Nashville: What Makes Us Hot
Nashville is one of the hottest places to visit in the country right now, and we’re not just talking about the chicken. Whether you’re a music fan in town for a concert or an avid foodie looking for a taste of Southern cuisine, Nashville has something for everyone. Being a mecca for live music and boasting a central location in the heart of the South, Nashville is the perfect destination for your next getaway. Here’s a quick look at what makes Nashville so hot:
Music City is more than a nickname for Nashville; it’s the city’s identity. And while Nashville is a perfect destination for country music fans — thanks to the Country Music Hall of Fame, the iconic Grand Ole Opry, and the legendary Honky Tonk Highway — Nashville’s rich musical heritage extends to many other genres. From the brand-new National Museum of African American Music to the national tours that visit Bridgestone Arena to intimate listening rooms such as the Bluebird Cafe that welcome songwriters across genres, Nashville is a city with deep musical roots and something to entertain everyone, regardless of their musical preference.
Home to a bevy of chef-driven restaurants, nationally recognized cocktail lounges, top-notch brewers and distillers, and an endless array of cuisines to choose from, Nashville has become a foodie’s paradise over the past decade. Local artisans, purveyors, and ingredients take centre stage at many local restaurants and bars, and there’s always something new and inventive to try. Whether you’re searching for Southern comfort food or unparalleled fine dining, Nashville has something to satisfy every appetite.
History buffs will never be bored in Nashville, thanks to an array of cultural institutions that are as educational as they are entertaining. Learn about the rich history of the state at the Tennessee State Museum or immerse yourself in the state’s most significant historical documents at the new Tennessee State Library and Archives. The Hermitage, the former home of President Andrew Jackson, is just a short drive outside of the city, or visit the Parthenon to discover why the city has a full-scale replica of the Athenian structure complete with a 42-foot-tall (13 metre) statue of Athena.
In a city as creatively rich as Nashville, it’s no surprise that there’s artistic talent to be discovered across every discipline. Pop into the Frist Art Museum for world-class art exhibitions or stroll along downtown’s Avenue of the Arts to explore the city’s many fine art galleries. For those seeking talent on the stage, there’s no shortage of that either. The spectacular Schermerhorn Symphony Center, just blocks from Four Seasons Hotel and Residences Nashville, is home to the Grammy Award-winning Nashville Symphony, while Tennessee Performing Arts Center welcomes national Broadway tours, as well as original programming from the Nashville Ballet, Nashville Opera, and Nashville Repertory Theatre.
Four Seasons Hotel and Residences Nashville is located in the heart of downtown Nashville, but the beauty of Tennessee is waiting just beyond its doors. Located along the banks of the Cumberland River and steps from the Hotel, Riverfront Park and Nashville Cumberland Greenway are perfect for a morning run or evening stroll. There are dozens of parks and greenways within a short drive, including Centennial Park — the city’s crown jewel that boasts 132 acres (53 hectares) in the heart of Nashville — or the 1,200-acre (485 hectare) Radnor Lake, an ideal spot to walk, run, picnic, or spot wildlife.
From live music 365 days of the year to year-round festivals and events, Nashville never slows down. There’s always something to see and do in the lively town, no matter when you visit. Sports fans will love to watch the Tennessee Titans battle it out at Nissan Stadium, catch a Nashville Predators hockey game at Bridgestone Arena, or chant for the boys in gold at GEODIS Park during a Nashville SC soccer match. With a packed schedule of festivals and events, including the Music City Grand Prix, CMA Fest, The Antiques & Garden Show, and the city’s huge Fourth of July and New Year’s Eve block parties, there is always a reason to celebrate in Nashville.
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