Celebrating our 30th anniversary on Labor Day Weekend and having Southwest tickets that needed to be used before their deadline...we decided on a 4 day trip to the Country Music Capital of Nashville, TN. We stayed at 12 South Inn Suites , which is located in the 12 South Commercial District of Nashville. Breakfast coupons for the Frothy Monkey were included in the stay which was a nice plus.
The Broadway Street "Honky Tonk Row" was quite lively with the bars and music starting at around 10:30 am, we made our stops at Tootsies and more bars on Broadway than we can recall. Many seemed to cater to different age groups and we hunted them out, all were unique in their own way and the musicians were all pretty awesome. All of the people we met from Nashville were so friendly and outgoing which made it quite the memorable experience.
Each restaurant we dined at was wonderful, from Merchants, 12 South Taproom (awesome Cuban and Mac & Cheese) Edley's BBQ quickly became our favorite...I cannot stop thinking about those Hot Chicken sandwiches that Nashville is well known for. We really wanted to try the recommended Haddie B's, but there was no way that we were going to stand in that very long line, nope, was not going to happen.
My husband being a craft beer lover, we really enjoyed the Filling Station and Beer Craft Brewed. However, being Labor Day, we could not enjoy Beer Craft Brewed the fullest with Nashville ABV laws. High gravity brews and small craft spirits were not being served.....
Having rented a car, we took a trip to the Centennial Park, then to the Grand Ole Opry and finally to Mammoth Cave National Park in Kentucky.
While we had an awesome time, the down side was that we went during Labor Day...with major football games going on and with it being a huge college town, the place was pretty busy. if we were to go back, it would be at off season and with a group of friends.
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