Nashville is the home to country music, and full of life and culture. It has everything from music, to art, to sports, to history and so much more. No matter if you’re there for a girls trip, family vacation or a couple’s weekend getaway, there is something for everyone to enoy!
Country Music Hall of Fame & Museum
Come visit this iconic museum and marvel at country music’s greatest. The first inductee was back in 1961, and country music legends have been flooding the ist since. This 350 thousand square foot campus features a variety of galleries, retail, event space, performance space, and so much more. Plan your visit today!
See a Predators Game
If you happen t be in Nashville during hockey season, seeing a Predators game is a must! Come enjoy a fast-paced change of scenery for a NHL game. If you miss hockey season you’re still in luck. Bridgestone Arena, situated on Broadway Street, hosts a variety of concerts and events during the offseason!
Grand Ole Opry
The stage that made country music famous. The Grand Ole Opry has been the home to the growth and progression of country music. Started back in 1925 with the first live broadcast, to now, a widely sought-after stage for all country music performers. There are several ways to take in and appreciate country music history; see a show on the Opry stage, tour the Opry House, and more! Even from home, you can listen to or watch a performance on the radio or television.
The Ryman Auditorium
The Ryman is another crucial icon in country music history. The auditorium was home to the Grand Ole Opry from 1943 to 1974, but making history even before then, as far back as 1885. Known for its acoustics and sound, the Ryman is widely known as one of, if not the best, music hall in the country. Aside from a museum that commemorates important history, the Ryman still acts as a functioning music hall that hosts performances across many genres.
Bar Hopping on Broadway
Whether you’re in Nashville with the girls or on a couple’s getaway, Broadway street can’t be missed. Get a real feel for Nashville by bar-hopping on Broadway. Follow the neon signs and the live music flooding to the streets to experience Nashville nightlife at it’s finest!
Centennial Park and the Parthenon
This 130+ acre park sits on the west side of town and has a variety of can’t miss features. One of the park’s most iconic features is the Parthenon. This structure was built in 1897 to replicate the Parthenon of Athens, Greece. Inside it features a 42-foot tall statue of Athena, as well as a number of paintings and art displays. The park also features a one-mile walking trail, the Centennial Art Center, different historical monuments, sports and event venues, and more!
Take a Picture in Front of the Wings
The WhatLiftsYou Wings Mural in the Gulch is the perfect Instagram worthy spot. Kelsey Montague is the artist behind the famous wings and has done various murals all over the world (no, really… check this map out). Find the wings here: 302 11th Ave S, Nashville, TN 37203 but don’t be surprised if you have to wait in line for a photo-op.
Cheekwood Estate and Gardens
Cheekwood was once a family home, but today it serves as a botanical garden and museum. The 55-acre property is home to an expansive botanical garden with a large variety of specialized gardens within, including the Howe Garden and Herb Study Garden. Inside the estate is a family collected art display featuring pieces across many different respects. This property also features seasonal exhibits and activities that anyone is sure to love!