Buzzing with college students and country music VIPs, Nashville is a city with a long history and a rapid rate of expansion, resulting in an ever-expanding number of hot spot eateries and cool new hotels. Now more than ever, Nashville is more than just “Music City.” It is a blossoming cultural hub: a meeting point between North and South.
Perfect forFamilies | Foodies
When to goMarch-May | September-November
Ideal length of stay1-2 Nights
Designing Your Journey
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2 Days: Essential Nashville
The obvious sights are music-related, but Nashville also boasts excellent parks for outdoor activities, a wonderful art gallery and a number of mini-neighborhoods ideal for exploring. Here is just one example of what our destination experts can create for you.
Satisfy your early-morning cravings at classics like Pancake Pantry or Marché. Walk around Vanderbilt’s campus and do a little shopping in the nearby Hillsboro Village, then visit the Frist Center for Visual Arts. Then, get a sense of Music City by driving around (fun neighborhoods include Green Hills, The Gulch, Germantown and East Nashville), and make sure to swing by the Country Music Hall of Fame. Enjoy dinner at one of Nashville hot spot eateries, and afterwards, hit the honky-tonk bars on Broadway for karaoke and dancing.
Begin the day with a tour of Belle Meade Plantation or Cheekwood Botanical Garden & Museum of Art, both of which are a 15-minute drive from downtown Nashville. Then, head to the lively 12 South neighborhood for lunch and ice cream at Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams. This area also boasts some lovely boutiques, so after eating, browse the shops, including Imogene + Willie, Draper James, White’s Mercantile, Cadeau and Savant. After shopping, head to your hotel to change before a show at the Ryman Auditorium or the Bluebird Café.
After breakfast at a Nashville classic, spend an optional additional day in the city visiting Franklin, a charming nearby town that has some lovely shops and restaurants. The drive there is particularly beautiful.
Where To Stay
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The Hermitage Hotel
Named in honor of President Andrew Jackson’s nearby home, this grand Beaux Arts option continues to be Nashville’s most historic and upscale hotel option.
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The Hutton Hotel
Set between downtown Nashville and Vanderbilt University, this hotel is conveniently located and offers a modern design.
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