Taste of Nashville
Nashville Convention & Visitors Corp contacts:
Laurel Bennett, CTIS, Vice President of Tourism Sales
615-259-4790 / Laurel@visitmusiccity.com
Amy Spear, CTIS, Associate Director of Tourism Sales
615-259-4716 / Amy@visitmusiccity.com
LouAnna Smith, Tourism Sales Manager
615-259-4758 / LouAnna@visitmusiccity.com
Mary Rowe, Sales Coordinator
615-259-4780 / Mary@visitmusiccity.com
Begin your day with Nashville’s first and only Hop-on, Hop-off Trolley Tour, operated by Gray Line! Check out all the major attractions of Historic Downtown; see the stars’ favorite hangouts and world famous Music Row; learn about the history and present day happenings of Music City as you stay on and ride along…or get off and explore on your own. With seven stops to choose from, including the Ryman Auditorium, the State Capitol, Bicentennial Mall and Farmers' Market, The Parthenon, the Frist Center for the Visual Arts, the Country Music Hall of Fame® and Museum, and where the fun all begins at 2nd Avenue and Broadway, you can’t go wrong either way. The one hour tour is fully narrated, and a trolley ticket is good for 24 hours.
As part of your trolley tour, visit Historic RCA Studio B, Home of 1,000 Hits, where music legends recorded timeless songs. You will be inspired by the studio where Elvis himself stood to record over 200 songs.
Next, experience the $45 million state-of-the-art Country Music Hall of Fame® and Museum, and see the evolution of country music through the amazing collection.
Enjoy biscuit samplings and all the “fixins,” including baked beans, coleslaw, mouth-watering biscuits, and more at the world famous Wildhorse Saloon. Then boot scoot and boogie on the Wildhorse’s largest dance floor in Nashville with a personal line dance lesson.
After lunch, visit the “Mother Church of Country Music,” the Ryman Auditorium. This former home to the Grand Ole Opry features exciting exhibits showcasing the venue's famous history.
Now, experience Nashville’s breathtaking Parthenon, the world’s only full scale replica of the Greek temple. The Parthenon houses Athena, and at 42 feet she is the tallest indoor sculpture in the Western world.
Enjoy a hearty Southern feast at the Opry Backstage Grill. Be sure to sample some of Dolly Parton’s banana pudding!
Experience the Grand Ole Opry – Nashville’s must-see attraction and the world’s longest running live radio show. As the home of country music, the Opry offers an incredible mix of talent to create an American experience like no other!
Begin your day with a taste of the antebellum South at Belle Meade Plantation, once a world renowned thoroughbred horse farm. You will tour the 1853 Mansion, explore the Root Cellar, the South's largest Smoke House, the family Herb Garden, and sample Tennessee wine at the new winery on the grounds. *Optional experience: participate in 45-minute cooking class in the original Plantation kitchen.
Enjoy Southern cuisine at its finest in Belle Meade’s Carriage House.
Now, it's off to a visit to one of Nashville's newest and most eclectic shopping areas, Marathon Village. Enjoy seeing Mike's "picks" from the hit TV series, "American Pickers", at Antique Archaeology. And indulge in a sample or two of the hand-crafted small batch ultra-premium spirits at Corsair Distillery.
Journey south of Nashville to Arrington Vineyards. Founded by Kix Brooks (of country duo, Brooks & Dunn), Arrington Vineyards is located 25 minutes south of Nashville among the beautiful hills of Arrington, Tennessee. Come experience the award-winning wines and spectacular vineyard views.
Experience a delicious Southern dinner at Puckett's Grocery in historic Downtown Franklin.
After dinner, learn more about the spooky side of downtown Franklin on Franklin on Foot's Haunted Franklin Tour. We've got departed socialites, spies, businessmen, Confederate soldiers, and at least one dog, all roaming downtown, and we spend an interesting hour and a half with them on this tour.
Depart Nashville headed to the home of Jack Daniel's Whiskey in Lynchburg, TN. The Jack Daniel Distillery is the oldest registered in the U.S. and where it all happens. It's where Mr. Jack first crafted the recipe for Old No. 7. It's where the pure, iron-free cave spring water flows. Most importantly, it's where every drop of Jack Daniel's Tennessee Sippin' Whiskey is still made today.
Experience one last scrumptious Southern meal at Miss Mary Bobo's. Dinner is served at 11am and 1pm Monday through Saturday. Today, the proprietress at Miss Mary's is Jack Daniel's great-grandniece, Lynne Trolley. She is also an official taster at her Uncle Jack's Distillery.