Nashville, TN

Nashville Postcard

Tennessee’s capital - affectionately known as “Music City” - is the perfect trip for this spring, no matter your desires. Nashville may be known for its country roots, but the city offers a host of activities to please everyone


Where to Stay

Nashville is segmented into many neighborhoods, each with its own personality. For the classic Nashville experience, stay Downtown at the Bobby Hotel. This boutique hotel is a hidden gem with a rooftop bar and was a former venue of the Grand Ole Opry. The Hilton Downtown is also a great option, close to many of the top sights to see in the city.

To experience Nashville in a new way, stay at the Union Station Nashville Yards, a spot with lots of history. Previously a train terminal, this space was converted into a luxurious hotel in 1986. It offers unique rooms and suites with live music experiences each night.

 

Music

In the city that’s known for music, it really is everywhere. When deciding which music you’d like to listen to, there are two main options. The first is to visit one of Nashville’s many performance venues, where all of the “greats” have performed. The Ryman Auditorium and Grand Ole Opry have packed concert schedules, so be sure to book tickets in advance!

The second option is to simply wander. You can’t go wrong choosing a Honky Tonk on Broadway, so take a walk down the street until you hear good music. Long-standing favorites include Tootsies Orchid Lounge and Honky Tonk Central, both on Lower Broadway. 


Drinks

There’s no shortage of bars around the city, and drinks are always flowing. Rooftop bars are a popular choice for grabbing evening cocktails and taking in the views. L27 has a rooftop pool and bar located on top of the Westin Hotel, perfect for groups. L.A. Jackson is in The Gulch and offers indoor and outdoor seating and an impressive list of specialty cocktails.


Printer’s Alley is a must-visit in the city; a change of pace from other options. This live music and night club district used to operate as the center of the printing industry in Nashville. Now, restaurants and bars line the alley. A fan favorite is Skull’s Rainbow Room, where greats like Etta James, Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, and Bob Dylan once performed. While restaurant seating is booked in advance, drop by the bar for a quality cocktail and stay for the captivating and alluring ambiance.


What to Eat

In Nashville, you must try one of the most popular dishes, ‘Nashville Hot Chicken’. There’s a long-standing rivalry on the hot chicken front, with Hattie B’s and Prince’s competing for the title of Best Hot Chicken. Try them both yourself and pick a side. For an elevated experience,  The Stillery is known for its Hot Chicken and Mac and Cheese, and is a great. option for taking a break with comfort food.

Another great spot is the Assembly Food Hall, conveniently located off Broadway. The food hall has many options to choose from, all in the same building. For a twist on the typical taco, visit Velvet Taco for their unique tacos and a side of Elote and Chips. To get your barbecue fix, head over to the Honeyfire Barbeque Co. stand. 


What to Do

If live music and drinks aren’t enough to fill each day, there are other activities in Nashville to experience. Bridgestone arena is centrally located in Downtown Nashville and hosts Nashville Predators hockey games. Preds games are lively and intense- a great outing for a group.


The Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum has galleries devoted to the careers of many musicians of the past and present. Their current exhibit “Western Edge: The Roots and Reverberations of Los Angeles Country-Rock” examines the musical fusion of the 1960s and 70s and will be displayed through May of 2025.


Get Around Town

Nashville is a walkable city, with flat areas and some hills. Should you choose to move from one neighborhood to another, utilize one of the unique transportation options. Byrd scooters are available to rent, left all over the sidewalks. 


Pack for Your Trip

There’s a little bit of everything in this city, and you’ll want to bring a flexible wardrobe. Suitable for Honky Tonks and museum visits, pack the Venture Performance Quarter-Zip and Clubhouse Stretch Five-Pocket Pants. Be sure to enjoy a night out in one of Nashville’s award-winning restaurants in one of our Untucked Performance Sport Shirts which offer a refined yet relaxed look. Make your trip to Music City unforgettable, and getaway with GenTeal!

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