Music City Tours & Places to See
Known as Music City, Nashville is not only the country-music capital of the world, but a growing tourist destination for architecture, restaurants, shopping, and more. Of course, Nashville may always be known best for great music and great whiskey. Sometimes called “a drinking town with a music problem,” the city has access to some of the best music and whiskey tours in the world. A Whiskey Trail Tour is a fantastic way to explore an incredible city.
Come see why Nashville has become one of the South’s most vibrant cities. Our Nashville visitors guide is will help you find out things to do in Nashville or find tours in the city that work for you.
Besides music, Tennessee is perhaps most famous for its whiskey, and distillery tours are the perfect way to sample all the best whiskey, bourbon, and spirits that Nashville has to offer. The most popular distillery tour in Nashville is, of course, the Jack Daniels Distillery tour in Lynchburg, TN. Other popular distilleries include Leiper’s Fork, H Clark Distillery, Pennington Distilling Co., Jug Creek Distillery, and so many more.
Distillery tour packages are available with Whiskey Trail Tour or create your own whiskey tour in Nashville and explore your favorite brands for yourself. A Jack Daniels Distillery tour from Nashville is one of the most popular tours available.
Hot chicken has become a rite of passage in Nashville. It’s more than just a trend, and there are plenty of spots to worth checking out in Nashville. Local favorites include the original chicken shack, Prince’s; Big Al’s Deli, a no-frills Southern diner; and, of course, the trendy tourist destination, Hattie B’s. Even with three locations in Nashville, expect long lines around the block at Hattie B’s.
The Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum is located in the heart of downtown Nashville. With 2.5 million artifacts, the museum is the world’s largest repository of country music memorabilia. Visitors will be immersed in the traditions and sounds of country music! Besides the galleries, The Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum also has a 776-seat CMA Theater, the Taylor Swift Education Center, and multi-purpose event rental spaces.
The Ryman Auditorium is a National Historic Landmark, and was home to the world famous Grand Ole Opry from 1943 to 1974. This isn’t just any music venue, this is hallowed ground. While the Opry has moved to a new space, it still holds shows at the Ryman in November, December, and January, billed as Opry at the Ryman. Ryman Auditorium remains open daily for tours and shows, all right in the heart of Music City.
Other music venues include the Grand Ole Opry House and downtown’s famed “Honky Tonky Row.” Nashville Music City Tours are available with Signature Transportation.
Located in Belle Meade, TN, the Belle Meade Plantation is a non-profit historic site that was first established in 1807. It was known as one of greatest thoroughbred stud farms in the United States, and today is a museum, winery, and event space. The Belle Meade is available for weddings and corporate events in Nashville. Mansion tours include a complimentary wine tasting and more.
We hope our Nashville guide will help you plan your best trip in this must-see city. Book Nashville tours, group shuttles, private rides and more.