Are you planning a trip to Nashville, Tennessee? Well, you have chosen a great city to visit. You may even decide to make Nashville your home after your visit. Did you know Travel & Leisure guide ranked Nashville one of the top 5 cities in 13 different categories for Americas Top Cities for 2014? It’s time to saddle up, put on your cowboy boots and make your way to Music City USA! We have compiled a list of 5 tips for you to use while visiting Nashville, Tennessee.
Where to stay in Nashville
For high-end luxury hotels, you should consider staying at The Union Station Hotel, The Hermitage Hotel or The Omni Hotel, which are all located in the heart of downtown Nashville.
Union Station Hotel, formally a railroad station in the 19th Century discontinued its use as a train station in October of 1979. It officially opened as a hotel in 1986.
The Hermitage Hotel- This historic hotel was opened in 1912. The Hermitage Hotel is Tennessee’s only Forbes Five Star and AAA Five Diamond hotel.
The Omni Hotel- One of Nashville’s newest and hippest hotels. The Omni opened in 2013 and is attached to the Country Music Hall of Fame, which is directly across from the Music City Center.
Where to Eat in Nashville
If you want to try some good Nashville BBQ, try Jack’s Bar-B-Que. Their pulled pork and ribs are really tasty.
Demos’ is an inexpensive Italian joint located one block north of Broadway. The portion sizes are more than enough.
For a special Night Out I would recommend going to Kayne Prime. Kayne is an upscale steak house located in “The Gulch.” The waitstaff is very attentive and the food and wine are amazing. Dessert is a must.
The Cupcake Collection is an amazing cupcake bakery. Located in historic Germantown (just minutes from Downtown). You have to try the Strawberry, Sweet Lemonade, and Red Velvet. Actually, who am I kidding, you should try them all.
Where to drink in Nashville
I hate to limit this section because there are a lot of good bars in Nashville.
Drop-in at Whiskey Kitchen, located in “The Gulch.” They have an extensive wine, spirits, and cocktail menu.
Hops & Crafts – If you are a beer connoisseur you will enjoy this establishment. They offer 36 premium craft beers. The staff is friendly and attentive.
Roberts Western World (Nashville’s best Honky Tonk) is home to some of Country Music’s finest. At Robert’s you will enjoy the crowd and the music! This is a must stop, located on Broadway.
What to do in Nashville
Go to a Predators Game! Dance with Gnash or even see a catfish thrown on the ice after a Preds goal! Did you know Nashville will be hosting the 2016 NHL All-Star Weekend?
If you are a country music fan, visit the Country Music Hall of fame and the Ryman Auditorium. Both of these locations are one block off of Broadway.
For those who like the symphony, you will want to stop by The Nashville Schermerhorn Center. The symphony center officially opened in September of 2006, and is located in downtown Nashville. You can enjoy acts such as Patti LaBelle, Styx, Dave Koz and Craig Ferguson.
How to get around Nashville
Music City USA is the second largest city in Tennessee. With 528 square miles of land, getting from point A to point B can be an adventure. If you are in the downtown Nashville area, you can walk to a lot of venues. However, if not, you will want to hire a reliable Car Service. Emerald Luxury Transportation is the premier Car Service, with professional chauffeurs that will ensure your transportation is safe and reliable. From the moment you make your reservation until your chauffeur drops you off, you will experience exemplary customer service with our Car Service.
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