Celebrating America’s Melting Pot

To celebrate Independence Day, here are some vibrant, living destinations from sea to shining sea where you can experience firsthand the diversity of America’s melting pot.

Get Outside: Visit Nashville’s Parks

Nashville’s Metro Parks department oversees 12,000 acres of open space, including dog parks, swimming pools, tennis courts, walking trails, disc golf courses, and spray parks. Discover more about the city’s best parks.

Sights in the Greater Nashville Area

A car is necessary to reach some of Nashville’s farther-flung sights, but it is worth filling up the tank for these recommended locations. Read on for more about touring Tennessee State University or The Hermitage, Andrew Jackson’s plantation and home.

A Walking Tour of Historic Gastown

The birthplace of Vancouver, officially named Granville in 1870 has always been known as Gastown, for saloon owner “Gassy Jack” Deighton. Take this suggested walking tour and learn more about the area and its colorful history.

Via Dolorosa: Following the Last Steps of Jesus

Via Dolorosa is a numbered trail that winds through the Old City, marking locations of significant moments during Jesus’ journey bearing the cross he was crucified on. Here’s a detailed list of the various locations along the trail.

The Jekyll Island Historical District

A living link to one of the most glamorous eras of American history, this 240-acre riverfront area takes you back in time to the Gilded Age. Learn more about where to go and what to do during your visit.