Nashville is the capital of the U.S. state of Tennessee and its second largest city after Memphis. Known as the Music City, Nashville’s foundation of music began as early as the 1800s as it grew to become a national center for music publishing. The city has also long been known as the “Songwriting Capital of the World” with songwriters from around the world visiting Nashville to learn the art. It has also become a hub for pop, rock, bluegrass, Americana, jazz, classical, contemporary Christian, blues, and soul music. Combine this with Nashville’s great food culture, vibrant night life and diverse population and you can see why it was named one of the 52 places to go in 2014 by the New York Times.
Nashville neighbourhoods range from rebel to ritzy all in the same block. Some of its neighbourhoods are:
Jefferson Street and Fisk University:
8th Avenue South:
12th Avenue South:
The West End / Hillsboro Village:
Getting to the city from Nashville International Airport
Nashville in 3 Days (Source: Frommers)
Tipping is typically expected in United States as a means to encourage better service. Many restaurants in Nashville include gratuity for tables of six or more.