Nashville is famous for its country music, and rightly so, and there’s a lot of other things to enjoy in the city, from top notch restaurants to a full-sized Parthenon replica, as well as the vibrant music scene. If you’re in for a day stay and don’t know what to do, consult our nifty guide.
Your Nashville Day Stay Suggestions
Food – Before satisfying one’s ears, sate your stomach at Nashville’s wide array of restaurants. Amongst the best are Skull’s Rainbow Room, a speakeasy-style lounge, American restaurant Gray & Dudley, and Koto Sushi Bar. In addition, there are more American, Japanese, Thai, Indian and other restaurants to explore.
Music – Nashville’s most famous export is its music, and the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum is a great place to learn more about American music history through interactive exhibits. The Ryman Auditorium is the iconic home of the Grand Ole Opry live radio show, as well as a music venue that hosts a variety of concerts. For those who prefer cosier establishments, there are plenty of live music bars in which to relax with glass in hand and music in your ears.
History – Fort Nashborough, a 1780-style log cabin outpost the site of which dates back to Nashville’s founding, is located on the riverside. The city is also home to Fort Negley Park, which includes the ruins of a Civil War era fort and is a good place for a leisurely stroll.
The Parthenon – A full-scale replica of the Athenian Parthenon rises in the middle of Centennial Park. Stunning in itself, the Parthenon is also home to American galleries and nicely situated close to Lake Watauga.
Six Intriguing Nashville Facts
Nashville is the capital and biggest city in Tennessee.
The city is named after Francis Nash, a general in the American Revolutionary War, and was founded in 1779.
Nashville is home to the USA’s largest Kurdish community.
The city’s AT&T Tower is also known as the Batman Building.
Nashville has been a major music center for decades, earning it the nickname “Music City”.
The city’s Grand Ole Opry is the world’s oldest (running) live radio show.