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The tranquility of Nashville’s biggest urban park is the perfect contrast for the boisterous rock clubs and late-night bars of this lively neighborhood. 

West End is a popular nightlife and entertainment district of Nashville. It’s also a lively student area and the location of one of the city’s most-loved urban parks. Browse excellent art exhibitions, attend a college football game, sample the live music scene and dine on food from around the world when you visit West End.

Leafy Centennial Park is the heart of the neighborhood’s daytime activities. Follow the Centennial Park Walking Trail, a 1-mile-long (1.6-kilometer) route that winds around the grassy lawns, sunken garden and willow-shaded lake. The Parthenon, a full-scale re-creation of its namesake Athenian temple, is a highlight of the park. See a copy of the Athena statue and admire a collection of works by national artists from the 19th and 20th centuries.

Visit the park’s Musicians Corner for free summertime concerts by both established and up-and-coming musicians. Live music productions take place at the Centennial Park Bandshell. Get acquainted with the work of local artists and take part in workshops at the Centennial Art Center.

Head along Elliston Place to find concert venues that show why Nashville’s nickname is Music City. Exit/In and The End host everything from rock and roll to punk, metal and rap gigs. Feast on cuisine inspired by flavors from as far away as Brazil, Italy and Japan at laid-back restaurants. Church Street beckons with its alternative bars, cabaret nights and drag shows.

A stroll around the campus of Vanderbilt University offers an insight into college life in the city. Renaissance paintings by Andrea di Bartolo and Jacopo di Paolo are among the impressive collection held at the university’s Fine Arts Gallery. Join the 40,000-capacity crowd that meet at Vanderbilt Stadium to cheer on the Vanderbilt Commodores football team.

Find West End just west of Downtown Nashville. Public buses stop at intervals on West End Avenue. Centennial Park and Vanderbilt University are two of the 15 stops on the Old Town Trolley hop-on, hop-off city tour.


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Loews Vanderbilt Hotel
Loews Vanderbilt Hotel
4 out of 5
2100 W End Ave, Nashville, TN
The price is £107 per night from 25 Feb to 26 Feb

This family-friendly Nashville hotel is located in the business district, just steps away from Vanderbilt University and Nashville Broadway. Bridgestone Arena ...

4.4/5Wonderful! (977 reviews)

"It was all perfect, everything except for one thing. They charged me for the entire fridge of drinks when I didn’t drink any of it . I used the fridge to store my own water but apparently they have sensors on the fridge so they charge every time it opens .... regardless if you drink something or ..."…"

Reviewed on 20 Feb 2021

Loews Vanderbilt Hotel
Aloft Nashville West End
Aloft Nashville West End
3 out of 5
1719 West End Avenue, Nashville, TN
The price is £74 per night from 25 Feb to 26 Feb

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 ...

4/5Very Good! (981 reviews)

"Room was very large and great for 4 people. Very clean and staff was helpful with restaurants nearby."…"

Reviewed on 20 Jan 2021

Aloft Nashville West End
Homewood Suites by Hilton Nashville Vanderbilt, TN
Homewood Suites by Hilton Nashville Vanderbilt, TN
3 out of 5
2400 West End Avenue, Nashville, TN
The price is £77 per night from 28 Feb to 1 Mar

Located in West End, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Nashville Broadway and Parthenon. Bridgestone Arena and Ryman Auditorium are also within 3 mi (5 ...

4.5/5Wonderful! (1,005 reviews)

"Very very nice staff, the motel was in a great location next to Vanderbilt hospital. Our room was very clean and comfortable. I would recommend this place to anyone visiting Nashville."…"

Reviewed on 16 Feb 2021

Homewood Suites by Hilton Nashville Vanderbilt, TN
Courtyard By Marriott Vanderbilt-West End
Courtyard By Marriott Vanderbilt-West End
3 out of 5
1901 W End Ave, Nashville, TN
The price is £69 per night from 28 Feb to 1 Mar

Located in Music Row, this hotel is within 2 mi (3 km) of Vanderbilt University, Belmont University and Music City Center. Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum ...

4/5Very Good! (992 reviews)

"Good soap and mini mart in the hotel. Friendly staff"…"

Reviewed on 19 Feb 2021

Courtyard By Marriott Vanderbilt-West End
Holiday Inn Nashville - Vanderbilt - Dwtn
Holiday Inn Nashville - Vanderbilt - Dwtn
3 out of 5
2613 W End Ave, Nashville, TN
The price is £67 per night from 2 Mar to 3 Mar

Located in West End, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Vanderbilt University, Parthenon and Centennial Park. Nashville Broadway and Vanderbilt Hospital ...

4.4/5Excellent! (984 reviews)

"Clean rooms, comfortable beds, stayed during snow storm and everything was perfect"…"

Reviewed on 19 Feb 2021

Holiday Inn Nashville - Vanderbilt - Dwtn
Hyatt House Nashville at Vanderbilt
Hyatt House Nashville at Vanderbilt
3 out of 5
2100 Hayes St, Nashville, TN
The price is £74 per night from 25 Feb to 26 Feb

Located in West End, this hotel is within 2 mi (3 km) of Vanderbilt University, Bridgestone Arena and Ryman Auditorium. Music City Center and Country Music Hall ...

4.6/5Wonderful! (732 reviews)

"Nice place! Love the late check out. There was also a nice view of the city. I will be returning."…"

Reviewed on 16 Feb 2021

Hyatt House Nashville at Vanderbilt
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