Nashville was beastly hot and humid for our whole stay; and though it was hard for us mountain-dwellers to take, it somehow seemed a part of the experience. The heat and the wet, heavy air made the city's rainforest climate shine, illuminated every species of plant just casually creeping up the telephone poles or in a meadow across the street.
There is no shortage of food, drink, or entertainment in this burgeoning city; and most of our activity revolved around spending time with family or friends who feel like family. Still, that included breakfast at Marché and Dose (get the rosemary biscuit, omg!); lunch at Fido; pizza at Five Points; ice cream at Jeni's, of course; popsicles at Las Paletas; and coffees at Frothy Monkey and Bongo.
We shopped at Project 615, and not just because the owners are our friends but because it's a cause worth supporting; caught a Despicable Me 3 matinee at Opry Mills; visited Sevier Park (which has great playgrounds!); and dominated the incredible [free!] play place at Cornerstone Church.
A drive to Pegram is worth it, even if you're not visiting my brother--it's beautiful. While you're there, pop over to Kingston Springs which is super cute, and you can grab pizza and a giant cookie skillet at Skyking.
(If you need more to do in Nashville, my sister and sister-in-law did the 5 Things Travel Guide for Nashville on Hither and Thither!)