If all you have is a long weekend, don’t despair. This get-away itinerary is the perfect blend of excitement and restoration.
Arrive in Nashville . If you’ve flown in, rent a car. Check into a downtown hotel, such as the Hermitage , the Hilton , or the Union Station . Eat dinner downtown at the elegant Capitol Grill  and then make your first night one you’ll remember: head to Music Valley and catch the Grand Ole Opry .
Sleep in after your night out, and then fuel up with breakfast at the legendary Pancake Pantry  in Hillsboro Village. Take a tour of the Mother Church of Country Music, Ryman Auditorium , where the Grand Ole Opry was born. See the evening show at the the Bluebird Cafe , where you just might catch the next big star on their way up.
Soak up some of Nashville’s history by spending the day at The Hermitage . Explore the home and the grounds of this estate belonging to Andrew Jackson, and learn about how a 19th-century plantation worked. On your last night in town, treat yourself to dinner at F. Scott’s , a jazz club and superb restaurant.