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Once a railway hub, this neighborhood is now packed with trendy gyms, quirky boutiques and live music bars and is decorated by colorful murals. 

Formerly a busy railroad yard, The Gulch is today a modern and dynamic district with excellent public transportation and walking routes. Its wide sidewalks connect to upscale boutiques and bohemian bars with live music. Dine at the restaurants and enjoy Nashville favorites, including steak and whiskey, on your visit to The Gulch.

Join local and visiting fitness fanatics in Barry’s Bootcamp, CycleBar or HOTBOX Fitness. Multiple stylish restaurants and fast-food joints surround these gyms in the northern part of The Gulch.

Beside the trendy cafés and juice bars is the What Lifts You Wings Mural, featuring a pair of large white wings painted on a black brick wall. Stand between the wings for your own angelic photo opportunity. Wander through adjacent alleys to study the array of other uplifting and profound murals.

Pick up a bike at a rental station and cycle through this pleasant district. In the North Gulch area, admire the art deco elements of the imposing façade of the Frist Art Museum, which has a collection of fine arts and rotating exhibits.

In the evening, attend a live music performance at the Station Inn, a renowned bluegrass bar. Check out the entertainment schedule at Rudy’s Jazz Room and the rooftop views from Up. Encapsulating the musical culture of Nashville is Carter Vintage Guitars, known for its extensive selections of instruments.

Gaze up at the tall, modern apartment blocks dominating the skyline of The Gulch. You can also see the tops of the towers in the adjacent city center.

Find The Gulch sandwiched between Music Row and Sobro in the center of Nashville. To get here from the Tennessee State Capitol, travel by bus or walk south for about 25 minutes. Explore the surroundings to see other neighborhoods such as Rolling Mill Hill, Rutledge Mill and Edgehill.

The Gulch is a regenerated former rail hub that now speaks to the city’s musical pulse.


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Thompson Nashville
Thompson Nashville
4.5 out of 5
401 11th Ave S, Nashville, TN
The price is £181 per night from 25 Feb to 26 Feb

Located in Downtown Nashville, this luxury hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Nashville Broadway, Bridgestone Arena and Music City Center. Country Music Hall ...

4.7/5Exceptional! (789 reviews)

"The only thing separating the hotel from a very busy street was a sidewalk Opening your driver side door created a very dangerous situation from speeding vehicles."…"

Reviewed on 8 Feb 2021

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Fairfield Inn & Suites Nashville Downtown/The Gulch
Fairfield Inn & Suites Nashville Downtown/The Gulch
2.5 out of 5
901 Division St, Nashville, TN
The price is £83 per night from 28 Feb to 1 Mar

Located in Downtown Nashville, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Nashville Broadway and Music City Center. Bridgestone Arena and Country Music Hall of ...

4.6/5Wonderful! (779 reviews)

"Great location; new property well-appointed with plenty of lounge space, fitness center, whirlpool and breakfast included. $34 (more than valet) for on-site parking was unreasonable. Park on the street nearby for free. A prior guest left the alarm set for 6 am Sunday morning.."…"

Reviewed on 28 Jan 2021

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The Guild in The Gulch
The Guild in The Gulch
4 out of 5
320 11th Ave S, Nashville, TN
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Located in Downtown Nashville, this apartment building is within 1 mi (2 km) of Music City Center, Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum and Ryman Auditorium. ...

4.2/5Very Good! (113 reviews)

"The location, the space, the decor, and the value exceeded my expectations. I will definitely stay here again. The rooftop lounge was the perfect place for a photo shoot for my daughter’s Sweet 16."…"

Reviewed on 31 Jan 2021

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The 404 Hotel
The 404 Hotel
3.5 out of 5
404 12th Avenue South, Nashville, TN
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Located in Downtown Nashville, this boutique hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Nashville Broadway, Bridgestone Arena and Music City Center. Country Music Hall ...

4.7/5Exceptional! (13 reviews)
SO GOOD. It is an experience, worth every penny.

"everything was so next level we were sad to have to leave."…"

Reviewed on 10 May 2017

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Tis the Season in the Heart of the Gulch!
Tis the Season in the Heart of the Gulch!
1055 Pine Street, 502, Nashville, TN
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Located in Downtown Nashville, this romantic condo is within a 15-minute walk of Nashville Broadway, Music City Center and Bridgestone Arena. Country Music Hall ...

5/5Exceptional! (3 reviews)
Magnificent location

"This place is in one of the nicest locations in Nashville. So many restaurants, bars and shops nearby. Very clean and spacious apartment. Was a bit confused finding the check in information but other than that, this was probably my favorite place I have ever rented!"…"

Reviewed on 17 Feb 2021

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Stay Alfred at The James
Stay Alfred at The James
4 out of 5
1002 Division St., Nashville, TN
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Located in Downtown Nashville, this apartment building is within a 15-minute walk of Nashville Broadway and Music City Center. Bridgestone Arena and Country ...

4.2/5Excellent! (374 reviews)
Just like being home

"I really enjoyed this property. Would love to stay again."…"

Reviewed on 23 Mar 2020

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