I surprised Tooth with a trip to Nashville for his birthday! The best part of the surprise was tickets to see Candace Owens. We have loved Candace and have followed her for a while. All of The Daily Wire moved to Nashville (from CA) and we had tickets to see her Candace Show live taping. This was such a fun experience! For those asking, I bought tickets for the Candace Show online through The Daily Wire website. I do believe you have to be Daily Wire members in order to have access to buy tickets to her show. And we highly recommend it! It was such a cool thing to see.
Lots of questions about where we stayed, restaurants, etc. So I wanted to add all my recommendations so you can refer to them if you're headed to Nashville. We seriously loveddd Nashville. Neither one of us had experienced Nashville and we fell in love. The coolest city and obvi, the best music. Everywhere you go, music is involved and it's so much fun. Live music everywhere you turn. We were in love. And the people are the kindest, warmest people. I didn't expect to love it so much.
Tooth has family that lives outside of Nashville, but we'd never made time to experience the city. It was honestly the best time. I'm glad we finally took time to see the city and explore. We were only there a few days, so it was a quick trip. Some of the recommendations below were from friends. We didn't have time to see it all. But, I have a feeling we'll be back! ;)
I wanted to stay in trendier boutique hotel. We chose Noelle, which was walking distance from Broadway (where all the action is). Noelle was a very pretty hotel! I am a sucker for paneling and there is a lot of beautiful wood paneling details throughout the hotel and in the rooms. The layout is kinda funky though, so the lobby is in the back on main floor. Because it's on the backside, no one was ever over there. There is a rooftop bar and also a coffee shoppe on main floor. We ate breakfast at Noelle hotel restaurant one morning but it wasn't our favorite (again, kinda funky location inside basement of hotel) so we ate out and about more.
Other hotels I was interested in: Omni, The Joseph, The Bobby, The Thompson, Hutton, and The Gaylord (hear this is awesome with kids/family!) I'm sure there are a lot of other amazing hotels, but these were the ones I was interested in. I suggest being in walking distance to Broadway, because that made everything so easy and it's fun to walk the city.
As usual, there were lots of places I wanted to eat! We had brunch at The Pinewood Social which was a great spot! Other spots we ate at the we loved: Adele's, Nada (in midtown), and Frothy Monkey for breakfast. All spots were great! We also ate lunch at Ole Red's rooftop bar (this is Blake Shelton's bar and was Tim's #1 fav spot).
We didn't do any shopping while on this trip, but here were some boutiques I wanted to hit: Emerson Grace, Uncommon James, Alexis and Bolt, Molly Green, Rachel's Boutique, and Ellie Mae Boutique. These are boutiques that were either recommended or I had heard of and wanted to visit.