When I think of Nashville, Tennessee, names like Dolly Parton, Patsy Cline, and Elvis Presley come to mind immediately, but the Music City is so much more than that. It’s good food, good music, and great shopping! So, what is there to do exactly?
1. Eat, Eat, Eat!
There are so many great places to eat, I highly recommend bringing extra money just to snack your way through the city! My all time favorite restaurant would have to be Fleet Street Pub in Printer’s Alley. They serve English Pub style food, and you certainly won’t leave hungry.
2. Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum
As a lover of country music, this was a must see for me! And let me tell you: it was worth it. It’s a self-guided tour, but you can grab an audio guide if you’d like. But even if you aren’t a huge country music fan, it’s still amazing to see things like Elvis’ solid gold Cadillac and the Korean War-Era boots that Dierks Bentley wore all the time. There’s even a set up for the outfits Taylor Swift wore on her Red Tour! If that’s not enough to convince you: there’s a giant wall lined with records.
3. The Parthenon and Centennial Park
A visit to the Athens of the South wouldn’t be complete without a visit to the full-scale replica of the Parthenon in Centennial Park. It houses an art gallery and museum, as well as a forty-two foot tall statue of Athena. But not only is the Parthenon worth a trip, exploring the park around it is also worth it. It’s great for photos without a bunch of other tourists in them.
4. The Batman Tower
Yes, you read that correct: the Batman Tower! Really it’s the AT&T Tower, but it looks like Batman. It is also my favorite tower just because of that fact! You can’t go up in it, but you can definitely search for the perfect spot to take a photo of it.
5. Shop, shop, shop until you drop!
…or at least until you run out of money! With cute, unique little shops, there is no end of places to shop. Buy 2 get 1 Free cowboy boots, a pin-up shop, Elvis-themed shops, you name it. Unless you’re paying close attention, you might just run out of money hopping from shop to shop.
Over to you: what are some of your favorite spots in Music City?
xoxo The Wandress