There are some things about Nashville you may want to check out if you’re just in town for the Spring Break. There’s a lot that our little town of a city has to offer, and it’s important to have a grasp of what some of those various things might be. Here are some common things we feel are important to share.
Family Exploration and Fun
Nashville is home to a great many family friendly places to visit. The Adventure Science Center, the Nashville Zoo at Grassmere, Cheekwood Estate and Gardens and Nashville Shores Lakeside Resort, to name a few. Whether you’re looking to hike around an old plantation home, of which we have many, or you want to head in to see some local and internationally acclaimed works of art (the Frist Center for the Visual Arts downtown any day of the week, Cheekwood also usually has great exhibits) you can find plenty. And Nashville Shores is a great hang by the lake. Park your boat at the Nashville Shores marina and enjoy those water slide and the rest of the water park!
Honky Tonkin’ and Other Musical Endeavors
Nashville is known for that country music. And it’s almost a requirement to go down to lower Broadway and hit up those bars with free music and learn what it means to go “honky tonkin”. If it’s on the list, we recommend a night earlier in the week, as often the bars downtown can get crowded by the end of the week. Also, there are a lot of other parts of town to hear great live music! Either Basement venue (Basement East, or the older Basement on 8th) is a good option, and nearby in East Nashville you have The 5 Spot, Drifters, The Family Wash and others. And don’t be afraid to hit up a karaoke! Some of us Nashvillians aren’t musicians, singers or even musically inclined. So you might hear the next Carrie Clarkson, or Kelly Underwood, but you’re also sure to hear someone that sounds like a good ole’ drunken uncle singing his favorite Paul Simon or best Queen. Lipstick Lounge or Santa’s Pub are great options for karaoke.
Wining, Dining, Shopping
However you found out about Nashville, you probably have heard of 12th South. It serves as one of our better shopping districts for boutique shopping, but it’s also a great place to grab a coffee, lunch, dinner, beer or a glass of wine. Really, it’s all there, alongside all the southern charm of our big little city. It’s a quaint area, and all the things to do and see are close by each other! With nice weather, this area is a perfect place to catch some sunshine, have a mimosa and enjoy some genuine southern hospitality.