Magazine article Americas Quarterly

10 Things to Do: Nashville, Tennessee

Magazine article Americas Quarterly

10 Things to Do: Nashville, Tennessee

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1Visit an American icon. No visit to Music City is complete without a stop at the Grand Ole Opry-"country music's most famous stage." Shows are Tuesday, Friday and Saturday nights. (Tickets from $30 to $70)

2Visit the home of bluegrass. The Station Inn's nightly performances, intimate venue and cold beer make for a great listening atmosphere. (Admission up to $20, depending on the show)

3Experience Nashville's diversity. Egyptian, Indian and Latin American restaurants on the "immigrant corridor" along Nolensville Road are worth a visit, after checking out Casa Azafrán, an international community center.

4Try hot chicken. Nashville's signature dish-caked in a spicy cayenne paste-lives up to its name, and Prince's Hot Chicken Shack offers an eye-watering introduction. You'll welcome the cooling addition of a pickle and coleslaw. ($7.65 for a half chicken)

5Get out of the city. Just 10 miles from downtown Nashville, Lake Radnor State Park, a 1,322-acre nature preserve, offers a peaceful escape from the city. (Free)

6See how Music City got its name. Nashville's honky-tonk bars on Broadway are the source of the city's sound-and you don't even need to step inside. …

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