The songwriting capital of the world, Nashville has long lived up to its nickname of "The Music City" with a vibrant live music scene. But music isn't the only thing that residents and tourists alike love about Nashville. In addition to the world-class Nashville hotels, the city is a hipster hotspot with an impressive sampling of art and culinary attractions. If this is your first visit to the South, Nashville is the perfect place to get started.
Out and About in Nashville
No music lover's visit to Nashville would be complete without a visit to the Grand Ole Opry. Nashville offers a lot in the way of music history, too. Stop by Nashville's Country Music Hall of Fame to see Elvis' piano, or stop by the Johnny Cash museum for a peek at their extensive collection of photos and memorabilia. Nashville locals also love their art, so check out the First Saturdays Art Walk and stroll through the downtown galleries. If you're keen on taking part in the city's arts and music scene, be sure to find one of the many Nashville hotel deals near downtown to make sure you're central to everything the city has to offer.
Eating and Drinking
In recent years, Nashville's culinary scene has begun to rival its music scene. Whether you're craving traditional Southern fare or want to get a taste of the local chefs' creativity, Nashville has a wide range of options that foodies will love. Follow the locals to spots like Tavern's for red velvet waffles, or Patterson House for speakeasy-style cocktails. Be sure to try hot chicken, a Nashville specialty that will wake up your taste buds.
Are you ready to head to Nashville and get a taste of the city that has inspired songwriters for years? Travelocity can help you book cheap hotels in Nashville, as well as find Nashville vacation packages, so you can spend more on delicious food, live music, and great entertainment while you're there.