Nashville

Travel Guide
Nashville

Between the Grand Ole Opry, the Country Music Hall of Fame and live shows every night of the week, see and hear why Music City earns its nickname.

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

Hyatt House Nashville Downtown Sobro
Hyatt House Nashville Downtown Sobro
3 out of 5
535 Rep. John Lewis Way S, Nashville, TN
The price is CA $152 per night from Dec 26 to Dec 26
Located in Downtown Nashville, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Music City Center, Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, and Bridgestone Arena. Ascend ...
4.4/5 Wonderful! (786 reviews)
"I liked the safety while I was downtown. No one explained the use of my room key for the elevators or the outside doors (even coming in the main door) so I was a bit confused at first. The front desk staff was busy with so many things that check-in was hectic and rushed."

Reviewed on Dec. 3, 2021

Hyatt House Nashville Downtown Sobro
Gaylord Opryland Resort & Convention Center
Gaylord Opryland Resort & Convention Center
4 out of 5
2800 Opryland Drive, Nashville, TN
The price is CA $294 per night from Jan 2 to Jan 2
Located in Donelson, this spa resort is within a 15-minute walk of Grand Ole Opry Museum and Grand Ole Opry. Opry Mills and Cooter's Place are also within 2 ...
4.3/5 Excellent! (2,473 reviews)
"The holiday displays were stunning."

Reviewed on Dec. 3, 2021

Gaylord Opryland Resort & Convention Center
Hyatt Place Nashville Downtown
Hyatt Place Nashville Downtown
3 out of 5
301 3rd Ave S, Nashville, TN
The price is CA $195 per night from Dec 12 to Dec 12
Located in Downtown Nashville, this hotel is steps from Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, Nashville Broadway, and Ascend Amphitheater. Bridgestone Arena ...
4.4/5 Excellent! (1,700 reviews)
"Stayed at Hyatt Place Nashville for 2 nights for a quick getaway. The room was clean and inviting. Staff were very friendly, check in was fast, and breakfast was good (typical continental breakfast). The location is a 2 minute walk from broadway street with several bars and restaurants on the way. ..."

Reviewed on Dec. 4, 2021

Hyatt Place Nashville Downtown
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 CA $137 per night from Dec 8 to Dec 8
Located in Donelson, this aparthotel is within 6 mi (10 km) of Two Rivers Golf Course, Lane Motor Museum, and Cumberland River. Wave Country and Tennessee Central ...
4.4/5 Excellent! (1,618 reviews)
"Hotel was clean and very convenient to interstate."

Reviewed on Nov. 29, 2021

Sonesta Select Nashville Airport Suites
Homewood Suites by Hilton Nashville Vanderbilt, TN
Homewood Suites by Hilton Nashville Vanderbilt, TN
3 out of 5
2400 West End Avenue, Nashville, TN
The price is CA $163 per night from Dec 19 to Dec 19
Located in West End, this aparthotel is within a 15-minute walk of Nashville Broadway and Parthenon. Bridgestone Arena and Ryman Auditorium are also within 3 ...
4.5/5 Wonderful! (1,152 reviews)
"Very Quiet and Clean, everyone was very friendly and helpful."

Reviewed on Dec. 2, 2021

Homewood Suites by Hilton Nashville Vanderbilt, TN
Homewood Suites by Hilton Nashville Downtown
Homewood Suites by Hilton Nashville Downtown
3 out of 5
706 Church Street, Nashville, TN
The price is CA $166 per night from Jan 4 to Jan 4
Located in Downtown Nashville, this aparthotel is steps from Nashville Public Library and Nashville Broadway. Ryman Auditorium and Bridgestone Arena are also ...
4.4/5 Excellent! (1,032 reviews)
"Very clean and the staff were so friendly. The free breakfast every morning was very good . The gentleman David in the dining area was very funny and so nice at the same time.Great location. Our suite was very big and comfy.I would highly recommend this hotel."

Reviewed on Nov. 25, 2021

Homewood Suites by Hilton Nashville Downtown
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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