Many movies have been made about Nashville. Enough books about Music City have been written to fill a bookcase. And, of course, scores of songs are dedicated to the city of music. But, while music is the lifeblood of Nashville, visitors will also find here a city of culture and history, of haute cuisine, of pro sports, outstanding academics, natural beauty and pure Southern charm. Nashville is a place where the past and the future peacefully coexist and build, one on the other, to create a destination that appeals to the interests of every visitor. This city is alive. You can feel its pulse when you walk down its sidewalks.

Top Activities

Grand Ole Opry: What began as a simple radio broadcast in 1925 is today a live-entertainment phenomenon dedicated to honoring country music’s rich history and dynamic present with a mix of country legends and the contemporary chart-toppers who have followed in their footsteps. What began as a simple radio broadcast in 1925 is today a live-entertainment phenomenon dedicated to honoring country music’s rich history and dynamic present with a mix of country legends and the contemporary chart-toppers who have followed in their footsteps. :

Country Music Hall of Fame & Museum & Historic RCA Studio B : Do more than hear the music. See it. Live it. Experience it. This isn’t just a museum; it’s an experience, an exciting and entertaining destination in Nashville with something for everyone. Rhinestone costumes, seasoned instruments and tear-stained lyric sheets are only the beginning. Add interactive exhibits, films featuring today’s top country names, private sessions with professional songwriters, incredible architecture along with our famous southern hospitality, and a day at the museum turns into the memories of a lifetime. Also visit Historic RCA Studio B, “The Home of 1,000 Hits.”

Ryman Auditorium : The Ryman Auditorium built in 1892 and designated a National Historic Landmark, offers the best in entertainment opportunities. By day, take a self guided museum tour or guided backstage tour. Record your own CD in the new Ryman Recording Studio! In the evening, return for a show or concert at this premier performance hall, named Pollstar’s National Theatre of the Year for two consecutive years.

Jack Daniels Distillery: The Jack Daniel Distillery is the oldest registered distillery in the United States and among the most prestigious listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Visitors receive personally-guided tours of the distillery and observe the famous whiskey-making process Mr. Jack Daniel perfected back in 1866.

Opry Mills: Opry Mills is the ultimate shopping adventure with over 200 retailers, dining and entertainment venues under one roof. Bass Pro Shops, Build-A-Bear Workshop, Off 5TH-Saks Fifth Avenue, Harry and David’s…just to name a few.

Ideas for First Time Visitors:

  • Johnny Cash Museum
  • RCA Studio B
  • Grand Ole Opry
  • Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum
  • General Jackson Showboat
  • Gray Line Hop-On-Off Trolley Tour
  • Ryman Auditorium

Ideas for Repeat Visitors:

  • The Hermitage, Home of President Andrew Jackson
  • Belle Meade Plantation
  • Gray Line Homes of the Stars Tour
  • The Parthenon

Special Events

In The Round with Dean Fields, Derik Hultquist, Ben Danaher, and Ross Cooper

Early shows at the Bluebird usually feature the best up and coming songwriters (and the occasional hit writer). They may not have a lot of hits yet, but you will see a great show.

There are 20 tables and 10 bar seats available for reservation. Pew Seats for these shows are not reserved in advance. These seats are available on a first come/ first served basis when doors open..

In The Round with James Slater, Leslie Satcher, Marc Beeson and Cassadee Pope, $15 – A Benefit for Vanderbilt Children’s Hospital

There are 20 tables, 10 bar seats and 8 pew seats available for reservation. The remaining pew seats for this show are not reserved in advance. These seats are available on a first come/first served basis when doors open.



Local Transportation

Gray Line Tours: Fantastic tours highlighting Nashville’s most popular attractions: Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, Ryman Auditorium, homes of the stars, historic mansions, Grand Ole Opry, Jack Daniel Distillery and more. Experienced guides are available for custom itineraries. Complete vacations packages with one call. Package includes accommodations, sightseeing, attractions, meals and more. Specializing in reunion groups, CMA Music Festival, Christmas packages and customized service.
Gray Line of Nashville operates the largest motorcoach fleet in Middle Tennessee. The average age of the entire fleet is less than four years old. For transportation in the city of Nashville, the state of Tennessee or across the United States, Gray Line of Nashville can take care of your needs.

Anchor Tours: Let a native Nashvillian plan the perfect tour package. Anchor Tours excels in providing customized tour packages that include accommodations, attractions, step-on guide service, meals, special events and transportation. We work with all group sizes and have an entire fleet of equipment available including vans and motorcoaches.

Wise Coaches, Inc.: Wise Coaches, Inc. is a family-owned charter company that offers superior 25-56 passenger coaches for every transportation need. We cater to churches, schools, senior tours, corporate outings, and more! Over 14 years of experience providing dependable, high-quality transportation.

Super Shuttle International: The easiest and most cost-effective way to get to and from the airport from your home, office or hotel. After picking up your luggage on level two (luggage pickup level), please proceed to the lower level (ground transportation level). Our customer service counter is on the left side of the room against the front wall; you can also look for the overhead signs directing you to SuperShuttle.

Matchless Limousines, Inc.: Matchless Limousine is committed to providing our clients with a luxurious, first-class travel experience.

Local Tour Guides

Sharinnashvilletours: Norman Weber: French spoken. Brenda Best: French spoken. Contact [email protected]

Sweet Magnolia Tours: Maria Stevens: French spoken. Dr. Michael Groth: German spoken. Contact [email protected]

Kristin Matthews: French spoken. Andrea Ferrer: French spoken. Contact: [email protected]

Let’s Go Travelin: Emily Johnson: Portuguese and Spanish spoken. Natalia Mayer: Spanish and Russian spoken. Contact [email protected]

Let’s Go Travelin: Dzmitry Charnou: Russian, Arabic, Belarusian spoken. Nicole Carr: German spoken. Contact: [email protected]