My trip to Nashville was filled with delicious food, yoga, climbing, but no country music. I must admit, I’m not the biggest country music fan, so I pretty much ignored that entire side of Nashville. I did however take yoga classes right off Music Row, so maybe that counts? I really liked visiting Nashville- it has a lot going on, nice parks, but doesn’t feel like a huge city, probably because it’s not entirely skyscrapers.
Hattie B’s– Hot chicken is one of the things that Nashville is known for, and Hattie B had great reviews. The only problem I had was the long line! Once in though, it was pretty quick to order, and cheap! I went for the medium hot chicken, since it was my first time there, and I felt good about my choice. I could definitely feel a little kick, but it wasn’t crazy hot, especially when washed down with their house made lemonade. 112 19th Ave South
Otaku Ramen– I live in the middle of nowhere, which means I hadn’t gotten to try good ramen until this trip. (I tried to go to a ramen place in Boston with a group of friends a year or so ago, but the line was ridiculous, so we left and had Indian instead). Anyway, I loved this place! 1104 Division Street
Mas Tacos Por Favor– The best tacos in Nashville! This place started as a food truck, and turned into a pretty low key restaurant. I tried a variety of tacos (fried avocado sounds weird but was delicious!) and loved them all, and also managed to have some elote. 732 Mcferrin Avenue
Shakti Power Yoga– This studio was amazing- I loved the building, the classes, the teachers, the sequencing, everything. If I lived in Nashville, this would be my studio. I went every single day I was in the city. 65 Music Square East
Climb Nashville– I haven’t been climbing in ages, so my fingers and forearms didn’t last long, but I really liked Climb Nashville. After passing the belay test, we were off! They have some bouldering and some top roping with a variety of routes set. I’m only climbing 5.8’s now (how quickly you lose those climbing skills) but they had enough of those so I didn’t have to repeat. 1900 Eastland Avenue #104
Centennial Park- I figured I had to check out this strange park with a full size replica of the Parthenon. So random, but it was nice to get some fresh air and wander around. 2500 West End Avenue