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NashvilleUnited States of America

“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

Nashville

Music Row

4.5/5Wonderful!(39 area reviews)

The fantastic nightlife and great live music are just a few highlights of Music Row. Make a stop by Nashville Broadway or Upper Room while you're exploring the area.

Music Row

Top Hotels in Nashville

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
Comfort Inn Downtown Nashville-Vanderbilt
Comfort Inn Downtown Nashville-Vanderbilt
3 out of 5
1501 Demonbreun St, Nashville, TN
The price is CA $73 per night from Oct 1 to Oct 2

Located in Downtown Nashville, this hotel is steps away from Hank Williams Jr. Museum and Nashville Broadway. Vanderbilt University and Bridgestone Arena are ...

3.7/5Good! (1,984 reviews)

"Hotel was good. Excellent location. I would recommend to others."…"

Reviewed on Sep. 2, 2020

Comfort Inn Downtown Nashville-Vanderbilt
Gaylord Opryland Resort & Convention Center
Gaylord Opryland Resort & Convention Center
4 out of 5
2800 Opryland Drive, Nashville, TN
The price is CA $283 per night from Sep 21 to Sep 22

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) ...

4.2/5Excellent! (2,303 reviews)

"Gorgeous hotel, great staff - but many restaurants were closed and pool limitations made it difficult to use pools as they were at a capacity all day. The water park attached was not an option as that was sold out. Make sure you get water passes at the time of reservations if you go. I gave it a ..."…"

Reviewed on Sep. 12, 2020

Gaylord Opryland Resort & Convention Center
Hilton Garden Inn Nashville - Vanderbilt
Hilton Garden Inn Nashville - Vanderbilt
3 out of 5
1715 Broadway, Nashville, TN
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is CA $122 per night from Sep 20 to Sep 21

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 ...

4.2/5Excellent! (922 reviews)

"With the pandemic things are most certainly different. Restaurant, bar, pool and room service is Closed. The staff were friendly. The room we stayed in wouldn’t drop below 71 so for our taste it was too hot to sleep."…"

Reviewed on Sep. 18, 2020

Hilton Garden Inn Nashville - Vanderbilt

Popular places to visit in Nashville

Grand Ole Opry
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Grand Ole Opry

4.5/5(358 reviews)

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

Ryman Auditorium
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Ryman Auditorium

4.5/5(220 reviews)

Take a tour of this historic performing arts venue and watch shows on a stage that has welcomed world-renowned names from Sarah Bernhardt to Johnny Cash.

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

4.5/5(242 reviews)

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

Top things to do in Nashville

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

CA $35
Per adult
92% of travellers recommend
Nashville Old Town Trolley Hop-On Hop-Off City Tour
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Nashville Old Town Trolley Hop-On Hop-Off City Tour

CA $59
Per adult
90% of travellers recommend
Jack Daniel's Distillery Day Trip
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Jack Daniel's Distillery Day Trip

CA $162
Per adult
92% of travellers recommend

Reviews of Nashville

4.6

Top Destination

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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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