A city that boasts far more than it’s reputation of being the mecca of country music, Nashville is growing in popularity like wildfire! Beyond the honkytonk of downtown, Nashville has outdoor getaways, quaint suburbs sans the typical suburban feel, and several up and coming neighborhoods that are influenced heavily by the young people who reside in them.
THINGS TO DO:
Head to the most elegant part of the city, Belle Meade, to check out Belle Meade Plantation. The plantation showcases horses, live music, wine tasting, and a history lesson. If you’re like my wife, you’ll want to explore the surrounding neighborhoods to gawk at the nearby Southern mansions.
Downtown ("I Believe in Nashville" Sign, Walking Bridge, Love Circle)
While you’re checking out downtown, google these locations and stop by for instagram photo ops.
Located in Brentwood just 15 minutes from Nash, Radnor offers hiking trails and beautiful foliage that surround the aptly named Radnor Lake. Parking is free, but this is a very popular Saturday and Sunday morning destination so arrive early or later in the day if you want to find parking near the trails.
Rock Island State Park
If you don’t mind an hour and a half drive, in our opinion, this is an absolute must. Several hiking trails, two enormous waterfalls, plenty of parking, I’ll let the pictures say the rest.
WHERE TO EAT: