A black and white photograph of a group of African Americans celebrating at a Fourth of July picnic.

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.

View of some of the paved trails and public areas along the waterfront in Cumberland Park.

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.

"Crawling Lady Hare" by Sophie Ryder is one of the remarkable works in Cheekwood's Woodland Sculpture Trail.

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.

On the corner of Water and Cambie Streets, is a steam clock, one of only two in the world.

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.