Why Nashville is Great

Where to go on your next vacation? Nashville, Tennessee.

This city is a country music fan’s dream! With so much history passing through these streets, it is hard to pick where to go and what to do. A favorite is the RCA Studio which is Nashville’s oldest recording studio. Between 1957 and 1977 alone, over 35,000 songs were recorded here. Don’t forget to make your own recording and take it home with you as a special souvenir.

Make your way down Music Row and you will not be disappointed! Bars line the street, playing live sets through open windows as you pass. Pay attention because you may just be getting an up close and personal look at potentially the “next big star”. Souvenir shops and other attractions like the Johnny Cash Museum can be found scattered throughout this area as well so make sure you make some time for this area of the city. Big named bars like Tootsie’s World Famous Orchid Lounge and Alan Jackson’s Bar are here but you can also find some more budget friendly places like Benchmark and Big Shotz on 2nd Street. You can find amazing musicians in almost any bar you walk into so just find a band you like, grab a drink and listen to the music.

Nashville Music Row

A trip to Tennessee would not be complete without a visit to a moonshine factory. Ole Smokey Distillery has a great tasting along with Yee-Haw Brewing Company which is located in the same building. Try the moonshine pickles or grab a flight of beer. Uber or Lyft is definitely the way to go if you make your way to this side of town.

Dining in this city is incredible. From Mac and Cheese to BBQ, this city does it right. It is recommended to make a reservation at a place you like. Dinner time will likely be crowded and waiting while smelling the delicious food may drive you crazy. Puckett’s Grocery & Restaurant is a local favorite but good luck trying to decide between the fried chicken and the smoked meatloaf.

Where to Stay

The Hermitage Hotel Nashville 

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Voted one of Forbes Best Hotels in the World for 2019, this stunning property is located in the heart of downtown Nashville. The Tennessee Performing Arts Center is located across the street, and the Ryman Auditorium, Printer's Alley, the NFL Tennessee Titans' Coliseum, and the NHL Predators Hockey Arena are just a few blocks away. It should take you about 10 minutes to walk down to this area.

Each of their 122 spacious guest rooms and suites present a rich tapestry of elegant furnishings, with many of them offering spectacular views of the State Capitol and the Nashville skyline. These luxurious new guest rooms feature spacious marble baths with double vanities, soaking tub, separate shower, and enclosed water closet, plush, oversized towels and robes, refined linens and down-filled duvets, three two-line telephones, DVD/CD player, and 27-inch television, complimentary high-speed Internet connection, housekeeping service twice daily, and nightly turndown service.

Voted one of the best new restaurants in the U.S. by Esquire magazine, the Capitol Grille is an award-winning venue. Adjacent to the Capitol Grille, the Oak Bar has been lovingly restored to its original beauty, and continues to offer a private and relaxing ambiance. Their extensive wine list and unique environment has often earned it the title of "best bar in Nashville." Don’t forget to check out the men’s room as well (obviously men only) which is on many lists of best bathrooms.

Noelle Nashville Downtown 


This hotel offers historic luxury within steps of Printer's Alley. Immerse yourself in refined elegance within intuitively designed rooms and sumptuous suites with 5-star amenities, floor-to-ceiling windows and sweeping views of the city.

Discover a dazzling collection of attractions, including 5th and Broadway, the Bridgestone Arena and the Music City Center. Purchase hand-crafted treats at Keep Shop, curl up with a book in the Trade Room or explore their art gallery and Little Prints. Intersperse your day of sightseeing with locally inspired fare and innovative cocktails at their restaurant and stylish rooftop bar. This is a beautiful historic destination with modern refinements offering inspired luxury in the beating heart of downtown Nashville.

Hutton Hotel 

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Set in the city's lively West End neighborhood and just steps from the heart of Music Row, this Four-Star hotel offers you an immersive journey into Nashville's creative culture. Fully renovated in 2017, Hutton Hotel offers 250 guest rooms featuring 52 Suites, 3 expansive Penthouse Suites ideal for the seasoned traveler.

They also feature two private spa treatment rooms with a wide range of services, in-room spa services, a coffee shop offering fresh brewed coffees, espresso drinks, and house-made donuts. Don’t forget to check out Analog, a 5,000 square foot cocktail lounge with distinctive music programming and writer's creative offering unique and comfortable spaces serving modern renditions of classic diner food and a selection of rye whiskey.

To plan your next vacation, please contact us at vacations@dt.com.