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PLACES YOU NEED TO VISIT
- Downtown Franklin/Main Street – more than 150 unique places to explore in the 15-block downtown National Register District, including trendy shops, antiques, and restaurants. Visit their website for all things Franklin: http://downtownfranklintn.com
- Franklin Factory – a 12-building dining, retail, and entertainment complex that’s listed in the National Register of Historic Places. There are a few shops inside that sell really unique Nashville souvenirs. Visit their website here: http://factoryatfranklin.com
- Opry Mills Mall/Hotel – nearly 200 stores and restaurants all under one roof… definitely something for everyone! We call it the ‘guy mall’ because even guys who don’t care for shopping enjoy their time here thanks to guy-friendly stores, massage chairs, big-screen TVs, and local bands. The Hotel is right next door and is breathtaking to walk through – especially during the Christmas Holidays! – https://franklin.thefuntimesguide.com/opryland-hot…
- Country Music Hall of Fame – Kick off your Nashville experience with a day at the newly expanded Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum. The world’s largest popular music museum offers ever-changing exhibits featuring the legends of country music past and today’s hottest stars.
- Visit the Parthenon – In Nashville’s Centennial Park, you’ll find the world’s only full-scale reproduction of the ancient Parthenon in Athens, Greece. The Parthenon houses an art gallery and museum as well as Alan LeQuire’s Athena Parthenos. Standing at almost 42 feet in height, Athena is the tallest indoor sculpture in the Western world.
- Visit Honky Tonk Highway – Tootsie’s Orchid Lounge, Legends Corner, Second Fiddle, The Stage, Layla’s Bluegrass Inn and Robert’s Western World are all experts at serving up cool longnecks and hot country music. You never know who you’ll see in these Lower Broadway clubs in the shadow of the Ryman. Willie Nelson, Kris Kristofferson, Gretchen Wilson, Dierks Bentley and other stars began their careers on Lower Broadway.
- Hike at Radnor Lake State Park – Radnor Lake is a 1,332-acre park and is protected as a Class II Natural Area. It is unique due to the abundance of wildlife viewing opportunities, environmental education programs, hiking opportunities and its location in an urban area. Visit website here: http://tnstateparks.com/parks/about/radnor-lake
- Cumberland River Pedestrian Bridge – The pedestrian bridge spans Cumberland River and leads visitors from East Nashville into downtown. This bridge is a local favorite for photography, picnics, romantic strolls into the city, and friendly hangouts among friends. Visit website: http://www.10best.com/destinations/tennessee/nashv…
- Cheek wood Botanical Gardens – Cheekwood is a privately funded 55-acre estate on the western edge of Nashville, Tennessee that houses the Cheekwood Botanical Garden and Museum of Art. Throughout the year this place hosts seasonal festivals, kids camps, tours, a surreal christmas light show, and much more. Visit website for more info here: https://cheekwood.org
- Special Events – Handmade crafts, music and food festivals, Tennessee Titans football, Nashville Predators hockey, beer festivals, and a variety of college sports are all on Nashville’s fall calendar. Music takes center stage with events like the Americana Music Festival, Full Moon Pickin’ Parties, and Musicians Corner. The Music City Food + Wine Festival in September includes demonstrations from world-class chefs, tastings from local restaurants, wine and beer tastings, and more. In early November, “Country Music’s Biggest Night” comes to Nashville during the Country Music Association Awards followed by the CMA Country Christmas taping later in the week.
RESTAURANTS YOU NEED TO TRY
- For breakfast: Pancake Pantry – Get there early, there’s always a line to get in. And you never know who you might see there.
- For lunch: Noshville Deli – A trendy dive where everyone who’s anyone goes for lunch at least once when they’re in Nashville. The Pharmacy is a fun burger joint and soda shop like no other, and the food is de-lish!
- For dinner: Mangia Nashville – It’s actually in Franklin, and only open on Friday and Saturday nights. It’s expensive, but worth it! They serve the most luxurious menu in a super fun & casual atmosphere.
- For dessert: Sweet Cece’s or GiGi’s Cupcakes – Both have super-large servings, ensuring that your sweet tooth will be satisfied!
- Anytime: Loveless Cafe – Combine this with a short drive on the Natchez Trace Parkway, followed by their world-famous biscuits & gravy and some shopping at the Loveless Shoppes. Or, if you’re already downtown Nashville, then try Jack’s Barbeque. It’s sure to be a hit with everyone, and the place is rich in Nashville history. And everyone likes Mexican food, right? Well Sopapilla’s is better than Mexican food – it’s New Mexican food!
- Kids will love: Aquarium Restaurant or Rainforest Cafe. Both are located inside the Opry Mills Mall
- Ryman Auditorium – You can even tour the Ryman! Take a self-guided tour, or get a behind-the-scenes backstage tour of the Mother Church. View their upcoming events.
- Grand Ole Opry – Get a backstage tour of the Opry House or check their upcoming events calendar. (The tickets are expensive, but worth it!)
- Classic Country Music Locations – These are less expensive alternatives to the Grand Ole Opry.
- Best Small Music Venues – If you’re looking for small and quaint, then you’ll love these intimate settings where you can see some of the best talent in Franklin & Nashville.
- Pub Crawl At Downtown Nashville Bars – We usually stick to the honky tonks on Broadway, but there are lots of fun options here for a Nashville bar crawl!