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Global City Guidebook: Nashville

Jul 13, 2023

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The capital of Tennessee, Nashville is best known as the country music capital of the United States. As the most populous city in the state, Nashville sits on the Cumberland River and boasts a wide array of dining, entertainment and cultural institutions. Vanderbilt University and Tennessee State University comprise just a few of the many colleges located in the city.


Served by 20 airlines, with flights available to 75 non-stop markets, Nashville International Airport lies in southeast Nashville, connected by I-40 with an eastbound exit and westbound entrance to the terminal road. By car, reach the airport via I-40 or the Donelson Pike exit. Travelers can reach city center by taxi or rideshare; operators pick up on Level 1 of Terminal Garage 2. The WeGo Public Transit provides hourly service between downtown and the airport. With Nashville centrally located among three interstate highways, cars offer the easiest way to move about the city. WeGo also provides bus service in and out of downtown and throughout the city.


21c Museum Hotel Nashville

At this contemporary hotel, an industrial-chic restaurant and bar provide the perfect setting for late-night meals and hangouts. Rooms feature original artwork and vintage furniture, while upgraded rooms and suites include terraces with sweeping views. 222

Third Ave. N., Nashville, Tennessee, tel 615 610 6400


Retreat into luxury while staying in the middle of all the action, within walking distance of Gulch and Midtown. Boasting one of the highest outdoor rooftops in Nashville, the hotel also includes a spa. Each of its 591 rooms, including 53 suites, features upscale details and amenities.

1000 Broadway, Nashville, Tennessee, tel 615 622 1234


The Hermitage Hotel

This 5-star hotel sits in an early 20th-century Beaux-Arts building, across from Tennessee State Museum. In addition to rooms featuring Italian linens and suites with a wet bar, guests enjoy fine-dining Druise & Darr, highlighting local Tennessee produce; a library bar; and spa.

231 Sixth Ave. N., Nashville, Tennessee, tel 615 244 3121



Bourbon Steak Nashville

Accompanied by an award-winning wine program of 800 selections from around the world, Bourbon Steak’s high-quality cuts of beef and wide variety of seasonal shellfish make for the ultimate fine-dining experi- ence, complete with 360-degree views of the Nashville skyline.

JW Marriott Nashville, 201 Eighth Ave. S., 34th Floor, Nashville, Tennessee, tel 629 208 8440



Incorporating flavors and ingredients inspired by her favorite world regions, Chef Deb Paquette transforms ordinary dishes into innovative meals. Try the venison with smoked potato purée, roasted winter squash and pistachio dukkah.

303 Demonbreun St., Nashville, Tennessee, tel 615 522 0685


Jeff Ruby’s Steakhouse

Boasting award-winning steaks, seafood and sushi, Jeff Ruby’s enjoys a reputation as one of the best fine-dining establishments not only in Nashville but also the state. It offers an extensive wine, beer and cocktail menu as well as nightly entertainment and impeccable service.

300 Fourth Ave. N., Nashville, Tennessee, tel 615 434 4300



Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum

With a mission to collect, preserve and interpret the evolving history and traditions of country music, the venue features one of the world’s most extensive music collections. Through exhibits and multimedia experiences, visitors engage with music and the artists behind each song.

222 Rep. John Lewis Way S., Nashville, Tennessee, tel 615 416 2001


Grand Ole Opry

In a city famed for country music, Grand Ole Opry offers weekly American country music con- certs. Presenting the longest-running radio show in the United States, broadcasting since 1925, Grand Ole Opry has hosted musicians such as Dolly Parton, Garth Brooks and Charley Pride.

2804 Opryland Drive, Nashville, Tennessee, tel 615 871 6779


Jack Daniel Distillery Tour and Whiskey Tastings

Head to Lynchburg, Tennessee, a little more than an hour outside of Nashville, via Signature Transportation Services to visit Jack Daniel Distillery. Learn about the popular brand’s whiskey-making process and sip some of its finest whiskeys.

133 Lynchburg Highway, Lynchburg, Tennessee, tel 931 759 6357



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