A Guide to Nashville Tennessee Hotels
Nashville is a beautiful Southern city that is full of exciting activities, great food and top notch shopping. Nashville is also the home of Vanderbilt University and major Nashville recording school. Legendary country music icons have made Nashville their home including Merle Travis, Elvis Presley and Jerry Lee Lewis. The famous Nashville recording studio, RCA Records, is located in downtown Nashville and is where many recording artists come to learn and make their mark. There are also country musicians such as Boz Scaggs and Jimmy Trones who started out in Nashville recording studios.
Nashville is known for its live music scene with top recording spots including the Grand Ole Opry and the Ryman Auditorium. It is where the legendary Johnny Cash took his musical direction and became one of the biggest names in country music. He is best known for his “Blue Mountain Coffee” and other gospel songs. A must see and visit place is The Franklin Mint where one can buy authentic Asian sweets, tea and confections. Other cultural attractions include the Nashville Zoo and Gardens, Gallatin Art Museum and Gardens and the Metro Nashville Children’s Theatre. Also on the list of must see attractions are Riverboat cruise, First Presbyterian Church and Murphys House which is known for its stained glass windows.
Hot spots for tourists include the top notch shopping districts in Nashville including the Gallatin State Park, Franklin Market and Kovalam’s Best Flowers. Out on the outskirts you will find the classy Bridgestone Arena where professional sports teams play music to entertain the crowd. For fun shopping, try the New York Fashion Outlets, which is one of the most popular in the country. If you have a little extra money, why not indulge yourself in some exclusive shopping at the Fifth Avenue Mall. This mall is host to one of the largest collections of designer boutiques.
Another must-see sight is the Music Row, which is an outdoor area situated downtown at Third Avenue and Madison. Here you will find the most renowned recording studios in the country. Here one can also indulge in a variety of activities like shopping, eating and mingling with the local celebrities. You can also watch a movie being screened somewhere in this large space. The ambience of Music Row is extremely tranquil and serene with only occasional traffic noises.
The Franklin Canyon and Black Warrior National Monuments are other places that should be visited in Tennessee. The Franklin Canyon features man made rock holes dating back millions of years. The Black Warrior National Monument covers nearly twenty-seven acres of Tennessee land and was one of the first national monuments established by the United States government.
A must do in Nashville is a tour of its many beautiful parks. Tennessee has lots of natural attractions but these have often been overlooked. So if you visit Tennessee, make sure to do some or all of these on your itinerary. It will definitely give you a wonderful feeling and you may feel prompted to plan another trip to the Volunteer State!