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You’ll never feel more Nashville than when you step out of
one of these stores dressed to impress.
You already know, Nashville is the home of Country Music, the
TV show “Nashville” and the Grand Ole Opry. I hope you will
walk over from the hotel to catch the Opry while you’re here –
that should be on your bucket list anyway. The hotel can help
you with tickets or you can purchase them early on line.
Tap into the evolving history and traditions of country music
through time at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum.
Lower Broad, home to honky tonks and consisting of four
blocks of live country music venues and eateries, is great for a
stroll or even a guided walking tour.
The Broadway area has expanded, offering blocks of places to
go, 24-hours a day.
Nashville has the only full-sized replica of the Parthenon in
the world at Centennial Park.
We are also the originators of HOT CHICKEN. Prince’s Hot
Chicken is the spot where it all started – and still going strong.
(No way you can take the “X hot” - but if you do, tell me!).
Meat-n- 3 is still the thing for lunch here (and if you don’t know,
ask). One of America’s ten best restaurants (Forbes and NYT)
is ‘The CatBird Seat’ close to downtown (call well in advance
for reservations; it’s obviously worth it).
The Nashville City Club (private, but I can get you in) and
Jimmy Kelly’s Steak House are but a few of my favorites for
eating at night.
Since you were here last, Nashville has exploded in a great
way. We have been designated as an “It City” meaning it
is extremely popular with travelers, conferences and the
younger set as new bars, restaurants and hotels are opening
continually. There are so many high-rise cranes in Nashville
that they now have a crane watch website showing all of
the building projects taking place in downtown Nashville.
Seriously, you will not believe all of the new buildings that
have gone up.
Crane Watch Website:
Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum
The CatBird Seat
Jimmy Kelly’s Steak House