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Fans of country music flock to this iconic city every year, and when you book a flight to Nashville you’ll soon discover why it has such a great reputation as a centre for many other kinds of musical excellence too.
There are all sorts of other attractions to enjoy when you fly to Nashville, from historic buildings and halls of fame to some of the best restaurants in the United States.
Country music’s rich history and traditions are showcased at the Grand Ole Opry, which you should by no means miss on your trip to Nashville as it really embodies what this musically buzzing city is all about.
The same is true of the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, and you can also drop into the Ryman Auditorium to see live performances and revivals of hits from the past.
At the other extreme, Nashville Zoo has been voted one of the USA’s top zoos and has everything from tigers to macaws on display in open habitats. Pick up an All About Nashville Attraction Pass to get the most out of your visit, with discounts on museum entries and tours.
President Andrew Jackson used to live here at The Hermitage. The building is typical of the 1800s Deep South building style, and many of the great man’s memorabilia are on display.
Although Nashville is renowned for its country music scene, if this starts to jade you, you can always visit the Schermerhorn Symphony Center, which stages world-class classical music concerts. The hall is home to the award-winning Nashville Symphony Orchestra and you can catch concerts here throughout the year.
A General Jackson Showboat Lunch & Dinner Cruise is the perfect way to experience this pulsating city in all its variety. Enjoy country music, delicious local food and fabulous sights, all accompanied by live performances as you progress in a stately fashion down the river.
On your trip to Nashville, the Belle Meade Plantation Tour gives you a chance to experience life in the antebellum south in the early 1800s. The plantation dates to 1853 and is a real eye-opener on how much things have changed in the South over the past 170 years.
The creative spirit of Nashville has been recently permeating the city’s kitchens and many of the eateries here are real chef’s studios. From haute cuisine to traditional Southern fare, you can find practically anything to tempt your taste buds.
There are sports bars with game day food, music restaurants where you can dine to the ubiquitous sounds of Country and Western, and dinner theatres where you enjoy live performances whilst dining.
If you’re travelling to Nashville to enjoy some shopping, you’ve certainly come to the right place. You don’t have to be a rhinestone cowboy to find some great outfits, and items on sale include everything from vintage Americana to antiques, books, furniture and even music royalty.
There are also many great shopping malls, of which Bellevue Center and CoolSprings Galleria are amongst the best for designer clothing and fashion wear. Global Mills has a lot of independent specialty stores, whilst The Arcade is the oldest and most atmospheric mall in the city. It opened over a century ago and is still going strong today.
When you book a flight to Nashville with Qatar Airways you will travel on a Qatar Airways operated flight to New York (JFK) or Chicago (O Hare International), and connect to Nashville with our partner airlines.
Flights to Nashville with Qatar Airways land at Nashville International Airport, which lies 8 miles east of the city centre. Use the Gray Line Airport Express and the Super Shuttle International to reach the downtown district quickly and easily.
Visa restrictions for entry into the country will depend on your country of origin, length of stay and whether your trip is for business or pleasure. So before you fly to Nashville please check the visa and passport requirements.
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