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One week in Nashville -- suggestions needed for day trips!

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Phoenix, Arizona
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One week in Nashville -- suggestions needed for day trips!

Hi All,

Visiting Nashville from Arizona, with my fiancé (both in our late 20's), and looking for some advice as we begin making plans. We'll be renting a car.

Definitely want to allocate 3-4 days to seeing the sights in Nashville and knocking out the tourist hot spots. We'd also like to drive out to the JD Distillery for an afternoon - from what I've read, that's worth a day trip.

Looking now for suggestions on other day trips, or a potential overnight trip, to some nearby areas. Not interested in making the drive to Memphis, perhaps a more "off-the-beaten-path" drive to a smaller area. First time to Tennessee, and although Nashville is our priority, we want to get the whole experience! Well, as much as we can in 7 days.

Any advice is much appreciated. Thank you!

Green River, Wyoming
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1. Re: One week in Nashville -- suggestions needed for day trips!

Franklin would be at the top of my list. It is located 20 minutes south of Nashville and combines great history, a very quaint downtown with lots of shops and some nice dining options. If you enjoy history, their three sites dedicated to the Battle of Franklin (Civil War) are very high quality sites. They are the Carnton Plantation, Carter House and Lotz House. They sell a ticket to all three that saves you quite a bit. If you only have time for one, Carnton is probably the most interesting tour.

Phoenix, Arizona
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2. Re: One week in Nashville -- suggestions needed for day trips!

Great, I'll look into a drive to Franklin. Thanks for the suggestions!

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3. Re: One week in Nashville -- suggestions needed for day trips!

Also, might look into going to the Jack Daniel's Distillery Tour in Lynchburg, TN, maybe an hour from Nashville. Lynchburg is a small quaint little town. It has a small downtown area with unique little shops and restaurants, and you can check out Miss Mary BoBo's for good southern food for lunch (they have family style dining and you sit with other people, but it is so worth it and people are very friendly!), but you have to have advance reservations for that. Also, the Jack Daniel's tour is free! Check it out!

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4. Re: One week in Nashville -- suggestions needed for day trips!

There's the George Dickel distillery as well.

Also make the drive out to the Loveless Cafe ...amazing

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5. Re: One week in Nashville -- suggestions needed for day trips!

Martin's BBQ joint in Nolensville is some of the BBQ I've had anywhere, not a bad place to stop on the way back from the JD tour...

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6. Re: One week in Nashville -- suggestions needed for day trips!

Awesome. Always looking for restaurant suggestions! Thanks!

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7. Re: One week in Nashville -- suggestions needed for day trips!

Chattanooga is a 2 hour drive and is located in a beautiful part of our state. The drive after Monteagle Mountain offers beautiful natural scenery. The city of Chattanooga and the downtown area has so much to do and see. The Tennessee River divides the city into the North and Southside. Surrounded by mountains, natural scenery and beautiful views, you would enjoy another fun filled day.

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8. Re: One week in Nashville -- suggestions needed for day trips!

Some other suggestions for day trips depending on your interest. Corvette museum in bowling green. Mammoth cave park just north of bowling Green. US space museum in Huntsville. If you don't mind driving a couple hours.

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