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 soccer at Nissan Stadium.

    What to see & do in Nashville

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    Things to do in Nashville showcase a city culture that's rooted and steeped in creativity, where there's never a shortage of experiences from arts and music to sports and shopping. Nashville is known as Music City for a reason, with world-class venues for live acts from country, rock, R&B, hip hop, and underground everywhere. You can also visit historic attractions like art museums, famous recording studios and historic... Read more

    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... Read more

    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 memorialize your trip. Some of the more popular areas include 12South, Hillsboro Village, East Nashville, Green Hills, Germantown, and of course Downtown. For all-in-one... Read more

    Where to go & what to do at night in Nashville

    Nightlife in Nashville offers excitement, a party atmosphere, and the opportunity to see world-class and world-famous musical acts up close and personal. Many of the Honky Tonks in the city offer free music every night, often with surprise, world-famous guests. You can also hit a rooftop bar to enjoy craft cocktails and amazing views. If honky tonk appeals, explore Honky Tonk Highway for a who's who of... Read more

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      Our Nashville Travel Essentials lays out the essential information you need to help planning your trip to one of the most popular destinations in the USA. No matter how frequently you travel, some questions will always need answers: What’s the weather like? How can I get from the airport to my hotel? What currency and type of plug do I...

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