Nashville is the capital and most populous city of the state of Tennessee
and the seat of Davidson County, US. Located on the Cumberland River in
Middle Tennessee, the city is a booming centre of music and healthcare. It
is nicknamed the ‘Athens of the South’ because it is home to many top-class
colleges and universities, and centrally flaunts a superb replica of the
Greek classic called Parthenon. Nashville is also famous as the capital of
Country Music, and music enthusiasts flock to its Country Music Hall of
Fame and Music Row district every day.
Things to do in Nashville
Music Row District
The Music Row district, near the Music Square in downtown Nashville, is the
centre of America’s music industry. It features many souvenir hotspots,
memorabilia shops and interesting museums devoted to music and musicians,
just as it also features several memorials and plaques of famous sites
associated with music. Country music fans can’t help paying a visit to the
Country Music Hall of Fame for its admirable collection of vintage music
instruments and personal memorabilia of famous music artists.
Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum
The Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum in downtown Nashville is housed
in an architecturally-remarkable building that flaunts a dramatic setup of
long windows, just like a piano. You should visit here to see its
attractive display of historical performances comprising audios, videos,
photographs and documents. Also, of note here are the costumes,
instruments, gold records, and memorabilia of famous music artists.
Located in the Centennial Park in Nashville is a faithful replica of the
Greek Parthenon. It was originally built of wood in 1897 to commemorate the
state's centenary but was subsequently rebuilt using concrete and cement.
It houses a full-scale replica of the original Greek temple and a permanent
collection of over 60 artworks by several noted 19th- and 20th-century
Best Time to Visit Nashville
Summer season (the months from April to August) are the best to book your
flights from Phoenix to Nashville. One can enjoy many cultural festivals
like Nashville Comedy Festival, Country Music Festival and Bluegrass Nights
at the Ryman during this period. Another attraction to enjoy after taking a
flight from PHX to BNA during summer season is the Music City Food &
Wine Festival that is organized in September. It is advised to book
Nashville flights in advance to avoid paying more during peak season.