Nashville, Tennessee

There’s a reason it’s called Music City, so make your first stop inside the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum. Enjoy exhibits on country legends like Kenny Rogers and Alan Jackson, walk through the galleries, and sit inside the 800-seat theater. Hop on the tour bus to check out the nearby RCA Studio B, to see where Elvis and some of music’s biggest names recorded their albums. Established in 1892, the Ryman Auditorium has been a famous music landmark ever since. Frequently voted Venue of the Year, it’s hosted greats like Aretha Franklin while also serving as the backdrop for TV and film productions. Formerly housed at the Ryman, the Grand Ole Opry moved to its’ current digs, the Grand Ole Opry House, in 1974. Visit the “home of American music” to hear country and contemporary stars alike. Finally, drive a short six miles from downtown to visit the historical, picturesque Belle Meade Plantation. Stroll this 30-acre estate, a former thoroughbred farm, and take in the mansion and grounds. Finally, don’t forget a visit to the Johnny Cash Museum, ranked by Conde Nast Traveler and Rolling Stone as one of the top museums/TN spots for music lovers.