The Top 25 Places To Visit When In Nashville
So you are thinking of visiting Music City huh? Let me be the first to say welcome to my great city! Here in Nashville we are known for our great food, great music, and our southern charm, and we will be sure not to disappoint. Whether you are visiting for business or for pleasure, with family, or as a girls weekend, there is something for everyone! Today I want to share a locals perspective for the top 25 places to visit when in Nashville so you will know exactly how to spend your time while visiting this great city. So get ready to grab your cowboy hat, eat some hot chicken, and spend some time on the riverfront with us!
Here are the top 25 places to visit when in Nashville:
- 1.Ryman Auditorium – Whether you stop by for an awesome concert or to take a tour, The Ryman is a must to put on your to-do list while in Nashville.
- 2. Nashville Zoo – The Zoo in Nashville is a-maze-ing. It’s great for a family day out and you are sure to love hanging out with the giraffes while you eat lunch.
- 3. Opryland Hotel – This is one of the most beautiful hotels I’ve ever seen! Even if you don’t chose to stay in the hotel during your stay, I still highly recommend driving over to check it out. If you are visiting Nashville during the holidays you are in for a real treat when you visit Opryland Hotel, it’s breathtaking!
- 4. The Parthenon – This is one of the coolest outdoor attractions we have here in Nashville. It’s a full-scale replica of the original Parthenon in Athens! The Parthenon also serves as the city of Nashville’s art museum!
- 5. The Frist Center For the Visual Arts – Another person favorite, the Frist center offers exhibitions, classes, and tours that are sure to make the art lover in your group happy.
- 6. The Adventure Science Center – If science is more your thing then you will not want to miss a stop at the Adventure Science Center. The Center features nearly 200 hands-on exhibits focused on biology, physics, visual perception, listening, mind, air and space, energy and earth science.
- 7. Nissan Stadium – The newly named Nissan Stadium is the home of the Tennessee Titans football team. So if you are in town during football season, make sure you stop by and watch a game!
- 8. Fort Nashborough – We can’t leave you history buffs out right? Admission here is FREE and you can go on a self guided tour to learn all about how Nashville was founded.
- 9. Cheekwood Botanical Garden – This garden is absolutely gorgeous that offers year round events. It sits on 55 acres and is an easy place to spend an afternoon.
- 10. The Hermitage – The Hermitage is a historical plantation and museum located in the heart of Nashville and was the home of Andrew Jackson.
- 11. Opry Mills – If you ask locals how the feel they either love it, or hate it. This is because Opry Mills sits in the space that once was our beloved Opryland Amusement park. Everyone will have to admit though that it’s an awesome (and HUGE) mall that offers a plethora of different stores and restaurants.
- 12. Lane Motor Museum – This museum features the largest European collection of cars and motorcycles in the United States. So if you have a car lover in your group, you’re going to want to stop here for sure.
- 13. County Music Hall of Fame – You didn’t think I was going to make a list of must-sees in Nashville and leave this place out did you!? The museum, called the “Smithsonian of country music” because of its unrivaled collection, recently unveiled a $100 million expansion, doubling its size to 350,000 square feet of dynamic state-of-the-art galleries, archival storage, education classrooms, retail stores, and special event space boasting stunning downtown views.
- 14. Honky Tonk Highway – If you are ready to hit the town for a fun night out, then Lower Broadway is the place you want to be. On the stretch of road in the middle of downtown you will find over 10 different bars for your to hop along and enjoy.
- 15. Prince’s Hot Chicken Restaurant – So you are probably going to work up an appitite while you are here, and trust me when I say that you do not want to leave Nashville without getting some hot chicken. And Prince’s is the best!
- 16. The Loveless Cafe – Another restaurant that is a must try while in town! It offers an all-day breakfast menu that is amazing and also southern favorites. Visitors can also wander the grounds visiting the retail shops that occupy the former motel rooms and playing outdoor games.
- 17. The CMA Music Fest – Now, this isn’t something you can visit all year round, but if you are planning to come in July, and you love country music, then you will NEED to come to Nashville during the 3 day CMA fest.
- 18. Arrington Vineyards – Located just 30 minutes south of Nashville, Arrington Vineyards is worth the drive from the city. You can bring a picnic, enjoy some wine, and take in the breathtaking scenery around you.
- 19. RCA Studio B – Visit and tour the very studio Elvis recorded more than 260 songs!
- 20. Adventureworks – Music City Zip Lines – If you are looking for some adventure while in my neck of the woods, I think you would have a blast zip lining! It’s great for kids and adults alike.
- 21. Tennessee State Museum – The Tennessee State Museum gives a closer look at our great state and is FREE to visit! Great if you are trying to save some money!
- 22. Centennial Park – Another great outdoor attraction, the centennial park is beautiful and features great walking trails!
- 23. Printers Alley – Printers Ally is another great night spot that offers clubs and places to eat all on one street!
- 24. Nashville Riverfront – The Riverfront is a great place to catch a concert, take a stroll, or just enjoy the view!
- 25. Belle Meade Plantation –Belle Meade Plantation, located in Belle Meade, Tennessee, is a historic plantation mansion whose grounds now function as a museum. It also serves as a wedding and event venue.
What will be your first stop?