Southern Sundays: Nashville Tennessee

Alright, who doesn’t love a good Sunday Funday? Sometimes they happen unexpectedly when you go to an innocent brunch with friends, have one too many mimosas and then end up barhopping all day. Sometimes you Sunday Funday completely on purpose because Monday is looming and it’s the only way to block it out for a few more hours. Whether it’s unexpected or on purpose, this is your guide to having the best Sunday Funday in Nashville.

I love to enjoy my Sunday as a non-tech day. No phone, no TV, no internet, just me and my life. It’s the way to refresh my mind and soul, you know. When you focus on yourself, your feelings, your sense instead of being effected by social talks. I also love deep conversations and human contact. So that Nashville is my escape place on Sunday. I would like to list down my favorite places here:

Loveless Cafe

The Loveless Cafe, a Nashville landmark since 1952 less than 30 minutes from downtown, is one of the most well-known eateries in the city. Frequented by celebrities, tourists and local residents alike, the Loveless Cafe opens at 7 a.m. on Sunday and offers classic Southern comfort food for breakfast, such as country-fried steak, stone-ground grits and country ham with red-eye gravy. Try the Loveless’ famous biscuits along with the homemade strawberry, peach or blackberry preserves, made right in the restaurant’s kitchen. After finishing your meal, stop in the Hams & Jams Country Market to take home some of your favorite Loveless food, cookbooks or souvenirs.

Nashville Zoo

Kids of all ages will love a Sunday morning visit to the Nashville Zoo. Just seven miles southeast of downtown Nashville, the Nashville zoo opens at 9 a.m. on Sunday and features a wide variety of animal exhibits, educational programs and zoo events. View the wildlife residents, such as African elephants, Masai giraffes, clouded leopards, tigers, pandas and more, within natural outdoor exhibit settings. Vast assortments of reptiles, amphibians, insects and fish are also on display in an indoor exhibit area. Take a ride on the Wilderness Express, a trackless train that chugs around areas of the zoo, or tour Grassmere, an original historic plantation house still preserved on the property.

Jennifer Glover