Nashville is an easy day trip from most any corner of Kentucky. Six hours from the farthest corners of Eastern Kentucky and less than three from most parts of the Commonweath, Nashville offers a unique brand of glitz and Southern hospitality. My beau and I have been known to head down to NashVegas for the day to take in a quick appointment or a bite of hot chicken!
Where to stay:
The Hermitage Hotel, located in the heart of Downtown, is one of my very favorite places to stay. The rooms are luxurious (the bathrooms are huge and outright decadent!), and you'll be within walking distance of anything you could hope to visit.
Where to go:
Where to get breakfast:
Nashville is home to my very favorite breakfast spots in the world. The Loveless Cafe has the best biscuits and hash brown casserole you'll ever eat. The Pancake Pantry makes these sweet potato pancakes that are simply amazing. And the Donut Den serves apple fritters that you'll actually dream about. (Don't forget to stop by the Colbert-famous Parnassus Books in the same shopping center as Donut Den!)
What to eat:
I recommend a trip to the funky 12 South neighborhood for Brooklyn-style pizza at Mafiaoza's and gourmet popsicles at Las Paletas for a low-key dinner. Other must-visits are Provence Breads & Cafe (pick up some Dancing Goats coffee beans for the road), Noshville Deli(Order the Silver Dollar Potato Cakes), Bread & Company, (You can bring me a gallon or two of fruit tea, please!), and Hattie B's Hot Chicken!
Nashville is one of my very favorite cities. I love that there's always something to do. I adore that you may just see a celeb in the mall or at the next table, and that nobody makes a thing of it. The country-club-meets-honkytonk vibe is fun and original. I can't wait to take my next road trip there!