There's so much to do and see in Nashville, so when the weather doesn't cooperate, there's no need to cry over clouds spilling rain. Instead of sitting in your hotel room or B&B, flipping through reruns and daytime TV, throw on a pair of rain boots, or your most weather-friendly shoes, and head out for a bite to eat.
On Nashville's trendy West End, you'll find the East Coast style delicatessen of Noshville, authentic right down to the deli counter lined with Knishes, Pickled Herring, and Nova Lox (not to mention the bowl of pickles that comes gratis at every table). Noshville serves a wide assortment of bagels and cream cheeses as well as breakfast sandwiches that are both unique and pleasantly sized. No stomachs leave empty around here. Pancake lovers will devour all the potato pancakes the chef can serve up, and eggs are served any way you desire.
Nashville skyline — Photo courtesy of MattLaws
If the rain has let up, walk on down to Sarratt Gallery at Vanderbilt University where admission is free! Home to some of the best contemporary art in Nashville, this university center features works by student, regional, and national artists in ten exhibits a year. The eye-catching pieces are related to various topics and themes, and lend to being the perfect spot to seek creativity and revive the muses. You never know what the latest exhibit will awaken in the eyes of the beholder.
For a fast and tasty lunch, Demos' Steak and Spaghetti house is the perfect place to go. They offer a wide array of garden salads and pasta dishes with some of the best rolls in town. If a steak is calling your name, then Demos' has a selection of prime cuts just for you. A cheery host of servers dish out southern hospitality along with some of the finest sweet tea in town.
Once your belly is filled, it's time to satisfy your mind. Hail a taxi and head over to the Adventure Science Museum; it's perfect for the whole family or an adult's afternoon out. For the kiddos, there are many fun interactive displays to choose from in this modern, hands-on museum. But, kids of all ages can learn about technology, the environment, physics, and health as they roam the museum. Kids at heart will discover that there are almost always special shows and demonstrations on weekends in the Sudekum Planetarium, where music and laser shows take you exploring through the universe.
Finish off the day with an evening of music downtown at Tootsie's, Rippy's, or any of the honky-tonks on Broadway. Rain is in the air, adventure is all around, and there is never a dull moment found in this music town.