Travel Diary: Weekend in NASHVILLE

Travel Diary: NASHVILLE | Sydni Denise

Happy Tuesday! I hope everyone had an amazing weekend because I definitely did. My sweet, amazing boyfriend surprised me with a weekend getaway to the Music City. This was both our first time in Nashville, and boy did we plan on eating ALL THE FOOD. Lucky for me, my boyfriend is just as big of a foodie as I am and we were so pumped to indulge in all of the amazing cuisine that Nashville had to offer.


Day 1

So our drive to Nashville took a little longer than expected thanks to the arrival of Floridians in Atlanta who brought their bad driving skills with them unforeseen traffic. The normal 4 hour drive took us about 6 hours but along the way, we were able to enjoy the beautiful scenic route. 

Once we arrived, we went straight to our Airbnb. Shoutout to Matt (a.k.a my boyfriend) for picking out the cutest cottage for us to stay in during our trip. After we were unpacked and had freshened up, we headed to a Nashville staple… Acme Feed & Seed.

Travel Diary: NASHVILLE | Sydni Denise

Acme was super trendy and we thought it was just a cool place to stop for a drink before we began our night. Since Matt surprised me with this trip, i decided to return the favor by surprising him with tickets to see Cold War Kids & Young, The Giant.

Travel Diary: NASHVILLE | Sydni Denise

This show was amazing and the weather was perfect! The concert was held at Ascend Amphitheater which is an outdoor venue in the middle of the city. After the show, we decided to explore more of broadway and all the “Honky Tonk” bars on the strip.

Day 2

We started our second day in Nashville with brunch at Sinema located in 12 South. Matt and I were excited to eat here because we had heard that this place did a brunch buffet and bottomless bloody marys (because we love our bloody mary’s)! Blame it on us over hyping this place but honestly it was not all that great. So far we were not doing too hot on our Nashville food adventure. 

After brunch we decided to go explore more of 12 south and we came across the “I Believe in Nashville” Mural and the adorable Draper James store. 

Travel Diary: NASHVILLE | Sydni Denise

Travel Diary: NASHVILLE | Sydni Denise

Once we left 12 south, we headed over to East Nashville and we both loved this part of town!

Travel Diary: NASHVILLE | Sydni Denise

When we left the eastside, we grabbed a drink at L.A. Jackson located inside the Thompson Hotel in the Gulch. Here I discovered my new favorite drink rightfully named “Baby Diablo”. Hands down the best cocktail we tried in Nashville and it was made even better while sipping on the rooftop patio overlooking the city.

Travel Diary: NASHVILLE | Sydni Denise

We were feeling pretty good (for obvious reasons) after the Baby Diablo that we were ready for drink #2 over at Pinewood Social. I sipped on their famous Frosé and my boyfriend got the refreshing Mojito. We sipped our cocktails lounging by the social pools. I definitely recommend this place for anyone planning to visit Nashville. 

Travel Diary: NASHVILLE | Sydni Denise

For dinner we went over to local favorite Mas Tacos Por Favor! *WARNING* Before you choose to eat here, know this: BRING CASH & EXPECT TO WAIT IN A LONG LINE! We did not know this when we showed up but luckily the line seemed to move fairly quickly and the restaurant had an ATM. Maybe Matt and I are just food snobs but this place was not that great either. 

After tacos we went to Kung Fu Saloon in Midtown. This place was right up our alley, we are huge nerds and love arcade games and it just so happens that the UGA game was on so we were able to watch that as well. Unfortunately we did not stay here very long, only because we were both super exhausted from our explorations during the day. 


Day 3

We started our last day in Nashville by packing up and clearing out of our adorable AirBnB. Our little home for the weekend was the perfect place to rest our heads at night. Once we were packed up, we went to brunch at La Sel because we are basic and love to day drink

Travel Diary: NASHVILLE | Sydni Denise

When it comes to brunch, Matt and I would probably consider ourselves experts in this field. With that said, this was one of the best brunch spots that we have ever been to. The bloody mary’s were spot on, our food was spectacular (especially the Peach Jam Stuffed Beignets), and the atmosphere was an irresistible mix of white marble, subway tiles and pink neon signs. 

Travel Diary: NASHVILLE | Sydni Denise

Travel Diary: NASHVILLE | Sydni Denise

Our foodie adventure in Nashville was non-existent until we came here and it was our favorite place in this city hands down. 

During brunch we made the decision to leave Nashville a couple hours early due to the impending arrival of Hurricane Irma in Atlanta. Honestly, we were very excited to be heading back home but we decide to make one more stop at Caviar & Bananas to fuel us for our drive home. 

Travel Diary: NASHVILLE | Sydni Denise

Travel Diary: NASHVILLE | Sydni Denise



  1. October 10, 2017 / 10:12 am

    I head to Nashville (for the first time too) for a Bachelorette Party, in February! I can’t wait!! We have brunch planned, but I can’t remember where. Will definitely have to keep these other spots in mind! I also completely forgot that Nashville is where the “What Lifts You” mural is. I will be making a detour to snap a picture, for sure!! Looks like you guys had the best time! What a sweet guy!

  2. October 10, 2017 / 10:47 am

    I’ve been dying to go to Nashville!! This post makes me want to go like NOW haha Seriously looks like y’all had THE best time!! You’re adorable!

  3. Diana
    October 10, 2017 / 2:18 pm

    I recently went to Nashville on a girls trip and had the best time. It’s a great city

  4. October 11, 2017 / 11:31 am

    I only had 24 hours in Nashville, so I feel like I couldn’t really explore the city to the extent I wanted. Your post makes me want to go back! My favorite food was the Nashville Hot Chicken, sooo good!

  5. Julie Hoag
    October 12, 2017 / 12:12 am

    LOoks like you had good time! We love to tavel! Thanks for the ideas.

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