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Music is the universal language, and there is no better place to experience music than Nashville. From honky-tonks and rock clubs to coffee shops and hotel lobbies, music spills on to the streets all over town. With more than 180 live music venues from the small but mighty Bluebird Cafe to larger-than-life Bridgestone Arena in the heart of Downtown, there’s a captivating performance around every corner.
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Nashville’s innovative music scene has also raised the bar for other creative aspects of the city. From southern fare to contemporary cuisine, Nashville’s award-winning culinary scene is worth a visit all on its own. The city’s famed Nashville Hot Chicken and hearty “meat and threes” are Nashville’s most notable culinary creations, but Music City has made itself known for its wide range of flavors and innovations from chef-driven restaurants.
Many unique attractions call Nashville home with new exhibits and offerings always in the works. Just steps from Broadway lives the Country Music Hall of Fame® and Museum, Ryman Auditorium, and Schermerhorn Symphony Center, while just a short drive from downtown you can get an in-depth look at Andrew Jackson’s Hermitage, Cheekwood Estate & Gardens, Belle Meade Historic Site & Winery and the Grand Ole Opry.
It’s a city of storytellers and dreamers, where all are welcome. Come discover our authentic, friendly, creative, spirit through our music, food, art, and culture and write your own Music City story.
• Nashville is named one of the Top 10 Friendliest Cities in the U.S. by Conde Nast Traveler. (February 2022)
• Nashville is one of Thrillist's Great American Cities for Creative. (January 2022)
• Nashville is a Top 10 Trending Travel Destination for January according to USA Today . (January 2022)
• Nashville made Travel + Leisure's list of The 18 Cheapest Places to Travel in 2022. (January 2022)
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