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Music City is known as much for its pedal taverns and bachelorette parties as it is for its rich music culture and beautiful, walkable neighborhoods. While the town may be quiet for now, it’s still very much a place worth exploring — virtually, for now, and in-person once we’re past the pandemic. Take a quick trip through some of the most popular places and tempt your tastebuds with the city’s signature flavor: hot chicken. Enjoy your virtual tour of Nashville!

Take Virtual Tour of Nashville, TN

Song Town

Before you explore, find out why so many people love Nashville in the first place. Check out the below video created by Visit Music City, called “Song Town,” which captures the heart of Music City!

Lower Broadway

Nashville’s Honky Tonk Highway, located on Lower Broadway, is a row of honky-tonks pumping live music into the streets from 10 a.m. to 3 a.m. One of the best parts? It doesn’t cost a thing. And you never know who you’ll see in these Lower Broadway bars.

Though the bars are closed and the sounds are silenced right now, Lower Broadway will be open soon enough — and the music will once again bring the city to life. Image: Jake Matthews

RELATED: Your Guide to Nashville’s Honky-Tonk District

Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum

222 5th Ave S, Nashville, TN 37203 

The Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, located in downtown Nashville, has been called the “Smithsonian of country music,” celebrated for its broad cultural impact, educational mission, and unrivaled collection of historically important artifacts. The Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum is safeguarding more than 2.5 million priceless artifacts, including countless recordings and photographs, numerous stage costumes, musical instruments and more. Check out the virtual visit options here.

This wildly popular Nashville destination is a trove of the city’s rich music culture. Image: Dove Wedding Photography

12South Neighborhood

12South is a half-mile stretch along 12thAvenue South called the 12South neighborhood with a vintage clothing store on one end, a gourmet Mexican popsicle shop on the other, and many unique Nashville businesses in between. One of the most walkable neighborhoods in Nashville, 12South is a shopping and dining destination full of restaurants, coffee house, bakeries, bars and boutiques featuring local designers and makers.

12South is a beautiful, walkable neighborhood that is home to popular retail and dining establishments. Image: Nashville Convention & Visitors Corp

RELATED: Your 12South Neighborhood Guide

Hot Chicken

Hot Chicken is a Nashville original, invented by a scorned lover seeking revenge nearly 100 years ago and first served at the famed Prince’s Hot Chicken. Today, the fried chicken dish doused in fiery spices and served on a bed of white bread with a pickle can be found at restaurants throughout the city, with heat levels ranging from mild to XXX Hot.

RELATED: Hot Chicken’s Leading Lady: André Prince Jeffries

No visit to Nashville is complete without a hot chicken experience! Image: Nashville Convention & Visitors Corp

When you’re ready to plan your visit to Nashville, check out visitmusiccity.com. And be sure to check out the documentary, It All Begins With a Song, about Nashville songwriters. Click HERE.

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