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Nashville Traditions

A whole world for you to explore. 

Two students off Broadway in Nashville

Nashville is steeped in history, brimming with culture and bursting with hometown pride. From electrifying professional sports to an endless stream of live entertainment, there's a lot to be excited about. And even over the course of four years, you'll constantly find new corners of the city to explore—a cozy coffeeshop, a buzzing music venue or a state park on the outskirts of town. In Nashville, you're in the middle of everywhere.

Students together at the Parthenon in Centennial Park after a hike

Your Nashville must-list


A visit to Nashvegas/Honky Tonk Highway on Lower Broadway to the Cumberland is one everyone in Nashville must experience — at least once. Be prepared for lots of live music, bright lights and people.


Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum

In Nashville’s SoBro, all things country music come to a head. A visit to the magnificent Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum is a must. Be prepared for live music, bachelorette parties, and a beautiful view once you reach the river.


Music Row

Many record labels (Sony, Warner, BMI, etc.) and big names in music own offices here — and they’re in houses. You can even stop by Sun Record Company and see where Elvis and Johnny Cash made music.


The Loveless Cafe

Love biscuits? Then try Nashville’s favorite.


Iroquois Steeplechase

Iroquois Steeplechase has been Nashville's rite of spring since 1941. If you love fashion, horse racing and the great outdoors, then you’re in for a treat.


Hot Chicken

Whether it’s Prince’s, Hattie B’s, Pepperfire, Bolton’s or Party Fowl, you should try it (please start with level one).


Centennial Park

Nashville’s premier urban park is the perfect place to study, exercise, play or paint. The Parthenon will catch your eyes as soon as you arrive.


John Seigenthaler Pedestrian Bridge

Walking over this Cumberland River pedestrian bridge and taking pictures of the iconic Nashville skyline never gets old.


Battle of the Boulevard

You won’t want to miss this legendary basketball game and its storied past with our rival at the other end of the Boulevard. Join in the annual Running of the Bison the night before, and arrive at Allen Arena in your best purple and gold to cheer on your Bisons.



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