The Quick List series is a faster way to see my recommendations for things to do / see / eat in a certain place.
Nashville. Music City. There's nothing quite like it anywhere else in the world, and I've been fortunate enough to grow up right next to it. If you're planning a visit to this incredible city, check out these favorites from a true local:
Pedestrian Bridge / Downtown ||| N 8th Street, Nashville, TN 37207
A good strip to walk and get a nice overview of the city.
Grand Ole Opry ||| 2804 Opryland Dr, Nashville, TN 37214
If you do one thing in Nashville, go to the Grand Ole Opry. You can't get more Nashville than that.
Country Music Hall of Fame ||| 222 5th Ave S, Nashville, TN 37203
Pricey but a great curation of country music.
Johnny Cash Museum ||| 119 3rd Ave S, Nashville, TN 37201
What a lovely, lovely man. Mmm.
The Frist Center for the Visual Arts ||| 919 Broadway, Nashville, TN 37203
Beautiful museum that always has some really interesting collections on display. Also in a lovely bit of Nashville and is near some yummy sushi places.
Radnor Lake State Park ||| 1160 Otter Creek Rd, Nashville, TN 37220
A gem in the city. Surrounds the lake with various trails from paved and wheelchair friendly to hill-climbing hikes. A nice visitor's center with clean bathrooms and plenty of places to sit and watch the ducks. Lots of wildlife and well kept.
I Believe in Nashville Mural ||| 2702 12th Ave S, Nashville, TN 37204
Famous mural and is near coffee. Classic.
Bluebird Cafe ||| 4104 Hillsboro Pike, Nashville, TN 37215
Historically significant cafe. Hard to get into, but so worth it.
Bushwacker ||| ReBar Nashville, 1919 Division St, Nashville, TN 37203
A classic, Nashville-only drink. This place supposedly has the best one.
Sprinkles Cupcake ATM ||| 2606 12th Ave S, Nashville, TN 37204
What it sounds like - an ATM that vends cupcakes. Must-eat. Conveniently like three doors down from...
Frothy Monkey ||| 2509 12th Ave S, Nashville, TN 37204
Some seriously great coffee and that dark, indie vibe.
12th Ave South ||| ...12th Ave South...
One of my fav little spots to ramble. Has food, coffee, shopping, and the I Believe in Nashville mural for a photo op. V cute.
Opry Mills Shopping Center ||| 433 Opry Mills Dr, Nashville, TN 37214
It's a mall, but it's a really nice one. Like fancy. And the Opryland Hotel is a common place for locals to visit during the holidays in order to see the opulent decor and lights.