GoSouth / Nashville
If you think you know Nashville, it’s time for a new look at the old favorite and bring your appetite while you’re at it.
If you think you know Nashville, it’s time for a new look at the old favorite and bring your appetite while you’re at it. One of the most nicknamed metropolises in the country (emphasis on “country”), the Birthplace of Country Music and Music City, USA has a lengthy list of lesser-known monikers like the “Protestant Vatican” (makes sense – if you know, you know), and the “Hot Chicken Capital.” That last one caught South’s attention as we checked out Prince’s Hot Chicken. We took one for the team and it was worth it! Along with other hot-spots lighting up “The Powder City of the World.” (We swear we’re not making these up.)
Visitors from all over the world come for business or pleasure — maybe a little bit of both — to experience the warm hospitality and vibrant culture of the city built on music. But not just country; you can catch live performances of rock, blues, pop, hip hop, Americana, and anything else at a variety of venues around town. Whether you’ve got your list of must-see landmarks to visit or hope to discover hidden gems among the neighborhoods, you won’t leave Nashville without being inspired. Whatever you’re in the mood to see, hear, or taste, there’s an “only in Nashville” experience waiting for you.
^ Noelle, Nashville, a Tribute Portfolio Hotel
Noelle in downtown Nashville is an experiential hotel and creative gathering place for adventurous people seeking a true Nashville encounter. Tucked inside a completely renovated 1930s building, Noelle is both a hotel and an art experience, showcasing the works of local artists. This elegant hotel is also pet-friendly, with a lobby coffee shop, fitness center with on-demand Peloton bikes, and several drink and dining options.
Jason Aldean’s Kitchen + Rooftop Bar
Three-time AMC Entertainer of the Year award-winner, Jason Aldean, sure knows how to throw a party. Located on Broadway — Nashville’s epicenter of nightlife and country music-blaring bars — Jason Aldean’s “My Kinda Party” is everyone’s kind of party. The drink menu is welcoming to all, from cocktail lovers to craft beer enthusiasts.
Grand Ole Opry
When in Nashville, the famous Grand Ole Opry is a must-do. The Grand Ole Opry is the stage that showcases the past, present, and future of country music. With live acts every Friday and Saturday from country music’s hottest and up-and-coming talent, each performance is a treat. Visitors can also take backstage tours to learn more about the Opry’s iconic history.
Located in East Nashville’s McFerrin Park neighborhood, world-renowned Chef Sean Brock’s long-waited flagship restaurant, Audrey, is a glowing, authentic tribute to Southern food. Audrey is a can’t-miss fine dining experience, showcasing traditional Southern ingredients in elevated, artful, and luxurious creations. Inspired by his maternal grandmother, Brock’s five-course menu is complemented by his own museum-worthy art collection bringing Southern art traditions front and center to the dining experience.
Hatch Show Print
Located in the Country Music Hall of Fame® and Museum, Hatch Show Print is the perfect shop to find a Nashville souvenir. Visitors can snatch up a token of Nashville history in the form of replica vintage posters, of which the shop has been printing for more than 140 years. Shoppers can also browse temporary exhibitions and displays of archival posters in rotation, and real letterpress geeks can sign up for tours and workshops.
Looking to dress like a country music star? HERO is an upscale women’s clothing boutique created by celebrity stylist Claudia Robertson Fowler. Claudia is known for her 25-year career as a stylist to country music entertainers including Faith Hill, Miranda Lambert, Trisha Yearwood and Martina McBride. The store’s name comes from the most important piece of an outfit: Hero pieces. Find yours, and others you won’t get at your shops at home.
Prince’s Hot Chicken
Born out of a scorned woman’s lust for revenge, Nashville-style hot chicken is a product of Thornton Prince’s wife’s attempt to kill him by way of every hot spice imaginable as punishment for his womanizing ways. It’s a Nashville right of passage to try the city’s traditional style of hot chicken — and Prince’s is the original, dating back 100 years. Line up early at one of the two locations for the legendary dish that Nashvillians crave.
The Gallatin Hotel in East Nashville, is a vibrant hotel on a philanthropic mission. Each stay at the Gallatin helps someone experiencing homelessness through the Rooms for Rooms program. Visitors enjoy a concierge-less, virtual experience and are free to explore at will. Surrounded by walkable local restaurants and shops, the hotel is close to the Titan’s Nissan Stadium and a 10-minute drive from the action of Broadway.