Gray Line of Tennessee shines a spotlight on Nashville's coolest sites with a selection of daily sightseeing tours. Most center around the country music scene?you can see Honky Tonk Row and the outside of Studio B on the Discover Nashville tour or cruise past Dolly Parton's house on the Home of the Stars tour. Others visit Civil War battlefields and filming locations for ABC's hit drama Nashville. Sightseers can enjoy it all from a fleet that includes both cheery red trolleys and air-conditioned motorcoaches outfitted with reclining seats, WiFi, restrooms, and knowledgeable guides brimming with facts and anecdotes about the Music City.
Open 24 hours a day with free shuttles departing every five to six minutes, Fly Away Airport Parking Services efficiently whisks travelers to the Nashville International Airport. At the fenced-in parking lot just five minutes from the terminal, valet attendants load customers' luggage onto the shuttles and keep watchful eyes on the parked cars at all hours. In addition to their eyes, strategically placed surveillance cameras oversee the entire facility and encourage vehicles to write postcards to their owners. Assuring overall security, the fence stays locked when the airport is closed and extra-bright lights illuminate the complex. Through Fly Away's car-wash and detailing services, staffers also attend to vehicles with hand washes, waxing, and vacuuming.
Flight Park aims to streamline the airport experience by maintaining easy-access satellite parking lot just four minutes from the Nashville International Terminal. Travelers simply pull up to a covered vestibule, where a valet takes the wheel, and attendants help cart your luggage to an airport-bound Mercedes van. While you’re away, a 24-hour surveillance system keeps an eye on vehicles in outdoor and climate-controlled lots, and on-site mechanics can attend to dormant carriages with washing, detailing, and oil change services. Flight Park offers corporate rates and rewards frequent travelers with Flight Club, a program that gives clients points they can exchange for free parking, car washes, or auto detailing services.
Music City Dream Cars doesn't need to lure folks in with an elaborate sales pitch?not with a fleet of exotic cars like this. And with a key and the flick of the wrist, cars come to life, such as the 6.5 liter V-12
engine of a Lamborghini Murcielago that roars with the power of 640 tamed horses and the ability to turn any head within eye-shot. Luckily, there are no major barriers to taking the driver's seat: no monthly payments, no need to befriend a British secret agent. Music City Dream Cars rents out high-octane luxury for hours and days at a time.
That Lamborghini?with its orange peel exterior and winged doors?sits alongside approximately 10 other luxury vehicles inside Music City Dream Cars' showroom. Other options include the Tesla Roadster, a two-seat convertible that houses a 248 HP, all-electric engine. The Excalibur Roadster, on the other hand, looks like something out to the 1920s. Music City Dream Cars' staff even refers to this roadster (one of less than 100 ever produced) as ?The Gatsby.?
As a Sugar Creek Carriages horse, Flint attends so many weddings he might as well be standing on a cake. The charming percheron draft horse sports a fair complexion and snowy mane that match traditionally white wedding dresses and the wedding carriages he often tows. He is one of 10 well-groomed, mannerly horses and ponies that provide the horsepower for an array of stylish buggies. Additionally, the animals make appearances at festivals, reenactments, and kids' pony parties. Sugar Creek Carriages also networks with the entertainment industry, a connection that recently led pop singer Justin Bieber to rent a carriage while he was in Nashville and his unicorn-drawn chariot was in the shop.
You could pour through guidebooks and reviews about hotspots in Nashville. Or you could experience them yourself inside an open-air shuttle courtesy of Joyride Nashville. That's because the touring company whisks visitors throughout the Country Music capitol, including downtown, midtown, and Germantown. Along the way, the shuttles amble past sites including Music City Center, Werthan Mills, Titan's Stadium, and downtown honky tonks. During the tour, guides divulge insider info about sites, local residents, and where banjos hang out on their nights off.