This was started by local owners who started a local sightseeing business. Many hands exchanged this business, but with each addition of motorcoaches it grew succesfully. This station is locate right across the parking lot from Fiddlers Inn and here is where we boarded the trolley to downtown.
Gray Line of Tennessee
2416 Music Valley Drive Suite 102
Nashville, TN 37214
We were able to board this at the Grayline Tours that was next to the Fiddlers Inn. All we had to do, was arrive early 0800 and let the folks inside the Grayline Tour Bus desk and she made sure the trolley folks know we were there and we even caught the trolley back to our hotel. Not a normal stop for them, but because of the location of Fiddlers Inn they do.
Once towndown, we purchased a ticket to be guided around town. This ticket allows you to get off these stops and be picked up too. Very worth the money and helps you get to know where everything is all.
Music City Trolley Hop Stops:
1. 2nd & Broadway (Hard Rock Cafe, Riverfront, Wildhorse Saloon, BB King's, Fort Nashboro)
2. Ryman Auditorium (Tootsies, Legends, Jacks BBQ, Rippys, Bridgestone Arena, Whiskey Bent Saloon, Nashville Visitors Information Center)
3. State Capital & TPAC (State Capitol, Tennessee State Museum, Military Museum)
4. Bicentennial Mall & Nashville Farmers' Market (Public restrooms)
5. Parthenon (Public restrooms)
6. West End (Eclectic shopping and dining district)
7. Hillsboro Village (One of Nashville's trendiest neighborhoods; unique boutiques, antiques, theaters, famous Pancake Pantry)
8. Music Row (RCA Studio B, shopping, restaurants, Owen Bradley Park, "Musica" statue)
9. The Gulch (Locally owned shops, upbeat restaurants, art, flowers, jazz clubs, open markets)
10. Frist Center for the Visual Arts
11. Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum.
Nashville has a more reasonably priced horse carriage ride than NYC. See the carriage driver or web link below for details. The whole carriage can be rented for a group for a tour that lasts as long as 45 minutes from what I was told.
My wife and I arranged for round-trip transportation to the Nashville Airport through the Nashville Express Airport Shuttle. The shuttle was late picking us up, but no big deal. The return trip, however, was another story. After pre-paying for the round-trip, the shuttle was a no-show on the morning of our flight. Repeated calls to the service (by me and the hotel desk clerk) got no answers. We had to take a cab to the airport to avoid missing our flight. Repeated e-mail requests for reimbursement have resulted in one "check is in the mail" response, but no check. Avoid the Nashville Express Airport Shuttle; don't just walk away from it--run!! Other than this experience, our trip to Nashville was delightful--make sure you go to Nashville for the music, food, and wonderful people. It's a great place to visit.
This airport first opened in 1937 and was called Berry Field. It was later used in WWII and has since retained a National Guard airfield on site. The present passenger terminal was completed in 1987 and still feels new and modern.
More than 375 average daily arriving and departing flights operate from 47 gates. Nashville International provides direct air service to 90 markets. Fourteen airlines serve Nashville, but Southwest Airlines operates nearly half of the commercial flights to and from Nashville.
The security area is spacious, rental car counters and cars are conveniently located on premises, and the terminal has several bars and restaurants including Tootsies Orchid Lounge. The airport is just a few miles from downtown Nashville, and easy to reach via I-40.
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