Weekend in Nashville? 5 Things Visitors Can’t Miss

Nashville, Tennessee is one of the gems of the Southern United States. Unfortunately, it often gets under the radar of travelers, who keep focusing on traditional travel destinations in the Dixie States, such as Miami, Orlando, Atlanta, and so on. But, those who visit Nashville usually end up being really impressed by this city, especially if they find time to experience these 5 adventures!

1. Experiencing the Music City, USA

Nashville is not nicknamed the Music City by accident. Its name is synonymous with country music, with Nashville Country Music Hall of Fame being one of the largest music-dedicated museums on the planet. Of course, country music fans must not miss the opportunity to visit the Ryman Auditorium, a venue considered by many to be the spiritual birthplace of this genre.

2. Visiting Johnny Cash Museum

Speaking of the country music, there’s no way of forgetting Johnny Cash! The Man in Black spent a big chunk of his life in this city, especially in his later days. In fact, Nashville is the place where he died, but also where he wrote some of his most famous songs. Johnny Cash Museum is the place dedicated to the life and career of the artist and is one of the most popular tourist hotspots in the city.

3. General Jackson Boat Tour

Named by the $20-bill man, President Jackson, the riverboat takes tours along the Cumberland River, which flows through the middle of the city. The boat tours allow the tourists to enjoy the view of the significant buildings positioned along the river bank, including the Nissan Stadium, Riverfront Park, and so on.

4. Nashville Limo Ride

Probably the most convenient way to check out all the landmarks of Nashville is by hiring a limo. The good news is that Nashville limo service is actually pretty affordable, despite the fact that they provide a really high level of luxury. Apart from making the people feel incredibly comfy, the limo rides also allow them to learn more about the city itself.

In fact, there are lots of different limo tours available, including The Wine Tour, The Whiskey Tour, The Civil War Tour, and so on. The last one, for example, is done in collaboration with a famous Tennessee-based author, Robert Hicks. The author of the best-seller titled “The Widow of the South” acts as a personal tour guide.

5. Attending a Sports Match

Apart from being famous for its music, Nashville is also a city of sports. Actually, for a city that has the population of less than 2 million people, it has some pretty successful sports teams. For instance, Tennessee Titans are an NFL team that’s been in this competition since 1960. There’s also an NHL site in Nashville, the Predators.

Recently, Nashville has become an important place for soccer fans from the United States, with two professional teams calling it home. Nashville is also known for NASCAR races. In fact, the city is the home to the second-oldest US-based racetrack that has continuously been in use.

Melissa Thompson writes about a wide range of topics, revealing interesting things we didn’t know before. She is a freelance USA Today producer, and a Technorati contributor.