Nashville, Tennessee – 13 Things to Do: One Perfect Day in Travel Podcast 004

Use this itinerary to visit Nashville, Tennessee, and see 13 Highlights over the course of one perfect day. (Click the bar above to listen to the podcast. See below for information and pictures.)

13 Nashville Highlights

Country Music and History:

1. Country Music Hall of Fame – During the annual 4-day CMA Fest in early June, visitors who present their official CMA Music Festival badges or tickets will enjoy special discounts*, including $4 off adult general admission
2. Ryman Auditorium – Mother Church of Country Music, former official home of the Grand Ole Opry, has featured: Elvis Presley, Hank Williams, Johnny Cash, Minnie Pearl, Patsy Cline and many more

Boot Scootin’ Down Broadway:

3. Legends Corner – live country music bar where many legends have been born and sometimes still stop by to play, on the corner of Broadway and 5th Avenue–
4. Tootsie’s Orchid Lounge – on Broadway, in the same block as Legends – live country music at the most historic venue on Broadway, with a fun rooftop bar overlooking Broadway when the weather is nice
5. Rippy’s – just across Broadway from Legends, country music with burgers and fries and other casual eats

Nashville Trolley Tour –

6. Parthenon – exact replica of original Parthenon with statue of Athena inside
7. Belmont Mansion – Italian Villa built in 1853, learn about Tennessee history, the occupation of the house during the Civil War, architecture, and art

Great Restaurants:

8. Capitol Grille Nashville at Hermitage Hotel – Since 1910 – Onion Soup, Steaks, famous Oak Bar –
9. Merchant’s Restaurant on Broadway – foodie heaven – two levels –

Great Hotels:

10. Hermitage Hotel – Nashville’s only Forbes Five Star, AAA Five Diamond hotel –
11. Hilton Nashville
12. Renaissance Nashville (park at Nashville Public Library)

13. Nashville Pedal Tavern Pub Tour –

Side Trip:
Arrington Vineyards – 25 minutes south of downtown Nashville –

For more on Nashville, check out my blog and podcast with a self-guided Country Music Walking Tour of Nashville at:

For much more about visiting Nashville in 2018, check out my new Kindle e-book ($3.99 US) at Amazon:

Feel free to contact me at if you have any questions about visiting Nashville. I hope all your travel days are just perfect!


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