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“Very Energetic and Vibrant”
Review of Downtown Nashville

Downtown Nashville
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Private Downtown Nashville Horse and Carriage Ride
Ranked #7 of 252 things to do in Nashville
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Phoenix, Arizona
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“Very Energetic and Vibrant”
Reviewed November 25, 2013

Downtown Nashville is very vibrant, especially at night. If you're a music lover, this is the city for you.

Beware of parking though. It is very busy so be ready to pay to park in a lot. Most lots are self service and will not give change, but you can swipe a card at the pay station.

Visited October 2013
2 Thank Rick C
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Nashville, Tennessee
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“There is something for everyone!”
Reviewed November 25, 2013 via mobile

Very interesting downtown! Great entertainment in ALL the bars and restaurants. A fun place to visit. Nice friendly people.

Visited September 2013
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Erie, Pennsylvania
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“Fun Visit but Beware Parking”
Reviewed November 16, 2013

Downtown Nashville is great, I recommend visiting. Lots of live music, taverns, great restaurants, historic sites.

Beware the parking lots! Since we last visited, all the lots have converted to lots with self service pay machines. They are $8 for the first hour, they only accept $5 or $10 bills and they don't give change! They boot and/or tow your car if you are late. We parked in a handicapped spot because my husband has a disability and, in Pennsylvania, if you have a handicapped designation hanging in your window and you are a few minutes late getting to your car, they won't ticket you. But we were eating right across the street at Puckett's and they were ready to boot & tow our car! My son intervened when he saw what they were doing.

Another time I put in a $10 bill because that was all that I had and got no change! Then I noticed a sign on the machine saying "no change" but it was too late. Ridiculous- you get change at a soda machine, in the Laundromat, etc. no reason not to.

The other option is a credit card but I hate swiping for something like that. Nashville, change your parking scheme to something more user-friendly and tourist-friendly or you will lose some of them downtown.

Visited November 2013
2 Thank Margaret D
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Long Island, NY
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“Hustle and Bustle”
Reviewed November 9, 2013

Downtown was very busy and crowded doe to the Predators Hockey games and the Titans football game. Many people were in town. This only added to the allure of Nashville. The restaurants/bars were jumping. Had a great time.

Visited October 2013
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Toronto, Canada
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“Something for everyone, Downtown Nash is a smash!”
Reviewed November 9, 2013

Y'all gotta love Downtown Nash! I was quite surprised actually to find how vibrant and interesting the actual downtown core is in Nashville. I have been to a lot of American cities and I have found that many tend to clear out after the working day is done. That is a refreshing change in Nashville. Between the honky-tonks, the Bridgestone, the Ryman Auditorium, shopping and great food options there's a lot to do at night! During the day, there's museums, the Capitol area, tours and of course places to eat. It's really great! The life of the city is there in Nashville and you get to take it all in within a relatively small area, it's great! Simply put, you cannot visit Nashville without seeing downtown Music City!

Visited October 2013
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