Nashville, Tennessee is known for its country music and southern charm. But there’s more to do in Music City than just listen to country music. Here are some of the top attractions and activities in Nashville:
1. Visit the Grand Ole Opry
The Grand Ole Opry is a weekly country music stage show that has been around since 1925. It’s one of the most popular tourist destinations in Nashville, especially for those who are country music fans. And if you’re a fan of Dolly Parton, there’s even a museum that is dedicated to this country legend.
2. Ride the Nashville Music Scooters
This isn’t an activity per se, but it’s definitely fun! For $49-69/person, you can rent a scooter and ride around Nashville to see the sights. The best part is that you can drive on the sidewalks, so it’s a great way to see the city without having to worry about traffic.
3. Take a Self-Guided Walking Tour of Downtown Nashville
Downtown Nashville is full of historic buildings and music venues. There are several self-guided walking tours that you can take to see all the sights. Just be sure to wear comfortable shoes because you’ll be doing a lot of walking!
4. Visit the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum
The Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum is one of the most popular museums in Nashville. It’s home to exhibits on some of the biggest names in country music, including Hank Williams and Dolly Parton.
5. See a Titans Game
If you’re in Nashville during football season, be sure to catch a Titans game at Nissan Stadium. The stadium is just a few miles from downtown and it’s always a fun atmosphere.
6. Take a Tour of the Jack Daniel’s Distillery
Jack Daniel’s is one of the most famous whiskey brands in the world, and you can tour their distillery in Lynchburg, Tennessee (about an hour outside of Nashville). The tour is very educational and includes a tasting at the end.
7. Eat at Some of Nashville’s Best Restaurants
Nashville has some of the best restaurants in the country, and you’ll find everything from traditional southern fare to new american cuisine. Some of our favorites include Monell’s (home-style cooking), Rolf and Daughters (Italian-influenced southern food), and Saucer Cafe (coffee shop known for its “hobaknuckle sandwich”).
8. Check out the Farmers Market and Antique Stores Near Nashville
There are several antique stores and farmers markets in the Nashville area, including The Page House (120 years old), the Franklin Farmers Market (largest farmer’s market in Middle Tennessee) and Inglewood Antique Mall. Just 25 minutes from downtown, these places have tons of antique stores and great places to stock up on fresh produce.
9. Walk Around the Nashville Farmers Market
If you want a break from checking out antiques, be sure to stop by the Nashville Farmers’ Market near downtown. It’s full of flowers, food vendors and local artisans selling everything from handmade pottery to goat-milk soap.
10. Take a Day Trip to One of the Nearby Cities
Nashville is located in the middle of several great cities that are worth exploring. Just a short drive away you’ll find Memphis (home of Graceland), Chattanooga (with its beautiful mountain scenery) and Lynchburg (the home of Jack Daniel’s). These are just a few of the nearby places that are worth exploring when you’re in Nashville.
Do you have any other recommendations for things to do in Nashville? Let us know in the comments. Thanks!