Welcome to Fifty Grande’s Best of the U.S. Bucket List series. This is your one-stop travel guide to the best, most unique and quintessential experiences of a city, state or event. Curated by experts, vetted by in-the-know locals, this is all you need to have the best trip ever. If we’ve written a guide, we recommend you go. If it’s on this list, it’s the best the city has to offer right now. Consider this your one-stop answer to “What are the best things to do in Nashville?”
At its core, Nashville’s always been about music. It stands proudly in its cowboy boots thanks to its historic country roots, which are on display today at meccas like the Country Music Hall of Fame, Ryman Auditorium and Grand Ole Opry. But the sparkling Southern metropolis is so much more. One could spend an entire trip exploring the area’s beautiful outdoors, the dining scene is superb and its hotel landscape has been transformed in recent years. There are tons of reasons it’s become a favorite for bachelorette gals and other rollicking partiers that inhabit the city every weekend night, as you’ll discover when you visit. Your guide to the ins and outs of a uniquely American destination enjoying a major rebirth are here.