November 14, 2023

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9 Must-Do Experiences in Nashville

Nashville, Tennessee, often referred to as “Music City, USA,” is a vibrant and diverse city that offers a unique blend of rich history, musical heritage, and modern attractions. Whether you’re a music enthusiast, a foodie, or someone who appreciates Southern hospitality, Nashville has something to offer for everyone. In this blog, we’ll explore the ten best things to do in Nashville, ensuring you make the most of your visit to this iconic American city.

1. The Grand Ole Opry: A Musical Pilgrimage

No visit to Nashville is complete without experiencing the magic of the Grand Ole Opry. Established in 1925, the Grand Ole Opry is a weekly country music stage concert that has become a symbol of Nashville’s music scene. The venue has hosted legendary performers, from Hank Williams to Dolly Parton and Johnny Cash. Attend a live show for an unforgettable night of country, bluegrass, and gospel music.

2. Ryman Auditorium: The Mother Church of Country Music

Known as the “Mother Church of Country Music,” the Ryman Auditorium is another must-visit destination for music lovers. This historic venue has hosted some of the most iconic performances in country music history. Take a guided tour to learn about the Ryman’s rich past and catch a live show to experience the incredible acoustics that have made it a favorite among musicians and fans alike.

3. Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum: A Journey Through Music History

Delve into the history of country music at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum. This iconic institution showcases the evolution of this genre, featuring exhibits on legendary artists, memorabilia, and interactive displays. From Elvis Presley’s “solid gold” Cadillac to Taylor Swift’s handwritten lyrics, the museum is a treasure trove of musical history that appeals to fans of all ages.

4. Broadway Honky-Tonk Crawl: Music and Fun on Lower Broadway

Lower Broadway, also known as the Honky-Tonk Highway, is the heart of Nashville’s entertainment district. This vibrant area is lined with honky-tonks and bars, each featuring live music and a lively atmosphere. Take a stroll down Broadway, pop into some famous honky-tonks like Tootsie’s Orchid Lounge or Robert’s Western World, and enjoy the eclectic mix of country, rock, and blues music.

5. The Parthenon in Centennial Park: A Glimpse of Ancient Greece

For a unique cultural experience, visit the Parthenon in Centennial Park. This full-scale replica of the original Parthenon in Athens stands as a testament to Nashville’s nickname as the “Athens of the South.” Explore the art gallery inside, featuring works by 19th- and 20th-century American painters, and stroll through the beautiful surrounding park.

6. Nashville Hot Chicken: A Culinary Must-Eat

Nashville is renowned for its hot chicken, a spicy fried chicken dish that has become a culinary sensation. Head to Hattie B’s Hot Chicken or Prince’s Hot Chicken Shack to savor this local specialty. Be prepared for the heat – hot chicken is a fiery delight that’s not for the faint of heart. Pair it with traditional sides like coleslaw and pickles for the full experience.

7. The Gulch: Trendy Shopping and Dining

For those looking to explore Nashville’s modern and trendy side, The Gulch is the place to be. This upscale neighborhood is filled with stylish boutiques, art galleries, and a diverse range of dining options. Take a leisurely stroll through the streets, shop for unique finds, and indulge in delicious cuisine at one of the many hip restaurants that line the area.

8. Pedal Tavern: A Rolling Party Experience

Wrap up your Nashville adventure with a unique and lively experience aboard a Pedal Tavern. Gather a group of friends and pedal your way through the city streets while enjoying your favorite beverages. With a guide steering the tavern, you can take in the sights, sounds, and flavors of Nashville in a fun and interactive way.

9. Stay at an Unwind Luxury Vacation property

No stay in Nashville is complete without staying in one of our luxury, modern condos in The Gulch. 

Furnished and styled by a top celebrity designer, these luxury properties have incredible views of downtown Nashville with just a few minutes walk into the Gulch and a 3 minute Uber from the Broadway entertainment. You can’t go wrong with this location! Amazing style and design throughout these vibrant, fun, exciting homes. We own and operate 8 units that are next to each other. Perfect for multiple families looking to travel together. Custom kitchens with professional appliances, designer spa-like baths with Italian tile and faucets, incredible lighting, soaring ceilings, unique and beautiful wall treatments, and rooftop decks with 360 degrees views of downtown make this the perfect choice for your next group trip or work getaway to Music city. 

What Will You Do in Nashville?

Nashville offers a diverse range of activities that cater to various interests. From immersing yourself in the rich musical heritage to savoring spicy hot chicken and exploring historic plantations, Nashville provides a memorable experience for every type of traveler. So, pack your bags, put on your cowboy boots, and get ready to soak in the charm of Music City, USA.

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