A travelers guide to Nashville, TN

When we think of Nashville, Tennessee, the first thing that comes to mind for many of us is country music. While Nashville is definitely the proud home of American country music, it also happens to be a major center for the medical industry. Nashville is home to a huge health care cluster with leaders in a number of industry specialties that impact the health care landscape locally, nationally and internationally. The Nashville health care industry contributes an overall economic benefit of $67 billion and more than 328,000 jobs to the local economy annually. Globally, Nashville’s health care industry generates more than $95 billion in revenue and more than 500,000 jobs. More than 500 health care companies have operations in Nashville including Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Saint Thomas Health, Centennial Medical Center, and others.

With so many esteemed hospitals and clinics with opportunities available through Pamela’s List in and around Nashville, this is certainly a great location to consider for your next travel assignment. Nashville is one of the most popular travel nurse destinations in the United States. A typical day in the life of a travel nurse in Nashville might involve checking out some of the city’s incredible music venues, eating at some of the amazing restaurants, or taking a walk through one of the city’s  several beautiful parks. There is always something new to experience in Nashville! The cost of living is also relatively low, making it a great place to go if you want to save money on your housing costs.  There are endless things to do in this city, and the people are friendly and welcoming.

Nashville, Tennessee is a beautiful state that offers mild weather, a beautiful landscape and plenty of attractions for tourists and locals alike. From the lively city streets of downtown Nashville to the stunning countryside and mountains that surround the city, there is much to see and do in this great state. Some popular tourist destinations in Nashville include the Grand Ole Opry and the Country Music Hall of Fame. There are also many great restaurants, bars, honky tonks, and other nightlife options in Nashville for those looking to enjoy themselves after a long day. In fact, Nashville has such a great party scene that it has been dubbed the Bachelorette Party Capital of the world! One of the most unique places to check out is the Santa Pub. The Santa Pub is a divey karaoke bar where Christmas is all year round! There is just something about the silliness of belting out Friends in Low Places next to a Christmas tree in the middle of July that makes it all that much more fun. Of course, you have to check out the Honky Tonks on Broadway street to get the authentic Nashville experience. 

The music scene in Nashville is one of the most popular in the world. There are always shows and concerts happening, and the city is home to many recording studios. Don’t be surprised if you run into your favorite country music star around town; Nashville is home to famous artists including Tim McGraw and Faith Hill, Kelly Clarkson, Taylor Swift, and many more. 

If you are a fan of country music, make sure to take the time to see a show at the Grand Ole Opry during your time in Nashville. The Grand Ole Opry has been hosting country music performances weekly since 1925, and has been named Country’s Most Famous Stage. Continue the dive into the heart of country music by visiting the Country Music Hall of Fame.

Beale Street in Memphis, Tennessee

If blues is more your scene, take a day trip a few hours West over to Beale Street in Memphis, Tennessee. Memphis is to blues what Nashville is to country, and Beale Street is where it all began. From the 1920s to the 1940s, Louis Armstrong, Muddy Waters, Albert King, Memphis Minnie, B. B. King, Rufus Thomas, Rosco Gordon and other blues and jazz legends played on Beale Street and helped develop the style known as Memphis Blues. 

While in Memphis, make sure not to miss the barbecue. Memphis Tennessee considers itself to be the barbecue capital of the world and it works hard to earn that title! Good barbecue can be found all over this town, but if you want to try the best, you have to try Charlie Vergos’ Rendezvous, or as locals call it, The Vous. The Vous has been serving its signature memphis-style barbecue since 1948 and its flavorful dry-rubbed ribs can’t be beat. Travel nursing provides a great opportunity for foodies to try all kinds of delicious food in every place but, the barbecue in Tennessee has a reputation for being the best for a reason!

If you are looking for some physical activity and adventure on a day off, the Mammoth Cave National Park is an incredible place of natural wonder about an hour and a half North of Nashville in Kentucky. Mammoth Cave is the world’s longest known cave system with more than 420 miles of surveyed passageways. The National Park Service offers several cave tours to visitors. Some notable features of the cave, such as Grand Avenue, Frozen Niagara, and Fat Man’s Misery, can be seen on lighted tours ranging from one to six hours in length. The Cave is not only an incredible geographical feature but also packed full of fascinating history reaching all the way back to prehistoric times. This is a must-see place for the adventurer or history fan.

When we think of Nashville, Tennessee, the first thing that comes to mind for many of us may be country music, but Nashville has that to offer and so much more. With so many esteemed hospitals and clinics with opportunities available through Pamela’s List in and around the greater Nashville area, this is certainly a great location to consider for your next travel assignment. Nashville, Tennessee is a beautiful state that offers mild weather, a beautiful landscape and plenty of attractions for tourists and locals alike. The music scene in Nashville is one of the most popular in the world. There are always shows and concerts happening. Whether you are interested in going to Tennessee for the country music, the blues, the barbecue, or even just the lower cost of living, Pamela’s List can get you there!

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