Things To Do In Nashville, Tennessee


Things To Do In Nashville, Tennessee

What is the first thing that comes to mind when listening to “Nashville“? For me, the answer is country music. Country music was not born here, but Nashville has been responsible for the development of the country music industry for the past 100 years. People travel here to watch the Country Music Hall of Fame, the legendary Ryman Auditorium, and of course the Great Hall of Ole Opry.

But what if you don’t care about the music story. What if you want to have fun? Nashville will not let you down. The city ’s vibrant nightlife and live music (from Honky Tonks to Broadway) and excellent restaurants are all around, making it a great place to attract more than 21 Crowd.

It is said that Nashville Beverage City has music problems. You don’t have to be a country music fan to have a good time here (Tim and I tried it!). Take a look and see what Nashville offers.

Best Things About Nashville

Bluebird Cafe

If you go somewhere in Nashville, it must be the Bluebird Cafe. This is our favourite place in Nashville. Bluebird Cafe is located in a shopping mall, just a few miles from downtown Nashville.

In this 90-seat cafe, four to five singers/composers sit in the middle of the room and take turns playing music for the audience. This is an intimate and informal experience. The small places and talents of these artists make Bluebird Cafe truly unique. Promising songwriters compose here intending to make huge leaps. Bluebird Cafe (Bluebird Cafe) frequently appeared in the ABC TV seriesNashville” (Nashville), has become more and more popular in the past three years.

Book tickets online (almost a week before the show starts), or prepare to wait in line. It is worth waiting in line for hours to get one of several seats. Before going to work, this line increased to more than 60 people, just to let you know how popular this place is. But waiting is worth it.

Go Honky Tonking

The Honky Tonk bar on Broadway is the most interesting place in Nashville. Beer and wild turkey flow, and every bar has live music, this place is very interesting. Our favourites are Tootsie’s Orchid Lounge, Robert’s Western World, The Stage and Big Bang Dueling piano bar.


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Ryman Auditorium

The Ryman Auditorium is a historic building that dates back to the 19th century and is now used as a concert hall. From 1943 to 1974, it was the hometown of Grand Ole Opry. Artists like Coldplay, Mumford and Sons and Sherrill Crowe now appear here. Take a guided tour during the day or watch a concert at night. It is only one block away from Broadway.


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Wait in line for some of the best food in Nashville

People in Nashville don’t mind waiting in line for dinner in their best restaurant. Wow, if you are lucky enough that didn’t wait in line many times this weekend. Most of the time, it is worth it. Recommended restaurants are Loveless Cafe, Arnold’s Country Kitchen, Pancake Pantry, Biscuit Love and Hattie B’s Hot Chicken. In the three days here, try your luck as much time as possible.

Country Music Hall of Fame

For many, although some people do not like country music, at least looking at the Country Music Hall of Fame, you don’t want to miss the visit Nashville. Watch Elvis Gold Cadillacs, gold and platinum records lining the walls, and galleries that record the growth of country music.

RCA Studio B

This was the highlight of our weekend. RCA Studio B is a recording studio where Elvis records more than 260 songs. Dolly Parton, Roy Orbison and many other artists also recorded their music here. Steinway’s piano in the corner of the room has been here since 1957 and has been playing many songs from the 1950s and 1960s.


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You can visit RCA Studio B to supplement your entrance to the Country Music Hall of Fame. It takes an hour for a studio tour, it is worth it!

Grand Ole Opry

This is another destination on Nashville’s “must-see” list. How can you miss Grand Ole Opry? The foundation put Nashville on the map and was responsible for making country music in the way it is today. Take a behind-the-scenes tour and/or watch a performance.


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City Tour

There are many interesting tours in Nashville. Take a Segway tour, NashTrash tour, Sprocket Rocket Party bike ride or Pedal Tavern near the town.


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Johnny Cash Museum

The nearest museum, especially the country music lovers there. It contains many world-class elements and tells the life of Johnny Cash.


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Franklin, Tennessee

If you have a car that wants to escape Honky Tonks and the museum, Franklin ’s speed will change dramatically. This is a historic town, half an hour ’s drive from downtown Nashville, and a great place to taste Tennessee cuisine and shopping.


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Jack Daniel’s Brewery

This hotel is located in Lynchburg, Tennessee, an hour and a half drive from Nashville. For whisky lovers, this trip may be worthwhile. Visit the winery and take part in tasting tours.


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Union Station Hotel

This is a 19th-century Victorian railway station, reborn in a historic hotel. It is beautiful from the inside and will be a great hotel in Nashville.


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Where to Stay in Nashville for Sightseeing

The heart of Nashville beats with a rustic heart, this is where tourists want to stay for the first time. The area is home to music venues, historical Second Street, the Tennessee Performing Arts Center, the famous Lehman Auditorium, and the printer corridor. At the southern end of the city centre, sports fans will find Bridgestone Plaza. Here are some highly-rated hotels in convenient locations:

Luxury hotel: The Hermitage Hotel is located in a fine art building dating back to 1908 in Nashville, next to the Capitol Building and offers a magnificent experience at the turn of the century. This newly renovated Hilton Nashville Downtown is just off Bridgeton Square, just a few steps from the Ryman Auditorium. It offers spacious rooms and may be ideal for families. The Omni Nashville Hotel is fully integrated into the Country Music Hall of Fame and is ideally located not far from the fashionable and lively Broadway.

Mid-Range Hotels: Mid-range hotels are usually clustered near Vanderbilt University, two miles southwest of downtown Broadway. This is an interesting place with many parks and Parthenon historical sites and is a complete replica of the original Greek temple in Athens. The Homewood Suites Nashville Vanderbilt is ideal for families and offers a full kitchen. Another option for the suite is the Hilton Home2 Suites, located in the same area and providing similar facilities. Hilton Garden Inn Nashville / Vanderbilt offers standard rooms and free transfers to downtown attractions. All these hotels have indoor swimming pools.

Budget hotels: Near the airport is a convenient base for people with limited budgets. You can reach Interstate 40 directly, just seven miles from downtown attractions. The fully renovated Red Roof PLUS + Nashville Airport provides decent rooms and provides a shuttle service to and from the airport. Sleep Inn is located a few kilometres away and has an outdoor swimming pool. The opposite is La Quinta Inn & Suites Nashville Airport, which offers basic rooms at reasonable prices. There are many chain restaurants around each hotel.

Tips and excursions: how to make the most of your Nashville tour?

Sightseeing: Depending on your schedule, you can choose to depart in the morning or afternoon for a half-day trip to discover Nashville, which includes all the attractions of the city on a 3.5-hour tour. The itinerary includes Music Street, Riverfront Park and the Tennessee State Capitol, and the fee includes admission to the Ryman Hall and Country Music Hall of Fame. If you like to do things at your own pace, please take a trolley tour in Nashville. This convenient option allows you to stop and choose your own location and spend as much time as possible to explore your favourite attractions, such as Music Row, the Parthenon in Centennial Park and Vanderbilt University, with an attached guide.

Bluebird Cafe

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Farmers and Presidents: If you want to stay on the whole day, the Tennessee History Journey-Southern Farm and Presidents will provide a wonderful historical outlook on life when Andrew Jackson served as the seventh president of the United States. The tour begins with a visit to the Winter Palace, where Jackson and his museum live. After lunch, you can admire Renaissance Greek architecture in the Belle Meade plantation, the famous thoroughbred horse farm and the 19th-century nursery.

For TV fans and fans: Those who ca n’t watch Nashville TV shows will want to reserve a place on the Nashville “Television Movie Site Location” tour. The adventure that lasted nearly four hours brought fans a lot of news and gossip about the series, as well as visiting the homes of the stars. Highlights include performances related to performances on Bluebird Café (Thursday only) and touring performances at the popular Ryman Auditorium (Sunday only). This interesting and popular tour includes transportation and delivery for most downtown hotels.

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