Richard Carson's Guidebook

Richard Carson
I was born in England and came to the US as a young lad. I worked for many years as a professional musician and have composed music for the BBC in London, and written for Network TV. I am a publish... read more

Things to do in Nashville

318 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Across the street from Mas Taco, Por Favor. Again, you may have to wait in line but folks love it!

283 local Airbnb hosts recommend

You'll probably have to wait in line, but trust me, it's worth it for the experience.

239 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Great intro to East Nashville. After brunch walk over to five points and enjoy the funky little shops.

229 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Honky Tonk heaven. You'll hear the best musicians in the world playing here for tips. Don't like the band? Just step out and into the Honky Tonk next door, and on and on and on...

176 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Large place, good pub food, great bands

216 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Home to the only full-sized replica of Greece's Parthenon in the world!

164 local Airbnb hosts recommend

World-famous singer-songwriter cafe where Garth Brook and Taylor Swift got their starts. I even play there myself from time to time. Free early show, with nice Bistro dinner.

#8

Burger Up

Food SceneRestaurants
$$· 2901 12th Avenue South·Map·Hours·Website·

146 local Airbnb hosts recommend

If you can, you must have lunch or dinner here. Veggie-burgers are great, and my favorite is the salmon burger. Don't miss the sweet potato fries!

276 local Airbnb hosts recommend

A must see for Country Music fans.

#10

Fido

Food SceneCafes or Coffee Shops
$$· 1812 21st Avenue South·Map·Hours·Website·

143 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Another great breakfast, lunch, or even dinner!

132 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Great restaurant in Germantown area just north of downtown.

#12

Frothy Monkey

Food SceneRestaurants
2509 12th Avenue South·Map·Hours·Website·

131 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Another great coffee shop.

238 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Great arts museum with a lovely lunchroom.

149 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Are you ready for some football?

346 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Consistently voted the best medium sized music venue in the country. You haven't heard music till you've heard it at the Ryman.

#16

Pancake Pantry

Food SceneRestaurants
$· 1796 21st Avenue South·Map·Hours·Website·

116 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Pancakes, eggs and bacon, and waitresses who call you "Hon'"

191 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Best one-hour nature walk in Tennessee. 15 minute drive.

#18

Loveless Cafe

Food SceneRestaurants
$$· 8400 Tennessee 100·Map·Hours·Website·

116 local Airbnb hosts recommend

World famous buscuits and ambience.

139 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Big concerts and The Predators!

96 local Airbnb hosts recommend

You'll not hear better Bluegrass music in the world! And Vince Gill plays there on Monday nights when he's in town. But get there early!

#21

PM

Food SceneRestaurants
$$· 2017 Belmont Boulevard·Map·Hours·Website·

64 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Asian inspired food.

51 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Nice place to eat downtown.

49 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Coffee and breakfast. Hipster heaven!

30 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Great place to eat before you go honky-tonkin'. Usually you can find room at the bar. They have free valet parking and you only need to pick up your car before closing!

24 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Hip restaurant. Good choice for dinner.

47 local Airbnb hosts recommend

If you have the time, a delightful town about 30 minutes south of Nashville. Major Civil War battle sight.

18 local Airbnb hosts recommend

If that's your thing!

16 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Great Thai take-out or eat-in.

16 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Walk a few minutes to Vince Gill's favorite burger joint.

#30

Third Man Records

ShoppingStores
$$· 623 7th Avenue South·Map·Hours·Website·

41 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Pick up some vinyl records or record a song for 15 bucks at the 1940's straight to vinyl recording booth.