Aeroflot777 From Austria, joined Mar 2004, 3360 posts, RR: 24 Posted (10 years 2 months 2 weeks 6 days 4 hours ago) and read 2225 times:
Well in about an hour, I'm driving down to Nashville. Living in San Francisco, I'm 100% positive that the life in Nashville is completely different. As I will have about 3 days in the city, I wanted to find out about some activities and places I can enjoy while there. So anyone have anything to share?
57AZ From United States of America, joined Nov 2004, 2586 posts, RR: 2
Reply 4, posted (10 years 2 months 2 weeks 4 days 19 hours ago) and read 2180 times:
Every time I went there I was going to prison. However, I could leave once my official business was done there. Seriously though, see the Parthenon. It's located in Centennial Park downtown. Also pay a visit to the Tennessee State Capitol. The architect who designed it is entombed within one of the walls, making it the only statehouse in the nation with a tomb. If you're interested in Civil War history, take an hour drive to Stones River National Military Park. The Jack Daniel's distillery tour is also worth a visit. However, Lynchburg is well off the nearest interstate and you should allow most of the day if you do it.
"When a man runs on railroads over half of his lifetime he is fit for nothing else-and at times he don't know that."
Outside of Beale Street and the Peabody Hotel duck march, the best part of Memphis is seeing it in your rearview mirror.
Lots to see and do in Nashville. Try to have lunch at the Bellemeade Cafeteria on Bellmeade Avenue. If you want to experience a taste of the south prior to say 1950, that would be the place to do it. Franklin, TN is also a neat little town to investigate if you have the time. The Govenors mansion is a neat place to drive by and if you buy a map there are plenty of country stars homes located near Nashville most to the south in Brentwood and Franklin areas. Haven't been to music row in a few years but it's worth the drive around the 8-10 block area. Supposdly the new Country Music Hall of Fame is pretty neat too. Just a few suggestions. Have fun the people are great.