Nashville

Travel Guide
Nashville

Between the Grand Ole Opry, the Country Music Hall of Fame and live shows every night of the week, see and hear why Music City earns its nickname.

Whilst not every country star is from the city, there’s very few that haven’t played or recorded there – and if you’re serious about playing country, you must have dreamt of one day being inducted into the Country Hall of Fame!

Of course, there’s more to Nashville than just country music. Modern Nashville is a popular university city bursting with big personalities, big talents and big history. Nashville is, of course, one of America’s older cities – with all the fascinating destinations you’d expect with that.

Popular historical sites of interest include Fort Nashborough – a recreation of the original American Revolution era settlement – and Fort Negley, a semi restored battle fort from the American Civil War. History buffs are also sure to appreciate both the magnificent Tennessee State Capitol which is one of the oldest working capitol buildings in the United States, and The Hermitage just a few miles from city which is a historical plantation and museum owned by former President Andrew Jackson.

Whilst not strictly as historic as its famous inspiration, Nashville’s full size replica of Athens’ Parthenon remains an incredibly popular attraction. Built in 1897 as part of the Tennessee Centennial Exposition, the Parthenon reflects Nashville’s reputation as the ‘Athens of the South’. Visitors can also find out more about the history of the city and state by visiting the enormous Tennessee State Museum.

For all its rich history, Nashville and country music go hand in hand. Centred around downtown Nashville, and particularly in the Lower Broadway, Second Avenue and Printer’s Alley areas, bars, restaurants and nightclubs are abound – all humming to the city’s signature country sounds. This area is also a great place to sample a little of Nashville’s famous cuisine such as hot chicken – a delicious local form of fried chicken spiced richly with cayenne pepper.

To get the real Nashville experience, many visitors like to attend the Grand Ole Opry – a weekly stage concert broadcast live on radio showcasing the best in country, bluegrass, folk and gospel. It’s a show that’s been running since 1925, so you know it’s the best in town! If you find yourself in Nashville during June, why not check out the CMA Music Festival? Running for four days, the CMA is a great chance to hear over 400 artists, and perhaps even get an autograph at one of the signing events.

No trip to Nashville is complete without a visit to the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum. Just ten blocks from downtown, the museum is home to thousands of fascinating artefacts illustrating the story of country from its humble beginnings to mainstream popularity today – as well as the glittering parade of stars in the Hall of Fame itself.

Where to stay in Nashville

Knights Inn Nashville
Knights Inn Nashville
1.5 out of 5
99 Spring St, Nashville, TN, 37207
The price is £67 per night from 29 May to 30 May
Stay at this business-friendly motel in Nashville. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking and a 24-hour front desk. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the clean ...
3.5/5 Good! (2,032 reviews)
"Convenient to downtown. Immediate surrounding area is a little rundown"

Reviewed on 16 May 2022

Knights Inn Nashville
Hotel Preston
Hotel Preston
3.5 out of 5
733 Briley Pkwy, Nashville, TN, 37217
The price is £135 per night from 2 Jun to 3 Jun
Stay at this 3.5-star family-friendly hotel in Nashville. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking and an outdoor pool. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the clean ...
4/5 Very Good! (2,114 reviews)
"The style of the hotel felt lavish and classic. However there were things that would benefit from an update.... such as the bathtub and the carpeting in the rooms"

Reviewed on 16 May 2022

Hotel Preston
Gaylord Opryland Resort & Convention Center
Gaylord Opryland Resort & Convention Center
4 out of 5
2800 Opryland Drive, Nashville, TN, 37214
The price is £287 per night from 31 May to 1 Jun
Stay at this 4-star spa resort in Nashville. Enjoy 2 outdoor pools, 18 restaurants and 5 bars/lounges. Our guests praise the restaurant and the helpful staff ...
4.3/5 Excellent! (2,368 reviews)
"Fun place to stay. We enjoyed walking all over and seeing the different areas of the resort. I liked that there was Starbucks there (on Delta Island). They have some alternative snacks/drinks (keto, gluten free) available in the little stores around the resort. We thought that the pools area would ..."

Reviewed on 13 May 2022

Gaylord Opryland Resort & Convention Center
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.
BentoLiving Chestnut Hill
BentoLiving Chestnut Hill
4 out of 5
321 Hart St, Nashville, TN, 37210
The price is £136 per night from 30 May to 31 May
Stay at this 4-star aparthotel in Nashville. Enjoy free WiFi, a rooftop terrace and on-site parking. Our guests praise the helpful staff in their reviews. Popular ...
4.5/5 Wonderful! (153 reviews)
"Clean and simple amenities. Friendly staff and superb restaurant in hotel."

Reviewed on 12 Apr 2022

BentoLiving Chestnut Hill
Sonesta Select Nashville Airport Suites
Sonesta Select Nashville Airport Suites
3 out of 5
1100 Airport Center Dr, Nashville, TN, 37214
The price is £138 per night from 2 Jun to 3 Jun
Stay at this 3-star business-friendly aparthotel in Nashville. Enjoy free breakfast, free WiFi and free parking. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the ...
4.4/5 Excellent! (1,795 reviews)
"Stayed 3 nights. Our original room smelled from a smoker that was below us. We told the front desk and they immediately gave us a different room. Their pool is pretty big (not a token pool) which was a nice future. Very comfortable and we would stay there again."

Reviewed on 12 May 2022

Sonesta Select Nashville Airport Suites
Sonder Dovetail
Sonder Dovetail
3.5 out of 5
814 Church Street, Nashville, TN, 37203
The price is £168 per night from 1 Jun to 2 Jun
Stay at this 3.5-star aparthotel in Nashville. Enjoy free WiFi, concierge services and a flat-screen TV. Popular attractions Ryman Auditorium and Bridgestone ...
3.5/5 Good! (17 reviews)
"The room was super cute and the location was amazing! Easy walk to any attraction you could want, Broadway, the gulch, etc. My friend and I (two women) felt perfectly safe walking back late at night. We loved having a little kitchenette especially since it was stocked with all the utensils and tools. ..."

Reviewed on 19 May 2022

Sonder Dovetail
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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