If music is your passion, a trip to Nashville is a must. This is a haven for country music lovers. Sporty folks can have their share of events as well. Apart from family and group trips, even holidaying on your own in Nashville can be a lot of fun. Check out the amazing attractions, historical sites, art items and artifacts and don’t miss out on the fun.
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Day 1:Tour of the Fun Filled Nashville
Start the Day on a High at 8:00 am
8:00 am and its time to head out to Taylor Swift’s favorite haunt, Fido. This amazing cafe cum restaurant offers the best coffee to all its customers (along with awesome breakfast items on the menu).
Address - 1812, 21st Avenue, South, Nashville TN-37212
Telephone Number - 6157773436
Head out to the Zoo at 9:00 am
This zoo opens at 9 sharp and you get to see hay mazes, bounce houses and some of the coolest play surfaces for all ages. And if that is not enough, the annual Boo at the Zoo is the most fun filled fest you would ever have been to. See giraffes, tigers, monkeys and more at the Nashville Zoo at Grassmere.
Address - 3777, Nolensville Pike, Nashville, TN-37211
Telephone Number - 6158331534
Go to One of the Largest Museums in the State at 10:00 am
Tennessee State Capitol is where the State Museum is located. The Tennessee State Museum has the most amazing guided tours. It is closed on weekends. From prehistoric times to the Civil War, this museum covers them all. You can also enjoy a Trolley Hop on the Music City to check out the wonders of Tennessee in general and Nashville in particular.
Address - 505 Deaderick State, Nashville, TN-37423
Telephone Number - 6157412692
Toll Free Number- 8004074327
Adventure Science Center is where the Action Shifts to at 11:00 am
If you are passionate about science, you can explore the outer reaches of the space in this science center which even lets you do a bit of walking on the moon (in simulated settings of course) and you will also enjoy their amazing laser shows at Sudekam Planetarium. This center is open from 10 in the morning to 5 in the evening.
Address - 800 Fort Negley Boulevard, Nashville, TN-37203
Telephone Number - 6158625160
Check out some books at the Nashville Public Library at 12:00 noon
You can take in a good piece of written work or even enjoy the story times held by this library. The Nashville Public Library also hosts a bi-weekly puppet show which is free for all ages.
Address - 615, Church Street, Nashville, Tennessee- 37219
Telephone Number - 6158625800
Enjoy the Perfect Meal at 1:00 pm
If you are looking to enjoy typical Nashville Southern fare, Monell’s is the place for you. This restaurant is perfect for leisurely lunches and its all you can eat buffet system is perfect for those experiencing hunger pangs after a hectic day.
Address - 1235, 6th Avenue North, Nashville, Tennessee
Be Serenaded by a Symphony at Schermerhorn at 2:00 pm
Get away from the heat into the cool climes of the Schermerhorn Symphony center which features a diverse variety of musical performances. If you want a bit of classical music, nothing can beat this Symphony Center. The Grammy award winning Nashville Symphony also performs here and you can savor the timeliness design of the finest concert hall in the US. There is a customized 3600 pipes concert organ at this centre.
Address - 1, Symphony Place, Nashville TN 37201
Explore the Past of Music City at 3:00 pm
Belle Meade Plantations grounds are perfect for those who want to get into the basics of thoroughbred racing at this horse breeding nursery. It also showcases the rich cultural past of the Music City.
Belle Meade Plantation
Address - 5025 Harding Pike Nashville, Tennessee-37205
Telephone Number - 6153560501
Take a tour of Belmont Mansion at 4:00 pm
The Belmont Mansion is the home of the famous and well known figure in Tennessee Adelicia Acklen.
The Belcourt Theatre
Address - 2102, Belcourt Avenue
Nashville, Tennessee 37212
Telephone Number - 6158436150
Visit Carter House at 5:00 pm
Carter House was refuge during the Battle of Franklin and you too can get close to history by visiting this interesting monument.
Address- 1140 Columbia Avenue, Franklin Tennessee 37064
Telephone Number - 6197911861
Go to Carnton Plantation at 6:00 pm
This is also a significant part of Tennessee and Nashville history. Check out this plantation and take in its massive expanse.
Address - 1345 Carnton Lane, Franklin Tennessee 37064
Telephone Number - 6157940903
Visit the Grand Ole Opry at 7:00 pm
Grand Ole Opry is the oldest theatre in town and you should catch the performances every Tuesday, Friday and Saturdays. Don’t miss out on Music Valley- a one stop destination for all types of entertainment and family attractions/
Grand Ole Opry
Address - 2804, Opryland Drive, Nashville, Tennessee-37214
Telephone - 615871OPRY/8716779 Local
Toll Free Number- 8007336779
Catch a match at 8:00 pm
Don’t miss out on the awesome matches at Vanderbilt Stadium or even Nissan stadium. You will be amazed with the fun you have.
Address: One Titans Way, Nashville TN-37213
Telephone Number - 6155654300
Enjoy a Spot of Dinner at 9:00 pm
If you are craving for some outstanding ravioli and other pasta, the Italian fare at Margot Cafe is sure to catch your fancy. Drop by for some delicious dinner here.
Address - 1017, Woodland Street, Nashville, TN
Telephone - 16152274668
Nashville’s King of Clubs is where You go at 10:00 pm
The night is young and partying at this Cowan Street nightclub will make it even better. Nashville’s golden oldies are played at this retro nightclub.
Address - 901, Cowan Street, Nashville TN
Phone Number - 6152919944
11:00 pm and its time for Another Nightclub
Visit the Bluebird Cafe and Nightclub for a scintillating experience- listen to original musical performances and get a load of how talented the performers are here.
Address- 4104 Hillsboro Road, Nashville TN
Bluegrass Inn, the Perfect Venue at Midnight
When the clock strikes 12:00, you don’t rush off into the night. Instead you head out to the Layla Bluegrass Inn for some cosy drinks and wonderful blues and country songs.
Address- 418, Broadway, Nashville, TN
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Day 2:Tour of the Wonderful Nashville
Get some Light Vegan Food to Begin the Day at 8:00 am
You have a long day ahead of you so its better to start the day with some simple, but delicious vegetarian fare at Marche Artisan Foods. The French and Italian food here is perfect and meals cost anywhere between USD 9 and 16. This eatery is open from 8 in the mornings.
Address - 1000 Main Street, Nashville, TN
Visit the James K. Polk Home at 9:00 am
After a good breakfast, head out to the James. K. Polk house, the family seat of America’s 11th President. This house is home to all types of artifacts and furnishings of the Federal era.
Address - 301, West Seventh Street, Tennessee
Telephone Number - 9313882354
Catch a Glimpse of Civil War Oaklands Historic House Museum at 10:00 am
This is a historical monument registered as a national monument for architecture and immense historic significance.
Address- 900, N. Maney Ave., murfreesboro
Check out the Largest Fortification by Union Troops at Fort Negley at 11:00 am
This is one of the most distinct fortifications formed by Civil War forces at Nashville. Admission to this historical site is free and there are some amazing exhibits and videos for you to enjoy.
Address - 1100 Fort Negley, Boulevard Nashville TN 37203
Telephone Number - 6158628470
Visit the George Dickel Distillery at 12:00 pm
At noon, pay a visit to George Dickel Distillery where pure water is used for bottling and distilling the brew since the 1870s. You can also observe the entire process of fermenting and distilling at this distillery.
George Dickel Distillery
Address- 1950 Cascade Hollow Road, Tullahoma, Tennessee 37368
Telephone Number - 9318573124
Get a Bite to Eat at Al Taglio Pizzeria at 1:00 pm
This Roman pizzeria has a 36 seat dining space and a wizard of a chef who churns out the most amazing dishes. The cocktails here are amazing too.
Address - 321 5th Ave. South Nashville, TN-37203
Telephone Number - 6154011390
Go for a Tour at 2:00 pm
The tours leave from Farmer’s Market and is the brainchild of the Jugg Sisters Sheri Lynn Nichols and Brenda Kay Wilkins. This 90 minute tour in the big pink bus is the perfect guide to Nashville, whether you want to check out the Music Row, Country Music Hall of Fame and Ryman Auditorium.
Nash Trash Tours
Address: 900, 8th Av. North, Nashville, Tennessee-37208
Telephone Number - 8003422132/6152267300
Visit the oldest letterpress shop in US at 3:00 pm
Hatch Show Print is the best place for those who love the smell of newly printed posters and the creativity behind generating them. Daily tours and a chance to print your own poster makes this letterpress printing shop awesome.
Hatch Show Print
Address- 224 5th Avenue, South Nashville TN-37203
Telephone Number - 6155777710
Music City Marketplace is the place to go to at 4:00 pm
Music City Marketplace is located at Broadway and it is the best place to go if you live for listening to music. If rhythm is a dancer for you, check out the Music City Marketplace.
Address - 501, Broadway, Nashville TN 37203
Telephone Number - 6152594747 or 8668304440
Check out the Bicentennial Capitol State Park at 5:00 pm
This state park is a 19 acre site with many historical monuments on site as well as a 2000 seater amphitheater.
Address- 600, James Robertson Parkway, Nashville, Tennessee- 37243
Telephone Number - 6157415280
Traveller’s Rest Plantation at 6:00 pm for history lovers
The ride to explore the rich historical and cultural legacy of Nashville continues with a visit to the Traveller’s Rest Plantation. Home of the Overton is located in the 4,000 square area of this plantation. Overton was the campaign manager for President Jackson.
Address - 636, Farrell Parkway, Nashville, Tennessee-37220
Telephone Number - 6158328197
Cannonsburgh is the village for pioneers (and tourists) at 7:00 pm
This Southern village is a museum and emblematic of the earlier life of southern societies. This is also called Murfreesboro.
Address - 312, South Front Street, Murfreesboro
Telephone Number - 6158900355
Dine out at a Family Wash (literally) at 8:00 pm
Located in Greenwood Avenue, this eatery is the perfect place to get pie and a glass of larger. Mains cost between USD 9 to 15 here.
Address - 2083, Greenwood Avenue, Nashville, TN
Chill out at Bar No 308 at 9:00 pm
No. 308 is where it’s at and you can head out here for amazing drinks and a fun time. This is a wonderful pub and bar for those who want to relax in the city’s premier watering hole.
Address - 407, Gallatin Road
Telephone Number- 16156507344
At 10:00 pm, its time for Red Door Saloon
Red Door is located in East as well as West Nashville and you can visit either for an amazing time, depending upon your location.This bar is open till 2:30 pm in the morning, so relax and party the night away.
Address- 1816 Division Street- Nashville,TN
Telephone Number - 16153206525
Patterson House is the best Vintage Speakeasy at 11:00 pm
This is the best speakeasy in town and you can enjoy everything from bitters and syrups to specially crafted ice cubes here. This bar remains open till 3 am and you can enjoy yourself here.
Address - 1711 Division Str. Nashville TN
Telephone Number- 16156367724
Fran’s East Side Pub is where Your Day Comes to a Close
This super-friendly pub and bar has the best live musical performances and remains open till I am, so you still have one hour before closing time to let your hair down one last time. Enjoy the feeling.
Address - 2109, Greenwood Avenue, Nashville TN
Telephone - 16152269697
Day 2 Tour Map of Nashville