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Which city is cut in two by the Cumberland River, is the birthplace of modern country music and has an exact replica of the Parthenon? Portland! Nah, we’re just kidding. It’s Nashville, the capital of the great state of Tennessee—the place that smells like dogwood flowers and sounds like a strumming banjo.
Check out Johnny Cash’s guitars at the Country Music Hall of Fame, then drive over to “Athens”—you’ll get it later—and say hello to Jack. All you’ll need is car hire in Nashville and an open road.
How can you go to a place with the nickname of “Music City” and not visit the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum? You can’t, so get yourself one of Wotif’s Nashville car hire deals and pay your respects to artists like Garth Brooks, Glen Campbell, Johnny Cash and the entire Carter Family. Walk through the Sing Me Back Home exhibition and check out more than 2.5 million artefacts. You may need a few days see all of them.
A visit to Nashville is the perfect time to see Athens, don’t you think? No need to book a plane ticket; just cruise on over to Centennial Park and walk around the full-scale replica of the Parthenon and a complete reproduction of Athena Parthenos. It’s also an art museum with a collection of 19th and 20th-century American artists. Who needs Greece when you have Tennessee?
Do you know what’s south of Music City? The town of Lynchburg…and more importantly, the Jack Daniel’s Distillery. Hop in your Nashville car rental and make the 120km drive to the world-famous booze-maker’s operation centre. Take the tour and learn the history of this delicious liquid from its first produced bottle, which happens to be on display. Don’t forget to take home a couple of limited edition vessels that can only be purchased on-site. Cheers!
Do you hear that? It’s the sound of strings from banjos, guitars and fiddles luring you to “The Athens of the South”. Browse our deals on Nashville holidays and start making plans to leave the ordinary behind.
When you’re done booking your trip to Tennessee, check out Wotif’s offers on hotels in New Orleans. Extend your annual leave and take the hour-long flight to the “Big Easy”. You’ll be tossing beads from French Quarter balconies in no time!