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Pick Of The Bunch
Pick Of The Bunch
The Grand Ole Opry House, meat-and three dining, Vandebuilt University, General Jackson Showboat; holidays to Nashville are awash with world-famous music, food, academia and attractions. As the undisputed birthplace and spiritual home of country music, Nashville, Tennessee is one of the true high notes of American popular culture, and continues to draw tourists to the hallowed ground of its legendary concert venues to this day.
Nashville’s riverside skyline boasts lots of modern architecture to contrast the grand old buildings whose stories echo in the annuls of music legend. And it’s this interesting contrast that makes for a diverse range of Nashville hotels for the luxury traveller to choose from. As you'd expect, the Kenwood Travel USA team partner directly with the city’s top hoteliers, and have lined up their favourites for you to browse and book at great prices.
Country Music – Nashville is synonymous with country, so for fans of the genre a holiday here to pay homage to its heroes, from Hank Williams to Dolly Parton, is an absolute bucket list necessity.
Soul food – Tuck into authentic ‘hot’ fish, ‘hot’ chicken, BBQ and meat-and-three restaurants where diners choose a meat dish (such as meatloaf or country ham) and three sides (think mac & cheese, potatoes, lima beans and more). Delicious.
River views – The mighty Cumberland River snakes through downtown Nashville creating a beautiful riverside atmosphere as a fitting accompaniment to the legendary music.
Wonderful weather – Despite its subtropical location, and unlike some of America’s warmer areas such as California and Arizona, Nashville does enjoy seasonal changes to its annual weather, with hot, balmy summers and cold, cosy winters during which snow is common. Average summertime highs are 30 – 31 centigrade.
For those visitors who aren’t country fans, why not get tickets for the Tennessee Performing Arts Centre? It’s home to the Tennessee Rep, the Music City Drum & Bugle Corps, Nashville Opera and the Nashville Ballet, so finding a show you love will be easy.
But for those on a country music pilgrimage, you really are spoilt for choice. The Johnny Cash Museum, Ryman Auditorium, Country Music Hall of Fame & Museum and Belcourt Theatre are all iconic, must-visit attractions. Head east of downtown to find the Grand Ole Opry House where the Grand Ole Opry still plays every week.
Music scene aficionados will find lots of great honky tonk bars and clubs in downtown Nashville, especially around the Second Avenue, Lower Broadway and Printer's Alley neighbourhoods, otherwise known as ‘the District’.
Take to the water and get a new perspective on the city on one of plenty of Cumberland River cruise options. The most famous being the General Jackson Showboat lunch or dinner cruise; a rite of passage for any Nashville newbie.
State – Tennessee
Area – 525 square miles
Population – 679,000
Nashville is perfectly placed to feature alongside other US cities very easily on a great range of two-centre holidays. There’s more music in Memphis, just a couple of hours west, while New Orleans lies to the south for a taste of old Europe in America’s Deep South. Just south east of here Florida, and all the sunshine and theme park magic it brings, begins.
Kenwood Travel’s dedicated USA team work closely with the USA’s best hotels and airlines to create quality, affordable Nashville holidays alongside excellent customer service. The best way to increase the savings on your holiday to Nashville is to book early. Ask your friendly Kenwood Travel agent how much you can save on next year’s holiday places today. We’re waiting to take your call 7days a week.