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NashvilleUnited States of America

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.

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.

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Where to stay in Nashville

Downtown Nashville which includes a city, a sunset and boating

Downtown Nashville

4/5Very Good!(5,801 area 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.

Downtown Nashville
Nashville

Music Row

4.5/5Wonderful!(660 area reviews)

The fantastic nightlife and great live music are just a few highlights of Music Row. Make a stop by Nashville Broadway or Upper Room while you're exploring the area.

Music Row
West End showing signage and a city

West End

4.5/5Wonderful!(1,103 area 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.

West End
Opryland Hotel Gardens which includes a river or creek, interior views and boating

Donelson

4/5Very Good!(3,007 area reviews)

Donelson is known for its popular shops, and with sights like Opry Mills and Grand Ole Opry, you won't get bored spending a day wandering around this part of Nashville.

Donelson
Nashville featuring a city and night scenes

The District

The abundant dining options and live music are top of the list for many visitors to The District. A stop by Johnny Cash Museum or Ryman Auditorium might round out your trip.

The District
Cheekwood Botanical Gardens and Museum of Art which includes landscape views and a park

Bellevue

4/5Very Good!(229 area reviews)

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

Bellevue

Top Hotels in Nashville

Comfort Inn Downtown Nashville-Vanderbilt
Comfort Inn Downtown Nashville-Vanderbilt
3 out of 5
1501 Demonbreun St, Nashville, TN
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is $63 per night from Nov 1 to Nov 2

Located in Downtown Nashville, this hotel is steps from Hank Williams Jr. Museum and Nashville Broadway. Vanderbilt University and Bridgestone Arena are also ...

3.7/5Good! (1,951 reviews)

"Breakfast very limited. Room size a bit small, walking distance to Down town"…"

Reviewed on Oct 27, 2020

Comfort Inn Downtown Nashville-Vanderbilt
Gaylord Opryland Resort & Convention Center
Gaylord Opryland Resort & Convention Center
4 out of 5
2800 Opryland Drive, Nashville, TN
Free Cancellation
The price is $167 per night from Nov 1 to Nov 2

Located in Donelson, this spa resort is within a 15-minute walk of Grand Ole Opry Museum, Grand Ole Opry, and Cooter's Place. Opry Mills is 1.1 mi (1.7 km) ...

4.2/5Excellent! (2,307 reviews)

"Covid forced over half of their amenities to be closed. Still, I would prefer more affordable, more variety places to shop. The shops were high priced and lacking."…"

Reviewed on Oct 27, 2020

Gaylord Opryland Resort & Convention Center
Hilton Garden Inn Nashville - Vanderbilt
Hilton Garden Inn Nashville - Vanderbilt
3 out of 5
1715 Broadway, Nashville, TN
The price is $84 per night from Oct 30 to Oct 31

Located in Music Row, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Nashville Broadway and Vanderbilt University. Bridgestone Arena and Ryman Auditorium are also ...

4.2/5Excellent! (922 reviews)

"The shuttle service was very useful and the drivers were very friendly and accommodating."…"

Reviewed on Oct 19, 2020

Hilton Garden Inn Nashville - Vanderbilt
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.

Vacation Rentals in Nashville

SpringHill Suites By Marriott Nashville Airport
SpringHill Suites By Marriott Nashville Airport
3 out of 5
1100 Airport Center Dr, Nashville, TN
The price is $76 per night from Nov 3 to Nov 4

Located in Donelson, this aparthotel is 1.6 mi (2.6 km) from Larry Keeton Theater and within 6 mi (10 km) of Two Rivers Golf Course and Lane Motor Museum. Wave ...

4.4/5Excellent! (1,251 reviews)

"The property was very nice and my room was very clean!"…"

Reviewed on Oct 5, 2020

SpringHill Suites By Marriott Nashville Airport
The Guild in The Gulch
The Guild in The Gulch
4 out of 5
320 11th Ave S, Nashville, TN
The price is $109 per night from Nov 2 to Nov 3

Located in Downtown Nashville, this apartment building is within 1 mi (2 km) of Music City Center, Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, and Ryman Auditorium. ...

4.2/5Very Good! (108 reviews)
reat Stay

"Great experience. When we arrived there was a strong smell of cleaning products which we found to be welcome and comforting to put our minds at ease with Covid."…"

Reviewed on Jun 29, 2020

The Guild in The Gulch
Mint House at the Reserve
Mint House at the Reserve
4 out of 5
301 Rosa L Parks Ave, Nashville, TN
The price is $160 per night from Oct 30 to Oct 31

Located in Downtown Nashville, this apartment building is within a 5-minute walk of War Memorial Auditorium, Nashville Broadway, and Tennessee State Capitol. ...

4.7/5Exceptional! (685 reviews)

"I stayed in Nashville prior at other high end hotels. When booking this trip...did not expect our room to look like a condo. Wow! I was expressed!"…"

Reviewed on Oct 17, 2020

Mint House at the Reserve
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.

Getting around Nashville

You will definitely find it easiest to get around Nashville with a car, so seriously consider renting one if you can. Do note, though, that alternatives are available, although they certainly won’t be as convenient. The public bus system covers most of the key areas of the city and will get you to and from the airport. Taxis are another option. Book one or hail one of the many in the city center. Visit the Nashville Metropolitan Transit Authority website. Browse Nashville rental cars.

Best time to visit

The best time to visit Nashville depends on your priorities. The weather is at its most pleasant in spring and fall, and prices for accommodations may be lower then, too. However, the peak season of summer sees the city come alive with a range of festivals and cultural events worth braving the heat for. Just make sure you come prepared for sizzling temperatures, sometimes even as high as 90 F (32 C).

Popular places to visit in Nashville

Top things to do in Nashville

Reviews of Nashville

4.5

Top Destination

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4/5 - Good

Verified traveler

Jun 7, 2020

We only stayed one night and didn't really go anywhere, but I did like the hotel's location near Vanderbilt. I knew there would be coffee and food within walking distance if needed.

4/5 - Good

Verified traveler

Jun 7, 2020

We visited both Vanderbilt and Belmont colleges, beautiful campuses making choosing a college more difficult.

3/5 - Okay

Verified traveler

Jun 3, 2020

I'm just floored with this hotel.

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

Jun 2, 2020

Love all the new construction and all the city had to offer

4/5 - Good

Verified traveler

Jun 2, 2020

We loved Broadway. Unfortunately our good time was spoiled by the rioting. Very disappointing. I know that's not the city's fault. The cops responded very well.

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

Jun 2, 2020

Nashville is expensive. Don't forget your wallet. The city is warm, friendly and full of fun and FULL of traffic! I lived in the Bay Area of California for many years and the Nashville traffic is worse.

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