Nashville travel guide

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You're Going to Love Nashville

The home of country music, Nashville, Tennessee is the place to come if you want to hear live music every night of the week. Head to atmospheric honky tonks like Robert’s Western, blues bars like Bourbon Street Blues & Boogie Bar, or to the Grand Ole Opry itself, where legends like Merle Haggard and Patsy Cline once played.

The food is great too. Dine on southern fried chicken at Hattie B’s Hot Chicken, try a slug of bourbon at Whiskey Kitchen, or explore the city’s growing craft beer scene at Craft Brewed.

Head to beautiful plantations like the Hermitage for a taste of antebellum life, stroll around Centennial Park with its replica of the Parthenon, or take the kids to Nashville Zoo at Grassmere.

Whether you want a music-packed trip, a family vacation, or a week of fine dining, Nashville delivers.

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The best time to visit Nashville is between May and July, when the temperatures are high, but not too hot, and many of the major music festivals take place. Winter is a cheaper time to visit and the honky tonks will still be buzzing, while early spring and fall are great times to enjoy the plantations without large crowds.

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Where to Stay in Nashville

Popular hotels include the Comfort Inn, the Courtyard Nashville, and the Holiday Inn, all of which provide comfortable, reliable accommodation at reasonable prices. For a more up-market vacation experience, The Hermitage Hotel is a gorgeous 19th-century hotel, while The Hutton Hotel, is a smaller boutique option with a focus on gourmet food and high-quality service. At the other end of the scale, Music City Hostel is a great place for backpackers to sleep.

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Shopping Streets

Opry Mills is a massive outlet mall filled with big names, including H&M, Coach, and Kate Spade. Gruhn Guitars on 8th Avenue is the place to look for musical instruments, while Imogen & Willie in 12South is a popular custom denim boutique. Green Hills is another district that’s full of high-end clothing stores, including Dillard’s and Macy’s.

Groceries and Other

Nashville isn’t an expensive city. 12 eggs cost around $2.40 while a bottle of wine is $14. The best places to shop for groceries are supermarkets like Publix, Kmart, Safeway, Wal-Mart, and H.G. Hill and there are also Whole Foods and Trader Joe’s outlets in the center of town.

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Where to Eat in Nashville

For the best southern fried chicken in Nashville, head to Hattie B’s in Midtown. A broader southern soul food selection is available at Arnold’s Country Kitchen, Lockeland Table is a little more experimental (but still offers traditional American fare), while Bro’s Cajun Cuisine is an excellent seafood restaurant.

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