Feel the rhythm of country music on a Nashville tour. Cowboy boots optional.

Often called ‘Music City’ and home to the Country Music Hall of Fame, Nashville is known for names such as Hank Williams, Dolly Parton, Gram Parsons and Gillian Welch. No tour of the Tennessee capital is complete without experiencing the sounds of the city, whether you’re seeing live performances at honky tonk bars on Division Street, dropping by the famous Studio B (where Elvis recorded more than 250 tracks) – or seeing a private performance by John Carter Cash when you venture to the Johnny Cash Museum.

Beyond the music, Nashville is also evolving into one of the country’s leading dining destinations. Drop by Husk, run by celebrated chef Sean Brock, for a taste of southern heritage, and don’t forget to try the famous hot chicken at Hattie B’s. Continue your wanderings in East Nashville, now one of Nashville’s most plugged-in neighbourhoods, where trendy small plates restaurants, cool microbreweries and cocktail bars, and hip record stores await.

And that’s not all there is to do on a Nashville tour. Soak up the city’s lively history at the world-famous Grand Ole Opry, a concert hall that was founded back in 1925 (or the Ryman Auditorium, another beloved music venue), and visit famous landmarks like the Hermitage, which was once home to President Andrew Jackson. And whatever you do, don’t leave town before purchasing a classic pair of cowboy boots.