6 Nashville Spots to Check Out (Instead of Standing in Line at the Grocery Store)
We’ve settled into Nashville, and we’ve recently learned that our grocery delivery app is saving folks at least 2 hours per week.
Life moves fast, so instead of standing in standing in long check-out lines and pushing grocery carts up and down aisles, here are some of the best local spots to check out with that time saved avoiding the grocery store.
Nashville is known as the Music City, so kick off your local expedition by visiting some of the most important musical landmarks in the country.
Start at the Grand Ole Opry, where you can take a backstage tour of the historic hall where legendary musicians have performed for 90 years. The Opry offers a variety of tour options including a day tour, a VIP tour (just before show time) and a post-concert tour.
Or if you’d rather see where legendary music is created, stop off at RCA’s historic Studio B and explore the space where Dolly Parton recorded “I Will Always Love You” and Elvis Presley laid down “Are You Lonesome Tonight?”
Now a museum, Studio B opened in 1957 and was the home of the “Nashville Sound.” This involved backing vocals with strings. Over 1,000 hit songs we’re recorded there by many legendary musicians.
After exploring some of Nashville’s musical landmarks, we suggest digging into the arts and fashion scene. A great artistic destination is The Frist Center for the Arts, which hosts unique exhibitions throughout the year – including “Italian Style: Fashion Since 1945,” which runs through September.
At “Italian Style,” you’ll see more than 90 gorgeous garments and accessories and learn the history of iconic brands like Dolce & Gabbana, Giorgio Armani,Gucci and Prada.
Exploring Italian fashion at the Frist is great, but don’t forget that you can also get a taste of Greece at the Parthenon. Yes, a massive replica of Athens’ arguably most well-known piece of architecture is in Nashville.
Nashville’s Parthenon monument was built for the 1897 Centennial Exposition, so there’s plenty of history behind it and the surrounding Centennial Park. Plus, the monument houses an incredible art museum.
When visiting these amazing sites, you may build up a serious appetite. With that in mind, you’ll probably want to check out some of Nashville’s great local restaurants.
First stop? Loveless Cafe. What began as a pit stop for weary travelers who wanted a room for the night and homemade biscuits is now a popular Southern-style restaurant that also features an expansive gift shop and event venue.
Even though the Café has experienced a handful of changes over the past sixty years, the original family biscuit recipe is still being used. Alongside the classic biscuits, we’re also salivating over Loveless’ other delectable items on the menu including pit-cooked barbecue, fried chicken and slow-cooked green beans.
Feeling hungry and adventurous? Then take a moment to visit the Germantown Cafe, an American bistro with French influence that locals and visitors love. Our Shipt Shoppers are particularly fond of the brunch items, like French toast and steak and eggs. Beyond being a cool restaurant with great food, the Germantown Café is a great date spot – wink, wink.
Nashville has a variety of amazing destinations that we are excited to explore. If you get a chance, share some of your favorite Nashville spots in the comments section.
Remember, now that you aren’t waiting at the grocery deli counter, you’ll have plenty of time to reconnect with the Music City’s attractions and destinations.