"There are a lot of great parks, like Warner Parks. There's acres and acres of walking and hiking trails, baseball fields, open areas for picnics, horseback riding, etc. There's also Cheekwood, which is an art museum and botanical garden. It has great garden exhibits and activities for kids of all ages."

"Monell's is a fantastic restaurant in an old house. A real family restaurant. The tables are very large, seating from 10 to 16. When the food is brought out, you pass it around the table. It reminds you of dinner at grandma's house. They have great fried chicken."

"If I could only do one thing in Nashville, I'd go to the gigantic Country Music Hall of Fame, which has every type of exhibit imaginable to honor the incredible history of country music. Then I'd go to the new Frist Center for the Visual Arts, which is also downtown. It has an area featuring local artisans and also plays host to many exhibits, featuring Picasso, Georgia O'Keeffe, and others."

"There are some great antique stores in Franklin, a perfect little town 20 minutes outside of Nashville with 19th-century buildings, Victorian cottages, and a downtown area listed on the National Register of Historic Places. For clothes, there's Jamie's, which is near Belle Meade Plantation and is a favorite boutique of Nashville's ladies, or one of the malls. What can you buy in Nashville that you can't buy anywhere else? Goo Goo Clusters, the famous candy made of peanuts, caramel, marshmallow, and milk chocolate that was invented here. It got its name when somebody told the inventor, the candy is so good 'you'll ask for it from birth.'"