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Nashville
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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

Gaylord Opryland Resort & Convention Center
Gaylord Opryland Resort & Convention Center
4 out of 5
2800 Opryland Drive, Nashville, TN
The price is CA $242 per night from Jun 6 to Jun 6
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! (2,371 reviews)
"It was nice. Would stay again."

Reviewed on May 14, 2021

Gaylord Opryland Resort & Convention Center
Hotel Preston
Hotel Preston
3.5 out of 5
733 Briley Pkwy, Nashville, TN
The price is CA $113 per night from May 23 to May 23
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! (2,138 reviews)
"The greeting at the front desk was Awesome!"

Reviewed on May 13, 2021

Hotel Preston
Grand Hyatt Nashville
Grand Hyatt Nashville
4 out of 5
1000 Broadway, Nashville, TN
The price is CA $236 per night from May 23 to May 23
Located in Downtown Nashville, this spa hotel is steps from Frist Center for Visual Arts and Nashville Broadway. Bridgestone Arena and Ryman Auditorium are also ...
4.4/5Wonderful! (128 reviews)
"The only downfall to this property was the paid off site self parking. It was a gravel road. My stay at the grand Hyatt Nashville was wonderful - personally thedowntown scene in Nashville was not our cup of tea."

Reviewed on May 12, 2021

Grand Hyatt Nashville
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 $149 per night from May 31 to May 31
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! (1,319 reviews)
"I loved everything about this booking. The check in was smooth. The staff was friendly and efficient. The property was clean. The room was spacious. The location was convenient. I will definitely stay there again as well as stay at Sonesta in different cities."

Reviewed on May 13, 2021

Sonesta Select Nashville Airport Suites
TownePlace Suites by Marriott Nashville Airport
TownePlace Suites by Marriott Nashville Airport
2.5 out of 5
2700 Elm Hill Pike, Nashville, TN
The price is CA $155 per night from May 30 to May 30
Located in Donelson, this aparthotel is 1.4 mi (2.2 km) from Larry Keeton Theater and within 6 mi (10 km) of Opry Mills and Two Rivers Golf Course. Wave Country ...
4.3/5Excellent! (339 reviews)
"Such a wonderful and clean place to stay. Staff was friendly and inviting. We were sad to only have stayed two nights at this place. Would definitely come back and stay here."

Reviewed on Apr. 28, 2021

TownePlace Suites by Marriott Nashville Airport
Mint House at Midtown
Mint House at Midtown
3.5 out of 5
1016 18th Ave S, Nashville, TN
The price is CA $243 per night from May 21 to May 21
Situated in the entertainment district, this apartment building is within a 5-minute walk of Nashville Broadway and Vanderbilt University. Belmont University ...
4.3/5Excellent! (63 reviews)
"I will not go here again; no response from proprietor"

Reviewed on Mar. 23, 2020

Mint House at Midtown
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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5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveller

Mar 23, 2020

Beautiful city with lots of southern charm. Great music and food

4/5 - Good

Verified traveller

Mar 18, 2020

This was our first visit to Nashville (unfortunately in the midst of the restrictions due to Covid-19). We did not have a chance to fully enjoy all that Nashville had to offer. Looking forward to planning a return again in the near future.

5/5 - Excellent

Patty

Mar 17, 2020

We had a great time , looking forward to coming back and doing the things we didn't have time to do 

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveller

Mar 16, 2020

Beautiful vibrant city. Night life was amazing.

4/5 - Good

Renee

Mar 7, 2020

Unique environment & kind people. Excellent food & brewery options.

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveller

Mar 4, 2020

Learned a lot of history of Nashville. Taking the hop on hop off trolley was wonderful and would recommend it.

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