At a Glance
“Music City” may be the epicenter of the country music industry, but it’s also home to a thriving art scene, culinary finds, boutiques, and Vanderbilt University. Book a show at the Grand Ole Opry where headliners perform three live shows a week in the same live radio format it’s used for more than 90 years. Or catch the entertainment at Ryman Auditorium, the Opry’s original venue. Visit Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum; the memorabilia is amazing. Ride the Old Town Trolley to tour the city. Check out the neon lights and nightlife on Honkey Tonk Row. Stop by Centennial Park to see a full-size replica of Athen’s Parthenon. Wander Bicentennial Park; it features a 200-foot granite map of the state, World War II Memorial, 95-Bell Carillon, and Pathway of History. View newly-curated exhibits at First Art Museum. Shop at Three Hippies boutique. Discover vibrant neighborhoods of Germantown, Hillsboro Village, and The Gulch. President Andrew Jackson’s home, The Hermitage, his tomb, and gardens are a must for any visitor. And don’t forget to try Hot Chicken!