United is the largest vinyl record pressing plant in America. Many famous album covers line the walls as a nod to the breadth of artists and genres pressed here since 1949. Take a tour to see firsthand how these timeless treasures are made – it’s a great introduction to Music City.
Prince’s Hot Chicken serves Nashville’s most legendary hot chicken. It is widely accepted that Andre’s family were the originators. This fried chicken slathered with a spicy cayenne pepper paste will burn a hole in your stomach, and take root in your soul.
Tennessee is undeniably green, and a zipline tour over tree-covered valleys is a great way to experience Nashville’s surrounding landscape. The views change with the season – a fall trip takes you through beautiful red, gold and yellow canopies.
Of the 9600 caves in Tennessee, Cumberland Caverns is one of the most iconic. At least 32 miles in length, it is one of the longest cave systems in America. What’s more? It’s also a subterranean music venue, hosting the monthly Bluegrass Underground concert series from 333ft below.
Situated along the Cumberland River, Green Door Gourmet is a unique farm-to-fork community co-op. The 350-acre farm harvests and sells a variety of organic fruits, vegetables and herbs; and the country store is stocked with artisan foods such as local honey, jams and grass fed meats.
Percy Priest is a 14,000-acre watersports playground just 15 minutes southeast of downtown Nashville. The lake is a convenient recreational escape for locals and visitors, with areas for boating, swimming and canoeing – and those who are a bit more daring can hit up Nashville Flyboard.