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Fun Things to do in Nashville


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Nashville is called Music city for a reason. It has everything an artist needs. Cheap good eats, tons of venues and a crowd of music enthusiasts. The Honkey Tonk is where a lot of the action can be found but there are hidden gems everywhere. Home to the CMA festival and many more gatherings around music and food.


Best time to go

Busy season March and July. When most festivals are happening

Get a deal from January - February (low season)

Best time to go mid September - mid November.


Fun city facts and activities

    Walk down the Honkey tonk

    Check out the local art
    Hike the high trail at Radnor Lake
    Sun-gaze at Vanderbilt's Dyer Observatory
    Free concerts "live on the green"
    See show at Centennial Park
City facts

Neighborhoods to explore

    East Nashvile
    The Gulch
    Five Points

Food Specialties

    BBQ at martins was life changing dont miss the brisket with a side of beans.

    Mom and pop's like Biscuit love for breakfast sandwiches

    Quirky restaurants (Rolf and daughters for tapas)

    Breakfast burger at Husk

    Pizza at City House

    Monell's for family style service

Nashville Offbeat activities

Free or cheap things to do

1. Take a tour of the world's oldest operating recording studio, the historic RCA Studio B.

2. Catch a show at the iconic Grand Ole Opry.

3. Visit Fort Negley, a Civil War fort and historic site.

4. Explore the historic Ryman Auditorium, the former home of the Grand Ole Opry.

5. Take a photography tour of Nashville's murals.

6. Visit the Adventure Science Center, an interactive museum and planetarium.

7. Take a tour of the Hermitage, President Andrew Jackson's home.

8. Go tubing down the Harpeth River.

9. Visit the Parthenon, a full-scale replica of the original in Greece.

10. Attend a performance at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum.

Offbeat activites
Kid friendly

Fun things to do in with kids

Free or cheap things to do

1. Grand Ole Opry and Backstage Tour
Sure, the closest some of us may get to being rockstars is offkey renditions of Rockstar on a karaoke night, but at this attraction, you can get as close as standing on the very same stage your idol once stood on!

2. Hop On Hop Off Bus
The popular Hop On Hop Off Bus is not only one of the most fun family attractions in Nashville but also an efficient way to see the city.

3. Belle Meade Plantation
If youre visiting the south, you absolutely must visit a plantation and the Belle Meade is an excellent option, with interesting tours thatll hold the tots attention and a treat for parents right at the endwine tasting!

4. The Escape Game Nashville
f youre wondering what is there to do in Nashville for tweens, say hello to The Escape Game Nashville.
A unique escape game, this attraction is one spot where the tykes wont be complaining about having to be indoors.

5. Music City Hall of Fame
Yes, Nashville is the Music City, but if you want a super-detailed look at all things country music, the Music City Hall of Fame is the spot to go.

6. Frist Center for the Visual Arts Nashville
Sure, this doesnt exactly sound like something the kids would dig, but wait till they try out the interactive activities on offer.

7. Nashville Adventure Science Center
Every city has a great venue that combines learning and fun, and in Nashville, its the Nashville Adventure Science Center, where science is as far away from boring as possible.

8. Gaylord Opryland Resort and Convention Center
Lets admit itwho doesnt like a freebie, right?
If you just agreed, youll dig this humongous resort and convention center in Nashville that can be enjoyed free of cost.

9. Centennial Park and the Parthenon
The lovely Centennial Park is a gigantic park, with park staples such as gorgeous ponds and velvety grass and also a unique featurethe Parthenon, a replica of the original Parthenon in Greece.

10. Musicians Corner
Come spring, the Nashville Musicians Corner comes alive, with a range of outdoor concerts and music festivals to enjoy.
The best part? Theyre free-of-cost enjoyment.

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City data and FAQ 

Is Nashville worth visiting?

Definitely! There is an exact replica of The Parthenon of Ancient Greece at Centennial Park, as well as the first Center for the Arts, The State Capitol Grounds, Bicentennial Mall (a state park all about Tennessee and its history), Tennessee State Museum, Vanderbilt University and about twelve other universities and colleges, Music venues galore, Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, Riverboat rides, Schermerhorn Symphony.
Timothy Spruill - Lives in Vermont
Are two days enough to visit Nashville?

It depends on what you want to do. But if you want to take in the downtown Lower Broadway honky-tonks and get your drink on, yes two days is enough to have a memorable visit!!
Daniel Hayford Lives in Nashville, TN

To me 2 days is just a good start on visiting Nashville. There are too many good music venues, restaurants, museums and historical sites. Visiting the Andrew Jackson homesite alone takes a day, then there's the TN state museam and a Confederacy museam that are very interesting too. Historic homes with period furnishingsto enjoy.
Margaret Norman Lives in Tennessee

If you want to drink and party on lower Broad and 2nd Ave N, probably. If you want to go to the Country Music Hall of Fame, the Frist Art Museum, the Ryman, and Cheekwood, etc then two days is pushing it. And the foodie scene, how much can you eat in two days?
Louis Cage Lives in Nashville, TN
Yes. Depending on what you want to do. If you want to experience the downtown party scene, 2 days is plenty of time. You can also go to the little music museums and restaurants. Catch the opry. And maybe get some shopping done too.
Sam Chambers - Lives in Nashville, TN

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