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Here's How Your Next Vacation Can Bring Music to Your Ears

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Nov 28, 2018

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The holidays can be hectic: From stressful family get-togethers to trying to find the perfect gift for everyone on your list, now might be the time to start thinking about your next getaway. 

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Nashville, Tennessee, is the perfect escape from all the holiday madness, offering rich history, unique culture and unforgettable experiences.

Nashville’s creative culture shines throughout its music, food and shopping. Music City offers everything from a booming multi-genre music scene (with numerous daily live performances and several museums dedicated to music history) to a delicious assortment of chef-driven restaurants and a broad range of shopping experiences.


Bluebird Cafe
With the largest community of songwriters in the world, 180 live music venues, and numerous museums centered around music, it’s no wonder Nashville has been dubbed Music City. Whether it’s strolling along the Music City Walk of Fame or visiting the Historic RCA Studio B, where artists like Elvis Presley and Dolly Parton recorded some of their biggest hits, music lovers will not be disappointed with this city’s rich musical history.

Nashville is home to a multitude of one-of-a-kind musical experiences. The Jack Daniel’s Music City Midnight: New Year’s Eve in Nashville will be welcoming 2019 with a night of incredible performances by Keith Urban, Peter Frampton and more. For year-round fun, check out Hatch Show Print for a large collection of historical music posters, and Nashville’s famous Ryman Auditorium for a variety of iconic performances.

For those looking for more during their trip, Nashville’s culture extends far beyond its musical history. The Frist Art Museum and the Cheekwood Estate and Gardens boast beautiful and inspiring art exhibits and gardens enjoyed by visitors and locals alike.



Between all the music festivals, museum tours and art exhibits, you’re sure to work up an appetite! Take a break and dig into one of Nashville’s traditional Meat and Three meals, available at several dining staples throughout the city. Famous eateries like Arnold’s Country Kitchen and Loveless Cafe serve up your choice of an entree like fried chicken, meatloaf or fried catfish, accompanied by three of your favorite sides. Nashville’s fluffy buttermilk biscuits will leave your mouth watering for days, but no visit is complete without a taste of hot chicken. Local institutions such as Hattie B’s and Prince’s Hot Chicken serve up this spicy, scrumptious Nashville original that you simply cannot miss.

If comfort food isn’t your style, Nashville also offers a variety of locally sourced and chef-driven restaurants. Newcomer FOLK serves up a variety of seafood and pizza options, while the highly acclaimed restaurant Bastion features an ever-evolving, five-course menu of unique American dishes and other nightly recommendations from the chef, served exclusively for parties of six or less. With unique cuisines and dining experiences, Nashville offers a hearty array of culinary options to satisfy every craving.

Peter Nappi

While Music City over-delivers on music and good eats, it also doesn’t disappoint when it comes to shopping. Whether it’s finding the perfect outfit at Emerson Grace or Ceri Hoover in the stylish and charming neighborhood of 12South, or satisfying your sweet tooth with a signature chocolate bar at Olive & Sinclair Chocolate Co. in East Nashville, there’s something for everyone.

Browse handcrafted leather accessories in Germantown at both Peter Nappi and Nisolo for an authentic Music City feel. For those less fashion-focused, attend a reading at Parnassus Books in Green Hills or browse the aisles for your next favorite page-turner. No matter which neighborhood you find yourself in, the streets of Nashville are packed with one-of-a-kind goods to purchase and culture to experience.

The unique sounds, tastes and vibes of this city are what make Nashville a destination chock-full of culture that you won’t want to miss. Whether you’re feeling the rhythm at one of the many honky-tonks that line Lower Broadway, or feasting on a plate of fried chicken among friends, a trip to Music City is one you’ll never forget.

Plan your Nashville adventure today!

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