There’s always something going on in Music City. Having recently been to Nashville for the first time (check out my story in the current C&T issue by clicking here), I was amazed at how much there is to do (and I’m not just talking about all the fab live music…hello Robert’s Western World!). If you plan on visiting soon — the Wild West Comedy Festival (April 14-19) and the Nashville Film Festival (April 16-25) just finished and there’s always more on the horizon — here are a few more places to add to your itinerary:
If you’re looking for a fun place to hang out, check out the Pinewood Social Club. Right near the Cumberland River (near LP Field where the Titans play), this space not only houses a restaurant and bar, but it also has a six-lane bowling alley.
Just a few blocks northeast of downtown is this up-and-coming neighborhood. Former warehouses and restored brick buildings now house independent shops and there are plenty of restaurants including City House, Germantown Cafe and Rolf and Daughters.
Start your day off at this iconic breakfast spot just off Highway 100 (a 20 minute drive from downtown) that attracts everyone from celebrities to Vanderbilt students. Try fried chicken and waffles or the country ham with two eggs and biscuits and gravy.
In Search of Elvis
Elvis spent a lot of time in Nashville recording hit in RCA Studio B (tours available). The Musician’s Hall of Fame of Museum has Elvis memorabilia and if want to have a drink with the King (well, not literally), head to the lounge at the Sheraton Nashville Downtown Hotel decked out with a full-size, black-and-white photo.