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My Town: Nashville

When you’re visiting a city for the first time, there’s nothing better than getting tips from a local beyond the usual guide book suggestions!

We asked Jason Eskridge, singer/songwriter and back-up singer in Zac Brown Band, for his insider scoop on Nashville including where to eat and drink, and where’s best for a cheeky day adventure.

Nashville Elvis

The King and more music greats can be found all around Nashville


Baja Burrito – This is my absolute favourite place to grab lunch. It has great fish tacos, burritos, taco salads, queso, guacamole and fruit tea – the ingredients are always fresh. My go-to dish? The fish burrito.


The 5 Spot – As Nashville’s most diverse venue for live music, this joint features the city’s hottest recurring events. Check out Sunday Night Soul – a bi-monthly night of live soul music hosted by yours truly.


Shelby Park – I love chilling out in any one of Nashville’s many parks, particularly Shelby Park. It’s home to my son’s favourite fishing hole.

Nashville Elvis

Cast a line out in Shelby Park (Image: Wikipedia)

Day Trip

Chattanooga – As a youngster, I’d spend most summers here with my family. Don’t forget to visit Tennessee Aquarium, Chattanooga Zoo, Ruby Falls and Rock City.

Secret Tip

Insider info – With its locally-owned eateries, bars, antique stores and vintage-clothing shops, East Nashville is fast becoming the place to be.

Visit your local Flight Centre store or call 131 600 for more advice and the latest deals on travelling to Nashville.