(Closed) Nashville questions…

posted 6 years ago in Tennessee
Post # 3
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

  Hello! Darling Husband lived in Nashville for 4 years, and I would visit often. There is a TON Of things to do in Nashville! I love that town!

  The Gulch is a really fun, trendy area. We really like Whiskey Kitchen. There’s almost always a wait, but they have a neat outdoor area you can sit at. There are heaters out, so that helps. Music Row was kind of fun to see. The downtown area is awesome. Live music all over the place, everyone just seems happy! There are some fun bars in the area. We’ve gone to the Pancake Pantry (which is kind of close to Vanderbilt’s campus). You will definitely have to go to the Grand Ole Opry. You can actually stay at the Opryland Hotel, which is amazing, but you wouldn’t be staying downtown. You also may want to check to see who could be playing at Ryman Auditorium, which is the original home of the Grand Ole Opry. They have the Country Music Hall of Fame, which could be pretty cool.

  One of my favorite quick eat places is McDougal’s. They’re known for their chicken fingers, which are awesome! The Parthenon is really neat, too.

  Those are just a few things off the top of my mind :-). I don’t know how far Nashville is for you, but I don’t think you will be disappointed!!

Post # 5
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Bee Keeper

@Honey Bubble:  When are you looking to come to Nashville?

 

There’s always something going on. Whiskey Kitchen like a PP mentioned is also one of my favorites places ( and they have some awesome nachos BTW)

– The Grand Ole Opry/ Oprymills Mall / Opryland Hotel are all right next to each other and a must see, as far as I am concerned if you’re coming for a visit. The Opry typically keeps a really good lineup, and is so much fun to see the history.. if you’re into that kind of stuff. The shopping mall just opened up after being closed for almost 2 years due to the flood and the Gaylord Opryland Hotel is just magnificent to see in person. Darling Husband and I stayed there on our wedding night and it very, very pretty.

-The Country Music Hall of Fame/ The Ryman are both downtown and within walking distance of each other.

– Downtown has the usual honky tonks, restaurants and some cool shops. My favorite downtown bar is probably Rippys… which has a pretty good live band on the weekends and I like the food. Merchants and Riverfont are also good places to eat. Of course there’s a ton of options, such as the Hard Rock and Margaritaville ( which some people really like to visit those in every city they go to). 

– Eating outside of downtown is  good, too… I like Crow’s Nest, which is in the Green Hills area and is a fun sports bar type place with specifically Southern Style dishes ( shrimp & grits, gumbos, fried pickles type stuff). It is also right across the street from the Bluebird Cafe ( famous stars got their start singing/songwriting here)

– Pancake Pantry is by Vanderbilt and I ALWAYS force people to go there if they come to visit and have never had a complaint. It is an awesome breakfast restaurant– seriously worth a taste if you like pancakes/b-fast food

– Green Hills, The Gulch and Cool Springs are other shopping districts outside of Oprymills. 

– If you like uber historical things, Old Hickory/the Andrew Jackson home and about 15 minutes from downtown, it is also kind of neat.

– Depending on when you come, there are always live music venues around. If you’re into more alternative bars/music, 5 Points in East Nashville may be for you ( although it isn’t in the “best” part of town, it is still a cool place). The riverfont across from Titans Stadium always has music stages set up, as does the area in front of the Davidson County Courthouse

-There are a few bus routes that are free to the downtown areas… I don’t take them because I work downtown and live outside of the city, so I have to drive in everyday, but I have seen the new ones and they’re very nice. There’s also a new bike rental area right next to the Davidson County Courthouse where you can rent these cute little red bikes and it comes with a map and points around downtown for you to see. 

– There are hotels galore. Hotel Indigo is pretty cool, and they just finished the Hampton across from the convention center, so it is nice as well. The Ramada by the Opry is actually really nice and has a great restaurant in it with aspiring singers who do covers of favorite country songs.

 

SORRY THIS WAS SO LONG– I GOT CARRIED AWAY WITH TYPING!!

Post # 6
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

@Mrs_Amanda:  You’re making me want to go back and visit!! I miss that place…Darling Husband moved back in June, and while I would much rather have him home, I do miss my visits there.

Post # 7
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

@Honey Bubble:  You are very welcome!! I hope you enjoy your trip! The PP also gave you a TON of great suggestions, too!

Post # 8
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@keepsmiling19:  haha, well I moved to middle TN 3 years ago and so I have had a steady stream of my family and friends come up for visits.  I feel well versed in the out of town perspective!

Post # 9
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Busy bee

Hutton Hotel

Hermitage Hotel

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