Country music is probably the first thing that comes to our minds when we talk about Nashville, right? But, in fact, Nash is known as the Music City. It is home to United Record Pressing which has pressed vinyl records for several musicians from Bob Dylan to The Beatles, Beyonce to Justin Timberlake. 😮 Nashville is the center point not only for country music but also for pop, rock, jazz, classical, Gospel, blues, and soul.
Live music is heard every day and night around town, at big concert halls or small clubs, bars and restaurants where we’ll find all genres of music. While walking along Broadway Avenue we have that feeling to stop by at every single place to enjoy the artists’ performance. Visiting Nashville was a super cool experience. So, I do hope you appreciate this one-day itinerary. 😉
Here we go! 1. Pancake Pantry 2. Centennial Park 3. Parthenon *SP+Parking 4th Avenue 4. Honky Tonk Central 5. Ryman Auditorium 6. Music Walk of Fame 7. Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum (it’s mandatory) 8. Broadway 9. Bridgestone Arena 10. Jack’s Bar-B-Que 11. Hard Rock Nashville 12. John Seigenthaler Pedestrian Bridge
We drove from Atlanta to Nashville and got there around 10 a.m. Our first stop was at the traditionalPancake Pantry. My husband parked the car just across from the main entrance in a public parking.
Well … there will always be a line to get into the pantry no matter if it’s sunny, rainy or snowy. Get ready for that! Anyway, all I can say is: “Worth it“! 😀 The pancakes are tasty and they’re so light and fluffy. We ordered Apple Walnuts Pancakes (two servings for my family were enough) and mugs of hot Chocolate and marshmallows. Definitely good!
When you leave the Pancake Pantry, I suggest a short trip (10 minutes by car) to the Centennial Park where the Parthenon is located. It’s a replica of the Parthenon in Athens. Actually, there is nothing special to do there but I was really curious to see the monument and take some pictures of it. We had a good time. 😉
Now, let’s go downtown! We were lucky to park on 4th Avenue in the corner of Broadway (SP+Parking), only 2 minutes on foot from the world-famous Honky Tonk Central which offers free live music 365 days a year. 😉 For further information, access the web site: http://www.honkytonkcentral.com.
We passed by the Ryman Auditorium on our way to the Country Music Hall of Fame. It hosts an array of musical events and it’s a historic place in the city. It dates back to 1897! 🙂
Then, we visited the Music Walk of Fame and the Country Music Hall of Fame Museum as well. On the second floor, there was an exhibition about Bob Dylan‘s life and work. As you guys know Mr. Dylan was the winner of the Nobel Prize in Literature this year. Plan your visit on: www countrymusichalloffame.org
We spent some time in the museum enjoying everything we could. There are interesting interactive activities and a lot to see and hear there. Once my girls are very involved in music, they loved it! It was fun for the whole family.
When we left the Country Music Hall of Fame, we were hungry. So, we chose Jack’s Barb-B-Que on Broadway to have lunch (Ooooops! I mean… DINNER. It was almost 5 and the sunset in November starts at 4:30 in Nashville). We ordered a Family Meal: ribs and mashed potatoes. One order was enough for us.
Just to let you know: the Bridgestone Arena is very close to Jack’s. 😉
At night, we walked along Broadway. It’s so busy with people coming and going. There are bright lights and good music everywhere. If you want to buy cowboy hats and boots, you’ll certainly find some stores. The items are expensive but they all made with authentic lather.
Our final attraction in Nashville was Hard Rock. It is located near John Seigenthaler bridge, one of the most famous postcard of the city. Hard Rock Nashville looks different from all the others I’ve already visited before. I didn’t feel like HR. I got a little disappointed but … that’s okay! It’s beautiful anyway.
I do hope you get excited to go to the City of Music after reading this one-day itinerary. If you have questions or comments, please, let me know. Ok? I know 1 day is not enough but we have plans to get back very soon and visit The Grand Ole Opry and the Bluebirds Cafe (famous by an American TV series). I promise you a new post. 😉