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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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“A Nashville must! Don't leave town without stopping in for a burger or bratwurst!”
  • 396 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.”
  • 371 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!”
  • 375 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.”
  • 264 locals recommend
Concert Hall
“Such a historic site for music. This is a must see on your visit! Concerts almost every night. ”
  • 227 locals recommend
Art Museum
“Full-scale replica of the original Parthenon in Athens. It was designed by Confederate veteran William Crawford Smith and built in 1897 as part of the Tennessee Centennial Exposition You can feed the ducks”
  • 248 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. :) ”
  • 310 locals recommend
Bar
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“the best frozen drinks + great view of the city. One of my fav day drinking Broadway spots!”
  • 260 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. ”
  • 232 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.”
  • 182 locals recommend
Rock Club
“(best dive bar and best music in Nashville! 3 floors and 3 bands, what more could you want??”
  • 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
“A Nashville must! Don't leave town without stopping in for a burger or bratwurst!”
  • 396 locals recommend
Pizza Place
“Simple spot with craft beers on tap & New York - style pizzas made to order or by the slice.”
  • 371 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!”
  • 375 locals recommend
Bar
“Live old-school country bands, cold beer & fried bologna sandwiches make this place an original honky tonk treat. My personal favorite. :) ”
  • 310 locals recommend
Bar
“the best frozen drinks + great view of the city. One of my fav day drinking Broadway spots!”
  • 260 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
“(best dive bar and best music in Nashville! 3 floors and 3 bands, what more could you want??”
  • 207 locals recommend

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