Begin your visit in Nashville by taking in the historic and music-filled downtown scene on a hop-on/off tour with Gray Line's Music City Trolley Hop or Old Town Trolley Tours. Hop off at your leisure at historic spots such as the Frist Art Museum and the Country Music Hall of Fame® and Museum. This state-of-the-art facility features more than 2.5 million priceless artifacts, including countless recordings and photographs, numerous stage costumes, musical instruments, and more.
For lunch, walk to Puckett’s Grocery & Restaurant’s downtown location on Church Street. With mismatched tables and chairs and an eclectic clientele, Puckett’s serves Southern-style food that is some of the best in town.
Next, walk a few blocks to the Mother Church of Country Music, the Ryman Auditorium, and see where hundreds of famous artists, from James Brown and Patsy Cline to Bruce Springsteen and Mumford & Sons, have performed. Finish your afternoon by exploring Marathon Village, a.k.a. Nashville’s Creative Neighborhood. From Nelson's Green Brier, a craft distillery that makes high-quality spirits, to Antique Archaeology, created from Mike Wolfe’s American Pickers on the History Channel, enjoy the unique complex created for artists, photographers, and designer studios.
For family attraction options, check out the Nashville Zoo, where you can come face-to-face with a wide variety of animals, or experience the Adventure Science Center which has a wonderful Little Labs program, the Space Chase, and the Sudekum Planetarium.
Enjoy dinner at Merchants, a classic, modern-day restaurant reinvented from the historic 1892 Merchant’s Hotel. End the night by hitting Nashville’s world-famous Honky Tonks on Lower Broadway including Tootsie's Orchid Lounge and Robert’s Western World.