Hello Nashville and the Omni Nashville
December in Nashville is a quiet time of year. Our Southwest flight was 1/3 full, no travel problems. We arrived at the Omni Nashville at 9:45pm with a warm welcome and scored a free upgrade to a premier room on one of the top floors. This was the gorgeous view of downtown Nashville.
BC and I made the trip to Nashville for my work conference. Neither of us had been to Nashville before so why not! We promptly went downstairs after dropping off our bags to check out the Omni (and the bar).
The Christmas decorations were amazing. The Omni Nashville is only about 2 years old. They really get into the Christmas spirit. BC and I ordered his (down)/hers (up) Manhattans from Kitchen Notes Bar and Restaurant and sat by the fire place in the cozy nook in the lobby of the Omni Nashville.
It was the perfect start to any vacation! Especially a work one. Nothing was going on around or in a hotel since it was Tuesday during low season, so we ended the night.
In the morning, we had the breakfast argument. He wanted pancakes two miles away and I wanted Southern food nearby. I won! We ended up at The Southern which later came highly recommended by my Tennessee colleagues.
I ordered a veggie omelet, breakfast potatoes, and biscuits. I love biscuits!
BC ordered an omelet with pulled pork, black eyed peas, and collard greens with biscuits. It doesn’t get more Southern than that!
After breakfast we walked 3 blocks to the Johnny Cash Museum. It was a $15 entry fee which is a little steep but it was a neat, small museum.
I am not a huge Johnny Cash fan but the museum was pretty neat and it had a section about Elvis, Jerry Lee Lewis, Roy Orbison, and Carl Perkins- all whom I grew up listening to with my dad.
Here is Johnny Cash’s most recent Grammy award.
It was a good first night and morning in Nashville. I have to go do work/conference things but there are cocktail parties and dinners planned that I’m sure will be amazing. Nashville is shaping up to be a good city vacation destination.