One of my favorite things about Nashville is just the unique vibe of the city. Having been born and raised here in the area near Edgehill which is now the Gulch I like to pride myself as a “native tourist”. Things have changed so much but still one thing that remains the same is the delicious food, parks, “people watching” and taking in a stroll through downtown or our greenways. I enjoy grabbing Nashville’s Hot Chicken preferably from Hattie B’s and then going across town to the Cupcake Collection to grab my favorite sweet potato cupcake while taking in a nice day at the Parthenon. My mother would take me to the Centennial park as a child to feed the ducks. Also, I absolutely LOVE the local farmer’s markets that’s where I got my first start with Mimi Jo’s Fruit Tea and I frequent those to see the new vendors and offer my support by shopping local. Nashville is full of so many beautiful places, cute and trendy shops. The variety of what Nashville has to offer is amazing…last but not least taking in a nice outdoor jazz festival is so relaxing.
My favorite thing about Nashville summer's are the outdoor festivals and concerts. It's so fun to watch the sunset at Ascend (with a drink in hand) listening to your favorite band.
Summer is actually my favorite season of the year! Everything that Middle Tennessee has to offer outdoors becomes available. All of the pools, lakes, rivers, dog parks, sidewalks and patios fill up and everyone is out walking around and enjoying the sun. Nashvillians are known to be fickle weather creatures so when the sun is out so are all of its inhabitants!
In my current season of life, as a mom of two young kids, (Lylah Jane 5, and Cooper 2), I love family picnics in the park, particularly Dragon Park, and festivals. Most recently, the hubs and I indulged at the Taste of Music City. :)