The undisputed hub of country music, Nashville is one of the most lively urban hotspots in America with food, sights and sounds for every taste. The perfect escape for those seeking a little Southern charm, Nashville's Honky Tonks, minor league baseball games and nearly 109 lush parks offer plenty make it one of the best places to visit for a family holiday. Make the most of your visit by taking in show at the Grand Ole Opry (one of the best places to see country music live) visiting the Country Music Hall of Fame or spending the afternoon shopping in the trendy boutiques on 12th Avenue.
Built in 1930 and situated between the hustle of Printer's Alley and the beam of Broadway, Noelle is an institution in its own right and the perfect spot from which to explore this eclectic city. With luxury details like hickory hardwood floors, handwoven robes and a 10 minute coffee delivery service, no one could blame you for wanting to spend the day in your room. Noelle prides itself on being distinctly local and deeply collaborative, offering guests the chance to discover works of fine art in the hotel gallery, historic heirlooms in the Archives and custom portraits in the hotel's very own print shop. Be sure to pay Rare Bird a visit before you leave. Thirteen flights up, the rooftop bar and lounge is perched atop downtown Nashville providing the perfect vantage point for looking over the city with a delicious cocktail in hand.
For one of the best restaurants and dining experiences in Nashville, head to The Catbird Seat, an interactive and world-class restaurant featuring a sleek U-shaped kitchen. At every sitting, twenty-two guests witness their multi-course meal being prepared by Head Chef Ryan Poli and his team. Questions are encouraged as the cooks creatively experiment with diverse cuisine inspirations, making The Catbird Seat a fun and educational way to feast. Each bite is complimented by a specially chosen drink pairing.
Henrietta Red: A convivial restaurant serving seasonal contemporary American fare and a delicious range of oysters, shellfish and crudos.
Biscuit Love: A no-frills family establishment serving the best of the region’s famous crumbly biscuits - the place to visit for a classic Southern breakfast.
Arnold’s Country Kitchen: Don’t be put off by the queues leading into this lunch-only diner - the mouthwatering fried chicken and soul-food classics are well worth the wait.
Voted by many as Nashville’s best honky-tonk, Robert’s Western World is the place to go for laid back, traditional country music in the heart of the Music City. What began in the 1990s as a cowboy boot and western apparel store is now a music venue, dancehall and dive bar boasting soulful sounds, cold beer and fried bologna sandwiches. For a swinging good time, try out your two-step to the tunes of Johnny Cash, Dolly Parton and Willie Nelson played by talented local musicians.
RCA Studio B : A must-see for all music lovers, this historic recording studio has seen the likes of the biggest names in country music from Elvis Presley to Dolly Parton.
Pinewood Social: More than just a restaurant, Pinewood Social is home to a bowling alley, an airstream serving drinks and snacks to guests taking a dip the outdoor swimming pools, and a bocce ball court for hours of summer time fun.
Nelson’s Green Brier Distillery: Learn about Nashville’s fascinating prohibition-era and sample some of Tennessee’s best whiskey at this 19th Century distillery.
Two Old Hippies: A vintage boutique brimming with unique treasures including clothing, boots, jewellery and even rare instruments. If you’re lucky, you’ll catch a live music show.