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6 reasons to visit Nashville

6 reasons to visit Nashville

If you’re planning a group trip and looking for somewhere to visit where you can shop, eat good and hang out, Nashville is your spot. Here’s why:

Centrally Located: My sister and I chose to take our dad to Nashville because it was less than $100 for me to fly there from Florida on a direct flight and $250 to fly my dad there from Cleveland. It’s also within driving distance to Atlanta, Cincinnati, Indianapolis, Louisville, Birmingham, Chicago, Charlotte and Mississippi.

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Boutique Shopping: The city has a lot of cool boutiques with trendy clothes for a reasonable price. Hillsboro Village alone has about four boutiques, including one called United Apparel Liquidators. The store sells designer clothes at a discount that are out of season or overstock.

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Foodie hotspot: From hot chicken at Hattie B’s, to breakfast at Milk and Honey and The Pancake Pantry, where people wait outside for hours to get in, to fine dining and barbeque spots, they’ve got a lot of locally owned restaurants to try.

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Honky Tonk Highway: If you like bar hopping and country or rock and roll music, or live music period, this is a great place to bar hop, dance, and have a good time. It’s a major road full of bars with live music. You’d be surprised how many songs you know the words to. We enjoyed “AJ’s Good Time Bar,” where the band played more pop music than anything else. There’s also the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum and the Musicians Hall of Fame and Museum.

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Lodging: There are a ton of trendy new condos being built and many of them are on Air BnB. The city is used to bachelor and bachelorette parties coming there so a lot of people are renting out places with several bedrooms, allowing the group to stay in one place. We rented out a two-bedroom apartment. My dad had one room and my sister and I had shared the other and it allowed for a lot of quality bonding time and free parking. The apartment was near Vanderbilt University, about 10 minutes away from everything which made it perfect.

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History: The state just recently opened the new Tennessee State Museum. The more than $120 million project beautifully captures the state’s history. As you can imagine, there is a lot of black history intertwined in there. It goes in depth on slavery, after slavery, and the Civil Rights Movement, particularly the sit-ins, where Nashville played a major role. It’s open every day except Monday. It’s worth a visit and it’s free.

If you’ve been to Nashville, comment below about your favorite destinations there.

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