If you’re looking for a “rootin’ tootin’ good time,” there is only one place you can get that experience, and that’s Nashville, Tennessee; more so, downtown Nashville. The downtown area is most notable for its live music bars, museums dedicated specifically to music, and amazing food. But there is so much more to this music mecca area. If you’ve never been to Nashville, just think of it as a big city with humble beginnings and small-town roots. And the downtown area, specifically, is the perfect mix between southern hospitality meets the iconic “Nashville sound” meets famous bars in Nashville.
So, whether you’re a foodie, a music enthusiast, or a history buff, downtown Nashville has a little something for everyone. Before you start considering various destinations for your next vacation, just make downtown Nashville the location of your next travel destination. Of course, the decision is ultimately yours, but if you’re going to take our word for it, here are five reasons you should stay in downtown Nashville when visiting if you want a memorable trip.
1. Live Music is Never-Ending
Nashville isn’t called the “country music capital of the world” for nothing. The downtown area is jam-packed with live music bars, and it’s actually home to the best bars on Broadway! But you also have to keep in mind that while Nashville is well-known for country music, it’s also important you recognize that Nashville’s downtown music scene is a melting pot of all kinds of genres of music, including hip hop, rock, indie, and bluegrass! During your visit, you can rest assured knowing music will be playing when you go to bed, and it will likely be playing when you wake up the next morning!
2. Wide Range of Culinary Adventures
When you think of comfort foods, downtown Nashville is the destination where you can eat food that literally brings you pure comfort, whether you want to feast at a Michelin Star restaurant or a southern meal at a “mom and pop” diner, you can find it downtown Nashville. Places like The Diner Nashville, Hattie B’s Hot Chicken, Merchants, and Jack’s Bar-B-Que are all famous eateries in the downtown area where you absolutely must dine during your stay.
3. Southern Hospitality
Southern hospitality is just something that permeates the air the moment you arrive in Nashville, and once you arrive downtown, you’ll quickly realize that you’ll never meet a stranger. From the “howdys” and “hey sugars” to the hugs and big smiles, the downtown area is a place you’ll feel right at home every single time you visit.
4. Historical and Cultural Landmarks
Believe it or not, this “big city with small town roots” has housed presidents, helped lay the foundation of music history, and even played a role in the Civil Rights Movement. Places like the Country Music Hall of Fame, The Parthenon, Frist Art Museum, National Museum of African American Music, and the Adventure Science Center make up a long history of Nashville’s contribution to not only the city’s own art and culture, but also to the world. While visiting, you don’t want to miss the opportunity to take in some of Nashville’s historical and cultural landmarks.
5. You Might See Your Favorite Celeb
Who wouldn’t love the opportunity to see your favorite celebrity in person? If you’re like many people, you probably think that you have to go to Los Angeles to get star-struck, but the reality is that celebrities from film, television, professional sports, and music have all recognized the beauty of this wonderful city and decided to make it their home. While out and about, there’s a very high chance that you run into Maneet Chauhan, Brad Paisley, Todd and Julie Chrisley, Sheryl Crow, Jill Scott, and many, many more! You never know whom you’ll see when you visit downtown Nashville!
Downtown Nashville is Everywhere You Want to Be
Downtown Nashville is one of the most live and most electric entertainment destinations you’ll ever experience. Obviously, there’s more to this vibrant city than musicians strumming on guitars. In fact, you’ll not only get to experience some of the most famous bars in Nashville, but you’ll also get to see some of Nashville’s most historical landmarks, dine on some of the area’s most delicious and exquisite cuisine, and listen to live music from country music greats as well as raw talent from local artists.
The Stage is right at the heart of downtown. If you don’t do anything else while visiting Nashville, be sure you stop by The Stage on Broadway, where you can get a glimpse of all the wonderful things about Nashville, all in one location. For more information about the Stage or hosting a private event, be sure to fill out our contact form.