Nashville Journals

Music City Nashville,TN

A December 2003 trip to Nashville by Shangrilq

Fairfield Nashville Photo, Nashville, Tennessee More Photos
Quote: Wow! Music City is just such a nice place to be with so much stuff to do! It never ends - Grand ole Opry, General Jackson Showboat, Parthenon, Hermitage, Belle Meade Mansion, etc.
Fairfield Nashville Photo, Nashville, Tennessee
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Best Things Nearby:Grand Ole Opry, General Jackson Showboat, Opry Mills Shopping complex, Opryland Hotel complex, Willie Nelson museum, Applebees, Bob Evans Restaurant, Country Music Jubilee, etc.Best Things About the Resort:Friendliness of the staff, cleaniness of the facilities, planned activities, free internet, and minimal charge for their van service! Real sauna, indoor/outdoor pools,etc.!Resort Experience:Basically, I went a few days to this GOLD Crown resort a few days before Christmas of 2002 on a "guest certificate" and came back VIP GOLD, so I guess that should tell you just how impressed I am with this resort. The NICEST and most ACCOMMODATING peop...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on March 9, 2003

Fairfield Nashville
2415 McGavock Pike
Nashville, Tennessee 37214
(615) 871-4666

Bob Evans Fiddler's Inn

Restaurant | "Bob Evans Restaurant"

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This restaurant has the best "country cooking" food and the service was impeccable. If you are not familiar with this restaurant chain, it is equivalent to a Cracker Barrel and has a nice little gift shop also. Prices were so reasonable, generally under $11 per entree.

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on March 9, 2003

Bob Evans Fiddler's Inn
2410 Music Valley Drive
Nashville, Tennessee 37214
(615) 885-1440

Opry Mills

Attraction | "Opry Mills Mall"

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This mall is where "Opryland Amusement Park" used to be and it has just about anything you could possibly imagine in this mall, including the "infamous" Rain Forest Cafe, which sometimes you have to wait a while to get in, but it is well worth the wait. They have movie theaters and it is just awesome!

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on March 9, 2003

Opry Mills
433 Opry Mills Dr
Nashville, Tennessee 37214
+1 615 514 1100

Belle Meade Plantation

Attraction | "Belle Meade"

Belle Meade Plantation Photo, Nashville, Tennessee
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This was such an interesting tour. I did this from Fairfield Nashville Resort, and it was a planned activity that was so much fun and so interesting. You do not want to miss this, and they have a gift shop and a restaurant where you can have lunch (very reasonably priced). Fairfield Resort also has a coupon for $1 off per person for this tour available in their lobby.

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on March 9, 2003

Belle Meade Plantation
5025 Harding Rd
Nashville, Tennessee 37205
(615) 356-0501

Gaylord Opryland Resort & Convention Center

Attraction | "Orpyland Hotel"

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On a beautiful day this is within walking distance of the Fairfield Resort, and be sure to put your walking shoes on (I didn't and had blisters on my feet). Of course there is no cost just to check this complex out! You could easily spend two or three hours in here just checking this place out. They have a couple of bars and several restaurants if you choose to eat here. Lots of fun!

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on March 9, 2003

Gaylord Opryland Resort & Convention Center
2800 Opryland Drive
Nashville, Tennessee 37214

The Hermitage

Attraction

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This is just so historical that you just have to see it! Fairfield Resort has a coupon for $1 off per person in their lobby, and they have planned activities to this as well. You pay a "minimal $5 fee per person for the van driver" roundtrip, which is so worth it!

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on March 9, 2003

The Hermitage
4580 Rachel's Lane
Nashville, Tennessee 37076
(615) 889-2941

Ryman Auditorium

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This is so steeped in history and they have exhibits of the famous stars' clothes, etc., and they show a video. You see the stage where most of the well- known country music stars actually performed! They still do the "Grand Ole Opry" from this stage in the winter months!

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on March 9, 2003

Ryman Auditorium
116 Fifth Avenue North
Nashville, Tennessee 37219
(615) 254-1445

Nashville Fan Fair

Attraction | "2003 Fan Fair In Nashville,TN"

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Fan Fair in Nashville is just the most awesome time to be there. There will not be a room to be had in Nashville anywhere. This year it is being held June 5 -June 9. The main country music shows will be held from the Coliseum downtown, and so much going on. Many stars will be there performing and having free breakfasts or lunch for their fans! Some Opry stars and country music stars will be doing autograph sessions and so much more. I have the whole entire Fan Fair week booked already in a one bedroom suite with whirlpool, so if you are interested just email me ASAP at Shangrilq1@cs.com.

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on March 9, 2003

Nashville Fan Fair
The Colliseum
Nashville, Tennessee
(615) 770-2041

Grand Ole Opry

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This is just one of those things you HAVE to do in Nashville on Friday or Saturday nights (Fairfield Resort can get you discounted tickets and take you in their van for a minimal fee).