Today’s Episode: We’ve already talked about Where to Stay in Nashville, but what are you going to do while you are there? You probably know Nashville is famous for country music and nightlife, but there is more to Nashville than that. Downtown Nashville is often called Nashvegas because of all of the amazing bars, restaurants, and venues. We suggest fun ideas whether you are into shopping, sports, or dancing.
We break down some of the more famous night spots and honky tonks in the area. It’s even possible to have a sighting of a favorite artist or two while you are out. Some of these places are even owned by stars like Luke Bryan, John Rich, Kid Rock and more. We also talk about local attractions other than bars and some really fun family ideas that are two hours or less away. If you are planning a Nashville trip, we have tons of fun ideas and suggestions for you to explore.
[04:48] Nashvegas or downtown. Nashville hosted the 2019 NFL draft and showcased everything that Nashville has to offer.
[05:18] Lower Broadway or 2nd and Broadway is known for the Honky Tonks.
[05:46] Honky Tonks usually have country music and some type of line dancing. It's typically people dressed in western gear but they don't have to be.
[07:21] There are a lot of blocks in this four block area.
[07:36] Some iconic bars include Tootsies, The Stage, Legends, and Roberts. These are the Honky Tonks right behind the Ryman which was originally the Grand Ole Opry. After shows, people like Johnny Cash would head out and have a drink at these places.
[08:35] There's all kinds of great local talent, plus you never know who you'll see there.
[09:11] There are also bars created by big stars like Florida Georgia Line, Jason Aldean, Luke Bryan, and Kid Rock. There's the Redneck Riviera bar which isn't far away from Mount Richmore where Jon Rich lives.
[10:54] There are also some great places to dance in Lower Broadway like Acme Feed & Seed, Bourbon Street Blues, and Skulls Rainbow Room.
[11:15] Wildhorse Saloon line dance has line dance lessons. They also have other dancing and great fun times.
[12:03] Nashville is a great place to see your team. Nissan Stadium where the Titans play their home games is right downtown.
[13:12] The Country Music Hall of Fame is also in this area. As well as, the Nashville Convention Center and Johnny Cash Museum.
[14:15] There's a lot of great shops. You can get boots, souvenirs, and music. Local boutiques include Nash collection and southernaire Market.
[14:49] We like to drive around and look for the Elvis Statue.
[15:57] Get around in style in a Nashville Pedal Pub. We recommend the motorized ones.
[18:06] You can also get pulled around by a tractor that pulls a flatbed. It's like a hay ride, but there are seats and a bartender.
[20:06] There are all kinds of rolling parties like buses without tops. They also have golf cart taxis that help you bar hop safely.
[22:59] There are also many great tours in and around Nashville. The Ryman hosts concerts and events, and you can get a tour.
[23:43] The Centennial Park Parthenon is another great sight.
[24:29] The current Grand Ole Opry is near the Opryland Hotel and the Opry Mills Mall.
[25:54] You could also have a dinner cruise on the General Jackson Showboat.
[26:39] If you don't mind going a little further away, you could go on the Jack Daniel's Distillery tour.
[27:58] Arrington Vineyards has their own wine. It's a beautiful place. Kicks Brooks is one of the owners.
[29:16] We also have Old Hickory Lake. You can rent boats and find your own private sand bar to hang out on.
[31:37] Mammoth Cave National Park has bike trails and Cave tours.
[32:21] Land Between the Lakes is the largest stretch of untouched forest on the East Coast.
[33:31] If you go two hours south to Huntsville Alabama, there is a fantastic Space and Rocket Center.
[34:33] Eat at Rosie's Cantina when you are in Huntsville.
[35:59] Rock Island State Park is actually on our list of places to go. It looks gorgeous.
[37:15] If you head towards Memphis, you will find the Pinson Mounds. These are Native American burial and ceremonial mounds. There's also an archaeological park there.
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