The city of Nashville is a great destination to visit during vacation. Thereâ€™s loads of fun for the entire family. There are several lodging options available in the city such as leading hotels, bed and breakfast inns, and camp sites. Some of the popular places to visit are the museums which feature art, science, and historical artifacts. The science museum offers children the opportunity to test inventions and discover the wonders of the galaxy. Children can also test their (more…)
Many of Nashvilleâ€™s tourist attractions are musically oriented since the city is known as the Country Music Capital. The Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum naturally heads off the â€œmust-seeâ€ list for country music fans. Affiliated with the Hall of Fame is RCAâ€™s Studio B, where Elvis Presley, Roy Orbison and many other performers have recorded hit songs. Some beloved stars like the late Johnny Cash have their own museums. Music devotees should also tour the Grand Ole Opry and Ryland (more…)
Nashville, the Music City has a variety of enjoyable attractions for music lovers. Visitors are able to enjoy country music in Nashville and rhythm and blues a few hours away in Memphis. In addition, the state has a natural beauty and scenic views to enjoy during a road trip. Selecting a quality hotel in Nashville is essential to creating a vacation your family will remember.
Nashville is an inexpensive area with a variety of accommodation options. Due to the inexpensive options available, visitors may tend to focus on only the most low-priced (more…)
The areas of Nashville are as diverse as they are expansive, so here’s a short guide to where to go and what to see when you hit up Music City!
East End: One of the more up and coming areas of the city, East End is quirky and growing. This area’s still in transition meaning you may still need a home alarm to live here but (more…)
If you’re headed to Nashville you better make sure you know your country music. To get you up-to-speed as quickly as possible we provide the following breakdown of the major award winners of the Country Music Association Awards (CMA Awards) for the past five years (even though the awards have been around since 1967). If you want a complete list dating back to that year (1967) check out the CMA Awards website.
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Dierks Bentley and his Miles & Music for Kids hits Riverfront Park on Sunday (October 17th) at 10:00 and 1:30 and you can bet it’s going to be a great time for everyone. Riverfront Park in Nashville is considered “Music City’s favorite outdoor entrainment venue” and you can bet with the lovely seasonal weather it’s going to really be hopping as families enjoy the grassy banks that overlook the Cumberland River and watch as the General Jackson Showboat meanders by. The weather is expected to be awesome a high of 81 and a low of 47, so you can bet the (more…)
Of Tennessee’s many attributes, low crime rates are not one of them. The state as well as the city of Nashville has not traditionally ranked very well on lists of safe places. In 2006, the U.S. Census Bureau ranked Tennessee 2nd for the most violent crimes per 100,000 people, with a rate of 760 of these crimes per 100,000 residents. Violent crimes consist of murder, forcible rape, robbery, and aggravated assault. In 2009, Congressional Quarterly magazine ranked Tennessee 6th for most crime overall, including both violent and property crimes. Though Nashville has traditionally not fared so well in this category, the city is finally seeing changes. 2009 marked the sixth year in a row that crime rates in the city fell. According to the Metro Nashville Police Department, rape, larceny, robbery, aggravated assault, and motor vehicle theft all reported significantly fewer incidences in 2009. Despite these improvements, when moving to Nashville, or anywhere, it is important to take measures to protect your property and, more importantly, your loved ones. (more…)
After the dust has settled from the big move, you’re going to want to take a look around town and get to know the place you now call home. Known as the music capital of the world, Nashville has a lot to offer from a music standpoint, but this city’s accolades don’t stop there. Take a look at our top ten list of places to visit in Nashville.
- The Opry House: Home to the world famous Grand Ole Opry, this music venue offers a range of shows and concerts capturing the history and namesake of this great city. See where some of country music’s biggest stars got their start and browse through the Opry store for apparel and memorabilia.
- The Hermitage: Step back in time on what was once Andrew Jackson’s 1000-acre estate. Turned into a (more…)
One of the less glamorous, but necessary, parts of moving is finding and installing all your new utilities. This includes everything from cable to internet home air conditioning and heating systems. When you are looking for utility companies and products there are a few important things to remember. If available, you may want to consider Energy Star appliances for your new home. These energy efficient products can save you money every month on energy costs as well as reduce your carbon footprint. Its also important to purchase up to date products so you won’t be dying to replace them in only a couple years. One of the areas where this is most relevant is your wireless internet source. Chances are, if you’re like most of us, you have some sort of dependency on wireless capabilities, whether it’s for checking email, finding movie times at the theater, or checking your Facebook page. (more…)
Along with its many other attributes, Nashville is also home to many unique and delicious restaurants. Once you’re all unpacked head out to one of these tasty dining spots for a night of relaxing cuisine.
- Germantown Caf: Serving brunch, lunch, and dinner, this restaurant offers specially prepared dishes for a reasonable price. Try the plum pork entre or the Germantown strudel and be sure to browse through the extensive bar menu for a nice drink with friends and family.
- Nana Rosa: Famous for their unbeatable biscotti and specialty cakes, the traditional Italian feel of this restaurant make it a homey dining spot with delicious Italian dishes.
- Rotiers: A classic “meat and three” style restaurant that has become famous for their hamburgers. The long list of domestic and imported beers makes Rotiers a great place to grab a drink with friends.
- F. Scott’s Restaurant and Jazz Bar: In addition to a sophisticated menu filled with steak, seafood and pasta, F. Scott’s has live jazz music 6 nights a week. Visit their website for a list of events and performers.
- Loveless Caf: This well-known caf has been feeding residents and visitors of Nashville the home-style, southern cooking they crave for over half a century. You can also order sweets, meats and other treats on their online store. (more…)