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.

A black and white photograph of a group of college-aged African Americans seated at a lunch counter.

Civil Rights History: Nashville Sit-Ins

Greensboro, North Carolina, is often considered as the site of the first sit-ins of the American civil rights movement. But, in truth, activists in Nashville carried out the first “test” sit-ins in late 1959. Read on to learn more about Nashville’s role in peaceful demonstrations in the Civil Rights movement.

The east pediment of the Parthenon in Nashville's Centennial Park.

The Parthenon in Nashville’s Centennial Park

Centennial Park’s life-size replica of the Greek Parthenon is a monument to the creativity and energy of the New South, and also to Nashville’s distinction as the Athens of the South. Read more about the history of Nashville’s Parthenon and reasons why you should go beyond admiring the exterior and step inside.

Photograph of an exhibit piece with a ticket reading Admit One WSM Grand Ole Opry.

Live Music Venues in Nashville

From the historic Ryman Auditorium to the must-see Grand Ole Opry to the Bluebird Cafe (where Nashville’s real music magic happens), there are venues large and small for live music lovers in Nashville. Read on for suggestions on the best venues for all tastes.

Where to Buy Western Wear in Nashville

Follow this guide by expert author Margaret Littman to outfit yourself in some of the best Western designs. From must-have boots to bespoke shirts, the top western wear can be found in Nashville.

Christa S. says, "I took this photo on a road trip to Nashville in June 2011 to attend the Country Music Festival."

Road Trip Photo: Nashville

We asked our readers to submit their favorite road trip photos. Here’s a unique shot of Nashville, TN!