This weekend some of my very favorite people and I went to Nashville, Tennessee for a friend’s 23rd birthday celebration. I had been to Nashville a couple of times before and always had the best experience – this trip was no different. It’s one of my favorite towns to visit and is relatively close to home so it can always be made into a weekend trip, like this one. This trip, however, made me realize that it’s not always the destination that makes travel so much fun but simply the people that you’re with.
During our stint in Nashville, we spent a lot of time on Broadway hopping from bar to bar and singing our hearts out to some great live music. We also took a joyride with Nashville Party Barge, a company that basically drives you around downtown in a truck-turned-pontoon while you booze & cruise. We happened to do this at 9:00 am. Yep, nine in the morning after a night out on Broadway. The group we were with, though, made the experience so much fun, laughing and dancing and singing, even though we were running on three hours of sleep. We rode from the Music City streets to Vanderbilt University and stopped at a small local bar to hang out. If you’re in the Nashville area and want a unique experience definitely check out the party barge. You can visit their website here. My only hint is to book early; time slots fill up fast, that’s why we were out and about so early.
My favorite bar during this trip was definitely Honky Tonk Central. I’ve been to Honky Tonk a couple of times before this, and I knew I had to go back during this trip. It is a three story building with balconies overlooking the bustling street of Broadway. On each floor there is a different live band playing which makes the atmosphere really fun and always interesting. If you don’t like the tunes on one floor you can just head up or down to check out who else is playing. We hung out on every floor, again singing & dancing, and enjoying the view from the balconies. If you’re into the touristy Nashville bar scene, definitely hit up Honky Tonk.
Some of the best times we had in Nashville, though, were sitting on the front porch of our Airbnb while we drank coffee & ate Goldfish, chatting and joking during our downtime, or dancing around to the chacha slide in the kitchen while we prepared to go out. It might seem like something small at the time, but when you look back you realize that the small things with great friends are what make trips like this so fun.
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