Sightseeing in Nashville

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November 21-22, 2013
Downtown Omni Hotel, Nashville, TN
Restaurants & Things to Do in Nashville

Things to do in Nashville – info for locals (Nashville Scene) & tourists

Civil Rights  Visit the Civil Rights Collection at the downtown public library 615 Church Street (2nd floor of library); 615.862.5800 – open Tues-Fri 9-6; Sat 9-5; Sun 2-5

If you have a car & half a day, enjoy one of these



Short walk from Omni Hotel 

  •  Nashville Symphony -
    • Sat. Nov. 16 at 11 am - Peter and the Wolf - Wishing Chair Productions, puppets
    • Thurs – Sat Nov. 21-23 evenings - Giancarlo Guerrero, conductor, Cho-Liang Lin, violin.  Program: Joan Tower - Stroke; Joan Tower - Violin Concerto; Beethoven  Symphony No. 3 “Eroica”
  • Country Music Hall of Fame - open 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.; museum $24 admission charge - you need to be a Country Music fan; $40 membership – gets you into museum & members are invited to 45 minute songwriter sessions on Saturdays – well-known songwriters perform 4-5 songs & answer audience questions
  • Bluegrass music – Station Inn - - 402 12th Avenue South, Nashville TN 37203, Phone: (615) 255-3307.
  • Countless honky tonks on lower Broadway just a few blocks away – two examples –
    • Roberts Western World - (my nephew lost his jacket there – all part of a good time, so he says)
    • Tootsie’s Orchid Lounge - (where Kris Kristofferson got his start; at the airport there’s a Tootsie’s satellite restaurant, often with live music)
  • Walk or taxi from Omni – Ryman Auditorium (original home of Grand Old Opry) – I think there are shows Nov. 15, 16, 19, 22 and 23 – for tickets go to
  • Take a taxi to 3rd & Lindsley Bar & Grill - music venue/has food  818 3rd Ave S. 
  • Bluebird Café - one of the best music venues, but 20 minutes from downtown – (singer-songwriters in small venue as seen on TV’s “Nashville;” food OK/go for the music; no phone reservations, go online to buy tickets one week in advance at 8 am – they sell out in about 5 minutes, so set up an online account with them beforehand)


Open Table - many restaurants listed below are in if you want to make online reservations.

Urban Spoonrestaurant reviews are at

Locally owned – if you want to support local restaurant owners, see (many restaurants listed below are locally owned)

Walking distance from Omni Hotel:

Short taxi from Omni

Longer drive to get there, for those with a rental car:

  • Hillsboro Village neighborhood, near Vanderbilt on 21st Ave - some shopping & local art house movie theater
  • West Nashville neighborhoods (near Vanderbilt & further West)
    • Bombay Palace $$ just past Vanderbilt - Indian, Vegetarian, Middle Eastern Salmon dish - 2912 W End Ave (in a strip mall)
    • Tin Angel $$$ - just past Vanderbilt - American, Seafood 3201 West End (behind the bar is a large painting of the restaurant by artist who was murdered by her husband Perry March, a Nashville lawyer)
    • Woodlands $ past Vanderbilt - Indian, Vegetarian 3415 W End Ave (located in a high rise apt building; dinner; great lunch buffet)
    • Miel $$$$ -  European, American 343 53rd Ave N (go out Charlotte Ave, turn left on 53rd Ave – landmark = Bobby’s Dairy Dip at corner)
    • Bobbie's Dairy Dip $ - fast food ice cream, burgers 5301 Charlotte Ave
  • Sylvan Park Neighborhood (be patient about parking)
  • Green Hills neighborhood (has mall shopping – Macy’s; Nordstroms, etc.)
  • Some like it hot & cheap - across the river – go with someone who knows how to get there - Prince’s Hot Chicken Shack - (food is like “erupting volcano”)

Bars – Take a taxi from Omni Hotel:

  • Nashville’s Speakeasy - The Patterson House at 1711 Division St  - (drinks only; no signage outside, so be sure you have address)
  • Oak Bar at the Hermitage (next to The Capitol Grille) $$$$  Downtown - 231 6th Ave N 

Tacky Humor with a Country Music theme

  • NashTrash Bus Tour - $35/person for 90 minute bus tour – go with a group; per the website, “The NashTrash Tour is an adults-only tour. No one under 13 years of age is allowed (this includes babies). In fact, you should read online reviews before you book delicate Aunt Gertie or easily shocked coworkers.”
  • The Doyle & Debbie Show -   Tuesday Nov. 19 - Zanies Comedy Club, 2025 8th Ave. South, Nashville, TN 37204   615-269-0221