Nashville, as many of you know, has become a highly desirable travel destination! It’s been tagged the bachelorette party capital (fun fact, huh?) but did you know that they throw a Rockin New Years Eve Party too? Not only is there a lot to see in Nashville, but it has some of the most amazing food (I still salivate thinking about a few items I had during our visit) and music to boot…pun intended! With New Year’s only 6 months away I thought this would be a great time to share this Blog so you can start planning your trip to Nashville to ring in 2020!
We went to ring in the New Year and celebrate my milestone birthday. It was my first time so we were sure to make it a memorable time!
We stayed at the Sheraton Nashville and really loved the location and value. It was walkable to everything which is super helpful. They have a great lobby with a bar and seating areas! It was the perfect place to lounge with friends, play some cards and cheers the year to come.
People always talk about Biscuit Love in the Gulch as the place to eat breakfast. If you aren’t starving and are willing to stand in line it is very good! The ambiance is lovely and the food was yummy. I personally couldn’t resist the Thompson Hotel’s cast iron cinnamon rolls as an alternative breakfast destination. I actually went back twice! These might be the best cinnamon rolls I’ve ever had (now you can see why I was drooling)!? Another stop that I still am dreaming about is the Stillery Nashville. This place has Mac-n-Cheese with hot chicken on top! The South does not mess around! Also, their fried pickles were hands down the best I’ve ever had. These were both within walking distance which was a bonus.
We did travel a bit (via Uber) to a couple of other restaurants that are definitely worth checking out. One is a great Coal Fired Pizza joint called Nicky’s. Last but certainly not least was a bit of an upscale dining experience at Del Frisco’s Grille. The modern decor, perfect cocktails, and delicious food is definitely worth a shout out!
We loved going to the Honky Tonks on Broadway at night but there are also some great things to see during the day. The Country Music Hall of Fame was so interesting and be sure and do the Studio B Tour as well. It was truly incredible to sit at the same piano that Elvis recorded so many of his hits at. We also took an evening and visited the Opry at the Ryman. We did a backstage tour and were able to see the rooms where so many greats got ready for their performance. It’s pretty impressive that they still broadcast their shows live today! For those of drinking age, I’d check out the smooth Tennessee whiskey tasting and tours at the Nelson’s Greenbrier Distillery.
New Year’s Eve
For New Year’s Eve, there is the most amazing FREE concert at the Capitol Mall State Park. The Jack Daniel’s Music City Midnight has become so popular that it now broadcasts with the NBC’S New Year’s Eve nationwide broadcast from Time Square in New York City. We got to see the talented Keith Urban and a band I wasn’t familiar with but can’t wait to see again, Judah and the Lion that night!
There are so many Insta-worthy walls to visit but one of the most famous in the Gulch is the Wings. We had fun making our own mural memories!
If you decide to go Nashville for New Year’s Eve, let me know what you do or if you’ve been and you have more recommendations for me, please leave a comment so I can see where to go next time! I hope you decide to grab your friends and have a funky good time but don’t get into too much trouble!