Given that I used to work for the country radio station in Tampa, you’d think I’m an expert on all things Nashville. Not so much. My first Nashville visit happened this past weekend. It was a quick 48 hours of rooftop bars, country music, hot chicken, country music, cowboy hats, country music… and oh yeah, more country music. This year, I’ve made it a point to check off some cities I’ve always meant to visit but have just never gotten around to it. It was Nashville’s turn.

Spring Airfare Deals

This time of year, it’s super cheap to get away for the weekend. Roundtrip flights from Tampa International Airport cost a fraction of what you’ll pay in the summer months when the kids are out of school. If you’re flexible and travel light, there are so many weekend trips you can do for under $100 roundtrip. Last month I visited New Orleans for the first time and had a blast.

But visiting Nashville was still on the “gotta do” list. Truth be told, even though I worked for the country station here in Tampa, I’m not a big fan of the genre. So I wasn’t sure Nashville was going to be for me.

A Nashville Visit on the Cheap!

Spirit had a super cheap roundtrip airfare from TPA for around $80 so off I went. I have a few friends from Tampa who’ve moved to Nashville in the past few years, so I had some help in finding the fun spots. On Saturday night, they brought me to the cliche tourist bars on Broadway. It was loud and jumpin’ but the real fun I had was on a Sunday afternoon. But more on that in a minute.

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