It’s that time of year. Spring cleaning. Spring showers. Spring break. And if you’re going to be in Nashville for Spring Break there are a few fun things to take note of and check out while you’re in town!
Wine, Dine and Shop
However you found out about Nashville, or if you’re a new resident, you probably have heard of 12th South. It’s 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 beautiful area, and all the things to do and see spaced out in a space that’s hardly as big as Opry Mills mall! With nice weather, this area is a perfect place to catch some sunshine, have a mimosa and enjoy some southern hospitality.
Fun and Exploration
Nashville is home to a great many family friendly places to visit. Including, but not limited to, the Adventure Science Center, the Nashville Zoo at Grassmere, Cheekwood Estate and Gardens and Nashville Shores Lakeside Resort. 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 (we recommend the Frist Center for the Visual Arts downtown any day of the week, Cheekwood also usually has great exhibits) you can find plenty to do both in and outdoors. And Nashville Shores is a great hang by the lake. Not only can you hit those water slides and enjoy the rest of the water park, but it’s close to our lakeshores around Percy Priest, and all the parks there are worth spending some time with family, friends and significant others.
Honky Tonkin’ and Other Musical Endeavors
We’re 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, but you’re not sure what night you want to go down – we recommend a night earlier in the week, as often the bars downtown can get crowded toward the end of the week. Also, there are a lot of other parts of town to hear great live music! Either Basement (Basement East, or the og Basement on 8th) is a good option, and nearby Basement East 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 drunk uncle Roy singing his favorite Paul Simon or best Queen. Lipstick Lounge or Santa’s Pub are great options for karaoke.