We took a little trip up the road to Nashville over Spring Break for some sightseeing and retail therapy (mainly me). I had big plans to go to some local eats, but our schedule didn’t match up this time, so I’m saving them for our next trip. We started out at Shake Shack:
Then visited the Tennessee State Museum:
The Supreme Court building:
And then wandered through The Opryland Hotel (where we stayed):
And had dinner at Jack Daniel’s Barbecue:
The next day we visited the Nashville Zoo:
Checked out the exhibits at the Frist Art Museum:
Went to Opry Mills:
And ended the day with gelato at The Opryland Hotel:
And finally on our last day, we slept in:
Then went to Nordstrom to get some Spring sandals and new sunglasses for me:
And then headed home!
It was a relaxing, easy trip. We only live about two hours from Nashville, so we can go up and back in the same day, but it was fun to stay a little longer and enjoy more of the city. The boys love museums, so we spent a good amount of time at both the Tennessee State Museum (which is free), and the Frist Art Museum (which is free for kids). Staying at The Opryland Hotel was perfect for the boys, there is lots to see (and lots to do, there is a massive indoor water park that we didn’t do this time), tons of places to eat, you could just stay there the whole trip if you wanted. The only issue I had with the hotel is that you do need to pay attention to the resort and parking fees, as it does increase the initial room rate quite a bit. Our room was very nice, but be prepared to do quite a hike when you get there initially, as the resort is spread out. Also, make sure to walk through the hotel at night to see the lights:
It’s gorgeous! Happy travels!