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Filled with rich history in country music and southern hospitality, Nashville is as down-home and welcoming as it is authentic and unpretentious. But make no mistake: there's much more to Nashville than just cowboy boots and honky-tonks. Nashville has become a destination brimming with delicious southern cuisine, eclectic art, and a willingness to try almost anything. There is a palpable energy here fueled by an influx of young people and an increasingly creative vibe.
Of course, this is still Music City, home to hundreds of live music venues and the Country Music Hall of Fame. A visit to Nashville would not be complete without embracing this unique history and becoming acquainted with the music scene. From historic stage concerts to rickety dive bars, Nashville has it all. And of course, you'll want to check out a few other stops along the way; from historic slices of Americana to breweries, cafes, and art galleries, there's plenty of facets of Nashville that you may have not expected to find.
When it comes to cuisine, you'll be spoiled with choice from spicy hot chicken to mouthwatering barbecue to traditional southern cooking. But don't be mistaken, the Nashville dining scene also includes an abundance of innovative modern eateries serving artful dishes that would make any foodie swoon. When the day has turned into night and you're looking for a nightcap, you'll be treated to a host of cocktail bars, brewpubs, and endless outpost to enjoy some live music.
While you may expect Nashville's down-home goodness, what might surprise you is its stunning nature, vibrant nightlife, and historic architecture—and that's before the exploding dining scene, young population, and ever-expanding art scene. It's a fantastic place to duck away for a weekend, and just as marvelous a spot to hole up for a week or two. Whatever you’re looking for, chances are it won’t be too hard to find. So swing on down to Music City and see for yourself what makes Nashville such an amazing city.