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    Breakfast: The Belle at Belle Meade Plantation

    Breakfast is the newest addition to the Belle menu, but it certainly lives up to the high bar that their lunch and dinner menu has set. Southern-inspired omelets, eggs, waffles and pancakes are graced with the fresh ingredients the Belle is famous for, in the beautiful setting that is Belle Meade Plantation.

    The Belle at Belle Meade
    5025 Harding Pike
    356-0096

    Activity: Belle Meade Plantation

    Enjoy walking through this 30-acre historic site surrounding the famous Belle Meade Mansion. The gorgeous home was built in 1853 and is a cornerstone of Nashville history. In fact, during the Civil War, the Battle of Nashville was fought on the front yard of the plantation! The grounds have also been home to many of America’s most famous horses, with deep roots in the equestrian business.

    Belle Meade Plantation
    5025 Harding Pike
    356-0501

    Lunch: Elliston Place Soda Shop

    The soda shop on Elliston is the oldest continuously operating restaurant in Nashville. It serves a classic menu of burgers and fries, milkshakes, and banana splits in an atmosphere that probably hasn’t changed since the doors opened in 1939.

    Elliston Place Soda Shop
    2111 Elliston Place
    327-1090

    Activity: The Hermitage

    Over 15 million people have already come to see the antebellum home of the American Lion, President Andrew Jackson. The mansion is open for tours to the public to learn about his life, his farm, and his family. In addition to touring the home and the grounds, there is a theater, a museum, cabins, and more.

    The Hermitage, Home of President Andrew Jackson
    4580 Rachel’s Lane
    889-2941


    Dinner: Jimmy Kelly’s

    Jimmy Kelly’s Steakhouse is a true family tradition located in a Victorian mansion with the look and feel of Old South charm. It has been serving local Nashvillians for years and is one of the oldest favorites that is still around today. Jimmy Kelly’s is an institution for rehearsal dinners, anniversaries, and more because of its well-deserved prestige as a culinary destination.

    Jimmy Kelly’s Steakhouse
    217 Louise Avenue
    329-4349

    Activity: Art After Hours

    Every first Thursday of the month, local galleries keep their doors open a little longer to let patrons experience Art After Hours, from 5 to 8 pm. The event is sponsored by the Nashville Association of Art Dealers and features art from galleries such as Cumberland Gallery, Gallery One, and Lequire Gallery. These galleries are free for admission and feature local Nashville artists in a more social atmosphere for a new way to experience Nashville art and culture.

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