posted by Joel Kight in Travel

You gotta love Nashville

November 15, 2012

The best 18 months of my life were spent in Nashville. 

It is a little-known fact that 12 years ago I lived in Nashville.  I was working for NationsBank and I ended up transferring to Nashville for work.  

During my time in Nashville, I loved the people, the sites, the music and loved the food.  I think I gained most of my weight in Nashville. I ended up having to leave for reasons beyond my control in 2000 but I regret leaving the Music City almost every day since.

Latley,  I have been really missing Nashville more thanks to a new show on ABC this season.  ABC's new show Nashville comes on Wednesday nights at 10 p.m. and even though it's a tad over-acted, I love the scenery in the show.  I like to watch and see how many landmarks I remember and reminisce about the great times I had there. 

I'm pretty sure next year I'm going to make Nashville my vacation destination.  

With the show gaining in popularity, I'm pretty sure Nashville's tourism will definitely see a boost. 

Nashville;s tourism website,, even has information about the ABC show on its site.  

Here are a few of my favorite landmarks to visit in Nashville:

Grand Ole Opry - It's a must-visit site in Nashville.

Bluebird Cafe - If you love good music, this is the place to go.

The Parthenon - Yes, Nashville has one, too. There is even a giant statue of Athena inside. 

Opry Mills - This is a huge mall that replaced the now-defunct Opyrland. The shopping is a lot more fun that the amusement park anyway.  I think I might be getting old. 

Monell's Restarant - When you go to Monell's you are part of the family. Everyone sits together at huge tables and servers bring out large serving dishes for everyone to share.  The food is amazing.

I hope you get a chance to go and see the city I fell in love with years ago.

Do you know of any other great places to visit in Nashville that I missed?

What are some other great restaurants in Nashville you enjoy?

What are your vacation plans for the upcoming holiday?

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