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Things to do in Nashville

Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Museum
“This is a museum for everyone - not just country music fans. This tells the story of American Music.”
  • 343 locals recommend
Bar
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“Over on the East Nashville side of town, this is an ultra-hip place to get a burger and a milkshake. Long waits but worth it! Great porch.”
  • 395 locals recommend
Pizza Place
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“Simple spot with craft beers on tap & New York - style pizzas made to order or by the slice.”
  • 370 locals recommend
Art Museum
“"Nothing like this anywhere else. A great haven for art lovers and the general public. The free Nashville 2010 flood exhibit is a must see."”
  • 246 locals recommend
Taco Place
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“Snug, no-frills taco join with an awesome selection of tacos, soups and other mexican treats. Great margaritas, too. Bring cash!”
  • 377 locals recommend
Music Venue
“ the venue that started it all. It was the Ryman -- “the Mother Church of Country Music” -- that first started attracting names like Hank Williams, Dolly Parton, and George Jones, securing Nashville’s status as the American center of country music. The Ryman remains a country music mecca, but as one of the city’s most dazzling concert-going experiences, has also hosted everyone from the Foo Fighters to Janelle Monae. Even if you don’t make it to a concert, it’s at least worth taking the time for a brief tour. Check their homepage for concerts and dates.”
  • 265 locals recommend
Concert Hall
“Such a historic site for music. This is a must see on your visit! Concerts almost every night. ”
  • 226 locals recommend
Art Museum
“This is a great place to visit to sight-see in Midtown it sits in Centennial Park across from Vanderbilt University.”
  • 247 locals recommend
Bar
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“Live old-school country bands, cold beer & fried bologna sandwiches make this place an original honky tonk treat. My personal favorite. :) ”
  • 311 locals recommend
Bar
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“Multilevel venue with creative cuisine, cocktails, live music & special events plus a rooftop patio. Beautiful view of the river.”
  • 259 locals recommend
Music Venue
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“Formerly know. As the Grand Ole Opry. This is a true piece of history in the heart of Nashville. This is the church of music! Be sure to check this historic site out. ”
  • 233 locals recommend
Café
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“This small French inspired cafe is always busy and there’s usually a line but call ahead to see and get your name on the list early because the food, coffee, and pastries here are that good. Would be a great brunch spot!”
  • 278 locals recommend
Deli / Bodega
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“Want the most delicious sandwich you’ll ever eat... go to Mitchell’s. Hands down one of the best sandwich shops in Nashville. You won’t regret it. Turkey Bacon Avocado is my Jam! ”
  • 279 locals recommend
Hockey Arena
“The Bridgestone Arena (formerly Sommet Center) is an immense building that hosts impressive events that range from classical concerts to sports. This entertainment center has hosted the Miss Teen America Pageant, a concert by American Idol's Clay Aiken, Sarah McLachlan, Prince, and even the US 2004 Gymanstics Championships. Within the center there are meeting rooms, rehearsal halls, the Levy Restaurant, scoreboards and VIP suite facilities. Dedicated to music is the Music City Theater with excellent acoustics for a musical performance. Visit www.bridgestonearena.com for schedule of events.”
  • 183 locals recommend
Rock Club
“This historic watering hole and prototypical honky-tonk is across the alley from the Ryman”
  • 207 locals recommend
Other Great Outdoors
“Shelby Bottoms Nature Center at one end of the Greenway will connect you to the Cumberland River Pedestrian Bridge on this 3 mile trek. Bring your walking shoes, bicycle or skates!”
  • 228 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Bar
“Over on the East Nashville side of town, this is an ultra-hip place to get a burger and a milkshake. Long waits but worth it! Great porch.”
  • 395 locals recommend
Pizza Place
“Simple spot with craft beers on tap & New York - style pizzas made to order or by the slice.”
  • 370 locals recommend
Taco Place
“Snug, no-frills taco join with an awesome selection of tacos, soups and other mexican treats. Great margaritas, too. Bring cash!”
  • 377 locals recommend
Bar
“Live old-school country bands, cold beer & fried bologna sandwiches make this place an original honky tonk treat. My personal favorite. :) ”
  • 311 locals recommend
Bar
“Multilevel venue with creative cuisine, cocktails, live music & special events plus a rooftop patio. Beautiful view of the river.”
  • 259 locals recommend
Café
“This small French inspired cafe is always busy and there’s usually a line but call ahead to see and get your name on the list early because the food, coffee, and pastries here are that good. Would be a great brunch spot!”
  • 278 locals recommend
Deli / Bodega
“Want the most delicious sandwich you’ll ever eat... go to Mitchell’s. Hands down one of the best sandwich shops in Nashville. You won’t regret it. Turkey Bacon Avocado is my Jam! ”
  • 279 locals recommend
Rock Club
“This historic watering hole and prototypical honky-tonk is across the alley from the Ryman”
  • 207 locals recommend

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