When your best friend moves to Nashville for a semester, you just have to travel 522 miles to go visit her! Kacey + I have been planning this weekend before she even moved down to Nashville back in August, and when Alex surprised me with my plane ticket for the trip for my birthday, I was overwhelmed with happiness and excitement.
Once I landed and Kacey picked me up from the airport, our first stop was Five Daughters Bakery. If you are ever in Nashville, this place is a MUST! They are known for their 100 layer donuts and are the best $5 donuts I’ve ever had. I’m serious. Obsessed. After that, we explored Bicentennial Park before making our way to Downtown Nashville. We walked down Broadway and I was in shock. There were so. many. people. Music was coming from every bar and restaurant and there was just so much to see. We then went to the Nashville Symphony and that building is GORGEOUS. Then, as the sun was setting we walked across the John Seigenthaler bridge and I fell in love with Nashville’s skyline all lit up as the sun sets.
Next, we decided to go to Opry Mills to get food and shop around. Then we went to the Gaylord Opryland Resort and hands down this was my FAVORITE part of the entire trip. This place is MAGICAL! When Kacey and I were planning this trip, I had two requests; Five Daughters Bakery and Opryland. The resort was also decorated for Christmas!!! I was in awe and took way too many pictures but I am totally okay with that.
Did we just step into a fairytale?! I’m pretty sure all my fairytale dreams came true that night.
Day 2 of the trip started with lunch at Newk’s eatery and then hiking in Nashville’s beautiful parks right outside of the city. After that, we stopped for coffee, took some pictures in front of a sunflower wall and then went right back to Opryland (because visiting it just once was not an option for us and we had to see what it looked like during the day).
The last day in Nashville started with breakfast at another coffee shop…or two, and then exploring The Gulch. Just when I thought I couldn’t fall in love with Nashville any more, we turned the corner to a #whatliftsyou wall and a flower truck. Like it doesn’t get much better than that.
This trip has left my heart so full. I love traveling, and I love it even more when I get to do it with my best friend. Here’s to many more adventures K! xx