Best Things to Do in Nashville
From great live music and nightlife, to beautiful museums and landmarks, Nashville has everything the average Tennessee visitor could need. Here are some of the best things to do in Nashville:
Hit up a museum.
As if that wasn’t enough, Music Row has enough things to see to fill an afternoon all its own, including recording studios, boutiques, bars and restaurants, parks, and more, just southwest of downtown.
Grab a drink.
Ready to let loose? The District in Nashville – walled by the Cumberland River and Bridgestone Arena – is home to the city’s most prized bars, restaurants, and music venues.
Check out favorites like Bluebird Cafe, known for its intimate setting, and Robert’s Western World, a top choice for those looking for some live music. You can’t go wrong in downtown Nashville.
See a show.
Live music is everywhere in Nashville, that much is for sure. However, if you’re looking for a truly unique experience, venues like the historic Grand Ole Opry and the Ryman Auditorium put on some of the best shows in town.
Explore the outdoors.
It’s not all jammin’ out and drinkin’ in Nashville – scenic sites like Percy Priest Lake and Radnor Lake State Park offer nearby hiking, biking, boating, and fishing. Both are just outside the Nashville metro area.
In the city, spots like Bicentennial Mall State Park, Riverfront Park, and Shelby Bottoms Park offer ultra-convenient ways to enjoy the sunshine.
Go back to school.
Bicentennial Mall State Park
Nashville is also home several prestigious universities, all offering year-round tours with excellent places to visit and great sports teams.
Shop ‘til you drop.
If you’re looking for some retail therapy, be sure to hit Opry Mills, set just off of Briley Parkway in northeast Nashville. More an entertainment district than a mall, Opry Mills houses over 200 shops, two showboats docked on the Cumberland River, a movie theater, countless restaurants, and more.