By Caroline B.
Over February break, I went with my family to Nashville, Tennessee. It was an enjoyable trip. I was exposed to a lot of culture.
My favorite activity I did was the Country Music Hall of Fame. There were lots of fun and interesting exhibits about different country music artists from the 1900s through today. I love country music, so it was very enjoyable for me, but even my brother and sisters, who aren’t big country music fans, really enjoyed the museum. My family and I also tried to take a Grand Ole Opry tour, but the tour times are minimal. We could not go in and look around because the staff is very strict about the rules.
My favorite place to eat was Hattie B’s. There was a big line, but it was definitely worth the wait. They’re known for their hot chicken. The food was unbelievable, and you could tell it was a place where locals go.
While I was there, my older brother toured Vanderbilt, and my family went to a basketball game there. Even if your family doesn’t have anyone touring colleges, I would still highly recommend visiting Vanderbilt and walking around for a little. The campus is beautiful, and there’s so much life there. Also, the basketball game was enjoyable to attend. There was so much life on the city streets, and everywhere you went, there was music.
Another new and exciting thing we did was go into a small bar we saw on one of the city streets. There was live music, and everyone was singing and dancing together. It really showed what the city is all about.
We stayed at the Hyatt Place in Nashville, and it was very nice. It’s not very big, and if you were going to be spending most of the day hanging around the hotel, I wouldn’t suggest it, but if you were going to be out all day, it’s perfect. It’s right in the middle of town, and the services are very nice. The trip was very enjoyable, and I was able to see a lot of cool sites and try new things.