Exploring East Nashville

BY CAILIN BURKE

Even though we all had traveled and just arrived to Nashville that morning, we wanted to make the most of our day and check out our new stomping grounds! We got an Airbnb in East Nashville and it was an adorable house near a huge park and conveniently 5-15 minutes from everything. A lot of the other houses in the area, like the one below, were super colorful and almost every one seemed to have an adorable porch swing! We personally love staying in Airbnbs because it’s cool to be in a more residential area and get a glimpse of how a Nashvillian lives! We picked one in East Nashville because we had heard the area was growing and had a lot of cool spots, but was outside of the toursity areas.

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Well what we heard was true — because East Nashville quickly became one of our favorite pats of the city! After stopping into our house to get the Greyhound off of us, we headed to Five Points to walk around, see some street art, and shop! Five Points is the center of East Nashville in terms of food and businesses! Right away we stumbled upon a huge few walls that had a bunch of murals and grabbed some photos.

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Tara and I absolutely love street art so we always try to find some whenever we hit up a new city! We also love shopping in local stores when we travel — so we made sure to visit a few of the small businesses in the area! We checked out the thrift items at The Hip Zipper, saw how cool a half boutique / half hair salon was at Local Honey, and browsed all the indie, fair trade items at Sisters of Nature. We thought Local Honey’s windows were super cool and love that they’re spreading the positive affirmations!

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Between the travel and shopping, we needed to caffeinate again — so we grabbed coffee and a snack, shopped a bit more, then headed to dinner. We’ll be doing an East Nashville eats post next, so I will put the rest of our day there! Make sure to check back and see our first Nashville post here!

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