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
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!
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.
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.
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.
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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.
When you’re ready to plan your visit to Nashville, check out visitmusiccity.com.
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