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Nashville is the home of country music, with many fans making musical pilgrimages here. However, this great city has more to it than honky tonks and line dancing. Music City also offers world-class attractions, delicious food, and genuine hospitality.

Good for
  • History Buff
  • Shopping Fanatic
  • Art and Architecture Lover
  • Nightlife Seeker
  • Nature Lover
  • Foodie
  • Peace and Quiet Seeker
  • Luxury Traveler
  • Thrifty Traveler
  • Trendsetter
  • Like a Local

12 Places

3 City Tips

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12 Places

Belle Meade Plantation

Historic Sites

Downtown Nashville

Neighborhoods

Ryman Auditorium

Theaters, Points of Interest & Landmarks

The Johnny Cash Museum

History Museums, Specialty Museums

Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum

Specialty Museums

RCA Studio B

Specialty Museums

Hattie B's Hot Chicken

Restaurants

Centennial Park

Parks, Jogging Paths & Tracks

The Parthenon

Points of Interest & Landmarks, Architectural Buildings, Art Museums

Athena Statue

Monuments & Statues

Opry Mills

Shopping Malls

Angela A's City Tips

  • Be sure to immerse yourself in the music, whether that means dancing at one of the bars on Broadway, taking in a show at a little cafe, or stopping to listen to a busker on a street corner.
  • The weather in Nashville is warm in the summer and chilly in the winter, so prepare your wardrobe accordingly.
  • Since Nashville is a large city, spreading out across many neighborhoods and suburbs, you might find a car helpful in getting to some of the farther spots.
  • Belle Meade Plantation
    Historic Sites
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    Angela A Says:

    Known as the 'Queen of the Tennessee Plantations,' the Belle Meade Plantation is like a step back in time. The magnificent Greek Revival mansion is pockmarked with bullet holes from the Civil War, and guides are all in period costume and character. You can take a self-guided tours of the grounds or a guided tour of the main house.

    Good for
    • Must See
    • Peace and Quiet Seeker
    • Luxury Traveler
    • Thrifty Traveler
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • History Buff
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    • Art and Architecture Lover
    • Nature Lover
    Tips
    • At the end of the house tour, there is a tasting at the winery.
    • While you may stroll the grounds at your leisure, the tours of the main house utilize timed ticketing.
    • Be sure to take plenty of time to enjoy the grounds. The first thoroughbred horses came from here.
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #10 of 200 things to do in Nashville
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Great tour 12/10/2018
    • Terrific plantation tour 12/09/2018
    • Belle Meade Plantation
    Address:
    5025 Harding Pike
    Nashville, TN 37205-2810
    Phone:
    +1 615-356-0501
    Hours:
    Sun - Sat
    9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    Other:
  • Downtown Nashville
    Neighborhoods
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    Angela A Says:

    Downtown Nashville is vibrant, exhilarating, and pure fun. With a myriad of shops, attractions, and restaurants to choose from, one could easily spend an entire day here, barely realizing where the time went!

    Good for
    • Must See
    • Hidden Gems
    • Like a Local
    • History Buff
    • Shopping Fanatic
    • Art and Architecture Lover
    • Nightlife Seeker
    • Foodie
    • Thrifty Traveler
    • Trendsetter
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    Tips
    • Take a few minutes to stop and watch a street performer or a musician, and don't forget to leave a tip for good entertainment. This is the way that many performers earn their living.
    • A good portion of downtown can be explored on foot, but a free bus also runs every 10 to 15 minutes.
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #26 of 200 things to do in Nashville
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Packed 12/09/2018
    • Broadway at night in Nash is nuts! 12/09/2018
    • Downtown Nashville
    Phone:
    +1 615-742-9900
    Hours:
    Mon - Fri
    8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    Other:
  • Ryman Auditorium
    Theaters, Points of Interest & Landmarks
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    Angela A Says:

    If you even step foot in Nashville, you must visit the Ryman Auditorium! Built in 1892, the Ryman is known for its excellent acoustics, and has hosted the likes of Sarah Bernhardt, W.C. Fields, and Booker T. Washington. Often called the 'Mother Church of Country Music,' it was home to the Grand Ole Opry from 1943 until 1974, and it continues to delight music fans today. Tours are available daily and include glimpses at music lore, from Dolly Parton's dresses to show footage.

    Good for
    • Must See
    • Hidden Gems
    • Trendsetter
    • Like a Local
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • History Buff
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    • Art and Architecture Lover
    • Nightlife Seeker
    Tips
    • You can take a self-guided tour, but if you want a deeper look into the Ryman, opt for a guided tour, which includes a fascinating back stage experience.
    • Stand on the stage for a souvenir photo!
    • If you have time, it's definitely worth checking out a show here.
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #1 of 200 things to do in Nashville
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Tori Kelly concert was awesome here! 12/10/2018
    • An intimate venue with lots of history 12/10/2018
    • Ryman Auditorium
    Address:
    116 Fifth Ave N
    Nashville, TN 37219-2309
    Phone:
    +1 615-889-3060
    Other:
  • The Johnny Cash Museum
    History Museums, Specialty Museums
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    Angela A Says:

    This world class museum tells the story of the 'Man in Black' in such a way that anyone who visits leaves feeling as if he or she is personal friends with Johnny Cash. Through the use of special exhibits, memorabilia, clothes and other accessories, the museum brings Johnny Cash to life in a way that is unprecedented.

    Good for
    • Must See
    • Luxury Traveler
    • Thrifty Traveler
    • Hidden Gems
    • Trendsetter
    • Like a Local
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • History Buff
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    Tips
    • Do not let the size of this museum fool you, because it is packed to the brim!
    • There is also a cafe at the museum, in case you're feeling peckish.
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #23 of 200 things to do in Nashville
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Johnny! 12/10/2018
    • Interesting Nashville Attraction 12/10/2018
    • The Johnny Cash Museum
    Address:
    119 3rd Ave S
    Nashville, TN 37201-2032
    Phone:
    +1 615-256-1777
    Hours:
    Sun - Sat
    9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
    Other:
  • Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum
    Specialty Museums
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    Angela A Says:

    Situated steps from Ryman Auditorium the honky tonks of Broadway, the Country Music Hall of Fame is like mecca for country music lovers. Here you'll spy lovingly plucked guitars, flashy rhinestone costumes, faded music sheets, and so much more.

    Good for
    • Must See
    • Hidden Gems
    • Like a Local
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • History Buff
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Shopping Fanatic
    • Family
    Tips
    • This museum is HUGE, so if you're limited on time, do some research in advance and then hit the exhibits you most want to see.
    • There are also several stores and dining options onsite, in case you need a snack break or you want to shop for souvenirs.
    • Save time by purchasing tickets online. You can also purchase a package that includes a tour of Historic RCA Studio B.
    • Check the calendar to see what's on during your visit.
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #3 of 200 things to do in Nashville
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Great collection of Country memorabilia 12/10/2018
    • A good experience 12/10/2018
    • Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum
    Address:
    222 Fifth Avenue South
    Nashville, TN 37203-4206
    Phone:
    +1 615-416-2001
    Price range:
    $25 - $25
    Hours:
    Sun - Sat
    9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    Other:
  • RCA Studio B
    Specialty Museums
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    Angela A Says:

    Elvis Presley recorded more than 250 songs at RCA Studio B. Today, visitors can live music history by touring the studio.

    Good for
    • Must See
    • Hidden Gems
    • Like a Local
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • History Buff
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    • Art and Architecture Lover
    Tips
    • Tours leave from the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum.
    • Sit at Elvis Presley's favorite piano!
    • Purchase tickets in advance. You can save by bundling the RCA tour with Hall of Fame tickets.
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #6 of 200 things to do in Nashville
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • A Real Treat That You Don't Want To Miss 12/08/2018
    • Nostalgic 12/03/2018
    • RCA Studio B
    Address:
    1611 Roy Acuff Pl
    Tours depart from the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum
    Nashville, TN 37203-3209
    Phone:
    +1 615-416-2001
    Price range:
    $39 - $39
    Hours:
    Sun - Sat
    10:30 AM - 2:30 PM
    Other:
  • Hattie B's Hot Chicken
    Restaurants (American)
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    Angela A Says:

    When you are hungry in Nashville, head over to Hattie B's Hot Chicken to experience what just might be the best chicken on the planet! Whatever your palate, you can order your chicken to your preferred degree of 'hotness.'

    Good for
    • Foodie
    • Must See
    • Thrifty Traveler
    • Hidden Gems
    • Like a Local
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    Tips
    • If you're feeling daring but not quite there, you can split your order to have two different degrees of spice. That way, you can work up to the hotter one.
    • Make sure you try the sweet tea!
    Plan to stay:
    Less than 1 hour
    From the community
    Ranked #22 of 1,658 restaurants in Nashville
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Delicious 12/10/2018
    • HOT Chicken! 12/10/2018
    • Hattie B's Hot Chicken
    Address:
    112 19th Ave S
    Nashville, TN 37203-2716
    Phone:
    +1 615-678-4794
    Hours:
    Sun
    11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    Mon - Thu
    11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
    Fri - Sat
    11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
    Other:
  • Centennial Park
    Parks, Jogging Paths & Tracks
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    Angela A Says:

    The Centennial Park is billed Nashville's premier park, and it is easy to see why. Spanning 132 acres, this park features a one-mile walking/jogging, plus art and activity centers, sand volleyball courts, dog parks, and much more!

    Good for
    • Must See
    • Hidden Gems
    • Like a Local
    • Art and Architecture Lover
    • Nature Lover
    • Peace and Quiet Seeker
    • Thrifty Traveler
    • Trendsetter
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    Tips
    • Do not miss the "If Trees Could Sing" exhibit, featuring Nashville stars talking and sometimes singing about their favorite trees.
    • Many festivals occur at this park, so be sure to check the calendar. The Nashville Shakespeare Festival is held every year in August.
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #32 of 200 things to do in Nashville
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Fun place to check out 12/10/2018
    • Great place to walk your dog or hang out... 12/09/2018
    • Centennial Park
    Address:
    2500 W End Ave
    Nashville, TN 37232-0030
    Phone:
    +1 615-862-8400
    Other:
  • The Parthenon
    Points of Interest & Landmarks, Architectural Buildings, Art Museums
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    Angela A Says:

    A remnant from the 1897 Centennial Exposition, the Parthenon is the jewel of Centennial Park. A full-scale replica of the original in Athens, it houses Nashville's Art Museum.

    Good for
    • Must See
    • Peace and Quiet Seeker
    • Thrifty Traveler
    • Hidden Gems
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • History Buff
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    • Art and Architecture Lover
    • Nature Lover
    Tips
    • Even if you visit during the day, be sure to come back to see the Parthenon lit up at night!
    • The interior of the Parthenon is closed on Mondays.
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #41 of 200 things to do in Nashville
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • cool to see, maybe worth going in 12/10/2018
    • Beautiful Park! 12/08/2018
    • The Parthenon
    Address:
    2600 W End Ave
    Centennial Park
    Nashville, TN 37203
    Phone:
    +1 615-862-8431
    Price range:
    $6 - $6
    Hours:
    Sun
    12:30 PM - 4:30 PM
    Tue - Sat
    9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
    Other:
  • Athena Statue
    Monuments & Statues
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    Angela A Says:

    A 40-foot replica of the original in Athens, the Athena Statue stands tall inside the Parthenon. The attention to detail is just phenomenal.

    Good for
    • Must See
    • Hidden Gems
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • History Buff
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    • Art and Architecture Lover
    Tips
    • The Parthenon is closed on Mondays, so if you want to see the statue, try to visit on a different day.
    Plan to stay:
    Less than 1 hour
    From the community
    Ranked #34 of 200 things to do in Nashville
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Impressive 12/10/2018
    • quite amazing! 11/29/2018
    • Athena Statue
    Address:
    The Parthenon at Centennial Park
    Nashville, TN 37203
    Phone:
    +1 615-862-8431
    Hours:
    Sun
    12:30 PM - 4:30 PM
    Tue - Sat
    9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
  • Opry Mills
    Shopping Malls
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    Angela A Says:

    Opry Mills is the place to get your shopping fix. The indoor mall boasts more than 200 stores, many factory outlets.

    Good for
    • Foodie
    • Must See
    • Luxury Traveler
    • Thrifty Traveler
    • Hidden Gems
    • Trendsetter
    • Like a Local
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Senior
    • Shopping Fanatic
    • Family
    Tips
    • Be sure to visit the Disney Outlet. In addition to items found at most Disney Stores, there is a clearance area with merchandise from Disney Parks.
    • Opry Mills has plenty of memorable places to dine, including the Rainforest Cafe.
    Plan to stay:
    2-3 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #48 of 200 things to do in Nashville
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Excellent Outlet Mall 12/08/2018
    • Large mall with lots of shopping choices 12/06/2018
    • Opry Mills
    Address:
    433 Opry Mills Dr
    Nashville, TN 37214-2440
    Phone:
    +1 615-514-1000
    Hours:
    Sun
    11:00 AM - 7:00 PM
    Mon - Sat
    10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
    Other:
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