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travel: my nashville guide

           hi everyone! happy summer and holy cow is it hot!! i hope you are all beating the heat wherever you are. each season i have many family members and friends coming to nashville/franklin to visit and i always get questions about what to do and where to go! well, I have put together a fun go-to nashville/franklin list of fun things to do for everyone. after living here for almost 4 years now (i can't believe it has been this long) i have acquired just a few (more like a-lot) haha local eats, shops, and areas that are fun and must do's while visiting.

i thought this would be a great visiting guide for out-of-town friends and family members to take a peek at when planning their visit. this is also a great guide for locals that want to try new things :) here it goes! this is definitely just a general guide of our favorites:

must do's in/near downtown nashville:

-take a tour of the ryman auditorium
-stay at the opryland hotel and enjoy their dining and shops (fabulous at Christmas time for the ice exhibits, famous Christmas lights, and events)
-visit the famous broadway street and walk in to the famous tootsies bar and lounge to see the famous people's signatures and memorabilia 
-live music everywhere on broadway
-in the summer go to a nashville sounds game 
-in the fall go to a predators game or titans game 
-visit and tour the johnny cash museum 
-visit centennial park
-visit and tour the country music hall of fame museum 
-nashville zoo
-tour the belle meade plantation (history)
-tour the hermitage plantation (history)
-nashville flea market (last weekend of each month)

must do's in/near franklin:

-walk downtown franklin great boutique shopping!!! my favorite
-picnic at arrington vineyards
-tour the carnton plantation (history)
-tour the lotz house (history)
-tour the carter house (history)
-take a drive to leiper's fork (beautiful scenery & fun eats/shops)
-visit the factory in franklin (indoor shopping & eating--on saturdays the franklin farmers market is  held)
-drive/walking trails natchez trace parkway
-walking/hiking trails at radnor lake 
-take a short drive to downtown nolensville for antique shopping

some of our favorite nashville eats:
-hattie b's hot chicken
-arnolds country kitchen
-the pharmacy (best burgers)
-bobbie's dairy dip
-butchertown hall
-monell's (family style)
-whiskey kitchen
-5 points pizza
-desano's pizza
-bar taco
-urban grub
-rosepepper mexican
-Mcnamara's irish pub
-gondola house (italian)
-5 daughters bakery
-jeni's icecream
-martin's bbq
-loveless cafe 
-edley's bbq
-the local taco
-pancake pantry
-the row

some of our favorite franklin eats:
-pucketts boat house
-55 south
-burger up
-buttermilk sky pie 

this is a lengthy guide but gives you plenty of options when visiting! i get questions often and wanted to share with you all. i hope you enjoy this guide and your next visit to nashville :) let me know if you have any questions, as i can always help!

enjoy ya'll!! 

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