Nashville is of course known as the capital of country music. While I was only able to spend a little time in the main district while up there for a wedding, there was definitely tons of live music in the bars lining the street and a bustling party atmosphere. I later returned and visited some additional sites like the Parthenon and Vanderbilt University (2015, 2022)
A view of the central part of the city (called “The District”) as seen from the pedestrian bridge spanning the river.
Lots of live music can be heard as you walk past the busy shops, bars, and restaurants along the main street of Broadway–as well as lots of bachelorette parties on these bike bars.
Ryman Auditorium in the heart of the city, original location of the Grand Ole Opry.
In the midst of Nashville’s Centennial Park, you suddenly come across the surprising Parthenon–a full replica of the original Greek building including its massive statue of Athena that now acts as the city’s art museum.
The campus of Nashville’s signature private university Vanderbilt makes for a nice walk as you stroll by the historic red brick buildings throughout it
Just outside the city is the old mansion and plantation grounds of President Andrew Jackson known as”The Hermitage”.