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The Nashville Zoo at Grassmere is a 200-acre zoo and historic plantation farmhouse located 6 miles southeast of downtown Nashville, Tennessee. The Nashville Zoo at Grassmere is an accredited member of the Association of Zoos and Aquariums. There are many exciting events daily at the Nashville Zoo. We encourage all of our guests to learn more about the different activities and take advantage of all of the opportunities Nashville Zoo offers.
Located in a ca. 1819 National Register home, Harvest at Homestead Manor is a Tuscan-inspired restaurant in Thompson’s Station that cultivates its on-site organic farm for menus reflecting the season’s bounty. Leading culinary operations is Executive Chef Carlos Garcia, who draws parallels between Italian and Southern cultures, pairing time-honored European recipes with traditional Southern foodways.
The Hermitage Hotel’s status as a cherished landmark in downtown Nashville has been earned by its dedicated employees, and its history has been created by thousands of events and millions of guests served over more than a century of Nashville history. The distinctive architecture of the hotel, Beaux-Arts style, offers an old world blend of classical Italian and French Renaissance features. The spacious lobby, the grand staircase, ballroom, mezzanine, and Veranda are all masterful works!
At Copper Kettle, they believe in doing things the old-fashioned way: home-cooked culinary delights from around the world and right here at home in Nashville. Dine with them at either of their casual cafe, which features daily specials, classic sandwiches, satisfying salads and irresistible desserts. The Brunch every Sunday is a bountiful buffet to satisfy any breakfast craving.
Dinner Time Stories: In the Footsteps of Marco Polo, featuring Le Petit Chef, is a fully immersive dining experience combines cutting-edge 3D technology, visual artistry, theatrical storytelling, fresh ingredient, unique flavors, sights, and sounds.
Hot country vocalist Lucas Hoge made his Opry debut this past November at the Ryman Auditorium performing “Power of Garth” and “To Go with the Whiskey” just weeks after his new album Dirty South shot up to No. 1 on the Billboard Country Album Sales.
The Johnny Cash Museum, currently a TripAdvisor Top 10 Attraction for the U.S, will be celebrating what would have been the global icon’s 86th birthday with a new exhibition opening on February 26, 2018.
Continue in the spirit of giving by joining Nashville Zoo and the American Red Cross for a blood drive on Thursday, Dec. 21 at the Zoo’s Croft Center Gallery from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. All presenting blood donors will receive one free Zoo admission.
Hot country vocalist Lucas Hoge made his Opry debut on November 10th at the Ryman Auditorium performing “Power of Garth” and “To Go with the Whiskey” just weeks after his new album Dirty South shot up to No. 1 on the Billboard Country Album Sales.
Welcome to Music City! Whether you are here on business, attending a convention, or on vacation - we are delighted to have you visit the Greater Nashville area and excited to help make your stay more memorable. TravelHost Greater Nashville serves travelers throughout Nashville and the surrounding counties with shopping, dining, entertainment, services and fun, fun, fun! The welcoming southern hospitality of Nashville makes it a premier destination to visit. Nashville was recently ranked 9th by Lonely Planet as part of its Best in Travel 2016 collection of top destinations to visit. In fact, it was the only US city to make the list and I know you are going to love it here!
Nashville is a big little city with a heart and soul of country music, plus a whole lot more. Songwriters, musicians and performers live and work among us every day, creating melodies, lyrics and performances that make those hit songs all around the world. When you think of music and Nashville, the Grand Ole Opry, George Jones Museum, or CMA's might come to mind. The newest outdoor concert venue in Music City is the open-air seating Ascend Amphitheater near the Cumberland River, with a seating capacity of 6,800, where some of the hottest acts will perform. Just 10 minutes north of Nashville is another outdoor music venue, the Carl Black Chevy Wood Amphitheater. It is situated on the old estate of Barbara Mandrell and features state-of -the art sound in a cozy wooded natural amphitheater setting – definitely a hidden gem of the south!
For those looking for a more cultural experience, the Schermerhorn Symphony Center is where you can experience creative and innovative orchestral performances. The Tennessee Performing Arts Center or TPAC is Nashville's primary venue for theatrical and musical productions. Home to the Nashville Ballet, Nashville Opera and the Tennessee Repertory Theatre, the facility is comprised of three separate performance venues and hosts everything from experimental theater works to big, touring Broadway shows.
The greater Nashville area is also filled with many historical sites to visit. From Historic Franklin, to Andrew Jackson's Hermitage, to the full sized replica of the Parthenon in Centennial Park, there are countless extraordinary sites to explore. Learn why Nashville was once known as the 'Athens of the south," what Nashville captain gave the American flag the nickname "Old Glory", or where music row is located in Music City.
In addition to the rich history here, Nashville is also home to three professional sporting teams; the Tennessee Titans, Nashville Predators and the Nashville Sounds (a Triple-A affiliate of the Oakland Athletics). See the Titans play a game at Nissan Stadium on the Cumberland River, the Preds play at Bridgestone Arena, or catch a Sounds baseball game at the new First Tennessee Park, which opened in 2015 and is partially located on the historic site of Sulphur Dell ballpark.
If you are a foody, the Greater Nashville area definitely has what you are looking and is quickly becoming a top dining destination. From southern cuisine to the upscale dining experience, you will find it all here! Nashville is attracting the best-of-the-best restaurants and chefs and every September downtown Nashville hosts The Music City Food + Wine Festival. It takes place in historic venues and outdoor spaces, creating an inspiring experience that will impress even the most sophisticated gourmet.
Whether you are planning your trip to Greater Nashville or are in town right now searching for destination ideas, navigate through our current issue right here, page by page to find ideas for your local experience. If you don't see a copy of the magazine in your room, ask the concierge or hotel front desk for your own copy of TravelHost Greater Nashville. Also, don’t forget to download the mobile app for when you are out and about!
Our goal is to make your visit your best trip yet and have you come back to visit us again and again. Thank you for visiting the Greater Nashville Area!
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