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Shopping - is mainly tourist-orientated shops in the historic quarter around 2nd Avenue and Broadway which sell mainly souvenirs, T-shirts and local memorabilia. Most of the larger department stores at various malls outside town. Opry Mills in the Opryland area is a vast shopping and entertainment venue, offering a wide range of discounted branded goods, especially clothes, sports and outdoor gear and abundant country-music souvenirs, from printed T-shirts to rhinestone boots.

Daytime Activities - During the daytime there are various downtown museums, including the Tennessee State Museum. There is the State Capital building, Centennial Park's replica Parthenon, Country Music Hall of Fame.

The Opryland and Music Valley area has numerous attractions for country-music lovers. It is host to the summer Annual Fan Fair which is the world's biggest country-music festival.

Nightlife - The nightlife in Nashville is very lively and varied. "The District" has a plethora of lively bars and honky-tonks, most hosting live music and dancing. Star-studded country music at the famous Grand Ole Opry House at weekends: usually packed out, so book well in advance. Typical Southern-style entertainment and floor shows on the paddle-steamer showboat, General Jackson. The Ryman Auditorium presents musicals as well as traditional country music, rock 'n' roll and blues. Murder mystery dinners.

Eating Out - Eateries offer everything from smart international hotel restaurants to simple roadside diners. Dominated by Southern-style and Creole cuisine and huge portions: pancakes, biscuits, grits and gravy for breakfast!; barbecued pork and numerous fried chicken recipes. There is also the usual array of international fast-food chains and pizza parlours.