We’re not kidding when we say that the sound of Nashville reverberates from the city’s downtown. This is the energetic hub of Nashville’s country music scene, where the crowded honky tonk bars that line Broadway play world-class live music 365 days a year. On top of this, there are historic venues (The 1892 Ryman) and buildings that have been reimagined into music attractions, galleries, boutique hotels, and mouth-watering restaurants. Downtown is growing daily, with newly constructed eateries, hotels, eateries, music venues, and attractions popping up all over.
The Gulch is an upscale neighborhood in Nashville, TN. It’s mostly recognized for its chic hotels, high-end fashion boutiques, and many trendsetting restaurants. If you love the artscene, then you’ll enjoy The Frist Art Museum. This striking art deco building hosts diverse, adventurous exhibitions, as well as lectures and film screenings. Not to mention, renowned bluegrass musicians take the stage at The Station Inn, a tiny (yet infamous) club open since the 1970s. If off-the-beaten path music is more your vibe, Mercy Lounge has wonderful indie, soul and folk gigs.
Calling all hipsters! We have just the place for you. Located across the Cumberland River from downtown Nashville is the stomping ground of Nashville’s creative class. If it’s the laid-back, artsy section of Music City that you want, look no further than East Nashville. It’s worth noting that East Nashville helped put Nashville on the map as a culinary destination. With beloved restaurants like Margot Cafe & Bar and Marche Artisan Foods, it’s no wonder why East Nashville has gained the reputation the neighborhood maintains today. You’ll see locals frequent the many dive bars and craft cocktail joints, coffee shops, and vintage stores sprinkled all throughout the neighborhood.
If you love chic restaurants in restored Victorian buildings and cute little cafes along the brick sidewalks, then Germantown is the place for you. This neighborhood exudes period charm. Love shopping? We’ve got you. There are former warehouses that contain elegant boutiques that sell high-end shoes and clothing. If you prefer something more simple, the Nashville Farmers’ Market has eclectic global eateries as well as vendors who offer seasonal produce. Want to go for a stroll after your meal to take in some scenery? Nearby, the Bicentennial Capitol Mall State Park features beautiful Nashville skyline views and monuments to Tennessee history.