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Flying Visit to Nashville

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Flying Visit to Nashville

Hi,

My husband and I are visiting Nashville for a day and a half in October as part of a 2-week driving tour. Was wondering what the must see areas are? We like shopping and antiques, historical areas etc. Should we just head for downtown and are there any areas to avoid? Which area is the best to stay in, mid-price range, close to attractions?

I know a day and a half won't do it much justice but thought we would get a taste of Nashville and return when we have more time.

Thanks for any help you can give.

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1. Re: Flying Visit to Nashville

I think a key question in advising you is whether you want to emphasize the country music part of Nashville or if you'd rather concentrate on historic sites. Even if you want to focus on country music, would you rather spend your time wandering in and out of honky-tonks, or would you enjoy seeing country-music-related sites such as museums, etc.?

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2. Re: Flying Visit to Nashville

Hi Teasel,

Probably the best area to stay in with good mid-priced hotels is west of Nashville along West End Avenue and Broadway Ave. This area is very close to Vanderbilt University and some great restaurants & bars. Plus, it's only a few miles away from the sites downtown. You can hire a taxi inexpensively, or drive downtown and park. Also, with this location, you'll probably be centrally located to the areas TFerrell will suggest to visit.

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3. Re: Flying Visit to Nashville

Hi guys, thanks for your advice!

Whilst country music is not our favorite we can certainly appreciate it but would like to see the historical sites and quaint shops within a day if possible???

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4. Re: Flying Visit to Nashville

I would stay in the Vanderbilt/Midtown area and see Belle Meade Plantation, then go to Cheekwood to see the Chihouly exhibit all during the day. Both places have nice lunch spots. Then head downtown to either the honky tonks or to my favorite, The Station Inn, for bluegrass. If you want more history, head south to the town of Franklin the next morning. You can just explore the quaint little town (25 minute drive) or take tours of the Carter House, Carnton Plantation and more. Eat lunch at Puckett's while you're there.

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5. Re: Flying Visit to Nashville

If you decide to go to Franklin, get an early start and maybe make a few side trips. You could head out 8th Avenue South / Franklin Road and stop at Fort Negley Park & Visitors Center. http://tinyurl.com/29nx9j3

Keep going south and make a stop at Travellers Rest Plantation. http://tinyurl.com/8kqdcy

Once you pass through Brentwood, keep an eye out for the beautiful old mansions along the way.

I would also suggest what nashpam said above. Park in Franklin and visit the quaint shops all around. And, stop at one of the great places for lunch. www.visitwilliamson.com

For a historical home and tour, visit the Carter House. www.carter-house.org

Also, be sure to visit the Carnton Plantation. www.carnton.org

Google Map: http://tinyurl.com/2arha8n

Bob

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