Headed back to Nashville soon and I am so excited! We’ll be road tripping for a wedding, but are hoping to get in some tourist activities in between! There are a few things I didn’t get to do the last time I was there, but am hoping to check them out this time around.
- Country Music Hall of Fame
This is a pretty obvious one, right? Nashville is the Country Music Capital of the World, so naturally it is the home to this national museum dedicated to preserving the history and traditions of country music.
- Grand Ole Opry House
Another country music icon, the Grand Ole Opry is probably the most famous country music stage out there. Over the years, it has honored several country music legends. Whether you see a show or take a tour, you won’t be disappointed.
- Honky Tonk Row
Head to Broadway for a night out on the town!
- The Bluebird Cafe
I have not ventured to this famous landmark where Taylor Swift was discovered, but maybe someday. From what I have read, the lines and the waits are pretty long.
- Arrington Vineyards
Take a forty minute drive outside of Nashville to sip some wine and enjoy the music and views at this beautiful vineyard!
- John Seigenthaler Pedestrian Bridge
This bridge spans across the Cumberland River and provides a picturesque view of the Nashville skyline.
- Bicentennial Capitol Mall State Park
Get a glimpse of the Tennessee State Capitol in downtown Nashville as you walk through Bicentennial Park.
- The Parthenon
Pretend you’re in Greece and gawk at this full-scale replica of the original Parthenon in Centennial Park.
- Percy Warner State Park
Slow down to enjoy nature by hiking through Percy Warner Park.
- Nashville’s Farmer’s Market
Check out local food and craft vendors (and likely some music too!) at the Farmer’s Market.
- Explore Franklin’s boutiques and restaurants
A short drive south of Nashville is the town of Franklin. Spend an afternoon wandering in and out of its shops and eateries.
- The Patterson House
Try a delicious craft cocktail at this speakeasy-themed upscale bar.
- Tennessee Brew Works
Sample a local brewskie, perhaps on a rooftop;)
- The Frothy Monkey
Head to this coffeehouse for an afternoon pick-me-up. You’ll need one after all the site-seeing!
- Admire the street art
Nashville is home to many iconic murals and street art. Take some time to appreciate the local work (and maybe even snap a selfie or two).
- Check out some of Nashville’s many notable eateries
There are soooooo many places to eat amazing food in Nashville, it’s hard to even start a list for them. Some notable ones I can vouch for are Jeni’s Splendid Ice Cream, bartaco, The Tavern, and The Pharmacy. Other popular choices I hope to get to someday include The George Jones, Five Daughters Bakery, and The Loveless Cafe.
Did I forget anything?;)