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Deadline Date
August 17, 2024
6 Days
Monday, September 9 - Saturday, September 14, 2024
Walking level
Accessible Trip

Take a tour of country music’s most loved city with Special Journeys this year.  We’ve got some exciting new activities planned that will have you say ‘Yee-Haw Ya’ll!’  If you like country music, country cookin’ and sightseeing, then get ready to immerse yourselves in all that Music City has to offer.   We’re hitting all the best spots from restaurants, museums, and classic country music shows in Nashville, Tennessee.

As we begin our vacation in Nashville, we’ll have our very own tour guide who will board our bus and take us to see all the exciting sights, architecture, and places that make Music City one-of-a-kind.  Before heading out for our tour, we’ll enjoy delicious food and entertainment. But make sure you have your cowboy boots on for this ride because they’ll be singing their way through the city as they tell us about the history, because this is Music City after all!

Our next stop will take us to the Grand Ole Opry Theater.  If you’re a fan of country, we know you’ve heard of the Opry, which has been a staple of Nashville for decades. This music venue is dedicated to honoring country music and its history so of course, a trip to Nashville wouldn’t be complete without a visit. This isn’t just a visit either, we’ll get to watch a show in a new series at the venue called the Opry Country Classics.  This special series celebrates the classic songs that made fans fall in love with country music.  Here we will watch a celebrity host share stories and songs.  The guests will sing their own hits as well as timeless favorites from the classic country stars such as Johnny Cash, Patsy Cline, Alan Jackson and more.  The spotlight artist will headline the down with several memorable classics. It’s been such a popular and great time that Traveler’s Choice has awarded it as a “must-see” when in Nashville.

After the show we’ll head on over to General Jackson’s Showboat where we’ll end the day with more amazing music, food, and a leisurely ride along the river. Touted as one of Nashville’s top tourist attractions and one of the largest showboats ever built, The General Jackson was named after another riverboat of the same name that was built in 1817.  This 300-foot paddle wheel showboat will cruise along the Cumberland River offering beautiful views of the Nashville skyline. We will enjoy a delicious buffet meal while watching a country music show!

The next day brings us to the National Museum of African American Music.  Located downtown, this museum is the only one dedicated to preserving and celebrating the many music genres created, influenced and inspired by African Americans.  The 56,000 square foot museum opened just 3 years ago to celebrate the more than 50 music genres and styles such as spirituals, blues, jazz, gospel, and hip hop.  The museum has six distinct galleries that feature artifacts, objects, clothing and state-of-the-art technology designed to share a different and unique perspective on African American music and history. As we walk through the galleries we will learn about the history of religious music, how blues changed the music world, and the evolution of hip-hop music and culture.

For lunch we’ll have a family dinner at a restaurant in the heart of the city with a classically southern meal.  At Paula Deen’s Family Kitchen we’ll enjoy a family-style meal that will make you feel like you’re home.  Here we get to enjoy some of those beloved southern style foods such as Southern Fried Chicken, creamy mashed potatoes, and ol’ fashioned meatloaf.  Ya’ll, it’s going to be delicious!

To finish off this tour of Music City, we’ll head to the Nashville Nightlife Dinner Theater for a Best of Country show.  Here we will experience a celebration of Country Music from both the past and present.   As we dine on a delicious buffet meal, we’ll sit and watch as talented musicians play on stage songs you’re sure to recognize from artists such as Hank Williams Sr., Patsy Cline, Sara Evans and Toby Keith.

I think it’ll be lots of fun for them and it has an vintage country theme to it.

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