Nashville City Guide

The Music City where legends perform.


The Ryman Auditorium Photo by Gina Duncan
Nashville, Tennessee’s capital city is called the "Music City." It is home to the Grand Ole Opry and the Ryman Auditorium. Music fuels the culture of the city. You can literally hear it pouring out the doors in downtown. Country music legends like Johnny Cash, Reba McEntire, Hank Williams, Dolly Parton, and Charley Pride started their careers performing here. Elvis Presley recorded more than 200 songs at Nashville’s historic RCA Studio B.
Nashville has much to offer. The city's hotels and Southern cuisine make it a top destination to visit. Check out the recommendations of our Senior Contributor Stokes O'Shields.
The Parthenon in Nashville Photo by Stokes O'Shields

Must Do’s

Visit the Parthenon

A full-scale replica of the Parthenon in Athens is in Centennial Park in downtown Nashville. For a small fee you can go inside to see artwork from 19th and 20th century American artists, and there is a reproduction of the Athena Parthenos statue. If nothing else, grab some lunch, sit in the park around the structure, and take in the impressive architecture with relief statues along the top of the temple. It is a great experience.



The Country Music Hall of Fame Photo by Gina Duncan

Visit the Country Music Hall of Fame


Doesn’t matter if you listen to country music or not, you will find the Country Music Hall of Fame interesting. The Music Hall presents a comprehensive history of country music and holds many pieces of memorabilia from iconic musicians. Spend an afternoon having a great deal of fun here.


Visit Local Art Galleries