Nashville’s many nicknames tell various stories about the personality of this capital of Tennessee: as “Music City,” Nashville is to aspiring Johnny Cashes and Loretta Lynns what Hollywood is to nineteen-year-old thespian fortune seekers. The Grand Ole Opry and Country Music Hall of Fame are here, and four major record labels have offices; in fact, ... Read more
Nashville is the second largest producer of music in the US, behind Los Angeles. A plethora of universities (notably Vanderbilt University ) has earned Nashville the second nickname “Athens of the South,” but some call it the “Buckle of the Bible Belt” or the equally colorful “Protestant Vatican” for its many churches and Christian publishing industry.

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Nashville’s vibrant cultural life makes both spring and fall great times to visit. Both seasons have mild weather in the 60s and low 70s (15-24C) and play host to a number of big festivals, many of them country ... Read more
music related. Summer is hot, often topping 90F (32C), which can make being outside for long periods of time a little overwhelming, and the city tends to fill up when families go on vacation. Occasional snows during winter add an air of festivity to the season, but can make travel cold and tricky. One note of warning if you do decide to travel during the fall or early winter: finding a hotel room (or a spot in a sports bar) can be tricky around game days during football season.

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Being vegan/vegetarian in the city was difficult but not impossible. Mellow Mushroom pizza, Another Broken Egg Quinoa bowls, and vegetable/bean sides from regular restaurants kept me going. I stayed at Downtown Nashville Hostel which was very clean and appeared new. It was only a social experience because we made it one. The hostel didn’t have events or anything like that. Nearly everyone was in town leading up to Bonnaroo which was the best conversation starter. One day we happened upon a Frida Kahlo exhibition at the Frisk Art Museum. This was a gem. Perfect break from the honky tonk and heat.

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Nashville is the up-and-coming spot to travel in the South. Definitely would recommend to anyone wanting to eat authentic southern comfort food, without some of the depressing symptoms of the south.

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A great American city for a younger crowd. The nightlife and food here are great, but the culture could use some influence from others.

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Nashville was amazing. Downtown is full of life, music, and neon lights. Definitely a go to place for music and night life!

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Great city! Plenty of places to get good food and go out for a night in the town. There are clubs pubs and honky Toni's to visit..

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Union City

Nashville is a wonderful city. It's got an incredible music scene and a great foodie scene, with some other fun sights to experience. I know I've only scratched the surface of Nashville and most definitely need to come back one day to experience it all again.

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The capital of Tennessee, Nashville is also known as the Country Music Capital of the World Music City USA. Located on the Cumberland River, Nashville is a lively, historic town, with lots of restorations, museums and music landmarks to visit.

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There is so much to see and to eat in Nashville. Excellent place to celebrate 4th of July. Happy and Free.

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Our first night we decided to take a cab to Broadway. It was the same price of a parking garage. We went to every bar we could. So much fun.

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Nashville is by far the most exciting city to be in. Music, food, art, history and some of the most wonderful folks ya ever met.

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