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Nashville for First Timers

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Welcome to Tennessee’s capital, Music City! This southern city is filled with all sorts of sensational sounds, tourist trinkets, southern comforts and the hustle of the honky tonks. Listen and the city calls to you. You’ll find your ears leading the way as you wander towards the melodious sounds. Known for all things country, Nashville excites, invites and entices newcomers and returning veterans alike. Whether you’re digging your taste buds into your newfound love of fried green tomatoes, chowing down at festive barbecue joints or hanging with the legends at the Country Music Hall of Fame, Nashville is bound to convince you to return.

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nashville broadway street nightNashville’s heartbeat is downtown Broadway. Walk your footsteps towards the music and you’ll be greeted by the sounds of both amateurs and professionals as well as those who are aiming for stardom and those who have surpassed it platinum style. Signs of boots, calls for shopping and statues of music royalty are all a part of your journey throughout the street.


Whatever you fancy, it’s here in Nashville. Where will you begin?

view from pedestrian bridge at night during first time visit to nashvilleHeaded to Nashville for a bachelorette party, wedding, girl’s getaway, couples weekend or singles journey? We’ve got you covered. Filled with music, arts, food, fun and nature, Nashville offers first timers access to sound, scenery and sumptuous somethings. Head outdoors and we’ve got parks. Want a historical tour with sightseeing access? Check out Old Town Trolley Tours. Want a visit into the past? Visit Belle Meade Plantation, walk down memory lane and watch newcomers on the rise at The Grand Ole Opry. It’s all here – we’re waiting for you.

Music Sights and Sounds

Nashville is built on music, sound and all things country. Walk down Broadway and you’ll hear it ebb and flow out of every club, every alley and every laneway. If you’re not listening to it, you might be playing it; and if you’re not playing it, you might be learning about all those who came before you. If it’s your first time in Nashville, be sure to check out the likes of the Country Music Hall of Fame and check out the talent at Tootsie’s Orchid Lounge – you won’t be disappointed.

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  • Historic RCA Studio B
  • Broadway’s Music Row (Tootsie’s Orchid Lounge)
  • Johnny Cash Museum
  • Fontanel Mansion
  • Music City Walk of Fame
  • Bluebird Café
  • Loveless Motel and Café
  • Grand Ole Opry or The Ryman Auditorium (Do your very best to book tickets in advance – these shows sell out very quickly)

History and Hindsight

Nashville is filled with history on the streets of the city and in the pages of books. Whether you’re having a first hand experience of what it might have been like to be a slave in the Pre-Civil War South at Belle Meade Plantation, examining the architecture of The Parthenon at Centennial Park or taking in all things Andrew Jackson at the legendary Hermitage, Nashville will fill your mind, notebooks and your soul with lessons.

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  • Belle Meade Plantation
  • The Hermitage
  • Cheekwood Botanical Gardens and Museum of Art
  • Opryland Hotel
  • Nashville Farmers’ Market

Party Time

It’s Nashville and it’s party time! Your taste buds are screaming for your attention. Grab a bit of barbecue, some fried pickle goodness and hit a whiskey tour or spend an afternoon at a brewery and you’re good to go. Whether your heart lights up at the sound of all things distillery or your tummy rumbles when thinking about the delights of the Loveless Café, you’re in the land of food and drink and it’s time to participate.

For the Drinking Crowd:

  • Music City Pub Crawl
  • Jackalope Brewery
  • Czann’s Brewery
  • Fat Bottom
  • Corsair Distillery
  • Jack Daniels Distillery
  • The Black Abbey

For the Foodies in the Crowd:

  • Josephine
  • The Grilled Cheeserie
  • Pfunky Griddle
  • Rolf and Daughters
  • Loveless Café
  • Kayne Prime
  • Sinema

Whether you’re looking to kick up your heels, zipline your worries away, wander the laneways of the waterfront or take your ears on tour to listen to the melodious musical tones of the city, Nashville is ready for you – get here already!

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