Experience the Best of Broadway Street in Nashville

There are a few things that always come to mind when we think about Nashville: country music, cowboy boots, and Southern cuisine. All of that (and much more) can be found on the iconic main drag, Broadway Street, in the heart of Music City. This is especially a must for those heading to Nashville for dancing and live entertainment at the city’s famed Honky Tonks. As the vibrant center of Nashville, Broadway Street is bustling—with live music blaring from midday to the wee hours of the morning. It’s always a party! 

The Broadway historic district (commonly referred to as Lower Broadway or simply “Lower Broad”) sits in the shadow of the legendary Ryman Theatre and is surrounded by various music-industry establishments. Though it once served mainly as a connection point to the port on the Cumberland River, today, it’s a vibrant hub for art, music, and entertainment. Whether you’re a huge country music fan, a sports fan looking to catch a hockey game, or just interested in seeing some beautiful historic architecture, there’s probably something for you to enjoy along Broadway Street.

Before you start filling out your itinerary with all of the best things to do on Broadway Street, you’ll want to secure your lodging, and our bed and breakfast in Nashville, TN, is the ultimate retreat. The Belle Air Mansion, an elegantly restored 19th-century plantation home is one of Nashville’s most luxurious bed and breakfasts, offering visitors a truly unique experience with opulent shared spaces, 15 incredible lodging options, and a wonderful breakfast service each morning. Start planning and get your reservation on the books today! 

photo of the Honky Tonk Highway on Broadway Street in Nashville near our Bed and breakfast in Nashville TN

The Best Things to do on Broadway Street in Nashville

While there’s a long list of things to do in Nashville worth your time, including whiskey tastings, winery tours, and beautiful parks, strolling up and down Broadway Street, at least once, must be a part of your plan! 

Here are the ten best things to do on Broadway Street during your visit: 

  1. Hit the Honky Tonks: Broadway Street is often also referred to as the Honky Tonk Highway, as the most extensive collection of these party palaces is on this block. You can’t walk down the street without hearing blaring music from each of these bars/music venues. Many are multi-level establishments, and some offer rooftop seating. A few must-visits are Tootsies Orchid Lounge, AJ’s Good Time Bar, and Honky Tonk Central. 
  2. Catch a Show at the Ryman Auditorium: This historic Nashville music venue is an excellent stop for a concert—some of the biggest stars are gracing the stage this year, so be sure to grab your tickets before they sell out! 
  3. Johnny Cash Museum: This red brick museum on Broadway Street features the world’s largest, most comprehensive collection of Johnny Cash artifacts and memorabilia. 
  4. Old Town Trolley Tours: One of the best ways to explore Music City is on the hop-on and off-trolley tour. The first stop is on Broadway Street, and it takes you to all the city’s hotspots. 
  5. Catch a Hockey Game at Bridgestone Arena: Nashville isn’t just for music lovers! Sports fans will have a blast catching the Nashville Predators hit the ice at Bridgestone Arena. 
  6. Frist Art Museum: Located in the historic US Post Office building, this art gallery is a great place to slow down and view beautiful exhibits and installations. 
  7. Local Boutiques: Along Broadway Street, you’ll notice a few great stops for cowboy boots and hats—these are the best places to grab this popular Nashville attire. 
  8. Hot Chicken at Hattie B’s: You can’t come to Nashville and not try our most well-known meal. Hattie B’s is always bustling, but the line moves quickly. Be ready to order and pick your heat level carefully!
  9. National Museum of African-American Music: This museum showcases the musical genres inspired, created, and influenced by African Americans. Stop in to learn more and appreciate these amazing artists! 
  10. Riverfront Park: At the end of Broadway Street, you’ll find an urban green space along the river. This is a great place to take a break, people-watch, and relax. 
After a day exploring Broadway Street, our bed and breakfast in Nashville is one of the best places to stay

The Ultimate Retreat at our Bed and Breakfast in Nashville, TN

One of our most elegant and romantic guest rooms at our bed and breakfast in Nashville, TN, is the Bronze Tranquility room (pictured here), which is a favorite for those celebrating a milestone or honeymoon or couples on a romantic getaway. This 740-square-foot suite is one of the most spacious rooms, with an impressive four-poster king bed, fine furnishing, and opulent touches. The en suite bath is like your own private spa oasis with a separate makeup room, two huge vanities, a jetted tub, and a separate shower.

A beautiful Southern comfort-style breakfast is always included with your lodging. Join us in our elegant dining room or covered veranda (weather permitting) for a plated morning meal with sweet and savory dishes, fresh fruit, and baked goods. Our elevated breakfast fare is always served on natural bone China dishes and with the most welcoming hospitality. It’s the best way to start your day before exploring Broadway Street and downtown Nashville. Let us know in advance if you have special requests or dietary restrictions. 

For those looking to make their stay extra special and memorable, we’ve compiled a fantastic list of exclusive experiences for our guests. We’ve brought together amazing talents—from chefs and dance instructors to artists and distillers to create unique activities that are hyper-local and enjoyable. Head over to our experience page and add one to your getaway today. We can’t wait to host you; book your room today! 

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