Nashville’s Must See Spots

    Nashville is an amazing blend of yesterday’s country legends and today’s hip, edgy music scene (both country and rock) and feels both vintage and cutting edge at the same time. It’s like cool gift that’s all wrapped up in a hospitality oriented Southern bow. And the food…oh man, the food! To. Die. For.  

    Check out my must-see bullet points, and tomorrow, look for my Nashville Part 2 to get insider tips and suggested itineraries by day.

    For a well-rounded weekend trip capturing Nashville’s unique character, go to:

    • a Broadway Honky Tonk or 2 or 3 😉 (Robert’s Western World was my family friendly fav)
    • the Ryman Auditorium (historic, former home of Grand Ole Opry)
    • some top Southern Cuisine restaurants which range from $ to $$$
    • 12th Avenue South (including Reese Witherspoon’s Draper James)
    Imogene + Willie
    White’s Mercantile
    Inside White’s Mercantile
    • at least a handful of the seemingly endless street murals
    • Germantown neighborhood at least, but consider others
    • Belle Meade Plantation
    • Franklin (20 minutes south of Nashville)
    • The Bluebird Café (reservations a must – first come line will eat up hours)

    Then, depending on your interests, activity level preference and the time of year you visit, check out the:

    • Country Music Hall of Fame
    • Centennial Park and it’s Parthenon
    • Grand Ole Opry
    • Local Distilleries
    • The Pedestrian Bridge
    • Hangout spots like Pinewood Social
    • Andrew Jackson’s Hermitage plantation
    • The Johnny Cash Museum
    • The Nashville Farmers Market and/or The Nashville Flea Market