Fall Break Fun – Exploring Nashville and the Music City Murals

It’s my kids’ first Fall Break living in Nashville, so my 13 year old daughter had two of her Birmingham friends up for the long weekend. Yesterday afternoon we decided to do a little exploring. I gave them a 3 hour tour to some of my favorite spots, finding murals as we made our way through Music City. I love this town! There’s always something fun to do and see!

Here’s a few of the shots I took along our way and I’ll share the locations, just in case you are planning a visit to Nashville soon…

House of Blues Studios | 518 East Iris Drive 

hdp-nashvillemurals-17hdp-nashvillemurals-21I saw this mural and immediately heard the intro to Stevie Ray Vaughan’s Crossfire. It took me back to a day when my husband and I were in our 20s, before kids, when we test drove a Jeep to that song…really loud…sunroof open…windows rolled down. We bought that Jeep. Maybe just for its good sound system. hdp-nashvillemurals-22hdp-nashvillemurals-10hdp-nashvillemurals-12

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12 South Flower Market and October Pumpkin Patch | 2501 12th Avenue South hdp-nashvillemurals-46hdp-nashvillemurals-45hdp-nashvillemurals-40hdp-nashvillemurals-28hdp-nashvillemurals-37hdp-nashvillemurals-43

Also in 12 South area beside Green Pea Salon |
2900 12th Ave South

(There’s also a really colorful flower wall across from this one,
but the sun was way too bright on it to shoot at the time we were there.)

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Also on 12 South in alley next to Draper James
(Reese Witherspoon’s Clothing Boutique)
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The Gulch | Between Music Row & Downtownhdp-nashvillemurals-56

East Nashville on the side of the Joyner & Hogan Printers building | 600 Main Street 

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Printers Alley | Downtown Nashville between Third and Fourth Avenues,
running from Union Street to Commerce Street.

Note: I don’t suggest doing this one after dark with kids.
Best done in the afternoon before the night life picks up. 😉
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Shelby Street Pedestrian Bridge | Shelby Street

I love this spot because you get great 360 degree views of downtown Nashville, Nissan Stadium Home of the Titans Football Team, Ascend Amphitheater and the Cumberland River, Riverfront Park and Cumberland Park.

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This brings us to the end of our afternoon exploring Nashville. We were running out of daylight and ready for dinner. There are many more murals all over the city, but we’ll save those for another day and later post.