Big-hearted Nashville, or ‘Music City USA’, is heralded as the undisputed capital of country music. The ever-present creative vibe and entrepreneurial spirit is deep rooted and extends throughout the city to the art, culture and food.
Kick off your Nashville experience with a day at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, which features ever-changing exhibits on the legends of country music past along with today’s hottest stars. Take a tour of Music Row and visit historic RCA Studio B, the famous recording studio where Elvis recorded more than 200 songs or perhaps head to the Johnny Cash Museum. Backstage tours are available of the Ryman Auditorium – you can even record your own song at the studio – or alternatively, try and catch a performance from the stars who regularly grace the stage of the Grand Ole Opry. Alternatively, try and catch the stars of tomorrow at some of the small, intimate clubs all over Nashville, such as the famous Bluebird Café in Green Hills and The Listening Room Café in downtown; or try the many clubs along the Honky Tonk Highway.
Nashville’s art scene is booming with art galleries, festivals, art crawls and more. In Centennial Park, you’ll find The Parthenon, a full-scale reproduction of the ancient Parthenon in Athens, which houses and art gallery and museum. Other options include the Frist Centre for the Visual Arts, the Wedgewood/Houston galleries and the downtown 5thAvenue art galleries.
The Hermitage was the home of President Andrew Jackson and is one of the largest, most visited presidential homes in the United States. There’s also Belmont Mansion, an Italianate Villa, constructed between 1849-1853, which was the home of socialite Adelicia Acklen and her family, and was one of the most elaborate antebellum estates in the south.
Nashville’s emerging culinary scene is also putting it on the gastronomic radar. From Southern fare to haute cuisine and literally everything in between, Nashville’s palate offers it all.
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- Fascinating museums
- Backstage tours
- Lots of live music venues
- Art and culture
- Wonderfully diverse restaurants
- Country music mecca