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NashvilleUnited States of America

“Music City USA” celebrates its country roots as well as its place on the cutting edge of the current country and pop music scenes. 

Everywhere you look—from indie bands in Cannery Row’s trendy clubs, to the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum—you’ll see and hear Nashville’s vibrant culture. Ryman Auditorium, “The Mother Church of Country Music,” has seen the likes of Hank Williams, Johnny Cash, and countless others legends during the past century. The Grand Ole Opry hosts the world’s longest running live radio show. There are also dozens of intimate venues featuring all genres of music. Bluegrass fans will love The Station Inn while The 5 Spot is known for rowdy rock ‘n’ roll shows. And the tiny Bluebird Café, located in a strip mall near Downtown, is a world-famous showcase for song writers.

Nashville offers plenty to satisfy all of your senses. Immerse yourself in Greek mythology at The Parthenon, a full-scale replica of the original in Athens. Stroll through Cheekwood Botanical Gardens and then explore Cheekwood’s Museum of Art, housed in a restored Georgian-style mansion. Admire the Victorian architecture on Music Row, home to Nashville’s recording studios and music publishing houses. Recharge with country ham and eggs with red-eye gravy at the famous Loveless Cafe, or a syrupy stack of hotcakes at The Pancake Pantry.

Across the snaking Cumberland River lies bohemian East Nashville, where many up-and-coming musicians live. You’ll find relaxed music venues, as well as a selection of home-style cooking and upmarket restaurants. If you have kids (or not), try some ice cream at the old-school Pied Piper Creamery.

Rent a car and drive through posh Belle Meade, home to the historic Belle Meade Plantation. Here a costumed guide leads visitors through a Greek-revival mansion and outbuildings dating back to 1807. Head to bucolic Franklin, a 21-mile (34-kilometer) drive from Downtown Nashville, for historic theaters, celebrity mansions and sprawling farms.

Consider taking your trip in June, when Nashville hosts the CMA (Country Music Association) Music Festival. This popular event brings together singers and musicians with hundreds of thousands of devoted fans from across the globe.

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Where to stay in Nashville

Downtown Nashville which includes a city, a sunset and boating

Downtown Nashville

4/5Very Good!(5,801 area reviews)

The fantastic nightlife and great live music are just a few highlights of Downtown Nashville. Make a stop by Ryman Auditorium or Bridgestone Arena while you're exploring the area.

Downtown Nashville
Nashville

Music Row

4.5/5Wonderful!(660 area reviews)

The fantastic nightlife and great live music are just a few highlights of Music Row. Make a stop by Nashville Broadway or Upper Room while you're exploring the area.

Music Row
West End showing signage and a city

West End

4.5/5Wonderful!(1,103 area reviews)

The great bars and great live music are top of the list for many visitors to West End. A stop by Parthenon or Nashville Broadway might round out your trip.

West End
Opryland Hotel Gardens which includes a river or creek, interior views and boating

Donelson

4/5Very Good!(3,007 area reviews)

Donelson is known for its popular shops, and with sights like Opry Mills and Grand Ole Opry, you won't get bored spending a day wandering around this part of Nashville.

Donelson
Cheekwood Botanical Gardens and Museum of Art which includes landscape views and a park

Bellevue

4/5Very Good!(229 area reviews)

Bellevue is noteworthy for its shopping, and you can make a stop at top attractions like Sri Ganesha Temple and Cheekwood Estate & Gardens.

Bellevue
The Gulch showing a sunset, street scenes and a city

The Gulch

The Gulch is known for its ample dining options, and you can make a stop by Nashville Broadway and Nashville WhatLiftsYou Wings Mural while in the area.

The Gulch

Top Hotels in Nashville

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
Comfort Inn Downtown Nashville-Vanderbilt
Comfort Inn Downtown Nashville-Vanderbilt
3 out of 5
1501 Demonbreun St, Nashville, TN
The price is ¥6,445 per night from Sep 27 to Sep 28

Located in Downtown Nashville, this hotel is steps from Hank Williams Jr. Museum and Nashville Broadway. Vanderbilt University and Bridgestone Arena are also ...

3.7/5Good! (1,984 reviews)

"This Location was Excellent. Clean and close to all attractions. Over all we enjoyed our stay."…"

Reviewed on Sep 25, 2020

Comfort Inn Downtown Nashville-Vanderbilt
Gaylord Opryland Resort & Convention Center
Gaylord Opryland Resort & Convention Center
4 out of 5
2800 Opryland Drive, Nashville, TN
The price is ¥22,662 per night from Sep 27 to Sep 28

Located in Donelson, this spa resort is within a 15-minute walk of Grand Ole Opry Museum, Grand Ole Opry, and Cooter's Place. Opry Mills is 1.1 mi (1.7 km) ...

4.2/5Excellent! (2,296 reviews)

"It was Amazing! We really enjoyed the stay can’t wait to come for an second stay"…"

Reviewed on Sep 21, 2020

Gaylord Opryland Resort & Convention Center
Hilton Garden Inn Nashville - Vanderbilt
Hilton Garden Inn Nashville - Vanderbilt
3 out of 5
1715 Broadway, Nashville, TN
The price is ¥9,765 per night from Sep 27 to Sep 28

Located in Music Row, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Nashville Broadway and Vanderbilt University. Bridgestone Arena and Ryman Auditorium are also ...

4.2/5Excellent! (909 reviews)

"With the pandemic things are most certainly different. Restaurant, bar, pool and room service is Closed. The staff were friendly. The room we stayed in wouldn’t drop below 71 so for our taste it was too hot to sleep."…"

Reviewed on Sep 18, 2020

Hilton Garden Inn Nashville - Vanderbilt

Vacation Rentals in Nashville

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
SpringHill Suites By Marriott Nashville Airport
SpringHill Suites By Marriott Nashville Airport
3 out of 5
1100 Airport Center Dr, Nashville, TN
The price is ¥8,869 per night from Sep 29 to Sep 30

Located in Donelson, this aparthotel is 1.6 mi (2.6 km) from Larry Keeton Theater and within 6 mi (10 km) of Two Rivers Golf Course and Lane Motor Museum. Wave ...

4.4/5Excellent! (1,244 reviews)

"Lots of sleeping options in the room. 2 queens and a couch with pull out bed."…"

Reviewed on Sep 7, 2020

SpringHill Suites By Marriott Nashville Airport
The Guild in The Gulch
The Guild in The Gulch
4 out of 5
320 11th Ave S, Nashville, TN
The price is ¥12,543 per night from Sep 28 to Sep 29

Located in Downtown Nashville, this apartment building is within 1 mi (2 km) of Music City Center, Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, and Ryman Auditorium. ...

4.2/5Very Good! (107 reviews)

"Nice, clean place. Allison was great help. Location was excellent. Water drained slow in sink. No shelfs inside the shower to put things on."…"

Reviewed on Mar 20, 2020

The Guild in The Gulch
Mint House at the Reserve
Mint House at the Reserve
4 out of 5
301 Rosa L Parks Ave, Nashville, TN

Located in Downtown Nashville, this apartment building is within a 5-minute walk of War Memorial Auditorium, Nashville Broadway, and Tennessee State Capitol. ...

4.7/5Exceptional! (681 reviews)

"The room had a very nice modern design and was in a repurposed Federal Reserve building. It was basically a studio apartment with all the conveniences: frig/dishwasher/oven/microwave/washer/dryer...made things very nice and easy. The room was clean and the bed and pillows were comfortable. We would ..."…"

Reviewed on Aug 31, 2020

Mint House at the Reserve

Popular places to visit in Nashville

Grand Ole Opry
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Grand Ole Opry

4.5/5(2,680 reviews)

The pride and joy of Nashville residents and hallowed ground for country music fans the world over.

Bridgestone Arena
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Bridgestone Arena

4.5/5(1,641 reviews)

Catch an event at Bridgestone Arena during your trip to Nashville. Attend a sporting event or simply enjoy the lively bars while you're in the area.

Vanderbilt University
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Vanderbilt University

4.5/5(1,365 reviews)

Take a campus tour or just explore the area around Vanderbilt University, a top university in Nashville. Attend a sporting event or simply enjoy the lively bars while you're in the area.

Music City Center
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Music City Center

4.5/5(2,830 reviews)

Find out what's happening at Music City Center during your trip—a top convention center in Nashville. Attend a sporting event or simply enjoy the lively bars while you're in the area.

Nissan Stadium
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Nissan Stadium

4.5/5(1,260 reviews)

Catch an event at Nissan Stadium during your trip to Nashville. Experience the acclaimed art scene or attend a sporting event in this vibrant area.

Ryman Auditorium
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Ryman Auditorium

4.5/5(1,757 reviews)

Take a tour of this historic performing arts venue and watch shows on a stage that has welcomed world-renowned names from Sarah Bernhardt to Johnny Cash.

Top things to do in Nashville

Jack Daniel's Distillery Day Trip
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Jack Daniel's Distillery Day Trip

¥11,716
Per adult
92% of travellers recommend
Grand Ole Opry Ticket & Transportation
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Grand Ole Opry Ticket & Transportation

¥8,049
Per adult
94% of travellers recommend
Country Music Hall of Fame® Tickets & Tour
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Country Music Hall of Fame® Tickets & Tour

¥2,772
Per adult
92% of travellers recommend

Reviews of Nashville

4.5

Top Destination

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4/5 - Good

Verified traveler

Jun 7, 2020

We only stayed one night and didn't really go anywhere, but I did like the hotel's location near Vanderbilt. I knew there would be coffee and food within walking distance if needed.

4/5 - Good

Verified traveler

Jun 7, 2020

We visited both Vanderbilt and Belmont colleges, beautiful campuses making choosing a college more difficult.

3/5 - Okay

Verified traveler

Jun 3, 2020

I'm just floored with this hotel.

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

Jun 2, 2020

Love all the new construction and all the city had to offer

4/5 - Good

Verified traveler

Jun 2, 2020

We loved Broadway. Unfortunately our good time was spoiled by the rioting. Very disappointing. I know that's not the city's fault. The cops responded very well.

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

Jun 2, 2020

Nashville is expensive. Don't forget your wallet. The city is warm, friendly and full of fun and FULL of traffic! I lived in the Bay Area of California for many years and the Nashville traffic is worse.