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Help me get excited about my trip to Nashville.

Help me get excited about my trip to Nashville.

Old May 4th, 2007, 01:13 PM
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The places I would recommmend are:

Country Music Hall of Fame - they did a much nicer job here than the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland, OH, IMHO.
Take in a show at the Grand Ole Opry.
Graceland - about a 4 hour drive from Nashville.
Jack Daniel's Distilery
The Hermitage (home of Andrew Jackson)
The Parthenon
The Zoo

As for a place to stay, we stayed at the Sheraton Music City. I would recommend this hotel. You need a car, but it is very convenient.

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Old May 4th, 2007, 04:31 PM
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You will meet Elvis.
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Old May 4th, 2007, 04:37 PM
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I LOVE Nashville and I'm NOT a c&w fan. I was there on business but am dying to go back - I recommend it to lots of people as a great weekend trip. The best part is the live music - whether you like country music or not, if you appreciate talent, you'll love Printer's Alley - there's SO many places to see live music - the musicians and singers in Nashville are all the next Garth and the next Shania - they all play for free (i.e. the bars don't charge cover charge) and you can come and go as often as you like - just tip generously! I probably saw a dozen different acts per night - you can jam as many in as you like since you haven't stayed in line or paid $15 to get in the door. The night life is fantastic.
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Old May 5th, 2007, 08:50 AM
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Shannon Brasel & Luke Brasel

June 11, 2005


6:00 PM


Downtown Presbyterian Church

154 5th Avenue North

Nashville, TN


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The weekend of June 10-12, Country Music Fan Fare Festival will be taking place in downtown Nashville. Traffic and parking will be more difficult than normal. Please allow for extra time to drive and find parking spaces.
There is reserved parking for guests in the Premier parking lot on 5th Avenue across from the church. Cost: $5-$7.
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7:00 PM


The Doubletree Hotel
315 4th Ave North

Nashville, TN


The Doubletree Hotel is within walking distance of the
Downtown Presbyterian Church.

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There is so much live music in Nashville in the summe. Some of the greatest venues in the country are here (I live here!). The Country Music Hall of Fame and the Ryman Auditorium, Music Row, Wildhorse Saloon --Broadway and 2nd Avenue --Hard Rock Cafe, BB King's Blues and Boogie Bar, Big River Grill and Brewery and The Beer Cellar are great. Going west on Broadway, the road splits and becomes West End and you are at Vanderbilt University. is a great resource.
In east Nashville, a must see is the incredible Opryland Hotel . Also located there is the Grand Ole Opry and a huge outlet mall -Opry Mills.
visit Hillsboro Village and the historic Pancake Pantry.
South of Nashville is the town of Franklin. The Factory shops and Main Street are worth a visit. Franklin is also known for its antiques.

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Old May 5th, 2007, 08:59 AM
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So Sorry! I copied the info at the bottom from my friend's wedding page awhile ago - it proceeded to list ALL of the wedding info by mistake. The info at the bottom is what you want. Please forgive the long irritating post! if I could figure out how to delete it, i would!
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Old May 10th, 2007, 10:58 AM
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What a coincidence!! We just returned from Nashville where we celebrated our 30th wedding anniversary.
We stayed at the Mariott Courtyard Downtown and had THE BEST location in the city if you like bars and the nightlife. The bars are open until 3a.m. and the Courtyard is right next door to Printers Alley which is awesome!
It is 2 blocks from the honky tonks and 2 blocks from the river where we went in the afternoon and watched the tugs push the barges down the Cumberland River. Very interesting as the river is very twisty.
We love to visit bars and tried to have one cocktail in the ones located downtown. Quite a chore but we came very close to succeeding. The music is great!!! The most famous honky tonk in the world is Tootsie's Orchid Lounge. It is a pit in the daylight but after dark you understand why. Wall to wall, elbow to elbow people. John Stone was there two nights we visited and the place was rocking. Fantastic music and show!!
We took the Grayline tour in the morning to the basic Nashville sites; Parthenon, Country Music Hall of Fame, Ryman, etc. and really enjoyed it.
For food; we loved the ribs at B.B. Kings and the Italian food at Demos' Steak and Spaghetti House was awesome.
Also we went out to Belle Meade Plantation and toured one day (you will need a car for this) and ate at the restaurant on premises called Martha's. It was great food and felt like we were actually in the old South from the menu choices. Be advised however, that this restaurant is only open from 11a.m. to 2p.m. so only lunch is offered.
We also went on the Nash Trash Tour and had a wonderful entertaining tour. It is more comedy act than tour and it is not recommended for children under 13 or those who are easily embarrassed, but you are allowed to bring you own cooler. Barely had time to drink 2 beers because we were laughing so much.
Be advised that they book up early so be sure to make reservations well in advance. They have a website. Also, we took a taxi and it cost the two of us $6 one way. This adventure starts at the Farmers Market which is across the street from the Bicentennial Mall. We should have taken more time at this attraction as it was free and a very interesting setup.
Back to the Courtyard, it is right downtown and couldn't see a hotel with a better location but there is no pool or the other extras some people like. I believe they had access to one at another hotel but we weren't interested in that. Our room was 2 queen beds and quite large.
We LOVED Nashville and plan to return soon. Enjoy.
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Old May 10th, 2007, 01:02 PM
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Hi Loru,

I've been to Nashville a few times on business. One trip I took a couple extra days and drove around to see some sights. I liked the Hermitage (Andrew Jackson's) and Belle Meade plantation. Enjoyed the Wildhorse Saloon (don't know if it's still there).

I thought the Opryland Hotel was TACKY! Ugh, I would never stay there.

I like Nashville, but I don't think I could spend a whole week there.

Hope your parents enjoy the trip!
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Old May 10th, 2007, 01:22 PM
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Also make sure to take them to the Ryman which is the original home of the Opry. If there is a concert there try to go because it is really a great experience.

Other nice places to eat are: Bricktop's on West End, Tayst on 21st and I second the recommendation for Tin Angel.

The Green Hills Mall has some great shopping including Tiffany's and a wonderful bookstore, Davis-Kidd.
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