If you’re reading this post you most-likely have visited Nashville Part 1: Fabulous Foods, but if you haven’t be sure to go check it out for my top restaurants to visit in Music City.
Here you will get the inside scoop on what I recommend doing while visiting Nashville, TN.
My first bit of advice is to check out nashville.com. Here-my husband and I researched ideas, as well as sought out upcoming events, that we could work into our itinerary. Also, be sure to leave some wiggle room on your schedule, because in a city like Nashville there are always surprising events popping up.
- Country Music Hall of Fame + Studio B Tour (Platinum Package): This package cost $40/person and included a self-guided tour of the Hall of Fame (this month’s specialty exhibit was Luke Bryan’s) plus a short bus ride over to Studio B (RCA’s original studio developed for Elvis Presley). Our personal favorite was the Studio B tour because it literally felt like you were stepping back in time and it only took an hour.
- ‘I believe in Nashville’ Mural: A campaign designed by DCXV to promote awareness for the artists and designers of Nashville, TN. This one is the original mural located in 12 South.
- Grand Ole Opry: Nothing beats visiting this place and especially catching an amazing show there! My husband an I were fortunate to attend the annual ‘Opry Goes Pink’ event (in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month) hosting artists such as Terri Clark, Montgomery Gentry, Clare Bowen (from ABC’s Nashville), and Kacey Musgraves. It lasted an hour and a half with each performer signing three songs. We enjoyed our seats as well, which were the first row of the balcony.
- Gaylord Opryland: Gaylord is a chain of hotels in the US that specialize in creating an all-inclusive experience inside the resort. Gaylord Opryland welcomes all visitors to enjoy their inside oasis of landscaping, restaurants, and shoppes.
- Opry Mills Mall: This mall is the most glorified indoor outlet mall we’ve ever seen. Name a store and they have it. Most of all, Wesley and I were infatuated with the restaurants: Rainforest Cafe, Aquarium Restaurant, and Dave & Busters. You better believe we hit up the arcade that day!
- Ryman Auditorium Tour: Located 1 block from Broadway. This is the original home of the Opry. With such history and amazing architecture, this is definitely a sight to see.
- Foot Bridge: This foot bridge crosses the river alongside Broadway. When on it, you get the best view of the skyline.
- Broadway Street-There’s so much to see! Here are the bars we visited and loved: Wildhorse Saloon, Tin Roof, Legends, ACME Feed & Seed, and all the boot stores.
- Street Concert: I don’t even know where to start with this one. By far-the best concert I’ve ever been to. This FREE concert was announced the day arrived in Nashville and was originally scheduled the night of the Opry show. We were su upset; however, due to the weather, Sam Hunt was pushed back one day. We not only got to attend both shows, but we were able to get right up front for the Sam Hunt Street Party and it ended up being our favorite part of the trip!
- Vanderbilt University: Located 5 minutes from downtown, this beeautiful campus has all the historic charm of most SEC campuses. Though I’m a Gator, it’s always neat to see the different schools.
I hope you enjoyed this review. Be sure to comment below with some of your favorite Music City things-to-do and don’t forget to check out Nashville Part 1: Fabulous Foods.