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Rocking their boots and cowboy hats, Stevie G. and Cameron make an appearance in the home of country music – Nashville, Tennessee. In part 1 of this 2-part rewind, you’ll get to discover a few fun bars on Broadway, learn a little Tennessee history, and taste some food that Nashville is known for.

Nashville Itinerary (Part 1)

Follow along with our Nashville part 1 podcast!

Day 1

Burger Republic – Take some time to explore the Gulch, a vibrant area in downtown Nashville that holds trend-setting restaurants and shops. I would recommend stopping by Burger Republic to enjoy some craft beer and a fine burger.

Hattie B’s – If you go to Nashville, you must try hot chicken – and the place to try hot chicken is Hattie B’s. With several locations around town, its easy to find your way to some of their tasty chicken. Be careful though, they take their heat levels very seriously!

Explore Broadway – Broadway is the heart and soul of a fun time in Nashville. Step into one of their many honkey tonks to enjoy country music, dancing and maybe even some mechanical bull riding. I enjoyed my night out at Kid Rock’s Big Honkey Tonk and Steakhouse, Nashville Underground, and Acme’s Feed and Seed

Wingate by Wyndham Nashville Airport – With a friendly staff and great location in proximity to the airport, Wingate by Wyndham Nashville airport is a wonderful hotel option when staying in Nashville

 

Day 2

The Gulch – There is so much to see in the gulch, that I’d recommend going back! I’d definitely suggest snagging some brunch at Biscuit Love or one of the many great brunch spots nearby, and have your camera ready for all the great Instagram photo opportunities in the Gulch.

Belle Meade Plantation – Pop on over to the Belle Meade Plantation to learn about Bonnie Scotland, Iroquois, and other decorated racehorses. Marvel at the grounds, and take the guided tour that concludes with a refreshing wine tasting.

Tennessee Brew Works – Looking for a local brew? Visit Tennessee Brew Works! Head up to the open area on the second floor to catch a unique view of Nashville while sipping on one of their finely tuned craft beers.

Day 3

The Corner Pub Downtown – Spend sometime checking out downtown Nashville, and then grab some grub at The Corner Pub Downtown, where you can watch a game on one of their giant T.V.’s.

Old Town Trolley – Take a ride on the Old Town Trolley to better familiarize yourself with the city, and learn some fascinating tidbits of Nashville History. You’ll swing by Music Row, The Parthenon, and other must-see places around the city.

Explore Downtown Nashville on a scooter – In Nashville, you’ll notice many people on scooters, and I would highly recommend taking part in the fun! Anybody with a driver’s license can give one of these things a spin, and it’s a great way to see the town.

Dinner at Joe’s Crabshack – Located near many shops and honkey tonks, Joe’s Crabshack in Nashville is going to deliver wonderful hospitality and seafood.

 

Day 4

Nashville Farmer’s Market – Are you with somebody who can’t agree on where to grab food? The Nashville Farmer’s Market is the solution! With local restaurants across that offer cuisine of all sorts, there are several options to pick from that can all be enjoyed at the same table.

Tennessee State Capitol Building – Enjoy history and/or politics? Just a short walk from the Nashville Farmer’s Market is the Tennessee State Capitol Building, where they offer FREE tours to the public.

Grand Ole Opry Backstage Tour – If you love country music, you need to visit the Grand Ole Opry. Arrive early and take a backstage tour to view the dressing rooms and learn about the history of the Opry.

Opry Mills – After taking the backstage tour of the Opry, walk over to Opry Mills, a large mall full of every store you can imagine.

Opry Backstage Grill – Before an Opry show, grab dinner at the Opry Backstage Grill. Not only will your server do a wonderful job of taking care of your table – they’ll also hop on stage and perform for the entire restaurant! The entire staff displays their hospitality and talent throughout your meal.

See a show at the Grand Ole Opry – When you see a show at the Opry, you’ll be blown away by the diversity of country musicians. From up and comers to current stars to country music legends, you’ll witness a lineup of talented artists that let their talents shine on the Opry stage.

Nashville has so much more to offer and we aren’t done yet.  Be sure to tune in next week to listen and read about our Nashville experience Part 2.

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