You know what? I changed my mind. I wasn’t going to write an A to Z post for the letter N after the bombings at the Boston Marathon yesterday. But the thought of starting this challenge and not finishing it nagged at me.
Let’s go to Music City!
I don’t know what it is about Nashville that appeals to me (I don’t usually like stereotypically “Southern” things, and I’m not the world’s biggest fan of country music), but the thought of this huge, bustling Southern city draws me in.
- over 100 music venues
- the Nashville Zoo
- the Parthenon in Centennial Park (the world’s only full-size reproduction of the Greek Parthenon)
- Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum
- Vanderbilt University
- the Grand Ole Opry
- First Saturday Art Crawl
Best time to visit: April to October, according to Google
Current cost of a plane ticket from Charlottesville (CHO) to Nashville (BNA): $483.10 with taxes (or I could make it an 8-hour road trip!)
For those of you who have visited, what were the highlights of Nashville? Any must-sees? Where’s the best place to hear some live music? Recommendations on hotels, restaurants, museums, events? (Or do you prefer a different location that begins with N?)