Nashville Vacation Guide & Visitor Information

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Nashville is the perfect destination for all kinds of visitors. Music lovers. history buffs. Southern lovers. sports enthusiasts and nature lovers all will find a wealth of things to see and do. Country music lovers are in for a treat with Nashville being the Country Music capitol of the world. Have fun searching through the past or getting close to the Country Music stars of the present. If you are looking for a relaxing getaway or plenty to do, you will surely find it here. There’s something for everyone year-round in Nashville.

Nashville, Tennessee Travel & Visitors Guide

Nashville has many attractions and activities to keep you busy while you are here. You can hike, bike, golf, go for a balloon ride and take tours guiding you through the history of country music. You can also view homes of current stars including Joe Diffie, Bryan White, Brooks & Dunn, Lorrie Morgan, George Jones, Reba McEntire, Faith Hill and Tim McGraw, Alan Jackson, Marty Stuart, Dolly Parton and more. You will also find tons of historic sites from the Civil War dating back to the 1700s.

Whether you’re on a budget or not, you should be able to find affordable accommodations in Nashville at any time of the year. All About’s online reservations system offers many hotels & resorts to choose from with discounted rates. You can view individual hotel web pages with pictures and information. Check rates, availability and make secure online reservations. All About Nashville also offers the guaranteed lowest rates on car rentals anywhere in the city from major companies like Budget & Thrifty. Our online services are easy to use and very secure. We provide quality service to all of our customers.

While visiting Nashville you’ll never go hungry for quality food or shopping. Nashville offers lots of great restaurants that will please anyone’s appetite. Restaurants serving Italian, French, American, and Seafood can all be found close by. Don’t miss a chance to dine where your favorite country music stars do. If shopping is what you are looking for you are in luck. Nashville has everything from your department store chain to The Nashville Antique Mall. Shopping here is great for everyday items as well as the special gift items you are looking for.

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What to See & Do in Nashville

Nashville is packed with things to see and do. There is everything from scenic walks on nature trails to exciting trips to visit some of country music’s biggest stars. Whatever your reason for visiting Nashville we are sure you will find what you are looking for. Below we have put together a sample of what Nashville has to offer. Please feel free to look around and don’t forget to browse our site for other information about Nashville we have assembled just for you.

Nashville Attractions & Activities

Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum – (4 Music Sq. E, tel. 615/255-5333) highlights the careers of country’s biggest stars. Included in the price of the ticket is admission to the legendary RCA Studio B, a few blocks away, where Elvis, Dolly Parton, and other greats once recorded.

Jack Daniel Distillery – Jack Daniel Distillery is the oldest registered distillery in the United States and is on the National Register of Historic Places. Visitors receive personally guided tours of the distillery and observe the famous whiskey-making process. Admission: free. Gift shop credit cards accepted: American Express, MasterCard, Visa. Hours: daily 8 am-4 pm (CST); closed Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, Christmas, New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day. Minimum time: 1 hour. International Services: multilingual brochures available. Restrooms. Partial Disabled access. Free parking. Directions: 26 miles from I-24. Group contact: Roger E. Brashears, Jr. Lynchburg, TN (615) 759-6180

Fort Donelson National Battlefield – This important 1862 Civil War battle opened the Cumberland and Tennessee rivers to Union infiltration with the fort’s surrender and marked the beginning of Gen. Ulysses S. Grant’s march to victory.

James K. Polk Home – From this home, built by his parents in 1816, 11th President James K. Polk began his legal and political career. It contains portraits, china, silver and furniture used by the Polks in the White House.

The District – Nashville’s historic 2nd Avenue business district (at Church St.), is home to a number of 19th-century buildings that have been handsomely restored and converted into restaurants, clubs, boutiques, offices, and residences.

Fort Nashborough – (170 1st Ave. N), a replica of the crude log fort built in 1779 by Nashville’s first settlers, overlooks the river downtown.
“Grand Ole Opry,” – part of Opryland since 1974, is an institution. Each weekend top stars perform at the nation’s oldest continuous radio show, which is broadcast from the world’s largest broadcast studio (it seats 4,424). (615) 889-3060

The Parthenon – 2 mi west of downtown in Centennial Park, is an exact copy of the Athenian original and is now used as an art gallery. Athena Parthenos is a 42-foot copy of a statue in the original Parthenon and the tallest indoor statue in the Western Hemisphere. West End and 25th Aves. (615) 862-8431

Ryman Auditorium and Museum – the home of the “Grand Ole Opry” from 1943 to 1974, is a shrine for die-hard fans. The Ryman was recently renovated and once again hosts performances. (615) 254-1445

State Capitol – a Greek Revival building in a park along Charlotte Avenue, was designed by noted Philadelphia architect William Strickland. He is interred here along with the 11th U.S. president, James K. Polk, and his wife. (615) 741-2692

Tennessee State Museum – displays more than 6,000 artifacts tracing the history of life in Tennessee. James K. Polk Office Bldg., 505 Deaderick St., (615) 741-2692
Union Station Hotel – Built-in 1900, this National Historic Landmark reopened its doors in 1986 not as the architecturally Romanesque-influenced train station, but as Nashville’s most extraordinary hotel, welcoming its contemporary guests with an uncompromising commitment to service and comfort with every modern convenience you have come to expect.

The Wildhorse Saloon – is a complete live entertainment experience, showcasing performances from all areas of the music spectrum from country music’s new acts – the Dixie Chicks, Jo Dee Messina, The Kinleys and Wade Hayes – to the traditionalists and the heritage of the Grand Ole Opry – Marty Stuart, Brenda Lee, George Jones and Waylon Jennings.

Where to Eat in Nashville

If you expect Nashville dining to be all fixings and grits, you’re in for a surprise. Along with the popular diners serving meat and three kinds of vegetables, you will find some of Tennessee’s most sophisticated restaurants, thanks in no small part to the city’s rich mix of politics, country music, conventions, and business. Although some of its best restaurants have been around for decades, Nashville is notorious for restaurants that open with a splash and close with a fizzle-often just a year later.

Where to Stay in Nashville

Nashville offers hotels, resorts, motels, and inns for almost any budget. Whether you need a room in downtown or near Hickory Hollow, the selection is enormous. By clicking on the “Nashville Accommodations” link below, you can view a variety of accommodations in different areas of Nashville. View individual hotel location maps and information. Check rates, availability and make secure online reservations and save.

Nightlife in Nashville

Nashville has everything you are looking for including lots of country music. After a day at the sites or attractions, you may want to relax at one of Nashville’s many blues or jazz clubs. You have more energy! Visit night clubs ranging from hard rock to the blues for a night of dancing and entertainment. Concerts, comedy, and live entertainment are also on the menu for visitors who need to finish their day with a smile. No matter what you are looking for when the sun goes down, Nashville is sure to satisfy.

Golf Courses in Nashville

Looking for a game of golf? Nashville has many courses to choose from. These courses designed by some of the greatest minds in golf today are sure to offer everything for every skill level. If you are a beginner or an advanced player you will enjoy your golf vacation in Nashville. Below we have outlined some of the local courses for you to browse through. Please feel free to look around and don’t forget to check out our online reservation service for your hotel and car rental needs. Enjoy!

Shopping in Nashville

Shopping in Nashville offers a multitude of opportunities. High fashion shopping centers portray glamour, while the practical gift shopper may prefer a regional mall that has it all. There is no shortage of the unique as you stroll down historic town centers filled with handsome antiques, explore one of a kind anti-malls, the hottest apparel or the latest western outfit. Below we have given you a sample of what is available in Nashville.