Nonstop flights to Nashville are available on Southwest from BWI Marshall, United from Washington Dulles, and American and US Airways from Reagan National.
WHERE TO STAY
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.
WHERE TO EAT
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.
WHAT TO DO
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.