I have lived in Bristol for about 10 years. This is my home, and I don't see myself leaving any time soon simply because I enjoy the area. It's a quiet town, but you can definitely tell that it's a town dedicated to various types of sporting events. The Bristol Motor Speedway is by far the most popular attraction that is here. It sits in a valley, allowing you to view the beautiful mountains that surround the speedway while you're watching a race or enjoying one of the other events that are held there during the year.
Country music is another staple in Bristol. The Country Music Museum is an attraction that you must visit. There are figures of some of the popular singers as well as exhibits with a variety of musical items associated with the genre. State Street is a popular thoroughfare in the city. It's where the shopping centers and restaurants are located. It does tend to get busy, especially at night, but it's tolerable compared to larger cities in the country.