Most people who travel to Nashville have a few must-see stops already on their list. We love that you want to visit Music City and take in all the culture, and that’s why we made a list so you can hit all the high points. In no particular order, here are some of our favorites.
Labeled the Mother Church of Country Music, the Ryman Auditorium is one of the most-visited spots in Nashville. You’ll hear all the country music you want, but other distinguished musical guests have also played here. Be sure to check the calendar before you visit. You may be surprised!
Country Music Hall of Fame
We love our country legends, and that’s why we built the Hall of Fame. We know you want to learn all you can about the best and brightest music stars of yesterday and today, and this is where you’ll see everything. Rotating exhibits also feature additional information and artifacts from your favorites.
Grand Ole Opry
Still featuring the hottest country music stars of today, the Grand Ole Opry is an institution. No matter how famous the artists may be, all are honored to grace the stage.
Gaylord Opryland Hotel
This feast for the senses will fill your free afternoons with long walks through indoor gardens. Enjoy the roaring waterfalls, out-of-the-way restaurants, and pure luxury without even having to check in. If you do hope to stay here, ask for one of the atrium-view rooms. You’ll never regret it.
RCA Studio B
Some of the most famous musicians of all time recorded right here in Studio B. Stand where Elvis, Chet Atkins, Dolly Parton, and Roy Orbison all stood. You’ll learn how they achieved their signature sounds and gain a new appreciation for the hard working artists who passed through these recording booths.
What’s a visit to Nashville without a trip to the honky tonks on Broadway? These world-famous clubs have featured some of country music’s biggest names, and all before they were famous. If you can stop into Tootsie’s Orchid Lounge, Legends Corner, Second Fiddle, The Stage, or Robert’s Western World, you just might see tomorrow’s Big Thing.
Your next stop should be the Bluebird Café, where some of the city’s most prolific songwriters go to share their work. Listen to a session in the round and learn how the big hits on the radio were conceived, who sings them now, and what will be popular tomorrow.