Nashville is a melting pot for things to do because you can find live music from a variety of genres, delicious and diverse food, as well as culture and art from all over. Whether you’d like to go on a foodie-focused vacation, a musical getaway, or a lively weekend of bar-hopping, you’ll find everything you need right here in Music City, USA. But before you read on to learn more about Nashville culture, make sure to request access to our free Vacation Guide. It’s jam-packed with the top restaurants, honky tonks, live music venues, shopping centers, and more!
What Makes Nashville Culture So Rich and Vibrant
The Athens of the South
Before Music City earned its nickname, it was known as the ‘Athens of the South.’ That’s because, in the 1800s, it was home to so many universities, and it was also the first southern city to establish a public school system! You can also see a replica of The Parthenon, an iconic temple in Athens, when you visit Centennial Park! And, in October you can celebrate the Nashville Cultural Festival, also at Centennial Park for a day of diversity and fun activities. For more unique Nashville attractions, check out our Offbeat Nashville Guide!
The Starting Point for Music Legends
Music lovers have to explore the iconic music attractions spread throughout Davidson County. The Country Music Hall of Fame on Music Row is one of the top attractions that you should visit. There, you’ll learn about the rich history of the country music industry, your favorite musicians, and the songwriters behind some of the top hit songs. Some other legendary attractions include Ryman Auditorium or the Grand Ole Opry, two of the most prominent live music venues in Music City.
What’s a trip to the music capital of the United States without boot scootin’ your way around the most exciting Nashville honky tonks? For a wild night of partying, follow the neon lights and head to Honky Tonk Highway on Lower Broadway. It’s the best place to go dancing, drinking, and partying with your friends!
Laidback and Social
For a more laidback approach to socializing with your friends, try some of the best breweries in Nashville. A few that you might enjoy are Tennessee Brew Works or Jackalope Brewing Company.
Another laidback way to explore the city is by following your taste buds to the best restaurants in the area. Nashville is home to a fantastic foodie scene, where you can try delicious southern staples, trendy brunch spots, and of course Nashville hot chicken!
Stay Near the Action In the Best Nashville Vacation Rentals
The best place to stay in Nashville is in a luxury vacation rental near all of the best Nashville attractions. We offer a variety of trendy rentals with views of the Cumberland River, downtown Nashville, the Gulch, and more. That way, you can stay within walking distance of the best restaurants, bars, and popular Music City attractions, without the hassle of calling Ubers or driving to your next adventure. Check our availability, and start planning your trip today!