Overview Nashville

Visiting Nashville

Situated on the Cumberland river in north-central Tennessee, Nashville boasts a rich history and vibrant music that make it a great tourist destination for history buffs, musicians and families alike.

Nicknamed the “Music City”, Nashville’s country music scene is second to none. From immortal institutions like the Grand Ole Opry, to grand halls like the Ryman Auditorium, Nashville’s role in the evolution of country music is omnipresent. Nowhere is this more apparent than at the Country Music Hall of Fame, where 108 country music legends are immortalized in bronze on the hall’s rotunda walls, or on the stages of Tootsie’s Orchid Lounge or the Bluebird Café, where today’s country stars of tomorrow continue that tradition.

History abounds in Nasvhille, a mecca of the antebellum south and a city ravaged by the... Read More
Situated on the Cumberland river in north-central Tennessee, Nashville boasts a rich history and vibrant music that make it a great tourist destination for history buffs, musicians and families alike.

Nicknamed the “Music City”, Nashville’s country music scene is second to none. From immortal institutions like the Grand Ole Opry, to grand halls like the Ryman Auditorium, Nashville’s role in the evolution of country music is omnipresent. Nowhere is this more apparent than at the Country Music Hall of Fame, where 108 country music legends are immortalized in bronze on the hall’s rotunda walls, or on the stages of Tootsie’s Orchid Lounge or the Bluebird Café, where today’s country stars of tomorrow continue that tradition.

History abounds in Nasvhille, a mecca of the antebellum south and a city ravaged by the Civil War. The city was home to Andrew Jackson, the seventh president of the United States, and his home, The Hermitage, is a popular tourist destination. Bullets still riddle the columns of the Belle Meade Plantation, on whose front yard the Battle of Nashville took place, and from whose stables the sires of racing stars like Seabiscuit and Secretariat once galloped. With other centers like the Tennessee State Museum and the Belmont Mansion, the history in Nashville is not to be missed.

So once you’ve booked your flight and picked a hotel, peruse our pages and create an itinerary inspired by fellow travelers who’ve heard their song in the Music City.    Close

Stories and Tips Nashville

Saturday Morning In The Music City

Written by Wildcat Dianne on 17 Oct, 2013

Finishing in second place in the Health Occupations Student Association Healthcare Issues State Exam in April earned me an all expenses paid trip to the National HOSA Conference in Nashville, Tennessee at the end of June. Most of the time was spent at the…Read More


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George Dickel Tennessee Whisky Tour

Written by MilwVon on 30 Dec, 2009

The George Dickel Company distillery is about 20 minutes from the more well known one of the area, Jack Daniel's. We thought we would add this to fill out our day trip from Nashville. I had researched their location and information necessary to…Read More


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Relocating and Eating Turkey

Written by bledpub on 09 Dec, 2008

We have returned once again from Thanksgiving in Nashville, although this trip was a little different. On this trip, we weren’t just vacationing, we were looking at the city with new eyes-the eyes of relocating. When I lived in the city at the age of…Read More


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Short Order Eats

Written by zabelle on 21 Apr, 2007

Monell's1235 6th Ave NorthMonell's is as close to a Nashville institution as you will ever find. They are home to meat and three on a daily basis for lunch and dinner. (that is your meat choice with three sides) On the weekend, they open up…Read More


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Destination Opryland

Written by zabelle on 28 Mar, 2007

Opryland HotelIf you have the opportunity to stay here, I would recommend it. Not just for the accommodation but because it is just such an amazing place.Since we had opted for the more economical Millennium Maxwell Hotel, we decided to head to Opryland to have…Read More


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The Hermitage Revisited

Written by zabelle on 06 Dec, 2006

I visited the Hermitage last year for the first time. It was my favorite historic site in Nashville. I wanted to share this very special place with Cindy. That in itself is not of particular note but what happen to me on my revisit is.…Read More


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Country Music Hall of Fame

Written by zabelle on 26 Oct, 2004

If you can only visit one place in Nashville, then I would recommend that the Country Music Hall of Fame be that place. There is nowhere else in Nashville, or anywhere on this planet, where you will find so much information about the past, the…Read More


The Hound Dog

Written by Carmen on 06 Jul, 2000

OK, if you're looking for something to eat when you're touring the Country Music Museum, you want it right then. You don't want to have to drive somewhere, or pay an outrageous amount for it. The Hound Dog is a little food stand right down…Read More


Martin Luther King Jr. Museum

Written by Vanilla Sugar on 21 Oct, 2008

The Civil Rights Museum: A Lesson in the Struggle Against Adversity and Surmounting ObstaclesRain soaked my feet as the water dripped from the hem of my purple plastic raincoat. Still I stood outside. The sky looked a gloomy gray and rain fell like tears from…Read More


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Nashville after Dark

Written by Traveling Jen on 01 Oct, 2008

Let me just say… I’m not a big Country Music fan. However, I still can appreciate good musical talent. On any given night, you can stroll down 2nd Street and Broadway Streets and find the music pouring out of countless bars, all live music. It’s…Read More


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