Going to Nashville for 3 or 4 days. Need a good campground and the best way to spend the short amount of time I'm going to be there?
I haven't been there yet, I'm going in early April. But while I was browsing I saw a campground in Goodlettsville which is just a few minutes from downtown Nashville. We're going to the opry, belle meade plantation, country music hall of fame and the ight life dinner theater. I'd like to check out the wildhorse saloon but don't know if I'll get to.
I can't remember the name of that dinner theater, its something like night life. I hope you have beautiful weather for camping!
I love Nashville. Yes, you should try to get tickets to The Grand Ole Opry and take in the Country Music Hall of Fame. Maybe do a tour of the Ryman and definitely take a walk down Broadway and pop into a few of the bars where Country Legends used to hang out such as Tootsies, Legends.
I used to live in Nashville, specifically the Belle Meade area. The Belle Meade Mansion and Cheekwood Gardens are in the same area and both worth seeing. While in the vicinity, drive down Belle Meade Boulevard and see some gorgeous homes. Side streets along the Blvd have nice homes also.
Garth Brooks has his home in this neighborhood. Downtown Nashville offers a look at the saloons which spawned some of the late country singers. The original Ryman Auditorium is downtown. If you have a chance, be sure to attend an opry performance in the new Ryman auditorium which is several miles from downtown and right next to the Opryland Hotel.........NOT to be missed. Most people think you are nuts when you recommend seeing a hotel, but this one IS worth it. A few years ago it was totally flooded and demolished and $$$ millions were spent renovating and rebuilding it. You can even take a riverboat cruise from downtown out to Opryland or vice versa. If you are interested in shopping in upscale shops, then Green Hills which is just off West End or Cool Springs would be of interest. East Nashville offers much older and usually smaller homes of historic value. The Titans stadium is also located east of the river. Much is said about Loveless Cafe, but I would not waste one minute driving out to it. It is a
"thing of the past" and a total disappointment IMHO. The Wildhorse Saloon is right downtown and easy enough to get into. I hope you enjoy your brief stay in Nashville. You will find the locals friendly and Southern gracious. You will hear "y'all" a lot. You can practically sit through a green light and few will honk at you. Have fun and email me with further questions. VT email is considered "sending a message" on the options.
Goodlettsville is kind of a drive... Check out the Two Rivers Campground ([original link]) on Music Valley Drive. It is super close to the Opryland Hotel and the Grand Ole Opry house. Definitely check out the Opryland Hotel - it is beautiful, and as much a "destination" as a hotel - there is a river boat ride through the hotel! I am partial to the Conservatory, with the waterfalls, because that is where my husband proposed to me. :-)
If time, go to Franklin and Leipers Fork - check previous posts...