What do Kansas City & Nashville have in common? Well, they are both cities in which I have lived, and they’re also home to the two teams that will face off in the AFC Championship game this weekend. It’s very exciting (read: EXCITING OMG HOLY S). I, of course, am rooting for the Chiefs, as I have been to far more Chiefs games than Titans games, but it would soften the blow of defeat if the Titans pulled off the upset.
I’ve written extensively about these two cities, KC here, here and, here and Nashville here and here (try to visit them in alternating years), and seriously, if you haven’t visited them, where have you been? Both cities top travel lists of great American destinations, so what are you waiting for?
Chiefs x Titans, a battle for the ages, and a battle for my heart.
Nashville is one of the best places I’ve ever lived, and I’m lucky that I still have friends that live in town to visit. Literally, I will visit at the drop of a cowboy hat. Nashville is a lot like LA, except smaller, more easily navigable, and of course, musically inclined. I know it’s known for its music, but can we just talk about the food in Nashville? It’s spectacular.
This city is growing at an unbelievable pace, it seems like every time you turn around, there’s a new high rise or apartment complex. My old neighborhood in the West End (don’t think this was a coincidence, I love the Pet Shop Boys)/Charlotte is now the gateway to up and coming Nations and Sylvan Park.
I love you, Nashville.
Of the places I’ve lived, I’d say Nashville was the most fun (and I grew up minutes from Disneyland). I LOVED living in Music City and go back whenever I can. It seems everyone else in the US has this idea, as tourism and people moving to Nashville is at an all time high. So much so that they are undertaken a huge project to increase the size of BNA to accommodate more flights (including a new nonstop from London–watch out, Nashville, Harry Styles is coming for you).
It’s no wonder why…this is a world class destination. There’s no way you can fit it in 3 days, but I sure as hell try when I visit. I usually return for a concert, Bonnaroo/CMA fest, sporting event, special occasion–whatever the reason for your trip, just know that you will leave Nashville less rested, a few pounds heavier, but your soul will be more fulfilled than when you arrived.
Pack your antacids and settle in kids, this is gonna be a long one, but it should have you..
Chillin like a Nashvillain…