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Best things to do in Nashville

Discover the city through the eyes of locals. Find the best things to do, places to eat, and get priceless advice from the people who live here.

Museum
“Name says it all, a must see if you have the time, right in the heart of downtown Nashville. ”
348 locals recommend
Bar
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“Great beer garden with fun outdoor atmosphere. I’m not a vegetarian, but their black bean burgers are the best in town my opinion.”
416 locals recommend
Pizza Place
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“Arguably the best pizza in town, sit down or late night pizza by the slice at walk up window.”
380 locals recommend
Concert Hall
“Several times a week, the Grand Ole Opry takes place as a showcase of the best country, bluegrass, and folk bands in the country. The night GP caught it on a visit back to the Ryman, she saw the amazing Emmylou Harris, Carrie Underwood, and Vince Gill, just to give you an idea of the kind of all-star casts the Opry always hosts. The entire show is broadcast live on WSM-AM at 7 p.m. and is the longest-running radio show in history. ”
225 locals recommend
Taco Place
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“A must visit taco place in Nashville! Very authentic and usually very busy. ”
384 locals recommend
Bar
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“Broadway is not for everyone, but if you want to see what makes the city "NashVegas" I'd recommend Acme. Try their moonshine lemonade! ”
254 locals recommend
Art Museum
“Yeah, we know it’s weird that we have a replica of The Parthenon, but it’s really quite remarkable to visit. The museum inside is also worthy of a visit. The park surrounding is also a beautiful place to walk around and take in the views. Some weekends, the park hosts events that include concerts, art exhibits, and other fun activities unique to Nashville.”
245 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.”
289 locals recommend
Music Venue
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“We've been to some great venues around the country, and Ryman Auditorium is absolutely one of the most stunning concert halls around. Tours are available, but the real treat is getting to see a live show in the beautiful auditorium that was once a church. Its history is unrivaled and its lineups of shows is unprecedented. If you do see a show here, get there when the doors open for a chance to get an exclusive Hatch Print that's uniquely hand-pressed for each show; they are $20 and available in limited amounts at the upstairs merchandise booth. ”
211 locals recommend
Art Museum
“You may as well get cultured while you're here! "The Frist is a classic art deco building (that) houses a museum with rotating visual exhibitions & educational programs."”
249 locals recommend
Farmers Market
“This is a nice place to walk around to pick up a quick gift and have a bit of drink. Within 10 min walk from apartment. Open daily ”
187 locals recommend
Rock Club
“Dripping with history, one of Nashville's originals still cranks out some of the best music and cheap beers in town! ”
204 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“Nashville Hot Chicken!! multiple locations around town, always a line, check it out!!”
201 locals recommend
Hockey Arena
“One of the busiest arenas in the ENTIRE WORLD, this place is almost always hopping with an event. From the Predators to numerous concerts and the CMAs, this place offers top-notch entertainment year round. This place is decked out with local vendors, crowd-favorites, a Jack Daniels lounge, as well as an entire second-level VIP section that you can upgrade to at the box-office. ”
184 locals recommend
Bar
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“The best and truest honkey tonk on Broadway. The live music is the best you'll see, and more Nashvillians will be here than at any other stop downtown.”
316 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!”
265 locals recommend