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231 Sixth Ave. North
Luxury 122-room hotel near the action of Lower Broadway. Lots of musicians stay here. From $279 a night.
Gaylord Opryland Resort and Convention Center
2800 Opryland Dr.
A mall of a hotel, with numerous restaurants, gardens and waterfalls, indoor/outdoor pools, spa and fitness center, and more. From $199.
Southern Steak & Oyster
150 Third Ave. South
Southern specialties such as meat-and-three, plus oyster bar and wood-fired grilled dishes. Lunch entrees from $9; dinner from $14.
Loveless Cafe and Motel
8400 Hwy. 100
A Nashville tradition for breakfast, with such Southern standards as country ham with eggs and gravy, and steak biscuits. Long wait on weekends. Breakfast plates from $6.95.
116 Fifth Ave. North
Attend a concert (prices vary), or take a tour daily from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Self-guided, $14. Backstage, $18.
4104 Hillsboro Pike
The cafe showcases songwriters with two shows a night. Limited seating, so reserve in advance. Cover charge depends on show (free or $7-$12); $7 food/beverage minimum.
Radnor Lake State Park
1160 Otter Creek Rd.