Top Things to Do
Music and Entertainment
If cities had a soundtrack, Nashville’s would be a mix of music’s past, present, and future with cuts of country, bluegrass, rock, pop, Americana, gospel, classical, and blues, all blending in perfect harmony. For live music, click here
Curious to know where Elvis and Dolly Parton recorded their biggest hits or how a song is recorded? Learn about Nashville’s musical past and present at one of the city’s many music-themed attractions ranging from historic recording studios and backstage tours of world-famous music venues to one of America’s oldest working letterpress shops and even a bus tour serenaded by a local songwriter. For more information, click here.
Just ten miles east of downtown and seven miles north of the Nashville International Airport is Music Valley where world-class country music entertainment, family-friendly dining establishments, and bargain shopping can be found. This area is home to the Grand Ole Opry, Opry Mills shopping center, Gaylord Opryland Resort and Convention Center, SoundWaves, and some fantastic country-music themed attractions and restaurants. For more information, click here.
Family-friendly attractions run the gamut in Nashville from one-of-a-kind cars at Lane Motor Museum to the Taylor Swift Education Center at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum. What’s more? Several museums offer free admission for children and those of all ages can listen to live music for free along Honky Tonk Highway before 7pm most nights. For more information, click here.
Discover the spots that make Nashville the culinary destination it is today, including chef-driven restaurants and classic dining spots serving up hot chicken, barbecue, and meat & three. With more than 60 new restaurants this year, a one-of-a-kind culinary adventure awaits. For more information, click here.
Sports & Recreation
Fans in Music City are as passionate about their teams as they are about their music. Nashville is home to four professional sports teams and several NCAA Division I programs. If you would rather participate than sit on the sideline there’s plenty for you to do as well. Golf, standup paddleboarding, canoeing, and ziplining are just a few of the options to enjoy in Music City. For more information, click here.