Downtown Franklinis a charming city about 20 miles south.  It has Civil War history galore, quaint shops and restaurants.  A great day trip. $$

Music City Pub Crawl is one of the most popular tours in town--drinks specials, stories, games. Ideal for singles, couples, groups. Operates daily $

What to do in Nashville

The choices of things to do in Music City are endless.  There is something for every taste, age and group size.  There are many travel sites that rank the hundreds of activities.  It can be overwhelming even for repeat visitors.  Here are a list of favorites and the visitors they are best suited for:

TN State Museum is one of Nashville's hidden jewels.  It traces Tennessee's roots from frontier days to the onset of country music. Closed Mondays. Free!

The Parthenon is located in Centennial Park in the West End area.  See the largest indoor statue in the Western Hemisphere or let the kids run in the beautiful park.  Open daily except holidays $

The Gulch is a trendy area a mile from Lower Broadway (take the free green shuttle) Enjoy shopping, bars, eateries and breweries.  Visit Yazoo Brewery, Jackelope and Two Old Hippies. $

Lower Broadway is where 75% of the honky tonks are located.  Some of the non-smoking bars allow kids before 6 PM.  No cover charges.  Live music daily starting at 11 AM.

The Hermitage is the home and resting place of President Andrew Jackson.  Tours daily. Vets are half price. Ideal for history buffs and guests of all ages. $

Nashville Pedal Tavern is the original pedaling bar in town.  It combines pedaling, drinking and lots of waving at passers by.  Ideal for groups 8-14 in number.  21+ BYOB $$

Grand Ole Opry is where country music began.  Several shows/wk.  Suitable for all ages except small ones.  $$

Country Music Hall of Fame is the #1 museum for country music enthusiasts.  Located two blocks from Broadway, it's a great daytime activity. $