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Nicknamed “Music City,” Nashville is filled with a buzzing atmosphere that makes it a terrific place to take a vacation. Each of its diverse neighborhoods has something different to offer, so follow these neighborhood tips when deciding where to stay in vacation home rentals in Nashville, TN.

  1. Downtown

    Stay right in the heart of the entertainment area with downtown vacation rentals in Nashville. Head to the main Broadway strip, known as Honky Tonk Highway, to see live music acts for free in a whole road of bars.

    See a concert at the iconic Ryman Auditorium, which was once home to the Grand Ole Opry. Take a tour of this legendary venue, see construction artifacts at the exhibit and enjoy a multidimensional screening experience called “Soul of Nashville.” What better souvenir is there to have of your Nashville vacation than to record your own CD at the Ryman’s recording studio?

  2. East Nashville

    If you want a low-key atmosphere that’s still close to the main attractions, stay in East Nashville. Dine out and enjoy some drinks in the restaurants and bars at the area known as 5 Points. Browse the boutique shops and wander around East Nashville’s art galleries. As a popular neighborhood for visual artists and musicians, you’re bound to bump into some songwriters and serenaders in this hip and historic area.

  3. Germantown

    Soak up some history and warmth of the community when you stay in the oldest neighborhood of Nashville, TN. Admire the Victorian architecture that lines the streets of Germantown, relax with a craft beer and dine out on anything from traditional German foods to Asian dishes, American menus and other European offerings. Relax at Bicentennial Capitol Mall State Park and take a free tour to discover the history behind it.

  4. The Gulch

    Discover how the industrial background of this historic neighborhood, which used to house the railroad terminal, seamlessly blends with contemporary style to make it one of the hottest places to be. Stay in one of the Gulch’s vacation home rentals in Nashville, TN, to be close to the vibrant nightlife and diverse restaurants.

  5. Belmont/Hillsboro Village

    The quaint neighborhood of Hillsboro Village is a must for shopaholics. Spanning four blocks, there are specialty stores and boutiques for jewelry, home goods and clothing. In Belmont, guitar enthusiasts find paradise at The Gallery of Iconic Guitars (The GIG), which is home to over 100 iconic and rare guitars. Visit Nashville’s largest house museum, Belmont Mansion, to admire the Italian-style architecture and ornate decorations that include lavish artworks and antiques from the 19th century.

  6. West End/Elliston Place

    Stay in the trendy neighborhood of Elliston Place for great dining options and a variety of entertainment at night. Take in a show at Exit/In, which has played host to huge names in the music industry and is one of the oldest venues in Nashville. Dance the night away in the block of nightclubs known as Elliston Place Rock Block. Across the way, you can head to the Parthenon, a full-scale replica of the original one in Greece. Relax in the peaceful surroundings, admire the art collection and statues, have a picnic on the grounds and revisit in the evening to see it when it’s illuminated.

  7. Opryland/Music Valley

    Take a lunch or dinner cruise along the Cumberland River on the General Jackson Showboat and enjoy live entertainment while you dine. Shop until you drop at Opry Mills, the largest mall in Nashville.

    Don’t miss the chance to tour the Grand Ole Opry House during your vacation. Choose between three tours that give you behind-the-scenes glimpses of this legendary institution as you hear stories about music icons and look at historical photos.