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Grand Ole Opry: No trip to Nashville would be complete without *at least seeing* the theater that has broadcast the best voices in country music since 1925. The theater has been through a lot in its lifetime, including several moves throughout the years and a major renovation after floods in 2010. Tours are offered daily, and performances are held on Friday and Saturday nights. (Allison Krauss will be there this weekend.)
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The Big Bang Bar is a dueling piano bar that some friends of ours frequent. ;) It's located on Broadway across from "Honky Tonk Row." Our friends always have a good time there, so we'd be sure to check it out!
The third annual Cherry Blossom Festival is being held on March 24, starting with the Cherry Blossom Walk at 9 a.m. at the Public Square. The goal of this festival is to plant 1,000 cherry trees in Nashville over 10 years (this being the third year) to beautify the landscape. This would be a fun event to attend to get in the mood for spring!
The Gaylord Opryland is a hotel my mom has always wanted to visit. They have nine acres of indoor gardens (again with the spring theme) and an indoor river, and offer luxurious rooms, spa services and shopping. It's location along the Cumberland River puts it a short drive away from downtown Nashville.
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*A note on the hotels (and probably some restaurants): We probably won't be able to afford places like these... but it's fun to dream!
I saw the Loveless Cafe featured on Breakfast Paradise on the Travel Channel, and I knew we'd have to go there someday. (They also feature Pancake Pantry on the show, another Nashville establishment.) Breakfast is Sean's and my favorite meal of the day, and this motel/cafe offers tons of southern, made-from-scratch breakfast foods that are making me hungry right now!
|Photo via http://www.lovelesscafe.com/|
And I'll be sure to bring home some Olive and Sinclair Chocolate for dessert!
What are some of your favorite things to do and see in Nashville?