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Visit Nashville

“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.

Where to stay in Nashville

Cumberland Park

Downtown Nashville

4/5Very Good!(5,253 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!(612 area reviews)

Get a feel for the historic music flowing through the heart of Nashville in this cradle of country and gospel genres.

Music Row
Opryland Hotel Gardens which includes a river or creek, interior views and boating

Donelson

4/5Very Good!(2,770 area reviews)

Donelson is beloved for its popular shops. Take some time to explore sights in the area like Opry Mills and Grand Ole Opry.

Donelson
West End showing signage and a city

West End

4.5/5Wonderful!(1,006 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
Cheekwood Botanical Gardens and Museum of Art which includes landscape views and a park

Bellevue

4/5Very Good!(214 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 featuring a city

The Gulch

The Gulch is popular for its abundant dining options, and if you're looking for more to see and do, you might think about a trip to Nashville Broadway or Yazoo Brewing Company.

The Gulch

Top Hotels in Nashville

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
Gaylord Opryland Resort & Convention Center
Gaylord Opryland Resort & Convention Center
4 out of 5
2800 Opryland Drive, Nashville, TN
¥19,715
per night
Jan 24 - Jan 25

Located in Donelson, this spa resort is within a 10-minute walk of Grand Ole Opry Museum and Grand Ole Opry. Opry Mills is 0.6 mi (1 km) away.

4.2/5Very Good! (6,966 reviews)

"Expedia screwed up our reservation. We had to checkout and back in after 1 day. Will never use Expedia again."…"

Reviewed on Jan 13, 2020

Gaylord Opryland Resort & Convention Center
Drury Plaza Hotel Nashville Downtown
Drury Plaza Hotel Nashville Downtown
3 out of 5
300 Korean Veterans Blvd, Nashville, TN
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
¥14,317
per night
Jan 26 - Jan 27

Located in Downtown Nashville, this hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Nashville Broadway, Music City Center, and Ascend Amphitheater. Country Music Hall of ...

4.8/5Exceptional! (23 reviews)

"The staff was very friendly. The food was great. The location was walking distance to a lot of Nashville’s attractions. This is the third Drury I’ve stayed at and they have never been a disappointment. I would definitely stay again!!"…"

Reviewed on Jan 17, 2020

Drury Plaza Hotel Nashville Downtown
Knights Inn Nashville
Knights Inn Nashville
1.5 out of 5
99 Spring St, Nashville, TN
¥6,057
per night
Jan 19 - Jan 20

Located in Downtown Nashville, this motel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Farmer's Market, Nissan Stadium, and Nashville Broadway. Nashville Municipal Auditorium and ...

3.5/5Good! (1,955 reviews)

"Front-desk service was quick and fantastic. Well-lit parking area."…"

Reviewed on Jan 13, 2020

Knights Inn Nashville

Popular things to do in Nashville

Grand Ole Opry
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Grand Ole Opry

4.5/5(2,564 reviews)

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

Nissan Stadium
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Nissan Stadium

4.5/5(1,233 reviews)

Catch an event at Nissan Stadium during your trip to Nashville. Experience the great live music or attend a sporting event in this vibrant area.

Vanderbilt University
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Vanderbilt University

4.5/5(1,290 reviews)

Enjoy the collegiate vibe around Vanderbilt University, a top university in Nashville. Attend a sporting event or simply enjoy the lively bars while you're in the area.

Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum
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Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum

4.5/5(1,836 reviews)

You’re toes will be tappin’ in no time at this incredible country-music-history hoedown.

Parthenon
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Parthenon

4.5/5(1,642 reviews)

Just a short ride from Nashville’s downtown honky-tonks, a much-loved replica of Greece's most famous temple serves as the high altar to the city's cultural life.

Belle Meade Plantation
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Belle Meade Plantation

4.5/5(638 reviews)

Civil War bullet holes, log cabins and fine wine; Southern history and style come to life at this historic plantation house.

Top activities in Nashville

Country Music Hall of Fame® Tickets & Tour
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Country Music Hall of Fame® Tickets & Tour

¥2,805

Venture to the heart of country music, Nashville's Country Music Hall of Fame®, for an up-close look at legendary artists, lively exhibits, and soulful tunes. Whether you like bluegrass, Cajun, rockabilly, or honky-tonk, this self-guided tour explores a century of country music culture.

The Nashville Sightseeing Flex Pass
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The Nashville Sightseeing Flex Pass

¥9,620

Strike a chord in the Music City and feel the harmonies of history, music, and bourbon with the Nashville Sightseeing Flex Pass, your key to saving over 50 percent on 20 of the city’s iconic and rhythmic attractions, including access to the Gray Line Music City Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour.

Guided Pub Crawl Tour
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Guided Pub Crawl Tour

¥1,621

Discover the magic of Music City in the most entertaining way possible—on a pub crawl that's full of trivia and anecdotes from Nashville's storied past. Absorb downtown Nashville's local flavor, visiting 4–5 lively watering holes, each with their own unforgettable personality.

Nashville Old Town Trolley Hop-On Hop-Off City Tour
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Nashville Old Town Trolley Hop-On Hop-Off City Tour

¥4,718

Circle the sights of the country music capital of the world aboard a comfortable hop-on hop-off trolley that allows you to visit the city's famous landmarks at your own pace. Learn about music legends at the Country Music Hall of Fame, and tour the beautiful campus of Vanderbilt University.

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

¥11,782

Immerse yourself in the long-standing tradition of Old No. 7 with a day trip to the distillery in historic Lynchburg, Tennessee. Board a bus in the heart of Nashville and head south toward Lynchburg, where the Jack Daniel Distillery was founded and still stands.

3 Hour Bar Tour with drink discounts
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3 Hour Bar Tour with drink discounts

¥6,067

Itinerary This is a typical itinerary for this product Stop At: Nash Bash Party Tours, 1515 Demonbreun St, Nashville, TN 37203-3153 Discount Price Duration: 30 minutes Stop At: Losers Bar and Grill-Nashville, 1911 Division St, Nashville, TN 37203-270

Reviews of Nashville

4.5

Top Destination

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4/5 - Good

Verified traveler

Jan 18, 2020

Party on Broadway.

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

Jan 17, 2020

I’ll be back.

5/5 - Excellent

Michele

Jan 17, 2020

The locals were friendly.

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

Jan 16, 2020

But - it is beginning to lose its identity as Nashville and looks more and more like Los Angeles every day.

3/5 - Okay

Verified traveler

Jan 16, 2020

I flew into Nashville and drove to Alabama to visit family. I didn’t sight-see at all and the drive was awful. Next trip I’ll fly into Birmingham.

4/5 - Good

Verified traveler

Jan 16, 2020

I went to see Ry Cooder and his son. Nashville though has become similar to the Las Vegas meat market scene. Meh

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