We will be traveling to Nashville next week. Staying at a motel by the airport and plan to do all the traditional tourist stuff. I have reviewed this site but have a few specific questions. What is better to traveling to the downtown area: I40 or other connecting roads. What is the current construction areas to avoid? Where are just regular places to eat that are not just touristy? We will be having to take lunch downtown a few days for touring. I have read about downtown parking. We have to make a stop at the Visitor's center to get discount tickets before some tours. Can one person go in and the other drive around? How strict are they on ticketing if someone stays in the car? Any places to avoid due to flood damage? Any other info you can let me know about?