Nashville is a city of dynamic nightlife and an endless supply of things to do. From visiting the local landmarks to seeking the lesser known, off-the-beaten-path haunts, there is certainly no shortage of fun to be had in Music City. If you’re like a lot of Nashvillians, perhaps you’re new in town and in search of weekend activities, but don’t know where to start.
And with Valentine’s Day right around the corner, now is as good a time as ever to explore the city with the one you love. We think one of the easiest ways to have fun in Nashville this Valentine’s Day is to book a car service to take a tour of some of the locations we’ve listed below.
2500 West End Avenue, Nashville, TN 37203
Even during the winter, Centennial Park in Nashville is so pretty and scenic. It’s an ideal free-of-charge activity perfect for a weekend afternoon, a morning walk with coffee in hand, or a lovely after-dinner stroll. Centennial Park, with the Parthenon, pond, and manicured lawns, is a must for anyone looking to take a break and get back to nature in the middle of Nashville.
2102 Belcourt Avenue, Nashville, TN 37212
Nestled in Nashville’s Hillsboro Village, The Belcourt Theatre is a standout regarding the city’s history and arthouse entertainment. The Belcourt opened at the Hillsboro Theater in 1925 and showed silent films with accompaniment from a Kimball organ. Today The Belcourt serves as a dynamic, non-profit theater that shows arthouse flicks, independent release, documentaries, and cult classics.
The Belcourt has some of the best prices for a movie ticket in town, and they also offer student discounts and memberships. Any Valentine’s date in Nashville is a surefire success with a stop at this historic, artsy spot.
2800 Opryland Drive, Nashville, TN 37214
The Gaylord Opryland Resort is one of the largest and most dynamic hotels in the city. Its history and architecture, including the breathtaking atrium, attracts visitors from all over, even those who aren’t staying at the hotel. Visit the atrium and have a bite to eat at the resort’s many restaurants. You’ll be able to enjoy your meal in the midst of the stunning and serene atrium inside a true Nashville landmark.
1900 Belmont Boulevard, Nashville, TN 37212
Belmont Mansion is distinctive not only for its beautiful architecture but the history and the woman behind it: Adelicia Acklen. The elaborate, Italian-style antebellum mansion, built in the mid-1800s, served as Acklen’s summer residence. Today, it’s the centerpiece of Belmont University, one of Tennessee’s top post-secondary institutions. Belmont Mansion, clocking in at 19,000 square feet, is the state’s largest house museum, and it attracts visitors from all around the country.
Many rooms in the mansion have been restored and decorated with original items, period furniture, and decor. You’ll feel as though you’ve gone back in time. Take a tour through the mansion with an expert docent and learn about the Acklen’s unique story. Admission is $12 for adults. Special rates for children, military, Belmont University staff and students, and seniors apply.
Nashville is a city of many charms. There is an endless amount of places to go with car service that will make your Valentine’s Day – or any special date, for that matter – that much more enjoyable.
*Editor’s Note: This post was originally published in December 2014. However, it has since been updated to reflect the most accurate information.