Where to Stay // The Hermitage Hotel
Nashville’s first million-dollar hotel
opened in 1910, and it’s still the classiest joint in town. Singing Cowboy Gene Autry once checked into the hotel with his horse, Champion, which got its own room.
Morning // The Parthenon
The original Greek temple may lie in ruins, but you can visit a full-size concrete replica in the middle of Centennial Park. Plus, this Parthenon contains a 42-foot golden statue of Athena.
Lunch // Arnold’s Country Kitchen
The line is often out the door at this beloved meat-and-three, where you pick one meat and three vegetable side dishes. (In the South, mac-and-cheese counts as a veggie.)
Photo by Gary Layda
Afternoon // The Hermitage
Explore the life of Andrew Jackson—war hero, slave owner and seventh president of the United States—at the 1,000-acre plantation where he lived and died.
Photo by Mike Rutherford
Dinner // The Standard
Retrofitted inside Nashville’s last grand 1840s townhouse, The Standard
wins raves for its fine Southern cuisine, impeccable service and Victorian atmosphere.