What to do in Nashville, TN

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Nashville is known for its music scene, drawing in country music fans and blues aficionados from around the globe. Still, if your ear for music isn’t strong or you just want a diverse vacation, there are things to do in Nashville beyond square dancing and jazz clubs. Go to the symphony, nom on some good southern comfort food, and explore your creative side on an art crawl. Nashville tours let you see plenty of Tennessee attractions in just one day, though to truly dig your teeth into the city you should stick around for a while.


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What to do in Nashville

Free Things to Do in Nashville

Some say the best things in life are free. Make sure you explore the following around Nashville:

Tennessee State University - Be wowed by the design and originality of this fantastic example of modern architecture.

Tennessee State Capitol - If you want to explore the region's history through its landmarks, add this one to your sightseeing list.

Marathon Village - Stop for a while in this lively area and experience life as a local resident.

Nashville Public Library - If you'd like to explore a few of the more important or unique places in the community, this place is worth visiting.

Upper Room - Stop for some quiet contemplation and discover a few things about this site's religious significance.

Legislative Plaza - Develop your green thumb and enjoy admiring the various plants on display.

Areas & Neighborhoods in Nashville

While the rhythm of the city might be universally musical, nearly any type of traveler can feel right at home in Nashville. The neighborhoods in Music City are more diverse than you might expect, serving up everything from rich history to modern cuisine.

Downtown Nashville — The downtown district marries high-end hotels with laid-back music venues. Anyone headed to Nashville with a tune in their heart will want to make a beeline for this district. You will also find the Tennessee Performing Arts Center downtown, as well as the Tennessee State Museum.

Germantown — History buffs will find Germantown to be one of the best things to see in Nashville, since it’s the oldest neighborhood in town. This area also happens to boast many Victorian homes and other important buildings.

Midtown — Stretching across Broadway and Division Street, Midtown lives up to its name and puts you in the center of many vibrant Nashville hot spots. Grab lunch at a crab shack, dinner at a New York-style pizza joint, or dance the night away at a club with live music.

Music Valley — Don’t forget to make a stop in Music Valley, where some of the most quintessential things to do in Nashville, TN reside. From the Gaylord Opryland Resort to fun dinner theater, this part of the city is hopping.

Things to See in Nashville

Get your camera ready, because there are lots of sights worth a shot or two in Nashville. On the architecture front, the Belle Meade Plantation and Parthenon replica are very eye-catching. You can also see a lion’s share of Johnny Cash memorabilia at the Johnny Cash Museum. Of course, art and culture in Nashville won’t be ignored, so set aside time for local galleries.

Sightseeing in Nashville

Once you have enough pictures to fill out your scrapbook entry, it’s time to think about putting your boots on the ground in Music City. Visit the Grand Ole Opry, grab yourself some sweet tea and biscuits with gravy, and spend a lazy afternoon in the Bicentennial Capitol Mall State Park. Visitors also flock to honky tonks and sports bars to unwind. Fun things to do in Nashville also include visiting the Country Music Hall of Fame and Jack Daniel Distillery. You have an eclectic array of attractions and activities at your disposal in this city.

Things to Do in Nashville with Kids

Nashville is a great place for a family break. Bring the little ones along and enjoy these fun family friendly experiences together:


 

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