The Cumberland River, which runs through the heart of Nashville, is a great place to start if you're looking to see more - a steamboat ride will entertain and educate as you float past historical sights. Sightseeing tours are, of course, a huge draw in the city, but you'll also enjoy completing a treetop aerial trek, visiting the area's civil war battle sites, perusing the traditional honky-tonk bars, and flyboarding on the river, as well as sampling Jack Daniels right where it's made.
Any city that is as rich in culture as this is also likely to delight in the culinary department, and Nashville is no different. It is fast becoming as recognised for its food as it is for its music, and tourists flock to try the city's hot chicken staple, whiskey, and ice cream. The deep, smoky flavours of the South are prevalent here, and you'll enjoy discovering a new eatery each night. Combining fine dining and music at a venue such as the Back Alley Diner is an absolute must.
No visit to Nashville would be complete without a trip to the Country Music Hall of Fame. Even if you've never considered yourself a devotee of the genre, surround yourself in its history and be converted to its charms. Other wonderful tourist sights that require your attention include the Ryman Auditorium, Nashville's own Parthenon, the Adventure Science Center, the Tennessee State Museum, and Nashville Zoo, while the Fontanel Mansion is another slice of the city's history.