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Kentucky & Tennessee Thanksgiving Memphis Nashville

Planning a trip to Nashville and Memphis over Thanksgiving... will everything be open?


Restaurants & Bars Kentucky & Tennessee Thanksgiving Memphis Nashville

Planning a trip to Nashville and Memphis over Thanksgiving... will everything be open?

OliverB | | May 31, 2013 10:35 PM

Here's a look at the food and sightseeing itinerary - we're not necessarily going to be eating and doing all, it's just a list of things of interest.

As the title states, we're planning to visit over Thanksgiving weekend and it's my wife's first time in both cities. She's very excited, however I'm concerned that we may be limiting our experience by visiting over the holidays.

Based on the following, could you please advise whether most of what we plan to do and see will be open over the majority of our trip? We also hope to do some shopping (records, clothes, etc) and catch lots of shows. I'm open to switching the dates up if there's any point in which we'll be stuck due to restaurant and attractions closures. We're only visitng for a short window of 5 days in each city and want to make the most of it...

Thanks for the feedback!!


Nashville, TN - Hermitage Hotel - Deluxe King / Jr. Suite (4/5 Nights)

To Eat

• Breakfast at Pancake Pantry
• Breakfast at Loveless Cafe
• Sunday Brunch at Monell's in Germantown
• Lunch at Arnold's Country Kitchen
• Lunch at Swett's (and/or) Silver Sands
• Lunch at Eastside Fish
• Lunch at Ed's Fish House
• Lunch at Prince's Hot Chicken Shack (and/or) Bolton's Spicy Chicken & Fish - (Original Main St. Location!)
• Lunch at Fat Mo's
• Lunch at Brown's Diner
• Lunch at Poe Boy Luncheon
• Ice Cream & Fountain Drinks at Elliston Place Soda Shop
• Dinner at Bobbie's Dairy Dip
• Dinner at Jack's Bar-B-Que
• Dinner at Rotier's Restaurant
• Dinner at Capitol Grille + The Oak Bar
• Cocktails at The Patterson House
• Cocktails at Holland House Bar & Refuge
• Cocktails at Merchant's Restaurant & Bar

To Do

• Downtown Nashville
• Printer's Alley
• Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum
• RCA Studios
• Ryman Auditorium
• Grande Ole Opry
• Schermerhorn Symphony Center
• General Jackson Showboat (?)
• Centennial Park - The Parthenon, Lake Watauga, etc.
• Tennessee State Capitol
• The Hermitage
• Frist Center for Visual Arts
• Cheekwood Botanical Gardens & Museum of Art
• Tennessee State Museum
• Franklin Theatre
• Hatch Show Print
• Union Station Hotel
• Vanderbilt University
• Historic Carnton Plantation
• Belle Meade Plantation
• Radnor Lake State Park

Memphis, TN - The Peabody - Jr. Suite (4/5 Nights)

To Eat

• Breakfast at Arcade Restaurant
• Breakfast at Bob's Barksdale Restaurant
• Breakfast at Blue & White Restaurant
• Breakfast at Blue Plate Café
• Lunch at The Little Tea Shop
• Lunch at Gus's World Famous Hot and Spicy Chicken (Front St)
• Lunch at The Germantown Commissary
• Lunch at Payne's Bar-B-Que
• Lunch at Cozy Corner Restaurant
• Lunch at A&R Bar-B-Que (Elvis Presley Blvd)
• Lunch at Leonard's Barbeque
• Lunch at Alcenia's Desserts & Preserves
• Fountain Drinks at Wiles-Smith Drugs
• Dinner at Charlie Vergo's Rendezvous
• Dinner at Interstate Bar-B-Q (3rd St)
• Dinner at Dyer's Burgers
• Dinner at Coletta's Italian Restaurant

To Do

• National Civil Rights Museum - Lorraine Motel
• Sun Studio
• Graceland
• Stax Museum of American Soul Music
• Beale Street - A. Schwab's, Historic Daisy Theater and The New Daisy Theatre, Handy Park, W.C. Handy Historic Home, Blues Clubs and Cafes, etc.
• Memphis Rock 'n' Soul Museum
• Orpheum Theater
• Levitt Shell
• Cardinals at AutoZone Park
• Shelby Farms Park
• Paddle Boat on the Mississippi River
• The Cotton Museum at The Memphis Cotton Exchange
• Elmwood Cemetery
• Victorian Village Historic District: Woodruff-Fontaine and Mallory-Neely House
• Pink Palace Museum and Planetarium
• Memphis Zoo
• Burkle Estate Museum - Slave Haven
• Dixon Gallery & Gardens
• Memphis Brooks Museum of Art

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