Ah, yes! Nashville, Tennessee — the booming Music City. Home to country music, hot chicken, and good, old-fashioned hospitality, it’s no surprise that Nashville is a favorite among RVers.
If Nashville is on your bucket list, you’re in luck! This blog could be just the ticket that gets you there.
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- 3 Night stay in a pull thru full hookup site (to be used in August, September, or October 2021)
- 3 night outdoorsy credit
- Free bundle of firewood
- Free s’mores kit complete with all the fixings
Now, what should you do once you get there? We’ve got your guide.
Where to stay
Is there any better stay than at a KOA?
Located less than three miles from the Grand Ole Opry, Nashville KOA is the best place to stay when RVing in Nashville. Fully embodying the spirit of the music capital, you can also expect some live music at the campground.
- a swimming pool and hot tub
- natural playground
- outdoor yard games
- refreshing pond
- Notes Café,
- free WIFI
- and more!
Where to go
We’ve gathered 10 must-go, must-see favorites in Nashville!
Built in 1890, Acme is the place for locals and tourists alike. With made-from-scratch family recipes, local craft beer, local music, and regionally sourced items for sale, this place is the place to be if you want a taste of all Nashville has to offer.
The home of country music, the Grand Ole Opry has to be on your list. For 95 years, the Opry has been showcasing the past, present, and future of country music. See a show or take a tour!
Open your eyes to the world of music at the National Museum of African Music. Here you can experience more than 50 genres and subgenres “unconfined by record label, genre, or recording artist, and tells a unique narrative through the lens of black music.”
Explore the moments that made country music what it is. The Country Music Hall of Fame follows country music’s story from its pre-commercial years through to today.
If cold beer and karaoke are your thing, Santa’s Pub is the place for it. Known for its welcoming atmosphere, all can feel like a star while belting it out on stage.
Another fun place for karaoke is Ms. Kelli’s Karaoke Club.
The most walkable neighborhood in Nashville, 12South is a half-mile stretch along 12th Avenue South that has vintage shopping, gourmet eating, and local businesses all worth a visit.
Previously the Grand Ole Opry, the Ryman is celebrated for its live music and its rich history. Catch a concert, take a tour, or do both!
Renowned for its world-famous honky-tonk, Tootsie’s has operated across the alley from the Ryman since 1960. The lounge has a strong legacy. In fact, Willie Nelson, after performing at Tootsie’s, got his first songwriting job!
Experience the architectural beauty of the gilded era — “late-Victorian Romanesque Revival architecture,” so it’s called. Established in 1900, the former train terminal is now a place where you can explore, stay, eat, and shop.
Calling all sports fans! Catch a hockey game at Bridgestone Arena, the home to the Nashville Predators.
What to eat
Nashville has plenty of good eateries for you to indulge in, but there are a couple of must-eats for your list.
Hot Chicken is a signature Nashville dish. It is essentially fried chicken with a kick — you can expect hot sauce and cayenne in the coating and some sort of spicy sauce on top.
Best hot chicken in Nashville:
Though Memphis is known by many to be the “barbecue capital,” Nashville has recently given it a run for its money. In fact, Southern Living named Peg Leg Porker, a family-owned and operated Nashville restaurant, the best BBQ joint in Tennessee.
Best BBQ in Nashville:
A little of everything
Can’t decide what to eat? Why not a little of everything? Assembly Food Hall has more than 30 eateries and bars, as well as 3 stages for events.
What to drive
There are countless great RV rental options on, you guessed it, Outdoorsy! We’ll start you off with a few 5-star RVs.
Find more Nashville RV rentals.
Hit the road
Enter to win, and you may be eating hot chicken and singing some Loretta Lynn in no time!