Making the Most of a Long Weekend in Nashville

posted on Wednesday, September 17, 2014 at 2:10:45 PM

Nashville Vacation Packages

This week we're bringing you tips on how to plan your Nashville vacation around a long weekend:

Day One: Upon arrival in Nashville, you’re excited to check in to the city’s premier hotel: Gaylord Opryland Resort & Convention Center. Checking out the nine acres of gardens, waterfalls and an indoor river with its own Delta flatboat definitely works up an appetite, and there’s no better place to enjoy your first meal in Nashville than Jack Daniel’s, with its great Southern food and hand-selected “Tennessee Sippin’ Whiskey.”

Day Two: After a good night’s rest, it’s time to get out and explore Music City. You’ve purchased an All About Nashville Day Pass, which makes it easy to visit sites like the Parthenon and Music Row and includes tickets to the Country Music Hall of Fame. Later, take a backstage tour of the Grand Ole Opry, the concert hall that made Nashville the capital of country music, and walk in the footsteps of country music's superstars.

Day Three: Your second and – unfortunately – final full day in Nashville will include a fairly complete immersion into Southern history, with visits to the Belle Meade Plantation, known as the “Queen of the Tennessee Plantations,” and The Hermitage – the stately manor of Andrew Jackson, the seventh US president. As darkness falls, head to Honky Tonk Highway, Nashville's vibrant music and nightlife district, for some tasty longnecks and raucous country music.

Day Four: Over breakfast at Gaylord Opryland’s Cascades Café, you’ve already begun compiling a list of things to do and see the next time you’re in town. Maybe some cycling along the Natchez Trace Parkway, an afternoon at the Lotz House Civil War Museum, or an evening at the live Grand Ole Opry Radio Show. All this and more awaits your next trip to Nashville!

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