Rain feels like the ruin to a fun day planned, but here in Music City, it's the promise of a new adventure. So when you find yourself in Nashville, awash in less than shinny weather, never fear. There's plenty to see and do, and great new ways to create a happy memory.
Start your day off with comfort food, and head over to Noshville, Nashville's authentic New York style delicatessen. Warm up with some of the best bagels in town, tastiest pancakes, and homemade chocolate milk. This unique atmosphere is vibrant enough to lift even the most forlorn of spirits.
Frist — Photo courtesy of Flickr
From Noshville, head on over to The Frist Center for the Visual Arts, where art, history, and worlds of the past come to life. Who needs the park, when imagination is set free to roam inside an artists landscape? If you happen upon the Frist on the second Saturday of the month, be sure to take the kids to explore the free monthly art club that occurs throughout the day. The Frist also has its own cafe full of delicious fares and accompanied by a selection of beers and wines.
Adventure Science Museum — Photo courtesy of Flickr
After brightening and seeing your world through new perspectives, head over to the Adventure Science Museum for a show in their Sudekum Planetarium. See the sky as never witnessed before under breathtakingly beautiful starry nights. The Sudekum Planetarium guarantees and out of this world experience.
Next, mosey into GreenHills for dinner at The Bluebird Cafe, where tasty treats are paired with live music, local songwriters and familiar, famous faces. It's impossible to miss the sounds of nature when the band plays on and the players of Music City create their own.
The 100 seat venue, located in a shopping strip outside of downtown, The Bluebird Cafe may not look like the legendary hotspot it is. But many of the most significant songwriters and artists have performed on their stage. Artists such as LeAnn Rimes, John Prine and Phil Vassar have been known to regularly stop in to Bluebird. A typical nightly showcases three to four songwriters performing their latest, taking turns and accompanying each other in the round.
Once your heart is full song and your belly full of flavor, end your night at local celebrated story shop, Parnassus Books. Co-owned by celebrated novelist, Ann Patchett, this bookstore offers local talents, classics, and best-sellers alike. As you've written your own rainy day story in Music City, Parnassus is the perfect way to find the next one to take home.