It’s hip, it’s trendy, and it’s the country music capital of the world. It’s Nashville, Tennessee, and this hot spot makes for an excellent girls’ trip getaway.
Situated on the Cumberland River, Nashville is a diverse city known for its Southern hospitality and lively music scene — hence its nickname, “Music City.” To get there, fly into Nashville International Airport and drive less than 10 miles west to reach the city’s center.
What to See and Do
A Night Out
It’s not a proper trip to Nashville without a stop at the Grand Ole Opry, the weekly country music stage concert and America’s longest-running radio broadcast since 1925. Aside from the country music royalty who have graced its famed stage, it also showcases bluegrass, folk, gospel and comedic performances. The Opry is just 12 miles east of downtown and shares a parking lot with Opry Mills Mall. Take Exit 11 or 12 off Briley Parkway, park your car and get ready for a great show.
After that, head downtown to Honky Tonk Highway, a strip of bars and clubs in the Broadway Historic District, where you can kick up your boots and listen to some of country music’s rising stars. Check out the cornerstone Tootsie’s Orchid Lounge, where Willie Nelson was offered his first songwriting job after performing. For a true Nashville feel, visit the Second Fiddle Honky Tonk, where you and your crew can hear live music cover-free seven days a week.