Nashville aka Music City is a top group getaway destination. The Tennessee city is home to great food, great music, and heaps of country music history. This metropolitan city isn’t just for honky-tonks and line dancing as it’s home to fantastic cocktail selections, specialty southern food, and a unique vibe all their own. So if you’re planning a trip to Nashville soon, I’ve got you covered. Welcome to Country Music Capitol Y’all!
For the budget-friendly, check into Hotel Indigo. This funky hotel is conveniently located near the major downtown attractions. Clean, neat, and charming with a great location and price hard to beat.
If you have a little more wiggle room in your travel budget go ahead and check into the Union Station Hotel. A renovated 1900s train station, this hotel has a unique history. The building served as a train hub for much of the 20th-century and was designated a National Historic Landmark in 1977. It was then transformed into the Union Station Hotel, still highlighting the details of this once historic train station.
For those of you wanting to ‘Treat Yo’Self’ then feel free to stay in Thompson Nashville. Set within one of the city’s trendiest neighborhoods, the Thompson Nashville is a modern boutique hotel. With a rooftop bar and restaurants aplenty, this hotel mixes the city’s musical heritage with Southern influences and contemporary design.
The Pharmacy Burgers Parlor & Beer Garden– With a fun and lively atmosphere and exceptional burgers this place is a Nashville hot spot for quality food. This quaint restaurant offers a wide selection of beer and a fully loaded burger menu so be prepared to leave fully satisfied.
Pinewood Social– a trendy hangout spot, that offers a creative twist to American cuisine. Part coffee shop and part cocktail bar, Pinewood is home to a bowling alley, bocce courts, and two swimming pools with a poolside Airstream trailer turned food truck.
Pancake Pantry– Known for Nashville’s best pancakes, the Pancake Pantry is the place to go for a great breakfast.The fluffy pancakes, in its variety of forms on the menu, are the main attraction. A local staple, the namesake dish has locals and tourists alike gathering for a taste of these delectable flapjacks.
Biscuit Love– Though this brunch spot has just recently opened in 2015, it already has a huge following. It has quickly become a Nashville favorite thanks to their biscuit breakfasts, homemade preservatives, and a neon Nashville sign stretching the length of one wall.
Blue Bird Cafe– A small music club that seats about 90 people, it’s known for its intimate setting where composers and artists perform original acoustic music. Recently famous for its appearance on the hit drama Nashville, make sure to check the schedule and purchase tickets ahead of time.
Grand Ole Opry– Also known as “The show that made country music famous”. Essential to Nashville’s country music roots, The Grand Ole Opry is a weekly country music stage concert that started in 1952 as a one-hour radio show. It’s the longest-running radio show in US broadcast history. If in Nashville make sure to secure some tickets to this one of kind show. The show takes place at the Grand Ole Opry except during a 3-month winter forway where it transfers back to the Ryman Auditorium.
Honky Tonk Highway– Sitting on the corner of Fifth and Broadway lies the infamous “Honky Tonk Highway,” a stretch of bars known for their atmosphere and music. During the day it’s family friendly but after 9:00 pm it’s 21 and up. With no cover charge enjoy this row of festive Honky Tonks pumping live music into the streets from 10 am to 3 am.
Ryman Auditorium– Also known as “the Mother Church of Country Music”, once an old church it was transformed into an auditorium and hosted the Grand Ole Opry from 1943- 1974. It still hosts the famous show during the winter months for Opry at the Ryman honoring the auditoriums contribution to the show. Take a tour and roam down the hallways that have seen so much history.
Things To Do
Country Music Hall of Fame– Home to the one of the world’s largest popular music research centers and the world’s largest repository of country music artifacts, this museum is a must visit during your stay at Nashville. Peruse the plaques dedicated to country music’s finest from Patsy Cline to Johnny Cash, and visit one of the world’s most influential recording studios and a Music Row Landmark, Studio B.
Parthenon– No not the Greek one, but probably the next closest thing. Among all of Nashville’s nicknames, it is also known as “The Athens of the south”, which makes perfect sense for this full-scale replica of the Parthenon found in Athens, Greece to be built here. Although the Parthenon was only meant to be temporarily built for the Tennessee Centennial Exposition in 1897 it has since become a beloved attraction and still stands tall in the center of Centennial Park.
Johnny Cash Museum– Uncover the enigma behind The Man in Black with a visit to this Museum. The museum, which opened in April 2013, boasts the world’s largest collection of artifacts and memorabilia dedicated to the late country crooner.