I am one of those people who absolutely loves my birthday! It always falls over Labor Day Weekend, so I typically love to plan a trip over the long weekend to celebrate. This year I turned 30! I still don’t know how I feel about it…
All I wanted was to celebrate with my family and boyfriend for my 30th birthday. I love music and dancing, so what better place is there than Music City? We went to Nashville! I was pleasantly surprised about how tasty our food was, some of the best meals I've had in my life.
Here is my 30th birthday weekend trip to Nashville recap. Everything I wore, what we ate and what we did. Let me tell you first that we jam packed our weekend to the fullest. I had about four days in Nashville and sadly my family was only with us for 2.5 of the days. I hope you enjoy this Nashville guide for your first time in music city!
P.S. you can find all outfit links and what I wore for this trip easily linked HERE.
WHERE WE STAYED
My boyfriend and I went a day earlier, because the rest of my family had a prior commitment. We stayed with my friend from college and then stayed at this GORGEOUS Airbnb for the remainder of the trip. It was in the most perfect location and close to everything we wanted to do. If we didn’t stay there, I would have loved to stay that The Gradate Hotel, Westin or Thompson Hotel. If you want to stay in a hotel, I would try to be walking distance from the Gulch and / or the main strip on Broadway.
This is the exact Airbnb we booked and we LOVED it!
WHERE WE ATE
Some of the best tapas I've ever had and plus it was very affordable!
Amazing Italian food and atmosphere.
· Hampton Social
Highly recommend the rose seashell bowl! I was in love with the atmosphere here, as it's so pretty and girly.
· The Frothy Monkey
We also got Nashville hot chicken at Big Shakes Nashville Hot Chicken. SO good! You must get Nashville hot chicken before you leave.
HOW TO GET AROUND
Ubers were very easy to get and much cheaper than I pay living in Los Angeles. Once you are in the more touristy areas, you can also grab a scooter to go from place to place. We ubered or walked everywhere we went.
WHAT WE DID
We did a $42 wine / cheese tasting at Grinders Switch. I’m a wine lover and this wine was REALLY GOOD. After that we walked around and went shopping at Marathon Village. If wine isn’t your drink of choice, there is also a distillery in that area too.
Governor’s Pool / White Limozeen
If you couldn’t tell by my outfits already, I love the color pink. I spent the day of my birthday at The Governor’s Pool at White Limozeen, which is on the rooftop of The Graduate Hotel. To rent the cabana, it was $96 a person with $25 food/drink credit for three hours. You can only make a reservation exactly two weeks before the date that you would like to go. Another option is to grab lunch or a drink on the rooftop. The aesthetic was so cute for me and I highly recommend taking a visit here!
View my full tiktok recap to PINK by Lizzo HERE. Hi Barbie!
Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum
On the last day we visited the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum. At the museum, you’ll see the world’s largest collection of country music artifacts and memorabilia. Even if you aren’t a huge country music fan, the museum is worth a visit. My favorite part was Taylor Swift's tour bus at the end where you can record your own song! You can check out the Walk of Fame stars in the park right next to the Country Music Hall of Fame as well. Reserve tickets before you go HERE. We purchased our tickets the day of.
Bar Hopping on Broadway
Night Caps on Rooftops
Shopping at the Gultch
Nashville Farmer's Market
MY FAVORITE ROOFTOPS WE VISITED
· The Twelve Thirty Club…Justin Timberlake’s bar
· L27 Rooftop at the Westin
· Proof…located on the 13th floor of the W Nashville
· Luke’s 32 Bridge
OTHER SPOTS WE DIDN’T HAVE TIME TO CHECK OUT
· Hermitage Hotel
· Patterson House
· See a show at the Grand Ole Opry
· Arrington Vineyards
Well, that's a wrap for this Nashville trip! I can't wait to head there again because ily nash.