The city of Nashville and what is considered to be “music country” is located in the north central region of Tennessee, nestled into the Cumberland River. It has a sweet skyline and the downtown area is easy to get around on foot. If you travel down Broadway towards the river, you’ll hear live country music pouring out of every bar and saloon.
Contrary to belief, even if you’re not a country fan, Nashville is still a fun city. Trust me, I have a strong dislike for the genre myself, so I wouldn’t steer you wrong. There are a ton of great restaurants and bars, museums, and things to see.
I was just there for a quick weekend and had a blast. The leaves were still turning and it was really pleasant to sit outside. The Frist Museum had an exhibit on Kandinsky, and that was awesome. The Penguins played the Predators and won in a shut out. Not to mention, there were a number of bars that needed to be visited.
That being said, it was definitely worth the 16 hour round trip in the car. But then again, you can’t really put a price on exploring a new city, drinking outside, and catching up with good friends.