has many monikers to the world that makes it a top tourist destination in the United States. It is often seen as the Music Capital of the US since country music first flourished in the city and some of the world’s iconic songs were made in Nashville. It is also a top destination for learning with 15 of the country’s major universities based here, causing many to call it the ‘Athens
of the South.’
Nashville is a major hot spot for religious groups. There are 700 churches and related institutions here. Many missionaries flock the city to train and practice their mission.
Many call Nashville a melting pot of multiple cultures which adds a uniqueness of the city.
For first time visitors, Nashville has a lot of accommodations to choose from. For those who can splurge and want easy access to the city’s main attractions, luxury vacation rentals are the best be. Middle range travelers can also try out vacation rental homes and condos to save on lodging. Nashville has a large selection of homes, apartments, condos and villas for any type of group traveler.
The best time to visit Nashville is in the autumn season, around October and November. Around this time, the average temperature is about 58 degrees Fahrenheit and you can stroll around the city in comfort to enjoy the autumn foliage. The peak tourism season is April to September. This is the period where most of the events Nashville is known for take place. The weather is perfect, bringing color to Nashville’s lush environment. It is important to get an accommodation or vacation rental booked in advance at this time as lodging fills up quickly.
For music fans, Nashville, Tennessee is the place to be. Some of the world’s best country music venues are located in Nashville, such as the Grand Ole Opry House, the Country Music Hall of Fame and the Ryan Auditorium. Music Row is also a popular highlight for visitors as it is home to several recording studios were superstars, such as Elvis Presley, made their hits. Those looking for a more intimate music experience can go to Bluebird Café and The Listening Room Café. Music loving travelers may want to check the Nashville Municipal Auditorium.
History lovers should visit Nashville’s Centennial Park to see their reproduction of The Parthenon, allowing them to jump over to Greece
without the extra cost of a trip. It's also worth checking out the history of the Athena Parthenos in the LeQuire Gallery, which is walking distance from the Centennial Park.
Art lovers will also enjoy Nashville, especially every October, as the city celebrates “Artober”. At this time, art galleries, festivals and other art-related activities are held throughout the month. If travelers can’t visit around this time, they can check the numerous art galleries in the city such as the Frist Center for the Visual Arts, OZ Arts Nashville and others.