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Things to Do in Nashville: From Music to Food and Drinks!

Things to Do in Nashville: From Music to Food and Drinks!
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Nashville, also known as ‘Music City,’ is the capital of Tennessee. Home to the Grand Ole Opry and the Country Music Hall of Fame, it’s an ideal destination for music fans. But there are plenty of other fun things to do as well! Here are some of the best things to do in Nashville aside from staying in your vacation home.

Explore Nashville’s Historic Sites

Nashville is home to some of the most historic sites in the United States. The Tennessee State Capitol building, the State Capitol Park, and the Parthenon are all located here. The Parthenon, built in 1897, is an exact replica of the ancient Greek temple in Athens. The Hermitage, the stately home of President Andrew Jackson, is also located within easy reach of Nashville.

Enjoy a Night Out at Music Row

Music Row is an area of Nashville where the city’s vibrant music scenes collide. From intimate music venues and energetic bars to the country’s oldest record label, Music Row has something for everyone. Take in a live show, explore the many record label offices, or sit back and enjoy the energy of this iconic street.

Attend a Sporting Event

From football and hockey to baseball and basketball, Nashville’s got it all for sports. Catch an NHL game at the Bridgestone Arena or a minor league baseball game at First Horizon Park. You can also head to the Nissan Stadium to watch the NFL’s Tennessee Titans.

Taste Nashville’s Southern Cuisine

Nashville is home to some of the best Southern cuisine in the country. From Nashville-style hot chicken to catfish and shrimp boils, there’s something for every taste. Be sure to grab a plate at one of the city’s iconic honky tonks or take a guided tour to explore the city’s best southern eateries. 

Hit Up Nashville’s Music Venues 

As the home of country music, Nashville is teeming with iconic music venues. Stop by the Bluebird Cafe for an intimate show, enjoy some live tunes at the Ryman Auditorium, or head to the club-style venue, The Basement. Wherever you go, you’ll be sure to hear some of the best musical talents in the city. 

Explore the Cheekwood Estate and Gardens

The Cheekwood Estate and Gardens is a beautiful botanical garden and historic art estate. Spanning 55 acres in Northwest Nashville, the estate and gardens offer stunning views and garden trails. Explore the historic nineteenth-century mansion and take in the serene setting of impeccable gardens.

Go Shopping 

Nashville is the perfect place to shop, from trendy vintage shops to luxury department stores. Head over to The Gulch neighborhood and explore the city’s many designer boutiques, or browse the shelves of local record stores. There are also plenty of souvenir shops around the city, perfect for picking up some authentic Nashville trinkets.

Take a Food Tour

Nashville’s food scene is as vibrant as its music scene. Experience some of the city’s best restaurants and flavors on a guided food tour. With options ranging from craft beer tastings to barbecue crawls, you’ll surely find something that suits your tastes.  


No matter what you decide to do in Nashville, you will surely have an unforgettable time. From live music venues to historic sites, there’s something for everyone in this vibrant Tennessee city.

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