I truly love the area of town where I work, but sometimes I wish I were in downtown Nashville during the day. First off, I would hang out a lot at the Arcade. The friendly folks at Thursday Night Fever made the midday downtown scene even more appealing with this hilarious post. Please note our special mention as vocab winner of the day.
When I worked in downtown Peoria, every once in a while the sternwheeler (which I hear has since decamped for some other river town) would play a little calliope tune. I do miss that. And church bells, which you could hear in my neighborhood.