Itinerary – Nashville

Jason and I had the pleasure of traveling to Nashville for a long weekend back in February. It was the first time visiting this city for both of us and we’re already anxious to go back. As extreme country fans, the honky tonks of Music Row were the main draw, but we also fell in love with the friendliness of the people and the mouth-watering food. Here’s the itinerary from our trip:

Day 1

  • Take an early morning flight to Nashville
  • Use Uber for transportation from airport to hotel

    Incredible pecan pancakes! I could have eaten five more of these.
    Incredible pecan pancakes! I could have eaten five more of these.
  • Explore Nashville West End
    • Breakfast at the Pancake Pantry
    • BookmanBookwoman used bookstore near Vanderbilt
    • Free hotel shuttle to Music Row for dinner and first visit to the honky tonks!
  • Stay:   Courtyard Nashville Vanderbilt/West End
    1901 West End Avenue, Nashville, TN

 

Day 2

  • Late check out of the hotel and hire an Uber for transportation to Opryland
  • Tour the Grand Ole Opry
  • Dinner at the hotel restaurant
  • Return to the Grand Ole Opry for the evening show (highly recommended! We saw a terrific variety of new and classic country and bluegrass acts)
  • Stay:    The Inn at Opryland
    2401 Music Valley Drive, Nashville, PA

Day 3 – 4

  • Late check out of hotel and hire an Uber for the ride back into downtown Nashville
  • Drop off bags at hotel before heading out again to explore the city
  • Explore Downtown Nashville:
    First glance of Music Row
    First glance of Music Row
    • Johnny Cash Museum (10am – 7pm)
    • Country Music Hall of Fame (9am – 5pm)
    • Music Row! Live music at all hours of the day. We noticed there were mainly individual singers/songwriters during the day and then full bands in the evening
  • Stay:   Courtyard Nashville Downtown
    170 4th Avenue North, Nashville, TN 37219

Day 5

  • Late checkout of hotel
  • Brunch at Puckett’s Grocery
  • Free tour of the Tennessee State Capitol
  • Evening flight on Southwest out of Nashville and back to reality 🙁

 

Estimated Trip Costs

Flight to Nashville (US Air)                     6,500 Avios points per person (transferred                                                                           from AMEX)
Flight from Nashville (Southwest)        $110 per person
Courtyard West End                                 30,000 points per room
Inn at Opryland                                         25,000 points
Courtyard Nashville (2 nights)               70,000 points in total
Airport Parking (5 day total = $52)        $25 per person
Uber                                                              $40 per person
Grand Ole Opry Show                               $40 per person
Belle Mead Plantation                              $18 per person
Country Music Hall of Fame                    $27 per person
Johnny Cash Museum                               $15 per person
Meals  (5 days)                                            $250 per person
Total                                                       $525 per person

 

 


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