Vacation Ideas: 5 Must-Do Nashville Attractions
Looking for fun vacation ideas in Nashville? We’ve got you covered! In this article, we go over the 5 must-do Nashville attractions that you don’t want to miss. Whether you are a newcomer to the city or a Nashville native, you are sure to find something you will enjoy.
Broadway Honky Tonks
What is a honky tonky? A honky tonk is an establishment with a stage, country music, cold beverages and a party that last all day. Nashville’s Honky Tonk Highway is full of these things. They play live country music from 10 a.m. to 3 a.m. every day of the year. The best part is that there is no cover charge!
Some of the most popular honky tonks include:
- Full Moon Saloon
- Honky Tonk Central
- Layla’s Bluegrass Inn
- Tootsie’s Orchid Lounge
To find out more about Broadway Honky Tonks, click here.
Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum
The Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum has been called the “Smithsonian of country music.” The attraction contains an unrivaled collection of country music memorabilia. In addition, the museum has state-of-the-art galleries, archival storage, education classrooms, retail stores and special event spaces with gorgeous downtown views.
Museum exhibits include:
- Sing Me Back Home: A Journey through Country Music
- Dylan, Cash and Nashville Cats: A New Music City
- Keith Urban So Far…
- Flying Saucers Rock & Roll The Cosmic Genius of Sam Phillips
Tickets are $24.95 and can be purchased online.
Widely considered the heart of Nashville’s entertainment industry, Music Row is home to several businesses related to the country music, gospel music and contemporary Christian music industries. Music Row is located between 16th and 17th Avenue South, as well as various side streets.
One of the most notable business that calls Music Row home is RCA Studio, where many famous musicians, such as Elvis, Chet Atkins and Eddy Arnold have recorded.
The Johnny Cash Museum
Immerse yourself in the wonderful world of Johnny Cash at The Johnny Cash Museum. This attraction ranks #1 on the Forbes and National Geographic Travel Lists. Within, you will find various artifacts from his early years onto his adult life. Also, the museum includes audio and video clips to enjoy. General admission is $18, and you can buy tickets at the door.
If you want to experience the most entertaining Nashville attraction, you need to visit Tommy’s Tours. Owned by “Charmin” Tommy Garmon, this bus tour will show you Music City like you’ve never experienced it before. See the homes of famous country music stars, like Taylor Swift, Dolly Parton and Keith Urban.
With plenty of stops along the way, Tommy’s Tours will introduce you to all Music City has to offer, including the State Capitol, Printer’s Alley, The Ryman Auditorium and the Country Music Hall of Fame & Museum. Tickets cost only $35, and you can book your tour here.
Did we miss anything? Let us know your favorite Nashville vacation idea by messaging us on Facebook. Who knows… maybe we’ll mention your favorite attraction in one of our blogs! To learn more about Tommy’s Tours, please call 615.335.2863.