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Nashville, TN
Travel Guide

“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

Gaylord Opryland Resort & Convention Center
Gaylord Opryland Resort & Convention Center
4 out of 5
2800 Opryland Drive, Nashville, TN
The price is ¥17,221 per night from Apr 4 to Apr 5

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) ...

4.3/5Excellent! (2,265 reviews)

"Visited Opryland to celebrate my 50th birthday with my girls. We got an atrium view room. Our stay was excellent, the staff was friendly and accommodating. Enjoyed dinner at Jack Daniels. It was truly a wonderful experience."…"

Reviewed on Mar 8, 2021

Gaylord Opryland Resort & Convention Center
Hilton Garden Inn Nashville Downtown/Convention Center
Hilton Garden Inn Nashville Downtown/Convention Center
3 out of 5
305 Korean Veterans Blvd, Nashville, TN
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is ¥10,035 per night from Mar 9 to Mar 10

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

4.4/5Excellent! (957 reviews)

"Very clean and nice hotel. Staff was very kind also"…"

Reviewed on Mar 8, 2021

Hilton Garden Inn Nashville Downtown/Convention Center
Hilton Garden Inn Nashville - Vanderbilt
Hilton Garden Inn Nashville - Vanderbilt
3 out of 5
1715 Broadway, Nashville, TN
The price is ¥10,138 per night from Mar 11 to Mar 12

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 ...

4.2/5Very Good! (945 reviews)

"Very nice rooms, decent gym, nice view or downtown Nashville."…"

Reviewed on Mar 6, 2021

Hilton Garden Inn Nashville - Vanderbilt
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.
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 ¥9,640 per night from Mar 9 to Mar 10

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! (1,281 reviews)

"Sonesta is like being at home. It’s overall just comfortable. From the staff to the structure, all of it was so warming and hospitable, it was like having an apartment in the city."…"

Reviewed on Feb 19, 2021

SpringHill Suites By Marriott Nashville Airport
Mint House at the Reserve
Mint House at the Reserve
4 out of 5
301 Rosa L Parks Ave, Nashville, TN
The price is ¥13,647 per night from Mar 9 to Mar 10

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! (707 reviews)

"Very neat place in a good area. walking distance to many restaurants and bars"…"

Reviewed on Mar 1, 2021

Mint House at the Reserve
BentoLiving Chestnut Hill
BentoLiving Chestnut Hill
4 out of 5
321 Hart St, Nashville, TN
The price is ¥12,185 per night from Mar 9 to Mar 10

Located in South Nashville, this aparthotel is within 2 mi (3 km) of Tennessee State Fairgrounds, Music City Center, and Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum. ...

4.7/5Exceptional! (64 reviews)

"Incredible hotel for short term visits to Nashville. Friendly staff, great space , close to everything! Really enjoyed my three weeks there ."…"

Reviewed on Feb 7, 2021

BentoLiving Chestnut Hill
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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Reviews of Nashville

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4/5 - Good

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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

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Jun 7, 2020

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

3/5 - Okay

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Jun 3, 2020

I'm just floored with this hotel.

5/5 - Excellent

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Jun 2, 2020

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

4/5 - Good

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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

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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.

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