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Located on the Cumberland River, Nashville is a small town in a big city — the fourth largest city in fact, in the southeastern United States. Nashville is famous for being the home of country music, and with good reason, but there's also so much more to experience here in "Music City:" Everything from delicious food to fascinating history, stellar shopping to world class art and museums, and more.

Good for
  • History Buff
  • Shopping Fanatic
  • Art and Architecture Lover
  • Nightlife Seeker
  • Foodie

15 Places

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15 Places

Day 1

Cumberland River Pedestrian Bridge

Bridges, Points of Interest & Landmarks

Sky Blue Cafe

Restaurants

Downtown Nashville

Points of Interest & Landmarks

Legends Corner

Bars & Clubs

Jack's Bar-B-Que

Restaurants

Day 2

The Pfunky Griddle

Restaurants

Ryman Auditorium

Theatres, Points of Interest & Landmarks

Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum

Speciality Museums

The Pharmacy Burger Parlor & Beer Garden

Restaurants

The Grand Ole Opry

Theatre & Performances, Theatres

Day 3

Saint Anejo

Restaurants

Tennessee State Museum

History Museums

Historic Tours of Nashville

Historical & Heritage Tours

Monell's Dining & Catering

Restaurants

Wildhorse Saloon

Bars & Clubs, Country & Western Bars

MelaniePF's City Tips

  • Say hello to a local and experience the warmth of southern hospitality first hand.
  • Check the weather before you go; Nashville is hot in the summer and can be cold and snowy in the winter months.
  • Although it's easy to get around on foot in the downtown area, if you want to explore Nashville as a whole, the best way is by car.
    Day 1
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    Cumberland River Pedestrian Bridge
    Bridges, Points of Interest & Landmarks
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    MelaniePF Says:

    There's no more perfect way to welcome oneself to Nashville than with an early morning walk across the Cumberland River Pedestrian Bridge. Enjoy a brisk walk or a leisurely stroll, and take in views of the dazzling Nashville skyline as well as the sweeping Cumberland River.

    Good for
    • Must See
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    • Art and Architecture Lover
    • Nature Lover
    Tips
    • Bring a camera to get shots of the Nashville skyline, the Cumberland River, and, of course, selfies.
    • Wear comfortable walking shoes.
    Plan to stay:
    Less than 1 hour
    From the community
    Ranked #77 of 272 things to do in Nashville
    • A Wonderful, Short Walk 14/07/2015
    • Great Views 14/07/2015
    • Cumberland River Pedestrian Bridge
    Address:
    2300 Two Rivers Parkway
    Nashville, TN 37214
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    Sky Blue Cafe
    Restaurants
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    MelaniePF Says:

    Head over to the historic Edgefield neighborhood in east Nashville for breakfast at the Sky Blue Cafe. Opening daily at 7am, relish in a solid, southern meal at this colorful diner. Vegetarian and kids' menu options are also available for a meal that everyone can enjoy.

    Good for
    • Foodie
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    Tips
    • Have a cup of the local coffee.
    • Open every day except for Thanksgiving and Christmas.
    • Try the Em's Bowl for breakfast — a biscuit topped with home fries, two scrambled eggs, sausage gravy, and colby jack cheese.
    Plan to stay:
    Less than 1 hour
    From the community
    Ranked #78 of 1,243 restaurants in Nashville
    Certificate of Excellence 2014Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Good food. Bad service 26/07/2015
    • Used to be great. Lately, not so much. 25/07/2015
    • Sky Blue Cafe
    Address:
    700 Fatherland Street
    Nashville, TN 37206
    Phone:
    (615) 770-7097
    Hours:
    Sun - Sat
    7:00 - 15:00
    Other:
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    Downtown Nashville
    Points of Interest & Landmarks
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    MelaniePF Says:

    From souvenir shops to live music venues, country music clothing and accessories to eateries, downtown Nashville has got a little bit of everything, and is a great starting point in getting to know the city and what it has to offer. Allow yourself to slip into the laid-back groove of the city while trying on cowboy hats and boots, shopping, nibbling, and listening some great country and western artists and bands.

    Good for
    • Foodie
    • Must See
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Shopping Fanatic
    • Family
    • Nightlife Seeker
    Tips
    • Take a moment to stop and listen to all the bands performing in clubs and restaurants.
    • Take a horse and carriage ride.
    • Wear comfortable walking shoes.
    Plan to stay:
    2-3 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #13 of 272 things to do in Nashville
    Certificate of Excellence 2014Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • If you like country, you'll love Nashville 27/07/2015
    • Worth a visit 27/07/2015
    • Downtown Nashville
    Phone:
    6158628431
    Other:
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    Legends Corner
    Bars & Clubs
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    MelaniePF Says:

    It's hard to miss Legends Corner when wandering down Broadway in downtown Nashville, and that's a good thing because that's where you should be headed, whether you realize it or not. Don't forget to take a look at the walls lined by country music record albums and posters, before settling down to enjoy the highlight - an array of some of Nashville's finest contemporary acts playing live.

    Good for
    • Must See
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Nightlife Seeker
    Tips
    • Take photos out front with the giant guitar statue.
    • Keep your eyes open for celebrities.
    • There is never an admission charge at Legends Corner.
    • Try a local beer like Yazoo Brewing Company's Dos Perros.
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #41 of 272 things to do in Nashville
    Certificate of Excellence 2014Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • First honky Tonk on Broadway 15/07/2015
    • Great Atmosphere 15/07/2015
    • Legends Corner
    Address:
    428 Broadway
    Nashville, TN
    Phone:
    615-248-6334
    Hours:
    Sun - Sat
    10:00 - 3:00
    Other:
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    Jack's Bar-B-Que
    Restaurants (American, Sandwiches, Barbecue)
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    MelaniePF Says:

    You might not even realize you're hungry until you're walking down Broadway near Jack's, and get a whiff of the delectable smell of barbecue. Order up a dinner slathered in one of Jack's award winning sauces, and welcome your tummy to Nashville with a smile.

    Good for
    • Foodie
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    Tips
    • Open for lunch and dinner.
    • For dessert, or just because, try the Chocolate Fudge Pie.
    • Try the Texas Beef Brisket sandwich.
    Plan to stay:
    Less than 1 hour
    From the community
    Ranked #151 of 1,243 restaurants in Nashville
    Certificate of Excellence 2014Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • What is all the hype about? 27/07/2015
    • Great BBQ 26/07/2015
    • Jack's Bar-B-Que
    Address:
    416 Broadway
    Nashville, TN 37203
    Phone:
    +1 615-254-5715
    Price range:
    $5 - $25
    Hours:
    Sun
    11:00 - 19:00
    Mon - Thu
    10:30 - 20:00
    Fri - Sat
    10:30 - 22:00
    Other:
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    The Pfunky Griddle
    Restaurants (American, Vegetarian, Diner)
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    MelaniePF Says:

    For breakfast in Nashville, try a place where the customers are the cooks — minus the cleanup. The Pfunky Griddle does all the preparation and leaves the fun stuff for you, right at your table. Great for kids of all ages, especially the pancakes.

    Good for
    • Foodie
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    Tips
    • Try the all-you-can-eat pancakes.
    • Closed on Monday.
    • Buy some buy Pfunky Griddle pancake batter to take home with you.
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #372 of 1,243 restaurants in Nashville
    Certificate of Excellence 2014Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Great fun! 23/07/2015
    • Too Funky For Us 23/07/2015
    • The Pfunky Griddle
    Address:
    2800 Bransford Ave
    Nashville, TN 37204-3102
    Phone:
    615-298-2088
    Price range:
    $5 - $10
    Hours:
    Tue - Thu
    8:00 - 14:30
    Fri
    7:00 - 14:30
    Sat - Sun
    7:00 - 15:00
    Other:
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    Ryman Auditorium
    Theatres, Points of Interest & Landmarks
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    MelaniePF Says:

    If it's a love of country music that led you to Nashville, then a trip to the Ryman Auditorium is absolutely in order. The most famous home of the Grand Ole Opry, the history of country music is so prominent in this theater that if the walls could talk, well, they'd actually probably sing.

    Good for
    • Must See
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • History Buff
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    • Art and Architecture Lover
    Tips
    • Group tours are available for 15 or more.
    • Visit the Ryman's recording studio and make your own CD.
    • Pose for a photo on the stage of this historic theater.
    • Take a self-guided or guided backstage tour.
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #1 of 272 things to do in Nashville
    Certificate of Excellence 2014Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Very Interesting 28/07/2015
    • It's more than just an auditorium... 27/07/2015
    • Ryman Auditorium
    Address:
    116 Fifth Ave N
    Nashville, TN 37219
    Phone:
    615 889 3060
    Other:
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    Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum
    Speciality Museums
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    MelaniePF Says:

    To learn more about some of the legendary country music artists who began their careers in Nashville, a trip to the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum is a must. View a fascinating collection of exhibits featuring some of country music's best loved groups and artists.

    Good for
    • Must See
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • History Buff
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    Tips
    • Street and lot parking are available.
    • Open Monday through Sunday from 9am to 5pm.
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #6 of 272 things to do in Nashville
    Certificate of Excellence 2014Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Love it!!!!! 27/07/2015
    • Crowded, chaotic 27/07/2015
    • Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum
    Address:
    222 Fifth Avenue S
    Nashville, TN 37203
    Phone:
    615-416-2001
    Hours:
    Sun - Sat
    9:00 - 17:00
    Other:
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    The Pharmacy Burger Parlor & Beer Garden
    Restaurants
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    MelaniePF Says:

    After all day walking around and learning about country music, it's time to stop for dinner at The Pharmacy Burger Parlor & Beer Garden. Voted Nashville's #1 Burger in both 2013 and 2014, The Pharmacy Burger Parlor offers a large and wild selection of burgers, an old-time soda fountain, and outdoor seating in Nashville's original Biergarten on nice days.

    Good for
    • Foodie
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    Tips
    • Closed several holidays — call ahead to be sure.
    • Try the Chili Burger with house-made chili, sour cream, chives, and cheddar cheese. (And don't forget to add some fun toppings.)
    • Try a craft beer like Nashville's own Little Harpeth's Upstream Lager.
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #31 of 1,243 restaurants in Nashville
    Certificate of Excellence 2014Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Rude hostess almost ruined it all 27/07/2015
    • Burgers & Fries Nashville style 27/07/2015
    • The Pharmacy Burger Parlor & Beer Garden
    Address:
    731 Mcferrin Ave
    Nashville, TN
    Phone:
    615-712-9517
    Hours:
    Sun - Thu
    11:00 - 22:00
    Fri - Sat
    11:00 - 23:00
    Other:
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    The Grand Ole Opry
    Theatre & Performances, Theatres
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    MelaniePF Says:

    No stay in Nashville would be complete without attending a show at the legendary Grand Ole Opry. Come see live performances by some of the biggest stars of the country music genre.

    Good for
    • Must See
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    • Nightlife Seeker
    Tips
    • Plan ahead by checking out the schedule of performances.
    • Sign up for a daytime tour, a post-show tour, or a VIP tour of the theater.
    • Baby change facilities are available in most female and male restrooms.
    • Some audience members will be wearing faded jeans while others are in their Sunday best; there is no official dress code.
    Plan to stay:
    2-3 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #2 of 35 Theatre & Concerts in Nashville
    Certificate of Excellence 2014Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • A must see for Country Music fans....young and old 28/07/2015
    • The Mecca of Country Music - a Music City Must! 27/07/2015
    • The Grand Ole Opry
    Address:
    2804 Opryland Drive
    Nashville, TN 37214
    Phone:
    615-871-6779
    Other:
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    Saint Anejo
    Restaurants (Mexican, Southwestern)
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    MelaniePF Says:

    For an unforgettable brunch, head over to the Saint Añejo Cantina for delicious offerings of the Mexican and Southwestern variety. For those who enjoy a good Bloody Mary with brunch, Saint Añejo offers the Bloody Maria and a Wicked Bloody Mary that are both hard to say no to.

    Good for
    • Foodie
    • Hidden Gems
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    • Nightlife Seeker
    Tips
    • Sample one of more than 100 tequilas.
    • Try the Dark Chocolate Waffles with cinnamon whip and strawberry drizzle.
    • Brunch, lunch, dinner, and late night services available. (Brunch is offered on Saturday and Sunday from 10am to 3pm.)
    Plan to stay:
    Less than 1 hour
    From the community
    Ranked #184 of 1,243 restaurants in Nashville
    • Lively Atmosphere - Great Margaritas 25/07/2015
    • Great brunch! 25/07/2015
    • Saint Anejo
    Address:
    1120 McGavock Street
    Nashville, TN 37203
    Phone:
    615-736-5301
    Hours:
    Sun - Sat
    11:00 - 1:30
    Other:
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    Tennessee State Museum
    History Museums
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    MelaniePF Says:

    To learn more about the history of the great state of Tennessee, pay a visit to the Tennessee State Museum in downtown Nashville. With exhibits spanning from pre-colonization to the 20th century, the museum offers permanent displays as well as a hall of changing exhibitions; plus the largest collection of Civil War uniforms, weapons, and battle flags in the country.

    Good for
    • Must See
    • Thrifty Traveller
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • History Buff
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    Tips
    • Admission is free.
    • Open for guided tours Monday through Friday, 9am to 3pm.
    • Closed on New Year's Day, Easter, Thanksgiving, and Christmas.
    • Open 10am to 5pm Tuesday to Saturday; Sunday 1pm to 5pm. Closed Mondays.
    Plan to stay:
    2-3 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #37 of 272 things to do in Nashville
    Certificate of Excellence 2014Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Family friendly and free 27/07/2015
    • museum 27/07/2015
    • Tennessee State Museum
    Address:
    505 Deaderick Street
    Nashville, TN 37243
    Phone:
    800-407-4324
    Hours:
    Sun
    13:00 - 17:00
    Tue - Sat
    10:00 - 17:00
    Other:
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    Historic Tours of Nashville
    Historical & Heritage Tours
    MelaniePF Says:

    To learn about the history of Nashville from an expert, sign up for a Historic Tours of Nashville outing with longtime Nashville native and history buff, Jim Hardaway. Visit the Battle of Nashville site, the Parthenon at Centennial Park, and more significant and historical landmarks.

    Good for
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • History Buff
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    • Art and Architecture Lover
    Tips
    • Call ahead for rates and availability.
    • Bring a camera.
    • Extended your tour to include the Belmont Mansion.
    • Wear comfortable walking shoes.
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #25 of 59 Tours & Activities in Nashville
    • Historic Tours of Nashville 27/07/2015
    • Excellent tour 26/07/2015
    • Historic Tours of Nashville
    Address:
    4408 Wyoming Ave
    Nashville, TN 37209
    Phone:
    +(1)615-406-8939
    Price range:
    $75 - $75
    Other:
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    Monell's Dining & Catering
    Restaurants (American, Barbecue)
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    MelaniePF Says:

    For Southern comfort food at its finest, join in the family-style dinner at Monell's Dining & Catering in the Germantown area. Skillet fried chicken, cheese grits, cornbread, biscuits and gravy — your mouth will start watering by reading the menu alone. Make friends by sitting at large tables and passing the bowls as they're served.

    Good for
    • Foodie
    • Like a Local
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    Tips
    • No cell phones calls allowed at the tables during dinner.
    • Children three and under eat for free.
    • The menu changes daily.
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #5 of 1,243 restaurants in Nashville
    Certificate of Excellence 2014Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Southern Plenty 27/07/2015
    • Extraordinary place to eat 26/07/2015
    • Monell's Dining & Catering
    Address:
    1235 6th Ave. North
    Nashville, TN 37208-2601
    Phone:
    615-248-4747
    Price range:
    $12 - $20
    Hours:
    Sun
    8:30 - 16:00
    Mon - Fri
    10:30 - 14:00
    Tue - Sat
    17:00 - 20:30
    Sat
    8:30 - 13:00
    Other:
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    Wildhorse Saloon
    Bars & Clubs, Country & Western Bars
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    MelaniePF Says:

    Sure, the Wildhorse Saloon is a staple for tourists visiting Nashville, but there's a good reason why. This massive three-story space hosts some of the hottest musical acts, and offers multiple bars and free nightly dance lessons. Very fun and very Nashville; you'll love spending your final evening at the Wildhorse Saloon.

    Good for
    • Foodie
    • Must See
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Nightlife Seeker
    Tips
    • Take selfies with the various (and nicely dressed) horse statues in the bar.
    • Enjoy a free dancing lesson.
    • Plan ahead with the live entertainment calendar.
    • Open for lunch, dinner, and drinks,
    Plan to stay:
    2-3 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #85 of 272 things to do in Nashville
    • Amerifest group 27/07/2015
    • Went there on free day from business with the wife 26/07/2015
    • Wildhorse Saloon
    Address:
    120 Second Avenue North
    Nashville, TN 37201
    Phone:
    +1 615-902-8200
    Hours:
    Mon
    16:30 - 22:05
    Tue - Sun
    11:00 - 22:05
    Other:
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