Nashville is the capital city of Tennessee and also known as Music City. Some of the most famous songs and albums were recorded in Nashville, and the city is proud to be the “County Music Capital of the World.” It also has become a popular bachelor/bachelorette and birthday party spot due to Broadway, which is bar after bar after bar. This has given Nashville the more cheesy nickname of “NashVegas.” Whether you like country music or not, you will appreciate the great live music, food, history, and culture of Music City.
Here are 10 things to do in Nashville:
- Grand Ole Opry: Any trip to Nashville is not complete without a stop at the Grand Ole Opry. Started as a radio show in the 1920s, country’s top artists still perform here. Take a tour to learn about its history and its role as putting Nashville on the map as the “Country Music Capital of the World.”
- The Parthenon: Located in Centennial Park, the Parthenon is exactly what it sounds like. It is the world’s only full-scale replica of the Parthenon in Greece. There is an art museum and gallery inside.
- Broadway: Bar after bar after bar after bar all with fantastic live music, drinks, and a good energy. You must experience this at least once during your trip, if only just hear some of the amazing bands.
- Country Music Hall of Fame: There are constantly changing exhibits here showcasing legends from past and present.
- John Seigenthaler Pedestrian Bridge: There are great views and great photo ops on this pedestrian-only bridge.
- Music Row: This historical district is where you can find record labels, recording studios, radio stations, and other entertainment-related businesses.
- Andrew Jackson’s Hermitage: Visit the home of Old Hickory and learn more about his life. There are tours of the plantation and beautiful grounds.
- Belle Meade Plantation: Featuring a 150 year old antebellum home and costumed tour guides, learn about the history of the Old South (both the good and the bad).
- Ryman Auditorium: A local favorite is Ryman Auditorium. You can catch a concert of take a tour of this beloved venue. It was originally built in 1892 as a gospel tabernacle.
- The Johnny Cash Museum: Opened in 2013, this museum is a must-see for any fans of The Man in Black. There are artifacts, memorabilia, costumes and more.
Have you been to Nashville before? What are your favorite things to do here?
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