In 2013, Nashville will throw open its arms in a great big country embrace. A new events center, a museum, a hotel, and multiple restaurants offer plenty of reasons to make the trip to Music City. And as a BudgetTravel.com pick as one of the 10 best budget destinations for 2013, you can do it all for less.
The new Music City Center will open early in the year, serving not just as a massive (and LEED-certified) convention center but also, in true Nashville fashion, as a public space for art and music. 2013 will add two new hotels to the wave of new development in Nashville: The Downtown Hyatt Place, opening late in the year, and the Omni Nashville Hotel, which will host multiple floors of the soon-to-be-dramatically-expanded Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum. Other big debuts for 2013 include the 18,000-square-foot Johnny Cash Museum, set to open next spring, and the Musicians Hall of Fame and Museum at the Nashville Municipal Auditorium, which is set to reopen in its new venue soon.