Folks, until public health officials give a green light, many popular destinations in Nashville are closed including all bars, some restaurants and museums. We love you and we look forward to a great comeback.
Whatdya Want To Know?
Whether you’re among our throngs of first-time visitors or you just can’t get enough of Music City, I want to make your time more enjoyable with some useful info. If you’re after more than restaurant reviews and Top 10 lists, welcome from a native Nashvillian!
You’ll find tips, time-savers and the low-down from locals you won’t get from Fodor’s or TripAdvisor. Maybe I can save you a little money too.
Browse dozens of blog posts created just for the visitor with places to go and things to do.
Learn your way around
Nashville can be tricky, especially for the visitor using his or her own transportation. Enlighten yourself by decoding our streets.
- Navigate Nashville Streets
- How to Get Around in Nashville
- Resources for Visitors with Disabilities
- All About Pets including pet-friendly businesses and parks
Discover the music in Music City
Maybe you love country music. We can keep you busy. What if you hate country music? We can still keep you entertained whether you like Americana, jazz, classical, pop, rock, EDM, hip-hop or gospel. Keep in mind that we’re not just home to Carrie Underwood and Keith Urban. The Kings of Leon, Jack White, Kesha, Miley Cyrus, Paramore, Amy Grant, mercyMe, Steve Cropper and Little Richard live here too. From the tiny dives to Bridgestone Arena, we’ve got something for everyone.
- Guide to All the Honky Tonks on Broadway
- Indoor Live Music Series
- The Bluebird and Beyond: Listening Rooms in Nashville
- Live Music Alternatives to Country Music
Find where to dine
There are many local blogs devoted to informing the Nashville visitor about the seemingly endless array of restaurants. But I won’t leave you hanging. Call this your starter kit.
- How and Where to Eat Hot Chicken
- Where to Eat If the Line’s Too Long at Pancake Pantry
- Meat-and-Three: A Primer for Rookies, Plus 30 Great Destinations
Dig into our history
Whether you’re interested in the roots of country music, the history of Tennessee, experience antebellum or ponder the brutal conflicts of the Civil War and Civil Rights, Nashville is ready to enlighten you.
Other basics for visitors
Included here are answers to two frequently asked questions and a little help for the visitor on a budget.
Use the SEARCH button to hunt for what you need to know. When a subject was beyond my knowledge, I’ve included links to sites where bloggers are specialists in those areas.
I know I can’t cover everything so I’ll refer you to the Nashville Convention & Visitors Corporation’s expansive well-organized website–VisitMusicCity.com. They got dozens of staff to collate information; I have me.
If you like what you find here, I’d appreciate it if you’d pass my web address to a friend.