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Nashville, TN
Travel Guide

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.

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Where to stay in Nashville

Hotel Preston
Hotel Preston
3.5 out of 5
733 Briley Pkwy, Nashville, TN
The price is ¥11,407 per night from Jun 21 to Jun 21
Located near the airport, this family-friendly hotel is within 6 mi (10 km) of Lane Motor Museum, Wave Country, and Two Rivers Golf Course. Tennessee Central ...
4.1/5Very Good! (2,114 reviews)
"Great overall stay!"

Reviewed on Jun 18, 2021

Hotel Preston
Gaylord Opryland Resort & Convention Center
Gaylord Opryland Resort & Convention Center
4 out of 5
2800 Opryland Drive, Nashville, TN
The price is ¥25,459 per night from Jun 21 to Jun 21
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! (2,468 reviews)
"Crowded! Hated that you had to add on Soundwaves. Stores closed early, boat ride closed early"

Reviewed on Jun 19, 2021

Gaylord Opryland Resort & Convention Center
Omni Nashville Hotel
Omni Nashville Hotel
4 out of 5
250 5th Ave S, Nashville, TN
The price is ¥22,389 per night from Jul 5 to Jul 5
Located in Downtown Nashville, this spa hotel is steps from Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum and Music City Center. Johnny Cash Museum and Schermerhorn ...
4.5/5Wonderful! (1,245 reviews)
"Comfortable."

Reviewed on Jun 19, 2021

Omni Nashville Hotel
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.
Sonesta Select Nashville Airport Suites
Sonesta Select Nashville Airport Suites
3 out of 5
1100 Airport Center Dr, Nashville, TN
The price is ¥11,148 per night from Jun 29 to Jun 29
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! (1,352 reviews)
"Nice room."

Reviewed on Jun 14, 2021

Sonesta Select Nashville Airport Suites
121 Hotel - Powered By Jurny
121 Hotel - Powered By Jurny
3 out of 5
121 30th Ave., Nashville, TN
The price is ¥12,261 per night from Jun 27 to Jun 27
Located in West End, this aparthotel is within a 10-minute walk of Vanderbilt University, Parthenon, and Centennial Park. Nashville Broadway and Vanderbilt Hospital ...
4.6/5Exceptional! (8 reviews)
"Great place to stay. Only complaint just parking. Not enough spots and parking on the street made me nervous."

Reviewed on Jun 12, 2021

121 Hotel - Powered By Jurny
Sonder at The Saddlery
Sonder at The Saddlery
4 out of 5
133 2nd Avenue North, Nashville, TN
The price is ¥19,617 per night from Jun 21 to Jun 21
Located in The District, this apartment building is steps from Nashville Convention and Visitors Bureau, Nashville Broadway, and Riverfront Park. Johnny Cash ...
5/5Exceptional! (3 reviews)
Great Location
"Nice clean place with excellent customer service! Right in the heart of all the action (because of this there is noise, but that is to be expected - sleep with ear plugs). You have to pay for parking but not very expensive if you use spothero and it is very close by and convenient. I would stay here ..."

Reviewed on May 22, 2021

Sonder at The Saddlery
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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