Nashville

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Nashville

Home to rich country music heritage as well as a modern scene, “Music City USA” is the place for music-lovers to visit.

With Cannery Row's clubs hosting up-and-coming indie bands all the way to the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum and the famous acts that grace its stage, across Nashville you'll discover a vibrant musical culture. Head for the Ryman Auditorium, “The Mother Church of Country Music”, and you'll follow in the footsteps of Hank Williams, Johnny Cash and all the other towering legends of their genre who have played here. At the Grand Ole Opry, meanwhile, you can see the set of the longest running live radio show in the world.

Alongside these, you can visit many smaller venues dotted all around town, such as The Station Inn and The 5 Spot. There's also the charming little Bluebird Café where songwriters from around the world famously showcase their own original work.

On Music Row, you can admire stunning Victorian architecture housing recording studios and music publishing houses. Then stop off for country ham and eggs at the Loveless Cafe, or for hotcakes at The Pancake Pantry.

If you're in town in June, you'll find the city teeming as the CMA (Country Music Association) Music Festival takes place in Riverfront Park. This is when singers and musicians as well as hundreds of thousands of country devotees flock to Nashville from all over – it’s a great time to be in the city.

For something completely different to the music scene and the great southern food on offer in this part of the world, head out with the youngsters to the Adventure Science Center or Nashville Zoo for an activity-filled and educational day. Or head for The Parthenon where you'll find a full-scale replica of the Athenian monument which always dazzles crowds. Learn all about early American history as well as the life of the seventh president of the United States Andrew Jackson at The Hermitage. Also check out the beautiful gardens and insightful museum at Cheekwood Botanical Gardens and Museum of Art.

In Belle Meade, you can take a tour around the Greek-revival mansion and outbuildings of the historic Belle Meade Plantation, nowadays home to a thriving restaurant, winery and gallery space.

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Where to stay in Nashville

Hotel Preston
Hotel Preston
3.5 out of 5
733 Briley Pkwy, Nashville, TN
Fully refundableReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is AU$170 per night from 4 Oct. to 4 Oct.
Located near the airport, this family-friendly hotel is within 6 mi (10 km) of Lane Motor Museum, Wave Country and Two Rivers Golf Course. Tennessee Central ...
4.1/5Very Good! (2,170 reviews)
"Really nice hotel, rooms are spacious but not one picture on the wall. No decor. One of the room curtain wouldnt lift because of duck tape. But other than that the staff is friendly, airport shuttle got us where ww needed to be in a timly fashion."

Reviewed on 17 Sep. 2021

Hotel Preston
Sheraton Grand Nashville Downtown
Sheraton Grand Nashville Downtown
4 out of 5
623 Union St, Nashville, TN
The price is AU$303 per night from 28 Sep. to 28 Sep.
Located in Downtown Nashville, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Legislative Plaza, Nashville Municipal Auditorium and Schermerhorn Symphony Center. Music ...
4.2/5Very Good! (975 reviews)
"Very nice and clean. Great location, easy walk to downtown and Broadway. Parking is way too expensive, when added to the price of the room it is too much for more than 1 or 2 nights....too bad."

Reviewed on 22 Sep. 2021

Sheraton Grand Nashville Downtown
Gaylord Opryland Resort & Convention Center
Gaylord Opryland Resort & Convention Center
4 out of 5
2800 Opryland Drive, Nashville, TN
The price is AU$448 per night from 20 Oct. to 20 Oct.
Located in Donelson, this spa resort is within a 15-minute walk of Grand Ole Opry Museum and Grand Ole Opry. Cooter's Place and Nashville Toy Museum are also ...
4.3/5Excellent! (2,458 reviews)
"It is a beautiful place. So much to do right inside the complex that you don’t need to leave. Everything was right there. Rooms were very roomy and clean and comfortable"

Reviewed on 22 Sep. 2021

Gaylord Opryland Resort & Convention Center
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Sonesta Select Nashville Airport Suites
Sonesta Select Nashville Airport Suites
3 out of 5
1100 Airport Center Dr, Nashville, TN
The price is AU$177 per night from 30 Sep. to 30 Sep.
Located in Donelson, this aparthotel is 1.6 mi (2.6 km) from Larry Keeton Theater and within 6 miles (10 km) of Two Rivers Golf Course and Lane Motor Museum. ...
4.3/5Excellent! (1,495 reviews)
"Great spot"

Reviewed on 14 Sep. 2021

Sonesta Select Nashville Airport Suites
Mint House at the Reserve
Mint House at the Reserve
4 out of 5
301 Rosa L Parks Ave, Nashville, TN
Located in Downtown Nashville, this apartment building is within a 10-minute walk of War Memorial Auditorium and Nashville Municipal Auditorium. Music City Center ...
4.7/5Exceptional! (807 reviews)
"Liked the newness of the building. Lala was great, please give her a raise! I would make it more kid friendly with available cribs & possible play area."

Reviewed on 23 Sep. 2021

Mint House at the Reserve
Home2 Suites by Hilton Nashville Downtown Convention Center
Home2 Suites by Hilton Nashville Downtown Convention Center
3 out of 5
500 Rep John Lewis Way South, Nashville, TN
The price is AU$320 per night from 3 Oct. to 3 Oct.
Located in Downtown Nashville, this aparthotel is within a 10-minute walk of Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, Music City Center and Nashville Broadway. ...
4.6/5Wonderful! (586 reviews)
"The hotel has so much to offer. Polite and friendly staff, wonderful breakfast, clean and spacious rooms. I highly recommend this hotel and would definitely stay here again."

Reviewed on 21 Sep. 2021

Home2 Suites by Hilton Nashville Downtown Convention Center
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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