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Best things to do in Nashville

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

Rock Club
“This historic watering hole and a prototypical honky-tonk is across the alley from the Ryman. ”
199 locals recommend
Deli / Bodega
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“Consistently voted best sandwiches in Nashville. You've got to try it for yourself! Delicious, fast, and cheap! You won't be disappointed! ”
288 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“The atmosphere in this extremely spacious ware house restaurant is incredible! They have an always changing and diverse menu that is well executed. They also have a 3 lane vintage bowling alley which you can reserve and they offer full service drink and food menu to bowlers!”
297 locals recommend
Café
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“Bright, casual cafe serving European bistro-style dishes featuring local ingredients. ”
271 locals recommend
Football Stadium
“Home to the NFL’s Tennessee Titans, Nissan Stadium is a multipurpose sports and entertainment venue located on the east bank of the Cumberland River across from downtown Nashville. Opened in 1999, the facility has a maximum seating capacity of over 69,000. The stadium hosts the Tennessee State Tigers and the annual Music City Bowl, a postseason college football bowl game held in December. It also serves as the main stage for large concerts during the CMA Music Festival in June. ”
136 locals recommend
Garden
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“Cheekwood is a 55-acre botanical garden and art museum located on the historic Cheek estate. Originally built as the home of Leslie and Mabel Cheek in 1929, Cheekwood is one of the finest examples of an American Country Place Era estate. Since being converted into a museum of art and botanical garden in 1960, Cheekwood has presented world-class art exhibitions, spectacular gardens and an historic estate unlike anything else. Each year, Cheekwood welcomes over 225,000 visitors, making it one of the city’s top cultural attractions, with approximately 14,000 member households. Visitors enjoy family activities, programming for all ages and year-round festivals celebrating the four seasons. From 150,000 blooming bulbs in the spring to one million holiday lights in the winter, there’s always something to see at Cheekwood.”
201 locals recommend
American Restaurant
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“Rustic, rehabbed storefront setting for Southern-accented American grub & wood-fired pizzas. ”
252 locals recommend
Ice Cream Shop
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“Not necessarily a local establishment, but come on - it's good. Try the Brown Butter Almond Brittle.”
244 locals recommend
Coffee Shop
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“Expertly brewed coffee that tastes amazing. Gets busy on the weekends but well worth it if you’re a coffee connoisseur. They also have some breakfast foods and local chocolate.”
267 locals recommend
Farmers Market
“Great place for lunch! The market offers a wide variety of inexpensive delicious food, beer, wine, and dessert. Our favorite place is Swagruha Indian restaurant, Bella Pizza, the Venezuelan place (only on weekends) and of course Jenny's Ice Cream. Skip the BBQ joint, it's not very good. If you want good BBQ, head over to Edley's or Martin's. ”
175 locals recommend
Park
“Definitely visit while it’s still warm outside!! Beautiful views and satisfying sounds of pure nature. ”
192 locals recommend
Mexican Restaurant
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“Since Rosepepper's opening in 2001, founder Ernest Chaires has been a pioneer of what is now the East Nashville bar and restaurant scene. Winning numerous awards including Nashville's Best Mexican Restaurant and Best Margarita, for the 11th year in a row, Rosepepper has established itself as Nashville's leading tequila bar and restaurant. Specializing in Sonoran Style Mexican cuisine, we offer an eclectic menu only to be matched by our equally unique vibe and atmosphere. With a full bar and over eighty varieties of tequila, it is the ideal jumpstart for a night on the town or a festive dinner among friends.”
246 locals recommend
Southern / Soul Food Restaurant
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“Southern cafe outside of Nashville with down-home dishes & a country vibe, plus eclectic on-site shops. ”
183 locals recommend
State / Provincial Park
“My personal favorite and preference. I’ve been hiking at Radnor Lake every Fall for 28 years and each time is like the very first. A stunning view of the lake with spectacular views along every trail...and there are a lot of trails to choose from. Please visit and take home from frame-worthy photos!”
178 locals recommend
History Museum
“This red-brick museum displays pictures & memorabilia from the life of music icon Johnny Cash. ”
106 locals recommend
Park
“Amazing active green space featuring a built-to-scale replica of the Parthenon in Greece”
182 locals recommend