Quick Escape to Nashville

Bringles BBQ NashvilleLive music, fantastic dining, and an easy city to roam has helped pushed Nashville to the top of the wish list for many of our ActiveTravels members. Drop your bags off at the classic Hermitage or more modern Thompson Nashville, soon to be joined by a new Four Seasons come April, and then make your way to Country Music Hall of Fame or the National Museum of African American Music. Also plan a tour at the historic RCA Studio B or Hatch Show Print, where you can see decades’ worth of woodblock print posters for bands and performers.

We’re excited to check out Drusie & Darr at the Hermitage, opened by celebrated chef and restaurateur Jean-Georges Vongerichten last month. Also new is Bringle’s Smoking Oasis, a serious BBQ joint by legendary pitmaster Carey Bringle. Walk off your meal at one of Nashville’s famed entertainment districts, where neon lights and music spill into the streets. Lower Broadway, SoBro and Printer’s Alley are brimming with bars like the Listening Room Café, where you can enjoy free live music. Round out your trip with an evening show at one of the iconic venues like the Grand Ole Opry House, the celebrated Ryman Auditorium, and the Bluebird Café, the launching pad for many Nashville musical greats.