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Prompted by the Nashville Scene’s annual You Are So Nashville If… series, I set out to see how others (namely, tourists) view Nashville these days.
I’m always interested to hear what others have to say about Nashville when they come to visit.
I can’t help but think there are a number of stereotypes out there which just don’t do the city justice, and it’s not until you’ve actually BEEN here that you realize, Nashville’s a pretty cool place to be!
Perhaps the most common stereotype:
“Nashville is filled with rednecks who wear cowboy hats and cowboy boots and Wranglers everywhere they go. Oh, and they talk funny too!”
Plus, since Nashville’s been dubbed Music City USA and has a long-standing reputation as the Country Music Capitol of the World, many people think everything is pure Country 24/7 around here and that honky tonks are the only places to have a good time.
That couldn’t be farther from the truth.
Fortunately, some have taken the time to write about their experiences and set the record straight with regard to all there is to see and do in Nashville Tennessee.
Check out these reviews of Nashville, Tennessee — including comments about the nightlife:
- See how one person’s opinion was changed after a recent visit to Music City. Follow along as he describes his experiences barhopping and sightseeing downtown Nashville, and beyond.
- Two Knoxville party girls peer into Nashville’s nightlife — comparing the bars, the people, the music, and more.
- Short and to the point, here’s a review of Nashville from the hotel tourist’s perspective — specifically the Opryland Hotel.
- Here’s a college student’s perspective of life in and around Nashville, Tennessee.
- Then, under the heading “Nashville Tennessee Isn’t So Country Anymore”, here’s a summary of things to see & do in Nashville, along with a special feature highlighting downtown Nashville hotspots.
- According to this article: “You don’t have to love the twang of steel guitars to enjoy this sophisticated southern city that has plenty to offer in the way of history, culture, and just plain fun.”
- Robert Hicks is from the UK (though he currently works in the music industry in Nashville). See why he says “Nashville is my kind of town“.And finally, I like to think that we’re doing our small part to spread the word about all of the fun things to do in and around Nashville, too. This very site highlights some of the fun things we’ve seen and done in Franklin, Brentwood, Leiper’s Fork, and other parts of Nashville. And don’t miss our music & nightlife highlights!
What I Learned Today…
For 2006, the Miss America Pageant is moving to Nashville. Yep, CMT will be featuring this beauty and bombshell pageant for the first time ever… meaning we’re likely to see more “Daisy Dukes” and less “one-piece swimsuits”! Not everyone’s happy about it; while others are having a field day with it!
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We moved from Florida to Tennessee in 2001. All signs point to the fact that we will probably retire here — by choice. We L O V E Nashville! Our favorite places to live are just south of the City — we've had houses in Brentwood, Franklin, and Spring Hill. And we have properties in Leipers Fork, Cookeville, and Lewisburg. This site is where I share my best tips for moving your family to Nashville and/or visiting Nashville for the first time — with the ultimate goal of helping you find fun things to do in Williamson County and Davidson County. When I'm not out & about enjoying the Nashville area, you'll find me at the corner of Good News & Fun Times as publisher of The Fun Times Guide (32 fun & helpful websites).