPER convenient)
After this, we again jumped on the trolley to take us back to the locations we knew we wanted to check out! We stopped at the Parthenon first! Ricci was ALL about seeing the Parthenon, and it didn’t disappoint. The huge Athena statue was super cool to see!
We then headed to our tour (included in our trolley passes) at the Ryman Auditorium! Talk about history…the Grand Ole Opry had performed here several years ago. It was great to see that the pews still exist, much like a church today.
Jenn had told us about a cool neighborhood, 12th Ave. South, so we decided to head there next. We visited Draper James (Reese Witherspoon’s store), got some ice cream at Jeni’s, and got some cupcakes (for later) at Sprinkles. We also snapped a few pictures outside at the “I believe in Nashville” wall!
That night, we went to Green Hills to shop at Nordstrom. If you know me, you know I love Nordstrom. Sadly, Arkansas doesn’t have this store, so I have to visit it in person whenever I can in bigger cities. We then grabbed a super late dinner (around 10pm) at Hattie B’s Hot Chicken. Again, the wait was LONG here…even at 10pm. We probably waited 30-45 minutes. They don’t accept reservations, so maybe try it at a weird time…early morning or afternoon.
The next morning (after the fire alarm debacle at 5am), we ate brunch at Adele’s before saying goodbye to Jenn and heading back to Arkansas.
I am the LUCKIEST girl to have the BEST friends in the whole world. Who knew that blogging would bring these girls into my life and I would be able to travel with them? SO thankful for you Ricci + Jenn!
More posts on Nashville coming up this week, so check back.