Nashville isn’t just the capital of Tennessee – it’s the capital of country music too, with its buzzing, beer-soaked honky-tonk bars and legendary performance venues like the Grand Ole Opry. The city’s starry musical heritage is everywhere, from the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum to the renowned Studio B where Elvis recorded over 200 hits.

Alongside Nashville’s neon-lit nightlife and dazzling entertainment, it boasts a vibrant arts scene, endless shopping, and a cornucopia of restaurants serving up comforting southern fare. The city is big on sport – with hockey and basketball at Bridgestone Arena, and football at Nissan Stadium.

What to see & do in Nashville

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Where & what to eat in Nashville

Food and dining in Nashville have made the city a foodie destination with chef-driven restaurants, classic diners, authentic southern barbecue, and over 60 new restaurants popping up every year. This place is definitely a culinary connoisseur's dream. Here you can find three meat plates, gluten free restaurants, and vegan delights. There's something to please everyone in this city. Nashville food experiences can be had in food tours, at dinner theatres, and...

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Where to shop & what to buy in Nashville

Shopping in Nashville offers something for everyone from vinyl records by local musicians to rare instruments, antiques, and collectibles to artisanal liquers and so much more. You can head for one of the city's numerous shopping areas to find that perfect local treasure to memorialise your trip. Some of the more popular areas include 12South, Hillsboro Village, East Nashville, Green Hills, Germantown, and of course City centre. For all-in-one experiences, check...

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Where to go & what to do at night in Nashville

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Nashville vacations are famous for Southern plantations and nighttimes filled with the world’s finest music. Book a Nashville hotel and discover why, for many, this is America’s favourite Southern city.

Musical days and nights

Country music is king in Nashville, but music of all styles fills the streets. Book a Nashville hotel and hear music’s biggest names entertain thousands at Sommet Center. Or opt for the smaller but more famous Ryman Auditorium, where country’s legends first took the stage. The Grand Ole Opry has created country music stars since 1925, and visitors still flock to see the show made famous by legends like Loretta Lynn and Garth Brooks. After dark Tootsie’s Orchid Lounge and Wildhorse Saloon, Nashville’s most famous honky-tonks, buzz with more live music while visitors dance, Bud Light bottles in hand. Elvis’ golden, opalescent car, Mother Maybelle Carter’s guitar and Dolly Parton’s sparkling rhinestone costumes fill the halls of the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum near downtown.

Nashville culture

There’s more to culture on a Nashville vacation than country music. Impressionist paintings, Asian ceramics and contemporary sculptures draw visitors to the Frist Center for the Visual Arts. Advertisements for circus acts, magic shows and Louis Armstrong concerts cover the walls at Hatch Show Print, where posters have been printed by movable type since 1879. The Nashville Opera and the Nashville Symphony add classical music to the Music City’s repertoire. 

Pioneer settlements and Southern plantations

A log reconstruction of Nashville’s 1780 original settlement, Fort Nashborough, sits on the banks of the Cumberland River. Learn about a farmer’s rise to the American Presidency at The Hermitage, the early 19th-century cotton plantation once worked by Andrew Jackson. Visitors relive the Civil War at the sumptuous Southern plantation Belmont Mansion.

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