Day 1: Start your day off with a visit to the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum. Afterward, head over to the Johnny Cash Museum for a look at his life and career. Then, take a stroll down Music Row and explore some of the legendary recording studios. For lunch, try some classic Southern cooking at Puckett’s Grocery & Restaurant. In the evening, hit up some of the famous honky-tonks on Broadway for a night of live music and dancing.
Day 2: Spend the morning exploring the art galleries in The Gulch. Then, take a tour of the historic Ryman Auditorium and learn about its rich history. Afterward, head over to The Loveless Cafe for lunch and sample some of their famous fried chicken. In the afternoon, take a leisurely stroll through Centennial Park and admire the full-scale replica of the Parthenon. For dinner, grab some classic American fare at The Pharmacy Burger Parlor & Beer Garden.
Day 3: Wake up early and take a tour of Belle Meade Plantation, an antebellum mansion set on 30 acres of lush grounds. Afterward, head over to 12 South for some shopping and people watching. For lunch, try some delicious BBQ at Jack’s Bar-B-Que. Spend the afternoon relaxing at one of Nashville’s many parks or gardens. End your trip with dinner at Etch Restaurant, an upscale eatery with an inventive menu featuring local ingredients.
Puckett’s Grocery & Restaurant (Southern classics), The Loveless Cafe (fried chicken), The Pharmacy Burger Parlor & Beer Garden (American fare), Jack’s Bar-B-Que (BBQ), Etch Restaurant (Upscale).
WHERE TO STAY:
The Hermitage Hotel – Located in downtown Nashville, this luxurious hotel offers upscale amenities and is within walking distance to many attractions in the city. Plus, it is conveniently located near many restaurants and bars in the area.