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Nashville Tennessee Area Guide

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Colleges and Universities:

Trevecca University 4.6 miles
Belmont University 8.6 miles
Vanderbilt University 9 miles
TSU  8.3 miles
Fisk University 9.2 miles


PLAN YOUR STAY... Two Days in Nashville 
Honky-tonks, country legends, history and culture, mural art — it's all a part of this 2 day Nashville Sample  itinerary.

Music City is well known for its toe-tapping performances, so we've included plenty of time for line dancing and live shows on Lower Broadway in this Nashville guide. But, there are also options for museum hopping, shopping and sampling all the Southern comfort foods.

Day 1 Downtown Nashville Music and Museums

This 2 days in Nashville itinerary starts in the heart of the city, with Broadway Historic District, live shows and the best Nashville music attractions.

Old Town Trolley Tour (click on link for Trolley Info)     trolleytours.com nashville


One of the best ways to start a 2 day Nashville itinerary is with a tour of the historic downtown. Country music aficionados, especially, will love all the behind-the-scenes info about the legendary venues and performers of Music City. Guides will take you around to RCA Studio B, the Ryman Auditorium, Music Row, and other famed haunts.

Many tours are offered by bus, or trolley but you can also get around by segway, golf cart, helicopter and more!

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Tour the Ryman:  (click on link for Ryman info)  http://www.ryman.com

Visiting the Ryman Auditorium is a must on your first trip to Nashville, especially for country music fans. Called the “Mother Church of Country Music,” the venue hosted the Grand Ole Opry for about 30 years starting in the 1940s. You can book behind the scenes tickets to see the famous stage and picture what it would be like to stand in the spotlight.

Museum Visit

Nashville has a ton of incredible museums downtown, and an afternoon indoors is a great way to escape the summer heat. Music fans can pick from options like the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, the Musicians Hall of Fame and Museum, the National Museum of African American Music, or niche spots dedicated to performers, like the Johnny Cash Museum and Patsy Cline Museum.

History buffs might prefer to walk around the Tennessee State Museum to learn about the first peoples and early settlers. The 1859 Tennessee State Capitol and Bicentennial Capitol Mall State Park are nearby.

For art and culture, head to the Frist Art Museum, which has touring exhibits and an interactive gallery in an old post office on the National Register of Historic Places. The Nashville Parthenon Museum has 19th- and 20th-century paintings from American artists. The city is also known for its murals, so hunting for street art is another fun way to soak up the culture on a Nashville 2 day itinerary.

Honky Tonk Highway: 

The most popular downtown zone is the section of Lower Broadway known as Honky Tonk Highway, and if you've come to Nashville for live music or nightlife, this is where you'll want to hang out in the evening. The stages, bars and dance floors actually come to life by late morning, so you can visit early in the day or join the honky-tonk reveling until the wee hours at famous joints like Tootsie's Orchid Lounge.

Day 2 — Nashville Neighborhoods, Parks and the Grand Ole Opry


Whether you've stayed up late partying or are ready for an early start, the second day of your Nashville itinerary is a bit more laid back. But, you can always squeeze in another museum from yesterday if that's more your speed.

12 South:

The 12 South neighborhood near Belmont University is a great spot to start day two with a coffee from Frothy Monkey and 100-layer donuts from Five Daughters Bakery. Most of the chic boutiques and shops along the walkable zone don't open until 10 or 11 a.m., but if you're early you can hunt for a handful of colorful murals that adorn exterior walls. Head to the alley outside the Draper James store for a blue and white striped wall and the “I believe in Nashville” sign, behind Frothy Monkey for a “Nashville looks good on you” mural, and just past the intersection with Paris Avenue for a wall full of flowers.

Nashville Parthenon and Centennial Park


Head over to the Nashville Parthenon to see a same-sized replica of the historic Athens temple, originally built in the 1890s as a part of the Tennessee Centennial Celebration. A museum inside has a 42-foot gilded replica of the statue of Athena as well as a collection of American art. The surrounding urban park is a great spot for some outdoor time with a lake and walking paths.

Music Valley and the Grand Ole Opry House

You'll want to carve out at least a couple of hours for the Music Valley, an area 10 miles from downtown where you'll find the Grand Ole Opry House,  and Opry Mills Mall.  


Next door, the Grand Ole Opry House hosts the famous country music broadcast and offers backstage tours. If you're spending the weekend in Nashville, you might be able to score tickets to a performance for the evening.

Evening Event

For your final night in Nashville, you can either head back to the Honky Tonk Highway for live music or grab tickets to a performance at the Grand Ole Opry or the Ryman. If it's NFL or NHL season, you could even try to catch the Tennessee Titans or Nashville Predators for a home game.


Information and websites below, cli ck on links:
tennesseetitans.com

nhlpredators.com

If you're wondering when to visit Nashville, what the local transit is like, or what to pack for Nashville, these tips will help you prepare.

Getting to Nashville


Nashville International Airport (BNA) is 10 miles east of downtown and connects non-stop to about 75 destinations. From there, you can use the WeGo Public Transit bus service to get down, grab a taxi or Uber, or rent a car from several on-site brands.

If you're arriving on a road trip, three major interstates pass through the city — the north-south I-65, east-west I-40, and northwest-southeast I-24.

 

Best Time to Visit Nashville


Nashville has mild seasons, with highs averaging around 90 in summer and lows dipping just below freezing in winter. Spring gets the most precipitation, but it rains in every season.

Fall is our favorite season for the lowest rain chances, comfortable temps for walking around, and changing leaves in the parks.

Nashville is a great year-round destination though, with fun concerts, sporting events, festivals and more every month.

How Long to Spend in Nashville

You can see quite a bit with a Nashville weekend itinerary if you stick mainly to the downtown area. For longer vacations to Nashville, you'll be able to check out more museums and take day trips to the outskirts of town to visit places like historic Franklin, Andrew Jackson's Hermitage estate, or some of the parks along the Cumberland River.

Packing for Nashville

Nashville is a casual town and you'll see lots of dressy jeans and boots out in the evening. Wear comfortable shoes if you're going to be walking around a lot, dress for the seasons, and throw in an umbrella or rain jacket just in case.

 
  
 
Tuesday April 23, 2024