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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.
Coffee Shop
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“Voted some of the best coffee houses in the US. Be warned, this is slow drip. And I mean ssslllloooowwwww. Thats their thing so be prepared to spend a little time. The breakfast nubbin's are delicious. Tom Hanks has been known to stop by when he is in town.”
  • 262 locals recommend
American Restaurant
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“Rustic, rehabbed storefront setting for Southern-accented American grub & wood-fired pizzas. I’m a community hour regular, so you may see me there between the hours of 4-6pm to save a few bucks which will then be donated to community projects! ”
  • 264 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“Complete with Retro bowling alley, hipster foodie vibes, boche ball, 3 ft pool, and a large outdoor space with city views!”
  • 303 locals recommend
Garden
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“Cheekwood is a 55-acre botanical garden and historic estate in Nashville, featuring art galleries, seasonal festivals and breathtaking wedding venues.”
  • 204 locals recommend
Shopping Mall
“Nashville’s “upscale” shopping is just 16 miles away. They offer free valet parking and we highly recommend that service! They proudly features such stores as: TIFFANY & COMPANY NORDSTROM CRATE&BARREL RESTORATION HARDWARE APPLE AMAZON BOOKS CHEESECAKE FACTORY GUCCI ”
  • 161 locals recommend
Mexican Restaurant
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“Another great Mexican choice. Great house margs. Be careful they sneak up on you!”
  • 251 locals recommend
Park
“Located about 30 minutes south of East Nashville (without traffic), Percy and Edwin Warner Parks span 3,200 acres of beautiful wooded hills, open meadows, and bubbling streams, and includes 16.75 miles of hiking trails. We like the 4.5 mile Mossy Ridge Trail or the 2.5 mile Warner Woods Trail. This is a park close to the city, so you will see lots of other hikers on these trails, especially on the weekends. We prefer this park in the fall. ”
  • 195 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“One of the best places you can try if you are craving for the traditional American hot chicken. There are a variety of dishes on the menu to choose from. You just need a little bit of patience because of the long line but it’s worth the wait. Location: 112 19th Ave S, Nashville, TN 37203 1.9 miles (9 mins drive) ”
  • 204 locals recommend
Football Stadium
“Local Stadium. Many concerts, games, events happen here including the Tennessee Titans!”
  • 141 locals recommend
Ice Cream Shop
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“LOVE! My personal favorite is Salted Carmel! My grandson's favorite is Wild Lavender. They will let you taste anything you are considering so you can't go wrong.”
  • 243 locals recommend
History Museum
“This is a good place for the fan of Johnny Cash and for those who want to know more about him. There are a lot of things to see and learn in this museum. They also added a cafe to let the visitor enjoy their stay. Address: 119 3rd Ave S, Nashville, TN 37201 (1.2 miles/6 mins drive) ”
  • 116 locals recommend
Italian Restaurant
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“Highly recommended upscale dining spot with industrial vibes in the trendy Germantown neighborhood!!”
  • 206 locals recommend
Grocery or Supermarket
“Awesome deli for picnic purchases and local butcher. Our local “Whole Foods””
  • 216 locals recommend
Music Venue
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“Great place to watch local talent. Check their website bluebird cafe.com for the schedule. ”
  • 220 locals recommend
Farmers Market
“My favorite food court in Nashville! Plus, produce stands and locally made goods for sale. I n Bicentennial Park with great views of the Capital ”
  • 184 locals recommend
Park
“Nice grassy park with Nashville's very own Parthenon, definitely check it out to see the gleaming gold statue of the goddess Athena. ”
  • 132 locals recommend