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Like moths drawn to a cowboy boot wearin', good old fashion country dancin' flame, millions of visitors flock to Nashville Tennessee, the hometown of country music at its best. Nicknamed "Music City," Nashville is filled to the brim with music venues, ranging from world-famous mainstream artists to honky-tonk playing originals. No matter what your flavor, Nashville is just waiting for you to throw on your best plaid shirt and cowboy boots. With all of the bright lights and nonstop entertainment, deep down Nashville is still a conservative, church-going community. Museums and attractions dedicated to just about everything you can think of make this funky town fun for everyone.
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Photo Credit: Nashville Convention & Visitors Bureau
Photo Credit: Nashville Convention & Visitors Bureau
Photo Credit: Nashville Convention & Visitors Bureau
Photo Credit: Nashville Convention & Visitors Bureau
Photo Credit: Nashville Convention & Visitors Bureau

Hidden Gems in Nashville

Did you know Nashville has a full on replica of the Parthenon?

Nashville is filled with hidden treasures all over. Be sure to visit some of these gems!

Bicentennial Capital Mall - Here they have a great timeline of Tennessee history and a special memorial for the Civil War. It also has a very cool spot where if you stand in the center of pillars you can hear a great change of acoustics in your voice.

Johnny Cash Museum - A new Museum dedicated to the great music of Johnny Cash, it is very informative and has Ipads to discover his music.

Hermitage - The land of President Andrew Jackson. Here you are able to learn about President Jackson who has one of the most interesting stories of any of our presidents.

Country Music Hall of Fame - Nashville is definitely known for its music and any fan of Country Music will greatly enjoy it here.

Amazing Music and More!

Nashville is my hometown and has so much to offer. I love this town as it is a combination of big city and small town. We call it the Little Big Town. Here are my top things to do in Nashville:

1) Listen to Music: Nashville is home to some of the most incredible musicians, and it has more to offer than just country music. My favorite venues include:
- Robert's Western World on Broadway. Check out the Spaghetti Westerneers if they are playing. And try a Fried Bologna Sandwich. It goes great with a cold PBR.
- The Ryman Auditorium: The home of the original Grand Ole Opry and called the Mother Church of Country Music. This is one of the best venues to see live music in the country and it's not all country music. I have seen everyone from Sheryl Crow to Lenny Kravitz to Tony Bennett here. If you see a concert at the Ryman, make sure you buy a Hatch Show Print.
- The Blue Bird Cafe: Unfortunately the show "Nashville" has ruined this Nashville institution as it is hard to get tickets. It's an intimate venue where song writers play "in the round."
2) Hatch Show Print: This printer is 134-years old! It's one of the oldest letterpress print shops in the US. Hatch has made 1000's of concert and event posters.
3) The Redneck Comedy Tour or the Nash Trash Tour: I think these are self explanatory.
4) Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum: If you are into country music, this is a must do.
5) Grand Ole Opry: This is a little touristy, and you may want to run when you see the bus loads of tourist come in. But you can see some incredible music here.
6) Picinic in Centennial Park: The park is across the street from Vanderbilt University and boasts a replica of the Parthenon.

Before you leave you need to try:
- Hot Chicken or Hot Fish: This is a Nashville classic, and not for the faint at heart. Bolton's is my top pick. It's not in the fanciest part of town, but well worth the trip.
- A Meat & Three: Arnold’s Country Kitchen is a top pick.
- Biscuits and Country Ham at the Loveless Cafe: A little touristy as Nashville is now one of the hot places to visit.
- A popsicle at Las Paletas Gourmet Popsicles: The flavors are seasonal and unique - Avocado, Hot Chocolate, Chocolate Chili, Cucumber with Hot Peppers, etc.
- Pancakes at the Pancake Pantry.

My Favorite Restaurants: Watermark and Husk (if budget isn't an issue); The Silly Goose in East Nashville (by the way, East Nashville is a really cool place to eat and shop); The Pharmacy Burger Parlor & Beer Garden; City House in Germantown (order the Pork Belly Pizza and have them top it with an egg! The Frico is also a great starter.); Virago - an ultra-modern Japanese restaurant with great views of the city; and Rolf & Daughters.

If you want to get outdoors take a canoe trip down the Harpeth, visit Radnor Lake Park or Percy Warner Park.

Finally, some great annual events include: The Music City Marathon (April), Iroquois Steeplechase (May), CMA Music Festival (June), Tomato Art Fest (August) and the CMA Awards (November).

Nashville is an amazing city filled with lots of wonderful people. Almost everyone there is very friendly. The food out there is outstanding, people in the south really know how to cook!the weather is great, sometimes it can get a little too humid but nothing you cant handle. lots of people wear boots and cowboy hats but not everyone. Over all Nashville is an awesome city!
the vibe of all the local music is amazing. would go back in a second.
I danced on the floor at the wildhorse saloon.
Love country music, loved Nashville, a place made for me.
It is a great idea to do a tour bus your first day then do catch up the rest of your time there
Nashville is a great town, with lots of music and activities, good shopping and dining opportunities and just down-home friendliness from the locals. You never know who you might run into in Nashville ~ like LA, the place is teeming with celebs, which adds to the fun.
Nashville is my favorite city in the United States. There is so much to do. It is a very big place, but doesn't feel that way. The people are friendly, the food is good, and there's that classic southern hospitality vibe that is so hard to deny.
My favorite bar in downtown Nashville is McFadden's on 2nd Ave. They have the best music, drinks, and crowd. Hands down. Almost all the bars on 2nd Ave are worth checking out. There is also a great gay bar/club down on 16th and Church St. called Play. It is a fun place to dance!
My husband and I have become huge Nashville Predators fans. The hockey games are so much fun. Definitely worth your money to check one of these out. The atmosphere in Bridgestone Arena is epic. Also a great place to see some celebrities if you're into that kind of thing. Some celebs I've seen there: Vince Vaughn, Jimmy Fallon, Carrie Underwood, Vince Gill, Keith Urban, Nicole Kidman, and Dierks Bentley.
A great place to stay in downtown in the Renaissance hotel. It's in walking distance of everything.
I love visiting Hillsboro Village, a small district just a short drive from downtown with great food, music, and shopping. There is a great Indian restaurant called Cuisine of India worth checking out. They even have a buffet for those who are unfamiliar with the cuisine and need to sample different things.
The Cannery Ballroom is a small venue that is great for checking out concerts. I saw Chevelle there last year and it was phenomenal. Bridgestone Arena is a great place to catch a larger show as well.
A little on the conservative side for me. I prefer a little more openmindedness.
Everyone I met in Nashville was so friendly. That was what stood out to me in this town. While I'm not a big BBQ nor country fan, the people and the culture of this town made me love the city.
I definitely recommend going during the summer because the weather can get kind of rainy/cold during the winter. You have to go to the Grand Old Opry and see a show and go shopping there (when the mall reopens that is).

The Music

The city resounds with music from almost every street corner for almost 24 hours every day. Check out the many venues to visit and enjoy your favorites.
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Museums, canoe trips, parks, science adventure center and much more.
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Live music dominates Nashville's nightlife scene.
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