Things to Do in Nashville
There are more than 130 venues and music-focused attractions around Music City, so it's easy to understand how Nashville got its name. Head to Tootsie's Orchid Lounge for the quintessential honky-tonk experience or The Bluebird Cafe to see burgeoning country stars. To see the former stomping grounds of legends like Johnny Cash, swing by Ryman Auditorium. Be sure to visit the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum to learn all about the tradition and evolution of the music genre. This institution houses the largest collection of country music artifacts in the world, which saw the likes of Elvis Presely and The Everly Brothers.
While music is the centerpiece of Nashville, there is also a range of cultural and historical locales, from Civil War spots to Hatch Show Print, one of the nation's longest-running printing presses. Visitors might want to schedule a visit to the Hermitage mansion, home of the seventh president of the U.S., Andrew Jackson. For more presidential fun facts, take a tour of the Tennessee State Capitol. Scout out gorgeous architecture and visit the winery at Belle Meade Plantation, or grab a bite to eat at Arnold's Country Kitchen or Martin's Bar-B-Que Joint.