Take a Group Tour of Quintessential Nashville
Any first-timer’s visit to Nashville has to include stops at some of the top restaurants and attractions in the city.
Whether your team is visiting town for a corporate event or you’re holding a conference of your own, it’s key that newcomers know what some of their entertainment options are.
Let’s say, for example, that you decide to offer a group tour of Nashville during off-hours. Where would you go?
To help you on that front, check out our guide to some of the top places to include on a group tour of Nashville.
Lined by the brick sidewalks of Germantown, Monell’s offers excellent Southern food in a one-of-a-kind atmosphere.
The restaurant is family-style. Individual groups are seated together at one big table until it’s full, and cell phones must be turned off once you sit down (it promotes conversation).
Dishes come out, one-by-one, to be passed to the left until they’ve made their way around the table.
Try only a little bit of each thing at first, because when you think you’ve had everything, another dish will come out of the kitchen.
1235 6th Ave. North
Nashville, TN 37208
Hattie B’s Hot Chicken
Nashville’s become famous for its hot chicken over the years, and Hattie B’s Hot Chicken does its part to uphold that legacy.
Located in an unassuming little building in midtown, this restaurant serves its chicken with five different levels of heat: Southern (no heat), Mild or Medium, Hot, Damn Hot! and Shut the Cluck Up.
Spicy-food lovers may want to take their chances with one of the last three levels, but depending on your tolerance for spicy food, even the medium can make you draw a sweat after a few bites.
Chicken comes in white or dark meat, and tasty sides like mac n’ cheese and potato salad can take an edge off of the heat.
112 19th Ave S.
Nashville, TN 37203
Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum
This downtown institution has been deemed the “Smithsonian of country music.”
It boasts an impressive collection of historic memorabilia honoring the genre that made Nashville Music City.
Sing Me Back Home, the museum’s permanent exhibit, develops the history of country music through photographs, archival footage, artifacts and interactive touch-screen displays.
Even if you’re not a country music fan, it’s likely you’ll find something to interest you; it isn’t odd for visitors who don’t listen to country walk out with a new appreciation for it, thanks to its ties to other music styles.
222 5th Ave S.
Nashville, TN 37203
Entertainers ranging from Bob Hope and Charlie Chaplin to ZZ Top and Aretha Franklin have all graced the stage at the Ryman Auditorium.
Built in the 1890s by steamboat captain and wealthy business mogul Thomas G. Ryman, the venue was intended to showcase the preaching of a pastor whose teachings Ryman admired.
After Ryman passed away, however, the auditorium became host to everything ranging from political rallies to operas plays.
In 1943, it served as the home of the Grand Ole Opry radio show, marking the beginning of the Ryman’s reputation as the “Mother Church of Country Music.” You can learn more about its fascinating history with a self-guided or backstage tour.
116 5th Ave N.
Nashville, TN 37219
Grande Ole Opry House
After a long tenure at the Ryman Auditorium, the Grande Ole Opry moved in 1974 to its namesake venue.
Just like its former home, the Grande Ole Opry House has seen many iconic moments, including a visit from President Richard Nixon on its opening night.
Since then, some of country’s biggest stars have performed there, including Garth Brooks, Vince Gill, Martina McBride and Dolly Parton.
Visit the venue, take a tour and see a retrospective on its 40-year history, which includes momentos from President Nixon’s visit.
2804 Opryland Drive
Nashville, TN 37214
We’ve talked about places to eat and places to see. But how will the group get to its destinations?
Nashville lacks a reliable and extensive public transit system. And while it’s relatively easy to navigate the streets here, the stress of driving an unfamiliar area can take its toll on visitors.
The solution? Nashville car service. Whether the group’s going to the Ryman Auditorium, the Grand Ole Opry, or both, Signature Transportation can ensure that they have a comfortable and elegant ride along the way. Whether you’re traveling with a team of 15 or 50, Signature has the experience and resources to make your visit dazzle.