Nashville in a nutshell
... all spiced up with Southern flair. In the capital city The Grand Ole Opry brings country music's greatest stars to the stage.
Nearby is the spectacular Opry Mills shopping mall, and the 3,000-room Gaylord Opryland Resort and Convention Center.
Downtown, you'll find the renovated Ryman Auditorium, original home of the Grand Ole Opry, hosts the Opry several months a year.
It presides over the reborn District, an area of cool nightspots and quirky shops.
The Frist Center, a stellar venue for circulating art exhibitions, is down the street from The Gaylord Entertainment Center, the lair of the Nashville NHL Predators. Across the Cumberland River, the Tennessee Titans rule the 68,800-seat Coliseum.
But, don't focus all your attention on the big city. Go beyond and enjoy a daytime drive through splendidly rolling hills to historic bedroom communities. Gallatin and Hendersonville offer access to Old Hickory Lake on the rolling Cumberland River and Clarksville leads to Land Between the Lakes, a 170,000 acre plus national recreation area.
The Natchez Trace Parkway, a scenic route steeped in frontier history, presents endless sightseeing opportunities.