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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
“This place needs no introduction but it is a great place to sightsee, go on a wine tour, or grab a bite to eat. If you are planning on visiting Avl more than once look into season passes. Two visits pretty much covers it 👍”
  • 379 locals recommend
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
National Park
“No matter how many times you go to Gatlinburg, riding through the Smokies never gets old!”
  • 158 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.”
  • 369 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!”
  • 378 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
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!”
  • 82 locals recommend
Concert Hall
“"We had a great time exploring the venue before the show began, looking at the gift shops and seeing what food and drinks were there. And the show itself was phenomenal. Greatest place on earth to experience country music."”
  • 224 locals recommend
Art Museum
“The Parthenon stands proudly as the centerpiece of Centennial Park, Nashville's premier urban park. The re-creation of the 42-foot statue Athena is the focus of the Parthenon just as it was in ancient Greece. The building and the Athena statue are both full-scale replicas of the Athenian originals.”
  • 245 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.”
  • 260 locals recommend
Music Venue
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“Ryman Auditorium is a 2,362-seat live-performance venue located at 116 5th Avenue North, in Nashville, Tennessee. It is best known as the home of the Grand Ole Opry from 1943 to 1974 and is owned and operated by Ryman Hospitality Properties, Inc.”
  • 230 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
Aquarium
“An awesome aquarium for fresh and salt water animal life. They also have a greenhouse tropical setting with birds and can touch the sting rays if you want.”
  • 126 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.”
  • 369 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!”
  • 378 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.”
  • 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
Breakfast Spot
“Most popular breakfast/brunch spot. Always a long wait and for good reason.”
  • 255 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! ”
  • 280 locals recommend

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