One of my best friends Lacie and I have been dreaming of taking a girls trip to Nashville together. We both have crazy schedules ahead for the spring, so we wanted to visit before all the chaos. When we were searching for places to stay, most of the hotels downtown were out of our price range. I was kind of expecting this, so I did what I always do and searched airbnb! Of course, there were hundreds of affordable options to choose from!
We chose to stay in an adorable airbnb that was on the outskirts of downtown. Not only was it affordable, but it was in a fantastic location! It was a short 30 minute walk from Music Row and only a $5 uber ride.
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Our room was perfect for a long weekend! It was super girly and had everything we needed for a comfortable stay.
I flew into Nashville on a Friday evening and Lacie met me there. After picking me up at the airport, we drove over to our airbnb and checked in. Then, we walked to Music Row to explore the downtown area.
If you want to see what Nashville’s really like, go to Music Row on a Friday night! Music Row is southwest of downtown Nashville and has so many shops and bars. We couldn’t believe how many people were there or how many talented performers there were.
Once we were done exploring, we stopped and got some ice cream. After that, we took an Uber back to our airbnb and relaxed on the upper deck. The deck had so many string lights and a cozy hammock and fire pit.
This was the perfect place for us to catch up on life!
The next day, we spent most of our trip walking, shopping, eating, and drinking an abundance of coffee. The first coffee shop we tried out, was the Red Bicycle! It was only a 10 minute walk from our room, and we heard great things about it.
They serve all sorts of coffee, pastries, and crepes!
We opted for a cinnamon roll, bagel sandwich, and of course coffee!
We really enjoyed eating breakfast at the Red Bicycle and would highly recommend it to anyone visiting the area. While we were in Nashville the weather was pretty chilly, but the sun was always shining so we were thankful!
When deciding what to spend time seeing, the Nashville Farmer’s Market was high on our list.
There was tons of unique vendors here selling fresh produce, flowers, and food. They had an entire building dedicated to food. We weren’t quite ready for lunch yet, but it smelled amazing!
The Nashville Farmer’s Market even had a greenhouse overflowing with different plants and gardening decor.
Once we left the farmer’s market, we did some shopping at the nearby outlets. After that, we were starving! Our next coffee shop of the day was the Frothy Monkey. I’d heard incredible things about this place, so it was at the top of my list of places to try.
They have several locations in Tennessee, but we went to the one in downtown Nashville.
I’m glad we went later in the afternoon, because it wasn’t very busy. The Frothy Monkey was super cute and the food was just what we needed! It was also very affordable. I’m so glad we tried it out!
Once we were finished eating, we drove to the famous We Believe in Nashville sign located on the 12 South Dental Studio’s building. If you decide to visit, be prepared to stand in line with everyone else. You’re in charge of taking your own pictures, so sometimes it can take awhile. Especially if there’s a large group!
Thankfully, we didn’t have to wait too long.
The 12 South area was very charming! They had tons of boutiques and shops along the street. Plus, there was a ton of great places to eat. It was the perfect place to spend the day walking around.
We finished our second day full circle. We started at the Red Bicycle and we ended there too! Neither of us expected to be so exhausted from walking around all day. We contemplated going out to eat somewhere nice, but were feeling lazy and exhausted. Instead, we drove to the Red Bicycle and tried their delicious crepes.
The Red Bicycle did not disappoint at night either. There was a completely different vibe during the evening compared to the morning. The morning was busy and crowded, while the evening was quiet and secluded.
Thank’s for reading about part one of our trip to Nashville! Stick around for part two!