"Mind your own biscuits, and life will be gravy."
Shortly after our college graduation last year, my boyfriend and I took a road trip down to Nashville. As a huge fan of country music and southern comfort food, this was like a dream come true. Below I will share with you some of the highlights from our trip – we did so much in the 5 days we were there that it is hard to choose my favorites, but I’ll try my best.
Jim Beam American Stillhouse
This wasn’t quite in Nashville, but it was on the way, so that counts right? Not only was this such an informative tour of how they make Jim Beam, but their property is beautiful! It is located in Clermont, KY – just about 2 hours north of Nashville, and it was well worth the stop on the way down. The tour included a full guide through the grounds and the bourbon-making process, in addition to the chance to taste test several of their bourbons! They also provided us with small tasting glasses that we were welcome to take home with us – such a nice souvenir, especially since Anthony and I went together, we now have a set of 2 Jim Beam whiskey glasses.
Robert’s Western World
This was the quintessential Nashville Broadway experience – live old-school country music, cowboy boots and cheap beer! We spent every night here stomping our feet, clapping, and throwing back PBRs. It is a change of pace from the ever-popular Tootsies, which yes, we did go to, but always after getting our honkytonk on at Robert’s Western World.
Loveless Café & Motel
Talk about the most amaaaaazing biscuits I’ve ever had! This was located about 20 minutes outside of Nashville, but absolutely worth the drive. I saw on many of the must-see travel pages to make sure to go to the Loveless Café for breakfast! The biscuits were buttery, flakey and just all around delicious! My mouth is watering just thinking of them. I would go back to Nashville just for these biscuits (and homemade jams!)
Country Music Hall of Fame
You can’t be in the music capital of the world and not go to the Country Music Hall of Fame. And not just that, the museum is carefully laid out to take you through the history of country music, and includes a lot of special memorabilia – like the original hand-written versions of some of Taylor Swift’s famous songs. Did I mention I’m a huge Taylor Swift fan? I thought it was pretty amazing to read the lyrics and see how her original version is so close to her now famous songs.
We also lucked out to see a free concert on Broadway by singer, Jarod Neimann. For me, it was incredible to attend a free country concert right on the street – but for Nashville this is the norm. So if you ever make your way there, be sure to take advantage of the many festivals and free concerts.
Honestly, I could go on and on about my love for Nashville, but I will keep it short and sweet. The next time you’re in Nashville, be sure to check out these top places –I guarantee you won’t be disappointed.
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