Our next day in Nashville was a fabulous one! We started our day at the Frothy Monkey in 21 South. This was a different location from the previous day, but it was so good the first time that we had to eat it again!
We loved this location way more than the one downtown. It was extra cozy and homey, whereas the downtown location was more industrial and streamline.
The two of us split the gravy biscuits, with a side of fruit and bacon. We also had coffee, but that’s no surprise. It was all phenomenal! We didn’t expect the portion sizes to be so large, so we could barley eat it all. One of the employees told us that we could order a half size the next time, so I guess we’ll just have to go back. 😉
Thankfully, the weather was less windy and much warmer. It was the perfect weather for walking around the city! We needed to walk off some of the food we just ate, so we decided to walk across the Cumberland River Pedestrian Bridge.
If you want to see some amazing views of the city and the river, then this bridge is for you! I’d love to walk it during the summer when everything is blooming! Or better yet, during the fall when everything is transitioning!
There are also several mini parks below the bridge that looked great for dog walking.
The Bridge gives you a great view of the Tennessee Titans Stadium. If you decide to stay outside of the city, you can park your car at the stadium for free during the off season. You can then walk over the bridge into the city. Thankfully, we lucked out when it came to parking during our trip, but if you plan on visiting during the busy season, I’d highly recommend parking at the stadium. Most parking garages start at $25 per day.
Once we walked the bridge, we headed back to music row to see everything in the daylight.
During our first night downtown, we passed a giant candy shop and everything smelled plus looked amazing. We decided to revisit that shop for good measure. 🙂
…and we splurged on some giant chocolate, caramel apples! If you love candy apples and you’re ever in Nashville, these will not disappoint!
Once we were finished eating our apples, we drove around to some nearby antique shops! The best one we visited was the Downtown Antique Mall. If you’re into antiquing or refurbishing furniture, I’d highly recommend this place!
Unfortunately, I didn’t take any pictures while inside. However, this was only because I was in heaven walking in and out of each and every room! They had so many items and all in great condition. If you’re in the market for a specific item, I’m sure they have it here!
…Just casually carrying a table down the streets of Nashville. Lacie purchased this piece for $30 and already finished refurbishing it! She is the Fixer Upper QUEEN. I put her up there with Joanna Gaines in my world. After walking around the Downtown Antique Mall, we were hungry for an early dinner. We stopped at 12 South Taproom and Grill, and were not disappointed.
Once we were done eating, we headed to the famous #whatliftsyou mural. We stopped by the mural earlier in the day, but the sun was casting a huge shadow on the wings. Take my advice and go later in the evening when the sun isn’t so high, especially if you want a good picture. This mural didn’t have near as many people standing around it as the other.
They even have a tiny set of wings, which I’m pretty sure is for toddlers or dogs.
Sadly, the next day was our last. We started our morning by eating breakfast at the Pancake Pantry. It’s right next to Vanderbilt’s campus, so we were expecting it to be busy. Surprisingly, it wasn’t!
I’m not lying when I tell you that these were THE BEST PANCAKES I’ve ever eaten in my entire life. I have no idea what is in their recipe, but they’re doing something right!
Beside specialty pancakes, they also have your typical breakfast food. Each of their entrees comes with a side of delicious pancakes. I ordered a cheese and bacon omelet and it was delicious!
When we left, there was a line around the building. Obviously, we came at a good time! You HAVE TO eat here if you’re in Nashville. Once we were done enjoying our pancakes, we decided to spend some time walking in and out of the shops.
We still had some time to kill before heading to the airport, so we decided to go see the Gaylord Opryland Hotel. Taylor had been telling us to go see it all weekend, but how exciting could a hotel be?
WRONG! Entering this hotel was like entering a completely different world!
It was so beautiful! We walked around the water and looked at some of the shops they had.
We wished that we would’ve gone earlier in the day to see everything. Neither of us was expecting it to be so beautiful!
Afterwards, Lacie dropped me off at the airport.
The two of us had so much fun exploring the city of Nashville. We had been dreaming of traveling to Nashville together for so long, so I’m glad we finally did it. We’re already thinking about the next city we want to visit. Any suggestions?