Luxury holidays in Nashville

Pull on your rhinestone-studded boots and walk in the steps of musical greats – Patsy Cline, Hank Williams and Willie Nelson, to name a few – in Nashville. This country-star–studded riverside city in Tennessee is home to the legendary Grand Ole Opry, Johnny Cash Museum and Country Music Hall of Fame. Brave the crowds and hit up neon-lit Lower Broadway, or rub elbows with the locals in the city’s honky tonks, indie coffee joints, on-trend eateries and craft breweries. Meander across the river to hip East Nashville and browse through its quirky galleries, thrift stores and record shops. And in the evenings, raise a glass of bourbon and toast the melodic madness of Music City, USA.

When to go

June is, even by Nashville standards, chock full of musical events: the CMA Music Festival, the Ryman Bluegrass series and (in nearby Manchester) Bonnaroo. For fair rides, farm animals and fried food, swing through in September, when Nashville hosts the Tennessee State Fair. Visit during November and you may cross paths with the stars in town for the annual Country Music Awards.

Getting there

  • Planes

    Catch direct flights from across North America to Nashville International Airport, on the edge of the city; most international flights have a stopover in a major US hub first.
  • Automobiles

    It’s easiest to have your own set of wheels to get around the city, particularly if you’re travelling between neighbourhoods.