HGTV Smart Home: Nashville

Explore HGTV's Smart Home 2014 location: Nashville, TN!
HGTV has announced Nashville, TN, as the Smart Home 2014 location. Beginning Tuesday, April 15, enter twice online daily -- once on and once on -- for your chance to win a luxuriously furnished, high-tech, English country home.

We know you’re already making plans after your possible big win, so we decided to pull together everything you need to know about Nashville. Take a look at Travel Channel’s recommendations on where you should go and the things you should do when visiting Music City. We go beyond the regular tourist attractions!
Adam Richman

Adam Richman

Adam Richman visited Nashville when filming an episode of Man v. Food Nation. Music Row, Shelby Street Bridge, the Walk of Fame, Grand Ole Opry, Pancake Pantry and Prince’s Hot Chicken Shack are just a few places he stopped during his trip to Music City.

Our hosts love Nashville! So we took a look back at a couple places Adam, Bert and Sam visited, including must-see sights like Music Row, the Grand Ole Opry and Designs by Manuel.
Nashville skyline at twilight

Nashville skyline at twilight

Photo by: Judy Kennamer

Judy Kennamer

Visit this city's world-class restaurants and museums, and learn why there's a little country music in all of us.

Photo by: Nashville MTA

Nashville MTA

Get Travel Channel's tips on how to get around Nashville by using WeCar, the Music City Trolley, GreenBikes, Wildhorse Shuttle and other alternate forms of transportation.
Nashville local, HiPhi, gives Shane Reynolds a tour of the hottest local hangouts and all the places to go and things to do when visiting Music City.


See this symbol of ancient Greece -- in Nashville’s Centennial Park. This full-scale replica of the Parthenon was built to celebrate the 100th anniversary of Tennessee’s statehood. Nashville’s reputation as the “Athens of the South” (the city is home to many colleges and universities) sparked the idea for the replica.

Photo by: Chuck Koehler, Getty Images

Chuck Koehler, Getty Images

Nashville will surprise you. Explore a replica of the Parthenon, the largest European car collection in the US, the home of a US president and, of course, venues to hear music, music and more music!

Photo by: The Gulch, Flickr

The Gulch, Flickr

Music Row, The District, Germantown, Jefferson Street and Fisk University are few must-see neighborhoods in Nashville. Find out what else Music City has to offer.

Photo by: Karen Miller, Flickr

Karen Miller, Flickr

After dark, locals and tourists hang out at some of Nashville's best honky-tonk bars and music venues. Find out which hoppin' Music City night spots made Travel Channel's list.
Hotel Indigo Nashville

Hotel Indigo Nashville

Guests arriving to the Hotel Indigo Nashville enter through their printer-themed lobby and speakeasy-inspired lounge. Located in the heart of Music City, the hotel is located just minutes away from the Entertainment District, Ryman Auditorium, LP Field (home to NFL’s Tennessee Titans) and Printer’s Alley where they can listen to the best in live music.

Photo by: Hotel Indigo

Hotel Indigo

Visit Music City and stay in one of these recommended hotels, located in the heart of downtown Nashville, TN.
Go shopping in Nashville, and pick up a guitar at Gruhn Guitar or fresh fruits and vegetables at the Nashville Farmers Market. See Great American Country's Top 5 picks for hot shopping spots.

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Get Great American Country's delicious picks for the top 5 restaurants in Nashville, including Prince's Hot Chicken Shack and MAFIAoZA's Pizzeria and Pub.

This piece of artistry -- a Nashville postcard -- includes several Music City’s attractions including the Parthenon and the old Country Music Hall of Fame that are now gone. If you look closely, the mural includes a statue of the seventh US President Andrew Jackson, who owned a home in Nashville, known as The Hermitage.

Photo by: Brent Moore, Flickr

Brent Moore, Flickr

Nashville has a variety of unique signs -- from the bright, neon to the terribly tacky. Take a look at the Music Citys most interesting signs from B.B. King's Blues Club, Barb-B-Cutie and more.
Fried Pies

Fried Pies

Take a big ole bite out of a tantalizing fruit-filled fried pie -- and we don’t mean the McDonald’s kind. Tennesseans have been wrapping apples, peaches and berries in pie crust and deep-frying it for years, and they know how to do it right.

Photo by: jeffreyw, flickr

jeffreyw, flickr

When in Tennessee, do as Tennesseans do: slather a slice of country ham in red-eye gravy, throw back a glass of Jack Daniels or dig into a plate of Memphis dry-rub barbecue.

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