Welcome to Your City, Your Way! For the next 12 weeks we will be guiding you through the Music City, showing you different ways to learn more about Nashville and experience it in new ways! Today we start with spending a day getting to know the Nashville CULTURE. Welcome and enjoy! We have an activity for every part of the day! So… enjoy everything from breakfast to Bedtime as you experience the CULTURE of the Music City!
The fresh baked pastries crafted by French-trained culinary chef Terry Carr Hall make Provence one of Nashville’s favorite gourmet bakeries. Provence supplies bread and pastries to many upscale restaurants throughout the city, but enjoying a morning paper in the cozy café and people-watching through the windows facing Hillsboro Village might be the best way to start off a day of exploring Nashville.
Provence Breads and Café
1705 21st Avenue, Nashville
Monday-Friday 7-7, Saturday 8-7, Sunday 8-6
Activity: Cheekwood Gardens
A 55-acre botanical garden and art museum located on the historic Cheek estate, Cheekwood boasts everything from wildflowers to herbs to a water garden and a Japanese meditative garden. The Carrell Woodland Sculpture Trail is a beautiful way to go through several habitats while encountering contemporary sculptures designed to be placed in a woodland setting.
Cheekwood Botanical Gardens
1200 Forrest Park Drive
(615) 356-8000, Tuesday-Saturday 9:30-4:30, Sunday 11-4:30
Lunch: The Frist
The café at the Frist Center offers an ever-changing menu made fresh daily by the culinary staff. Expect deli sandwiches, entrees for the health conscious, soups, salads, a variety of beers and fine wines, and a bakery case filled with delicious desserts.
The Frist Center Café
Monday-Wednesday 10-5:30, Thursday-Friday 10-9, Saturday 10-5:30, Sunday 12-5:30
Activity: Explore Frist Museum
The Frist is easy to walk through without a guide, but docent-led tours occur daily at 1:30 pm and a special architecture tour for those interested in learning more about the landmark building – the former Nashville downtown post office and a prominent Nashville architecture treasure from the Art Deco period – is offered monthly.
The Frist Center
Monday-Wednesday, Saturday 10-5:30, Thursday-Friday 10-9, Sunday 1-5:30
Dinner: Germantown Café
A perfect location in historic Germantown and a stunning view of downtown compliment Germantown Café’s ten-entrée menu of simple bistro cuisine. Since the restaurant is within walking distance of the farmer’s market, the food is always in season and as fresh as can be.
1200 5th Ave N
Lunch: Monday-Saturday 11-2, Brunch: Sunday 10:30-2, Dinner: Nightly 5p
Schermerhorn Symphony Center
1 Symphony Place