Top Ten Things To Do In WAHC 2016 City Nashville, Tennessee!

This year the World Aquatic Health™ Conference will take place in Music City: Nashville, Tennessee! As the weeks breeze by, keep these awesome events, activities, places, and things to do in mind when you plan for your trip in October. 

1.) Grand Ole Opry

This quintessential venue has been known as the “home of American music” and “country’s most famous stage.” The Opry celebrates 90 years of showcasing country music’s dynamic present, legends, and contemporary chart-toppers. An icon of Nashville, it is said to be the number one attraction of the city and a one-of-a-kind entertainment experience for all ages. 

                                                            Grand Ole Opry

Michelle Kavanaugh, Mission Development Director, US/Canada of NSPF actually got to visit our number one thing to do in Nashville!

"I was amazed at how much I enjoyed the Grand Ole Opry.  You don’t have to like country music to enjoy it, but if you do, this has to be on your bucket list."

2.) Tennessee Titans 

Does country music not float your boat? If you arrive a weekend early or stay a bit later than the WAHC you can grab tickets to cheer on the Titans as they take on the Cleveland Browns or the Indianapolis Colts! WAHC attendees have even been offered a discount on the Colts game! Email us for more information at conference@nspf.org

                                                            NSPF Titans Discount

3.) General Jackson

Speaking of boats, you can roll down to the riverside and enjoy one of the largest showboats ever built! Showboats have been a colorful part of Nashville’s history and this attraction epitomizes the grace and grandeur of the Old South. Be sure to schedule some time for Sunday Brunch, Evening Concerts, or Midday Nashville Live! 

                                                              

4.) The Food Scene 

Did you know that Nashville has recently been put on the food map thanks to its creativity of its culinary scene? "There's enough going on food-wise to warrant a trip solely for eating," stated Condé Nast Traveler about Music City. Check out Nashville’s restaurants now and plan on the places you’d like to visit.

                                                                        Food in Nashville

5.) The Parthenon

This full-scale recreation of the ancient Greek Parthenon was built in 1897 as part of the city’s Centennial Exposition. The renovated building, located in Centennial Park, features two galleries exhibiting American art from the 19th and 20th centuries, temporary shows and exhibits, and the city’s art museum. This particular blogger loves greek mythology and museums, so if you’re interested in some company, I’ll be checking out this gem while visiting Nashville!

                                                              

6.) Downtown Nashville 

Never a dull moment, night owls should be exhilarated over the bountiful options of nightlife available to experience. Restaurants, bars, cafes, and clubs, there is an endless amount of fun possibilities in Nashville. 

                                                                              

7.) Nashville’s Spirits

What’s great about Nashville is that there is something for everyone! Music City has over 30 breweries, wineries, and distilleries throughout the city. There are brand name distilleries like Jim Beam and Jack Daniels and smaller family owned wineries like Grinder’s Switch Winery, Inc. Brew busses and Brew Tours are available as well. 

                                                            

8.) Belle Meade Plantation

Visiting this beautiful Greek-Revival mansion commissioned by Harding in 1845 will include a tour led by a trained AND costumed guide for only $20.00. How cool is that? This includes access to many other historic buildings on the grounds including a dairy, horse stable, carriage house, mausoleum, gardens, and a log cabin. A free wine tasting at their winery closes out the tour. Sounds like a Grade-A glance into the past for any history buffs out there!

                                                           

9.) Nashville Zoo at Grassmere

Where animals, nature, and family fun converge! This zoo has grown exponentially since it originally opened in 1991. Visit amphibians, birds, fish, mammals, reptiles, and arthropods as you stroll through the 200 acres for prices that end at $16.00 for adults and $5.00 for parking. 

                                                                           

10.) Last, but not Least, Musicians Hall of Fame and Museum

Regardless of Nashville’s notoriety for country music, this Hall of Fame honors ALL musicians regardless of genre or instrument. Walk back in time as the Museum starts at the beginning of recorded music. Inductees are nominated by current members of the American Federation of Musicians and by other industry professionals. 

                                                       

To learn more about what to do in Nashville during your visit, check out visitmusiccity.com and browse around. See you in October! 

 

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