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GETTING THERE

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

Hermitage Hotel

231 Sixth Ave. North

888-310-8176

www.thehermitagehotel.com

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.

615-889-1000

www.gaylordhotels.com

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

615-724-1762

thesouthernnashville.com

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

615-646-9700

www.lovelesscafe.com

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.

Jacks Bar-B-Que

417 Broadway

615-254-5715

jacksbarbque.com

Get your barbecue fix (brisket, pork shoulder, ribs, sausage, etc.) as a sandwich, plate or by the pound. From $4.19.

WHAT TO DO

Ryman Auditorium

116 Fifth Ave. North

615-889-3060

www.ryman.com

Attend a concert (prices vary), or take a tour daily from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Self-guided, $14. Backstage, $18.

Bluebird Cafe

4104 Hillsboro Pike

615-383-1461

www.bluebirdcafe.com

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.

615-373-3467

www.tn.gov/environment/parks/radnorlake

A variety of hiking trails around the lake, along the ridge and through the woods. Free.

INFORMATION

www.visitmusiccity.com

A.S.

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