Put on your dancing boots. Nashville is the official capital of Tennessee and unofficial country-music mecca. Visit the Grand Ole Opry, Country Music Hall of Fame or countless clubs, where live music is performed nightly. Sports fans can check out NFL's Tennessee Titans or NHL's Predators.
Pay homage to music at the Willie Nelson and Grand Ole Opry museums; the latter honors performers who have appeared on the legendary radio show. Visit The Hermitage to see the plantation where President Andrew Jackson lived and farmed cotton. Shop Opry Mills Outlets to find deals on top-name brands -- including Nike, Saks 5th Avenue and Gap -- or grab a bite to eat and see a movie.
The West End blends Victorian architecture with intense nightlife. Check out Lower Broadway honky-tonks and the famous Ryman Auditorium. Printer's Alley offers music to suit every taste, but still stays edgy. This area is also home to Vanderbilt University.
Visit the historic Cool Springs House, originally two log rooms. Hike Crockett Park's numerous trails, stopping to admire the historic homes and impressive amphitheater. Deerwood Arboretum houses chirping birds, beautiful butterflies and other wildlife.
This Victorian town boasts brick sidewalks and renovated historic buildings. You'll discover an eclectic mix of boutiques, antique shops, galleries and restaurants. Head to a rock-climbing gym or get moving with a hands-on walking tour.
Plan a trip in spring, when cherry blossoms, azaleas and dogwood color the city. Visit in summer if you like festivals -- ranging from music to arts and crafts to the state fair.