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8 Best Things to Do in Nashville this Summer

The Music City seems to have it all - there are fun places to hang out, live music entertainment, and a history stretching as far back as the country has existed. This is great for anyone who will be spending their summer in Nashville because this basically means that there is no shortage of activities to partake in. With so much going on, however, it can become difficult to identify exactly what to do, which is why we are here. The travel specialists at our limo service in Nashville have done the groundwork and identified some of the best things you can do in Nashville this summer.

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Visit Ancient Greece

Are you a fan of Greek Mythology? Well, The Parthenon is an exact replica of the original building in Athens. Find this amazing structure along West End Avenue; the building features a 42-foot high statue, which is an incredible sight and undeniably the main attraction. The building was constructed in 1897 as part of the Centennial Exposition. The main idea behind The Parthenon, as you can already guess, was to bring back to life what is widely considered a feat of classical architecture. The Parthenon in Nashville is however mainly used as a museum, hosting over 60 paintings from the 19th and 20th centuries.

Andrew Jackson’s Home

Visit Andrew Jackson’s home; Jackson was the 7th President of the United States and served between 1829 and 1837. Andrew Jackson was known to be beloved by just about all Americans due to his natural and effortless leadership capabilities. You will find Jackson’s home along Rachel’s Lane in Hermitage; walking through his colorful home will give you deep insight into life, you will even learn of the great personal loss he suffered during his lifetime. Explore the farm and the beautiful mansion and view his and his wife’s final resting place, where they were laid side by side.

The Ryman Auditorium

A local Nashville man named Thomas G. Ryman instantly became a believer after listening to the words of Evangelist Sam Jones and right there and then he decided he would build a venue where more people would come to listen to Jones speak. The venue was completed in 1892 and at the time it was the biggest structure in Nashville. As time went by the venue was used for local events, political rallies, and theatre productions. Thousands of performers have taken the stage since then, including legends such as Aretha Franklin and Charlie Chaplin. You should make it a point to attend at least one performance of your choice at this iconic auditorium this summer. 

Broadway Honky Tonks

Although the locals complain about the wild nature of Nashville’s main strip, even they can’t resist its wild allure; it is that electrifying. The strip is lined with numerous honky-tonks including popular once like the Tootsie’s Orchid Lounge and the Robert’s Western World. In Lower Broadway, however, trendier establishments have come, which is a refreshing change and has seen the come-up of establishments such as The Valentine, the Acme Feed and Seed, and the Dierks Bentley’s Whiskey Row.

Warner Parks

Head over to Vaughn Road about 9 miles from Downtown Nashville and visit the Edwin and Percy Warner Parks this summer. The parks cover a combined area of 3,180 acres, making them one of the largest municipal parks in the United States. Here, you will get to enjoy more than 10 miles of hiking trails as you bask in the warmth of the summer sun. You could even tag the family along for a picnic at any one of the numerous picnic spots and shelters spread out across the park. The parks also have two golf courses if you want to practice your swing; the Harpeth Hills Golf Course and the Percy Warner Golf Course.

Belle Meade Plantation

This plantation is located in Harding Pike and is adorned with history beyond belief. Start you tour at the Greek-Revival mansion; your guides will teach you about the history of the mansion as well as the surrounding regions. From here you will proceed to other buildings such as the carriage house, the gardens, and the dairy. At the end when you have seen all there is to see and learned all there is to learn, finish your tour at the winery where you will get to sample all the wines for free. If you feel famished at any point during the tour, make your way to the on-site restaurant located in the Harding House for a quick bite. 

The Cheekwood Botanical Gardens

If you are looking for a serene place to spend some time, then the Cheekwood Botanical Gardens are a perfect choice. You will find the gardens along Forrest Park Drive; bask in the perfectly manicured lawns as you enjoy the spectacular show the flowers around you put on. There are 11 displays available and each display features a different kind of flowers. If you want to visit later in the year; during Christmas visitors get to enjoy a winter wonderland full of reindeer, Christmas trees, trains, and Santa himself.

The State Capitol

Did you know that Tennessee’s State Capitol building is amongst the oldest in the United States? The building was designed by William Strickland; the structure was completed in 1859 and was constructed in a Greek revival fashion. Tour this historic building and view the House of Representatives, the chambers, and the old state library. William Strickland unfortunately never got to see the completion of his work; he passed away before the building was officially completed and is buried in the Northern part of the State Capitol.

Posted on Jun 26 2019

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