Quick Tips for Business Travelers: Nashville

Known for its honky-tonk culture and Country music, Nashville attracts over fourteen million visitors each year. In honor of our Educe Group team heading to Nashville this month, we’ve compiled a list of things to check out when you are in the area.

Food and Drink:

Get authentic hot chicken

You can’t visit Nashville without having a taste of their most sought-after dish – hot chicken. Hattie B’s, which has three locations throughout Nashville, specializes in hot chicken and serves four heat levels to accommodate every spice tolerance.

Taste Tennessee whiskey

If you’re looking for a local distillery (sorry Jack Daniel’s) to enjoy Tennessee whiskey, check out Nelson’s Green Brier Distillery. It’s conveniently located right in Nashville, and they offer tours and tastings every day of the week.

House of Cards

Add a little magic to your evening at House of Cards. The magic-themed dining concept features live Magicians each evening with American cuisine and craft cocktails.

Butchertown Hall 

Looking for a casual restaurant to meet friends? Butchertown Hall, located in Germantown, features Texas-style BBQ mixed with a heavy European beer list.

Biscuit Love

Biscuits are synonymous with Southern fare, and you won’t be disappointed at Biscuit Love. You can choose from a variety of mouthwatering options including the Lily, a biscuit-filled version of French Toast or the Princess, a biscuit-filled sandwich with hot chicken.

Activities:

The Grand Ole Opry

To understand what made Country music what it is today, a visit to The Grand Ole Opry is a must. Situated about twenty minutes from downtown Nashville, visitors can enjoy a backstage tour of the venue and even catch a live show when musicians are in town. During the winter holiday season, the Gaylord Opryland, located a few minutes away from The Grand Ole Opry, decorates the resort’s 9 acres with over three million dazzling lights and holiday décor.

Centennial Park

Did you know a replica of the Parthenon is located in Nashville’s Centennial Park? Currently functioning as an art museum, the building has paintings from the 19th and 20th centuries and has space for temporary exhibits.

The Listening Room Cafe

If you want to avoid the large crowds at the Bluebird Café, check out The Listening Room Café. Visitors of this venue can enjoy live music from Nashville’s local music scene.

Nashville SC

Did you know that Nashville has a local soccer team – The Nashville SC? Enjoy a game, and you’re sure to get inspired by the energy of the crowd singing and cheering throughout the whole match. The Nashville SC’s regular schedule is from March to October. 

Pinewood Social

Looking for a fun venue that doesn’t scream honky-tonk? The Pinewood Social has a bowling alley, two outdoor pools, and a bocce court.

Have more suggestions? Reply in the comment box with your ideas.

Interested in more travel tips? Check out our earlier posts for suggestions on where to eat and what to check out while you’re in NYC, Orlando or Washington D.C.

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