Have you been to Nashville? I was there once in 2006, maybe I’ll tell you that story over a beer at a haunted pub crawl. No need to do your own googling, read on to find out what there is to do in Nashville in 2020!
If you like amazing pancakes enough to stand in line for an hour, The Pancake Pantry is for you. Locals say your patience will be repaid in the most delicious breakfast cakes. Ready for lunch? Head on down the Natchez Trace Parkway, the forest-lined road that was once the Natchez Trace Trail while getting into the country mood with Kacey Musgrave’s Biscuits. Next stop is The Loveless Cafe, “Nashville’s Biscuit”, for Southern cooking from the country ham to the red-eye biscuits. Brown’s Diner is mentioned in a lot of places but the website is down…which could be a good sign if you are looking for local favorites.
The official food of Nashville gets its own section. You can get Nashville Hot Chicken throughout the city, but if you want the source, the original, you go to Prince’s. Local will also swear by Hattie’s. Want to eat all the hot chickens? The Hot Damn! Hot Chicken and Beer Jeep Tour could be your dream come true.
Visit local distilleries for whiskey (and other liquors too, I guess). The Corsair Distillery is the first craft distillery in Nashville since prohibition. And of course there is the Jack Daniels Distillery. Not interested in driving there? Jump on the Nashville to Jack Daniel’s Distillery Bus Tour.
Cut a rug at Robert’s Western World. In true country fashion, this honky-tonk has just enough room for you to take a spin on the dance floor. Or just check out the scene while enjoying their Recession Special – a fried bologna sandwich, chips and a PBR for just $6!
If beers and bikes are more your speed, check out the Nashville Pedal Tavern. Their party bike is BYOB and a not-lazy and affordable way to experience Nashville, from Broadway to Music Row.
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Bicentennial Capitol Mall State Park is a state park inside the city, under the shadow of the state capitol building and near the Tennessee State Museum and the Nashville Farmers’ Market. The park is lovely place to learn about Tennessee history without being stuck inside.
The Country Music Hall of Fame showcases the history of country music, featuring a variety of changing exhibits plus performances. From guitars to cars, the recent expansion offers more space to explore the permanent collection, which includes stage costumes, 600 instruments and hundreds of other objects.
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If you haven’t registered for XOJO.CONNECT in Nashville yet, grab your spot today! If you have already registered make sure you have booked your room at the Sheraton Music City and shine your boots because it’s only 63 days away! Finally, I’ll to wrap this up with a personal recommendation. You don’t get more Nashville than Dolly Parton and if you want to get a feel for the local color of Tennessee, and it’s most famous city, Dolly Parton’s America will give you that.