Nashville Visitor's Guide
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Music City Tours & Things to do in Nashville
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.
Nashville Distillery Tours
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.
Country Music Hall of Fame
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.
Ryman Auditorium and Museum
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.
Belle Meade Plantation
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.
From plantations to the Grand Ole Opry, the city is filled with amazing landmarks and sights to see. Find out more about the most popular landmarks in Nashville.
Opry Mills one of the most popular places to shop or entertain in Nashville. It’s Tennessee’s largest outlet shopping center and has more than 200 retailers. Stores at outlet stores at Opry Mills include Polo Ralph Lauren Factory Store, Forever 21, Gap Factory Store, H&M, Off 5th Saks Fifth Avenue, Nike Factory Store, and Old Navy Outlet Store. Looking for more than great shops? Opry Mills also has entertainment options like Madame Tussauds and The Escape Game. Maybe, that’s why Opry Mills is both so popular with locals and tourists alike.
Looking for more places to shop? Learn more about shopping in Nashville.
The Omni Hotel is a favorite place to stay in downtown Nashville. It’s an upscale hotel with more than a little Southern hospitality. Attached to the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, the Omni Nashville Hotel is a modern, world-class hotel with amenities including a spa and a rooftop outdoor pool. The Omni also has 80,000 sq ft of meeting space perfect for conferences and weddings.
Our Nashville hotel guide is the perfect place to start your hotel search.
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.
Nashville is becoming more and more of a food city with a range of great options available. Find out more about the best Eats & Treats in Nashville.