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Nashville, often dubbed the "Music City," is a vibrant city that celebrates its rich cultural history with a contemporary vibe. Recently, I spent time exploring the best of Nashville, including delicious food, moonshine, and musical talent for days!

Where to Rest Your Head: Kimpton Aerston Hotel

Begin your Nashville adventure by checking into the urban oasis of the Kimpton Aerston Hotel. A luxurious haven located in the bustling Gulch neighborhood, this boutique hotel blends modern comfort and design with Southern hospitality. With its chic rooms and unparalleled amenities, the Kimpton Aerston offers a perfect retreat after a day exploring the city.

Eats: A Culinary Symphony

For my true foodies, check out Secret Food Tours. These guys know how to celebrate their cuisine, and after three and a half hours of testing and tasting all of the goodness, your girl gonna celebrate that cuisine, too! Check out my reel for a discount code, and be sure to tell them Lisa sent you!  

No trip to Nashville is complete without indulging in the city's iconic hot chicken, and Hattie B's is the place to do it. This local institution serves up fiery, flavorful chicken that will leave your taste buds dancing. Spice up your Nashville experience and savor the crispy, succulent goodness that has made Hattie B's a must-visit destination for food enthusiasts.

For a more refined dining experience, Greenhouse Nash and Henley are culinary gems that showcase Nashville's evolving gastronomic scene. Greenhouse Nash, with its commitment to locally sourced ingredients, offers a farm-to-table experience that highlights the region's flavors in a funky and fresh greenhouse-style space. Meanwhile, Henley combines classic Southern cuisine with a modern twist, providing a sophisticated and unforgettable dining experience. 

Beats: A Melodic Journey Through Time

Explore the roots and evolution of American music at the National Museum of African American Music. This immersive museum takes visitors on a journey through the genres that have shaped the nation's musical landscape, from gospel and blues to jazz, hip-hop, and beyond. With interactive exhibits and a rich collection of artifacts, this museum is a celebration of the profound impact African American musicians have had on shaping our musical heritage.

No visit to Nashville is complete without paying homage to the legends of country music. The Country Music Hall of Fame is a shrine to the genre's icons, showcasing memorabilia, exhibits, and interactive displays that bring the history of country music to life. Immerse yourself in the stories of legendary artists and gain a deeper appreciation for the genre that put Nashville on the global music map.

Liquid Treats: Sip and Savor the Nashville Spirit

As the sun sets, Nashville's vibrant nightlife takes center stage. For a touch of old-world glamour, head to Skull's Rainbow Room. Nestled in the historic Printer's Alley, this iconic bar boasts a rich history dating back to the 1940s. Expertly crafted classic cocktails, live music, and the nostalgic atmosphere define this legendary venue. Alley Taps, also located in Printer's Alley, offers a lively atmosphere with live music and a diverse selection of beers. 

6th & Peabody, part of the acclaimed Ole Smoky Distillery, combines craft cocktails with a rooftop bar, providing stunning views of the city. For a truly memorable experience, try their sample tastings and taste the love and care they put into their moonshine. Meanwhile, Honky Tonk Central on Broadway is a three-story entertainment complex where you can immerse yourself in the heart of Nashville's live music scene.

Cap off your evening with a pub crawl through some of Nashville's iconic watering holes. The Original Tin Roof offers live music, craft beers, and a laid-back vibe - Become part of the local tradition and pin a dollar bill on the bar ceiling while you’re there. Kid Rocks Big Ass Honky Tonk and Rock and Roll Steakhouse, owned by the rockstar himself, promises a wild night with live performances on multiple stages. Dierks Whiskey Row combines a modern bar experience with a country twist, and Losers Bar provides a relaxed atmosphere for unwinding with friends.

In Nashville, the blend of eats, beats, and liquid treats creates an unforgettable harmony that resonates with every visitor. From the fiery spices of Hattie B's to the soulful tunes of the National Museum of African American Music and the classic cocktails at Skull's Rainbow Room, each experience contributes to the unique culture that defines this remarkable city. Immerse yourself in the cool vibes of Nashville, a city that celebrates life, music, and the diverse tastes of its people.


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