Where We Stayed:
Stay Alfred @ 505 Church Street The building and location were absolutely incredible. We were able to walk to Broadway and Nissan Stadium (where the CMA Fest concerts were being held) within a few minutes. Our two bedroom apartment overlooked the city and was equipped with a full kitchen, TV’s (in every room), a washer + dryer and access to an amazing gym, pool, lounge and tons of additional amenities in the apartment complex. That being said, the customer service from the Stay Alfred staff was probably the worst I’ve ever had and I would have expected more from a Motel 6. I wasn’t the only person that felt this way, as the topic of the extremely crabby and rude staff seemed to be an ongoing conversation between people in the elevators and at the pool. So, if you’re looking for super friendly staff, I wouldn’t recommend staying here. However, if you don’t care and plan on doing your own thing, I would highly recommend it because everything else was phenomenal.
Where We Ate + Drank:
Five Daughter’s Bakery Rare Bird Noelle Edley’s BBQ Butchertown Hall (seriously, the cutest place I’ve ever seen + the food was to die for) Flipside Barista Parlor Milk and Honey Mike’s Ice Cream Puckett’s Grocery & Restaurant Peg Leg and Porker* (Matt & I went here last year & loved it!) Henrietta Red* Merchant’s Restaurant* Bakersfield* 417 Union* Pinewood Social* Acme Feed & Seed* Hattie B’s (multiple people told us that you can’t visit Nashville without eating here) *Places that were on our list but we didn’t have the chance to visit
Where We Played
Because it was my brother’s first time in Nashville, we took him to some of the touristy spots that we normally wouldn’t go to as people who visit annually. Of course, like most vacations, time went by way too fast and there were a ton of things on our list that we weren’t able to fit into our busy schedule.
Shopping/Eating in The Gulch (Go to Two Old Hippies– it’s such a cute store) Tour Country Music Hall of Fame Explore Opryland Hotel (it could take you all day to see the entire hotel) Tour Grand Old Opry Sopping, Pictures @ Murals & Eat/Drink in 12 South Walk Around Broadway/Downtown (if you’re looking for a wild party & live music, this is where you want to be)