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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
“George Vanderbilt's 250-room castle is America's Largest Home and a top attraction in Asheville. Plan a visit to Biltmore House, explore 8,000 acres of grounds, or book a behind-the-scenes tour.”
  • 375 locals recommend
Museum
“Revisit all the legends of Country Music and see the rich history behind the popular genre.”
  • 341 locals recommend
Bar
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“The Pharmacy is always on the shortlist for the best burger in town. We’re just here to say that they have the best burger in East Nashville. One of their most popular numbers is the Farm Burger, which sees a Tennessee beef patty topped with country ham, applewood-smoked bacon, and a fried farm egg. As is the theme, the Pharmacy can have some hugely long wait times, but don’t forget that you can always look for a seat at the bar or grab a drink in the beer garden.”
  • 399 locals recommend
National Park
“Unbelievable scenic drives Mountains Streams Picnic areas No services or gas stations inside park so prepare prior Great Hiking Wildlife See Elkmont Clingmans Dome Cades Cove - prepare for 4 hrs minimum and traffic Check with Us on family portrait suggestions”
  • 159 locals recommend
Pizza Place
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“Best New York style pizza in Nashville, if love pizza don't miss this East Nashville favorite.”
  • 371 locals recommend
Art Museum
“This two-story museum holds both modern and historic works with a children's area on the top floor.”
  • 245 locals recommend
Taco Place
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“This street-style taco joint serves all the traditional varieties you could reasonably want, as well as pulled pork, tilapia, fried avocado, and even quinoa & sweet potato-filled tacos. And in the cooler months, their tortilla soup is tough to beat. While they’re open for lunch AND dinner during the week, Mas is only open for lunch on Saturdays and closed on Sundays. Be warned.”
  • 380 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.”
  • 271 locals recommend
Outlet Mall
“There are so many shops you could spend the day here! Great buys of name brand items. Fall and Christmas time can be busy so go early to get parking. Shops such as North Face, Ralph Lauren, Tommy Hilfiger, Brighton, Under Armour, and so many more!”
  • 80 locals recommend
Concert Hall
“It is a must to catch a show here. Located very, very close to the Wyndham Nashville Resort. Good idea to purchase tickets in advance.”
  • 222 locals recommend
Art Museum
“The Parthenon in Centennial Park is a full-scale replica of the original Parthenon in Athens, Greece. It was designed by Confederate veteran William Crawford Smith and built in 1897 as part of the Tennessee Centennial Exposition”
  • 239 locals recommend
Bar
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“Bar none the best Honky Tonk on the Broadway Strip, get a taste of old school Nashville at Roberts.”
  • 313 locals recommend
Bar
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“Acme Feed & Seed, Nashville’s iconic, century-old building, located in the heart of downtown, provides locals and visitors an elevated downtown experience while honoring the much-loved character of Lower Broadway. The first floor is an updated take on the classic honky-tonk, offering street-food inspired cuisine, craft beer, and live music featuring a rotating selection of Nashville’s diverse musical landscape – where every genre is represented. The second floor features a lounge with seasonally-inspired handcrafted cocktails, a menu of shareable dishes and is home to Acme's sushi bar. The third floor encompasses The Hatchery, the largest one-level private event and music venue on Lower Broadway. On Acme's rooftop, guests enjoy an open-air bar with views overlooking the neon lights of Broadway, Nissan Stadium and stunning views of the Cumberland River. ”
  • 260 locals recommend
Music Venue
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“If you can catch an event here. Go! Wonderful place to visit if you get the chance. ”
  • 221 locals recommend
Café
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“Marché is a European cafe meets southern comfort food. The atmosphere is bright and airy, and all of the staff is ridiculously friendly. They make a mean Bloody Mary, and one delicious bowl of cheddar grits. Their kitchen really prides itself in using seasonal and local ingredients, which means that their menu changes quite often.”
  • 281 locals recommend
Aquarium
“My Favorite thing in town, however, I LOVE ANIMALS. It takes roughly 2-3-1/2 hours to walk through both buildings. Everything is amazing, except for the penguin exhibit. It's a bit small for my liking, but it's relatively new.”
  • 124 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Bar
“The Pharmacy is always on the shortlist for the best burger in town. We’re just here to say that they have the best burger in East Nashville. One of their most popular numbers is the Farm Burger, which sees a Tennessee beef patty topped with country ham, applewood-smoked bacon, and a fried farm egg. As is the theme, the Pharmacy can have some hugely long wait times, but don’t forget that you can always look for a seat at the bar or grab a drink in the beer garden.”
  • 399 locals recommend
Pizza Place
“Best New York style pizza in Nashville, if love pizza don't miss this East Nashville favorite.”
  • 371 locals recommend
Taco Place
“This street-style taco joint serves all the traditional varieties you could reasonably want, as well as pulled pork, tilapia, fried avocado, and even quinoa & sweet potato-filled tacos. And in the cooler months, their tortilla soup is tough to beat. While they’re open for lunch AND dinner during the week, Mas is only open for lunch on Saturdays and closed on Sundays. Be warned.”
  • 380 locals recommend
Bar
“Bar none the best Honky Tonk on the Broadway Strip, get a taste of old school Nashville at Roberts.”
  • 313 locals recommend
Bar
“Acme Feed & Seed, Nashville’s iconic, century-old building, located in the heart of downtown, provides locals and visitors an elevated downtown experience while honoring the much-loved character of Lower Broadway. The first floor is an updated take on the classic honky-tonk, offering street-food inspired cuisine, craft beer, and live music featuring a rotating selection of Nashville’s diverse musical landscape – where every genre is represented. The second floor features a lounge with seasonally-inspired handcrafted cocktails, a menu of shareable dishes and is home to Acme's sushi bar. The third floor encompasses The Hatchery, the largest one-level private event and music venue on Lower Broadway. On Acme's rooftop, guests enjoy an open-air bar with views overlooking the neon lights of Broadway, Nissan Stadium and stunning views of the Cumberland River. ”
  • 260 locals recommend
Café
“Marché is a European cafe meets southern comfort food. The atmosphere is bright and airy, and all of the staff is ridiculously friendly. They make a mean Bloody Mary, and one delicious bowl of cheddar grits. Their kitchen really prides itself in using seasonal and local ingredients, which means that their menu changes quite often.”
  • 281 locals recommend
Breakfast Spot
“Excellent breakfast served all day with other goodies as well. Specializing in farm-to-table cuisines.”
  • 252 locals recommend
Deli / Bodega
“Consistently voted best sandwiches in Nashville. You've got to try it for yourself! Delicious, fast, and cheap! You won't be disappointed! ”
  • 284 locals recommend

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