Downtown Nashville

Two intersecting downtown streets give off the full flavor of Nashville: Broadway and Second Avenue. The top of Broadway is home to the historic Union Station Hotel, located in a renovated train station; and the Frist Center for the Visual Arts, which features exhibits from around the world. Closer in sits Nashville Arena, where the Predators spend hockey season skating on thin ice, plus two solid blocks of old-time bars and honky-tonks, known as The District, where the boot scootin’ doesn’t stop until 3 am. The epicenter of Nashville’s nightlife scene, the area is home to tourist-friendly restaurants, nightclubs and bars. Friday nights are especially rockin’; the sidewalks are packed with revelers roaming from bar to bar. Just behind Broadway to the south is a veritable music Mecca where the Schermerhorn Symphony Center and the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum are within a stone’s throw of each other. To the north, souvenir shops line Second Avenue. Along the way, grab some burgers and fries at Hard Rock Café, piled-high sandwiches at Piranha’s, or a big plate of barbecue nachos with a side of blues at B.B. King’s Blues Club.