NashvilleUnited States of America

4.5/5Top Destination

Escape to Nashville! Enjoy its live music, entertainment, and football.

Considered by many to be the world’s music capital, Nashville has attracted legends ranging from Johnny Cash and Patsy Cline to Jimi Hendrix. In addition to music, discover delicious Southern cuisine, live entertainment and sprawling parks in Tennessee's capital city.

Join the audience at the Grand Ole Opry, America’s longest-running radio show. Learn about Nashville’s illustrious entertainment history at the Ryman Auditorium. Tour the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, which celebrates every country music genre, from Cajun to contemporary. Learn about the life and career of one of the city’s most legendary musicians at the Johnny Cash Museum.

Tour the many stately homes across Nashville. Visit the Hermitage, the estate and final resting place of Andrew Jackson, the 7th United States president. Experience a classic Southern plantation in Belle Meade. Visit the art collection and botanical gardens within the neo-Georgian manor of Cheekwood Estate and Gardens. Tour Fontanel Mansion, the family home of Country Music Hall of Fame member Barbara Mandrell.

Interactive exhibits of the Adventure Science Center arranged around the five senses, outer space and dinosaurs make it a family-friendly destination. Visit animals and the Grassmere Historic Home and Farm in the Nashville Zoo. In the Lane Motor Museum, see a unique collection of automobiles, trucks and motorcycles.

Admire architecture, art installations and decorative gardens in Centennial Park. Don’t miss the Parthenon, a full-scale replica of one of Greece’s most treasured monuments.

Enjoy Central Tennessee’s scenic beauty in Radnor Lake State Park. See an open-air concert in Riverfront Park, located downtown. Spot some of the hundreds of bird species in the wooded Edwin and Percy Warner Parks. Follow a riverside nature trail in Cumberland Park.

Learn about the state government at the Tennessee State Capitol. At the nearby Tennessee State Museum, understand the history of the South and see an impressive array of artifacts from the Civil War.

Nashville is a friendly city with a fascinating culture. Discover the charms of Music City for yourself.

Known for

Live Music, Entertainment and Dancing

Explore map

Where to stay in Nashville

Downtown Nashville
Nashville

Downtown Nashville

Known for Live Music, Dancing, Entertainment

4/5(4,575 reviews)

The fantastic nightlife and great live music are just a few highlights of Downtown Nashville. Make a stop by Ryman Auditorium or Bridgestone Arena while you're exploring the area.

Music Row
Nashville

Music Row

Known for Live Music, Dancing, Entertainment

4.5/5(538 reviews)

Get a feel for the historic music flowing through the heart of Nashville in this cradle of country and gospel genres.

Donelson
Grand Ole Opry featuring a garden and autumn leaves

Donelson

Known for Family-Friendly, Live Music, Hiking

4/5(2,475 reviews)

Donelson is beloved for its popular shops. Take some time to explore sights in the area like Opry Mills and Grand Ole Opry.

West End
Parthenon which includes a monument, a garden and a statue or sculpture

West End

Known for Live Music, Hockey, Theaters

4.5/5(902 reviews)

The great bars and great live music are top of the list for many visitors to West End. A stop by Parthenon or Nashville Broadway might round out your trip.

Bellevue
Edwin and Percy Warner Parks which includes a garden, autumn leaves and forest scenes

Bellevue

Known for Family-Friendly, Bird Watching, Hiking

4/5(203 reviews)

Bellevue is noteworthy for its shopping, and you can make a stop at top attractions like Sri Ganesha Temple and Cheekwood Estate & Gardens.

The Gulch
Check out this 1957 Moto Guzzi V-8 at the newly opened Bellissima! Exhibit of Italian Automotive Renaissance 1945-1975 at the Frist. One of dozens of post WWII beauties on display. #art #lovemytown
trover photo by Sandy Smith

The Gulch

Known for Bars, Live Music, Friendly People

The Gulch is popular for its abundant dining options, and if you're looking for more to see and do, you might think about a trip to Nashville Broadway or Yazoo Brewing Company.

Top Hotels in Nashville

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
Gaylord Opryland Resort & Convention Center
Gaylord Opryland Resort & Convention Center
4 out of 5
2800 Opryland Drive, Nashville, TN
$191
per night
Oct 30 - Oct 31

Located in Donelson, this spa resort is within a 10-minute walk of Grand Ole Opry Museum and Grand Ole Opry. Opry Mills is 0.6 mi (1 km) away.

4.2/5Very Good! (6,759 reviews)

"I loved the indoor atriums and waterpark. The downside is that more of the amenities should have been included in the nightly cost of the hotel. I felt like we were nickel and dimed a lot."…"

Reviewed on Oct 21, 2019

Gaylord Opryland Resort & Convention Center
Hotel Preston
Hotel Preston
3.5 out of 5
733 Briley Pkwy, Nashville, TN
$89
per night
Nov 17 - Nov 18

Situated near the airport, this hotel is within 6 mi (10 km) of Lane Motor Museum, Wave Country, and Two Rivers Golf Course. Tennessee Central Railway Museum ...

4/5Very Good! (1,557 reviews)

"Location convenient to downtown and friendly staff!"…"

Reviewed on Oct 20, 2019

Hotel Preston
Knights Inn Nashville
Knights Inn Nashville
1.5 out of 5
99 Spring St, Nashville, TN
$63
per night
Oct 29 - Oct 30

Located in Downtown Nashville, this motel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Farmer's Market, Nissan Stadium, and Nashville Municipal Auditorium. Bicentennial Capitol ...

3.5/5Good! (1,677 reviews)

"So close to downtown for an affordable price. Clean and updated. Breakfast was great, (although it wish it was longer than 7-9). Will definitely stay here again."…"

Reviewed on Oct 21, 2019

Knights Inn Nashville

Popular things to do in Nashville

Grand Ole Opry
Image for Grand Ole Opry

Grand Ole Opry

4.5/5(2,361 reviews)

The pride and joy of Nashville residents and hallowed ground for country music fans the world over.

Nissan Stadium
Image for Nissan Stadium

Nissan Stadium

4.5/5(1,134 reviews)

Catch an event at Nissan Stadium during your trip to Nashville. Experience the acclaimed art scene or attend a sporting event in this vibrant area.

Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum
Image for Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum

Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum

4.5/5(1,645 reviews)

You’re toes will be tappin’ in no time at this incredible country-music-history hoedown.

Parthenon
Image for Parthenon

Parthenon

4.5/5(1,513 reviews)

Just a short ride from Nashville’s downtown honky-tonks, a much-loved replica of Greece's most famous temple serves as the high altar to the city's cultural life.

Belle Meade Plantation
Image for Belle Meade Plantation

Belle Meade Plantation

4.5/5(589 reviews)

Civil War bullet holes, log cabins and fine wine; Southern history and style come to life at this historic plantation house.

The Hermitage
Image for The Hermitage

The Hermitage

4.5/5(463 reviews)

From a humble frontier cabin to a stately plantation house, this grand southern estate is a slice of early American history.

Top activities in Nashville

Country Music Hall of Fame® Tickets & Tour
Image for Country Music Hall of Fame® Tickets & Tour

Country Music Hall of Fame® Tickets & Tour

$26

Venture to the heart of country music, Nashville's Country Music Hall of Fame®, for an up-close look at legendary artists, lively exhibits, and soulful tunes. Whether you like bluegrass, Cajun, rockabilly, or honky-tonk, this self-guided tour explores a century of country music culture.

Grand Ole Opry Performance
Image for Grand Ole Opry Performance

Grand Ole Opry Performance

$55

For over 90 years, country's best have mesmerized audiences at the Opry, the show that made country music famous. Each Opry show features an array of performances by new stars, superstars and legends of country music as well as bluegrass, comedy and more.

General Jackson Showboat Lunch Cruise
Image for General Jackson Showboat Lunch Cruise

General Jackson Showboat Lunch Cruise

$84

Board the General Jackson Showboat for a cruise on 1 of the largest and grandest paddle-wheel riverboats in the country. Enjoy exciting live entertainment while savoring a scrumptious meal. As you head down the Cumberland River, take in the picturesque scenery.

Guided Pub Crawl Tour
Image for Guided Pub Crawl Tour

Guided Pub Crawl Tour

$15

Discover the magic of Music City in the most entertaining way possible—on a pub crawl that's full of trivia and anecdotes from Nashville's storied past. Absorb downtown Nashville's local flavor, visiting 4–5 lively watering holes, each with their own unforgettable personality.

Nashville Old Town Trolley Hop-On Hop-Off City Tour
Image for Nashville Old Town Trolley Hop-On Hop-Off City Tour

Nashville Old Town Trolley Hop-On Hop-Off City Tour

$44

Circle the sights of the country music capital of the world aboard a comfortable hop-on hop-off trolley that allows you to visit the city's famous landmarks at your own pace. Learn about music legends at the Country Music Hall of Fame, and tour the beautiful campus of Vanderbilt University.

Horse-Drawn Carriage Ride
Image for Horse-Drawn Carriage Ride

Horse-Drawn Carriage Ride

$25

Hop aboard our horse-drawn carriage at Broadway and 2nd Avenue near Hard Rock Cafe for a relaxing 20 minute tour of Nashville's famous Lower Broadway, famous for it's many music venues See Tootsie's World Famous Orchid Lounge, where Hank Williams and many other famous folks used to frequent and Honky Tonk Central, a three-story bar featuring pub eats and live country music all day.

Reviews of Nashville

4.5

Top Destination

5 - Excellent
4875
5 - Excellent 55.5682206770774%
4 - Good
3184
4 - Good 36.29317223298757%
3 - Okay
620
3 - Okay 7.067137809187279%
2 - Disappointing
69
2 - Disappointing 0.7865040465063262%
1 - Terrible
25
1 - Terrible 0.28496523424142256%

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

Oct 23, 2019

I love visiting Nashville!! I enjoy the people, eats, activities, and beauty that Nashville has to offer.

4/5 - Good

Verified traveler

Oct 22, 2019

Party city

3/5 - Okay

Scott

Oct 22, 2019

Nashville is a fun town, but we were surprised by how dirty the city was. There is a considerable homeless population as well. Though the two probably go hand in hand.

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

Oct 22, 2019

I was at a conference and didn't have a lot of time to spend in the city, next time.

5/5 - Excellent

MaLou

Oct 22, 2019

Great driving, many amenities close by. Lots of food options.

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

Oct 22, 2019

This is Music City! Great place to visit

Read travel guides and advice on visiting Nashville

Where to Find the Best Cheap Eats in Nashville
Image for Where to Find the Best Cheap Eats in Nashville

Where to Find the Best Cheap Eats in Nashville

Discovering the best cheap eats in Nashville.

Planning a Legendary Bachelor Party in Nashville
Image for Planning a Legendary Bachelor Party in Nashville

Planning a Legendary Bachelor Party in Nashville

Take your party to the next level in Nashville

The Complete Guide to Nashville Zoo
Image for The Complete Guide to Nashville Zoo

The Complete Guide to Nashville Zoo

Animal fun at Nashville Zoo

Other places like Nashville

Memphis
Image for Memphis
Memphis
Houston
Image for Houston
Houston
Cleveland
Image for Cleveland
Cleveland
Columbus
Image for Columbus
Columbus