Taking a Trip to Nashville

Are you ready to do Nashville? Ryman Auditorium and the Grand Ole Opry may be the obvious tourist stops as you head to Nash, but what’re you doing with the rest of your trip?

There are plenty of ways to kick up your heels with things to eat, drink, see and try. You’re sure to come away with an experience that’s uniquely Nashville, Tenn.

Nashville Pedal Tavern

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– The city’s famous “party bike.” BYOB and pedal around downtown. Sit at the bar and your pedaling powers a trolley-like vehicle. Tunes provided. Tour guide points out the sites. Operates day & night. On Demonbreun Street.


Savannah’s Candy Kitchen

Candy Kitchen neon sign photo by Richard Marquardt

– Where candy is made from scratch! There’s something to buy for everyone’s sweet tooth. Watch candy being made by hand. Find ice cream, chocolate, baked goods and specialty items. From the hard-to-find to popular treats. Some items are pricey, but all are yummy. Free samples! Sun. – Thurs. 10 a.m. to 11 p.m. & Fri. – Sat. 10 a.m. to 12 a.m. On Broadway.


Dabble Studio

Dabble Studio

– A little dab’ll do ya. Dabble in paint, wine and food. Dabble with your friends. Painting and cooking classes for fun. No serious studio business here. Are you more creative with a little wine? Buy it here or BYOB. Reservations & private events available. Happy hour & evening hours. (Private food tours also an option. Day & night.) Harrison St.


Nashville Ghost Tours

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– Get your scare on in downtown Nash. Frightening visitors for 13 years, tours include Haunted Downtown, Haunted Tavern and Haunted Hearse. Yes, you can tour in creepy style in the back of a hearse. Tours mix history, legends and ghosts. Sun. – 8 to 9:30 p.m. & Sat. – 8 to 10:30 p.m. Advance purchase required. Union St.


General Jackson Showboat

– Take in the Nashville skyline while cruising the Cumberland River. It’s a 300-ft paddle wheel showboat. 4 viewing decks. Live entertainment and a meal. Bonus: for an extra cost, take the captain’s tour before the cruise to see the boat’s workings. Day & night tours. Opryland Drive.