Nashville is at the center of several interstate highways, including I-65 (north-south), I-40 (east-west), and I-24 (northwest-southeast).
It's the traditional
home of American
country music, Nashville - a.k.a. "Music City"
Grand Ole Opry
and the Country
Music Hall of Fame are top destinations for country music
fans, the city offers other attractions for any musical taste
with live performances of rap, rock and folk in its
lively bars and neighborhood clubs.
For a trip
back in time to the town's plantation-era Southern roots, also
don't miss a trip to The Hermitage, Andrew Jackson's Nashville
For more of the city's artistic and cultural highlights, a visit to The Parthenon provides a full-scale replica of the Athenian original.
For a modern architectural wonder, a visit to the Opryland Resort should also be on any Nashville tourist's must-see list. The tour includes a faux town square (complete with a faux river and waterfall) -- all covered by a giant, climate-controlled glass atrium. And, in a word: awesome.
Finally, don't leave town without paying homage to the gods and goddesses of country music (Dolly Parton, Alan Jackson or Taylor Swift, among many others) with a tour of the mansions and condos they call home when performing in Nashville.
DID YOU KNOW? Nashville Travel Fun Facts
Gaga for Goo-Goo.
• Don't leave Nashville without sampling a Goo Goo Cluster candy bar, a Nashville favorite since 1901 combining peanuts, caramel, marshmallow and milk chocolate.
• Fans can pay homage to legendary country music star Chet Atkins at a bronze sculpture of the recording star which stands at Fifth Avenue North and Union Street.
• The famous bar scene in Printers Alley began during 1930's prohibition when local printers sold boot-legged whisky from their basements. When alcohol once again became legal, the bars remained.
• The Maxwell House Hotel in Nasville (destroyed by fire in 1961), was the original home of America's favorite brew, Maxwell House Coffee. The famous tagline was created by President Teddy Roosevelt who proclaimed the hotel's coffee "good to the last drop" during a stay at the hotel in the early 20th century.
Nashville on the Web:
Around the Web, check out more information on "The Athens of the South" including photos, maps, and expert travel guides with suggestions on top hotels, restaurants, bars, and shopping, as well as other top cultural sites and historic Nashville landmarks ....
Visitor Tourist Information
- The official site of the city's convention and visitors bureau
with a complete travel planner including hotel directory &
online reservations, restaurant listings, directions to top attractions
& historic landmarks, music & event calendars, maps &
travel guide - Wikitravel
- Comprehensive advice & information on top attractions and
getting around, with suggested hotels, bars & restaurants
by price range, plus practical safety tips, photos.