Horses, tractors, and bikes : Five weird ways to tour Nashville
Now that the weather is getting warmer, it's time to get outside and explore Nashville. Whether you're a Nashville native, new in town, or just passing through, these tours are guaranteed to let you see the city in a whole new way.
Walk Eat Nashville
If you have trouble deciding which restaurants to visit, this may be the tour for you. Walk Eat Nashville has three tours to choose from : East Nashville, Midtown/Vanderbilt, and SoBro/Downtown Nashville. Each tour is 1.5 miles, lasts three hours, and includes tastings at six restaurants. Tickets are $58 per person.
Sprocket Rocket Tours
Nashville has several pedal taverns, but only Sprocket Rocket Tours offers electric assist motors on their bikes (a must when you're a little tipsy and your legs decide that pedaling is for punks) and a professional bartender/photographer. Tours must have a minimum of six people and a maximum of sixteen, last one hour and forty-five minutes, and start at $39 per person.
Nashville Party Wagon
If the idea of drinking and pedaling doesn't sound fun, then how about a ride on the Nashville Party Wagon? The Party Wagon is a two-hour tour around Nashville in a wagon pulled by a big, green tractor. Each tour can hold up to 20 people and costs $35 per person or $480 per group on weekdays and $500 per group on weekends.
Southern Comfort Carriage Service
Prefer something a little classier than drinking on a bike or a wagon? Try a carriage tour. Even though Southern Comfort Carriage Service may bring to mind a certain alcohol brand, the carriages are replicas of 19th century vehicles and contain canopies in case of inclement weather. Tours require a minimum of four people and cost $30.
Echoes of Nashville
If history is your thing, then the Echoes of Nashville tour is for you. Echoes of Nashville is a 1.5 mile walking tour around downtown Nashville that explores the history of landmarks like the Ryman Auditorium and the honky tonks on Broadway. Tickets are $20 per adult and $10 for children ages 5 to 12.
Amber McKee lives in the Nashville area with her husband, daughter, and crazy dog. She's a little too lazy to do a pedal tour of Nashville (those hills...) but cheers on everyone who manages not to fall off the bikes.