12 Must-Do Experiences in Nashville
Collected by Jennifer Justus , AFAR Local Expert
The beautiful outdoor spaces. The traditional foods with modern twists. The nightlife. And the shopping, sports, arts, and culture, including our growing diversity.
416 Broadway B, Nashville, TN 37203, USA
Storied honky-tonk joints—and tourists—crowd lower Broadway. But the classic country feel of Robert’s Western World attracts locals, too. Two-step around the tiny dance floor to covers of songs by such favorites as Hank Williams,...
605 8th Ave S, Nashville, TN 37203, USA
See our full list of Where to Go in 2015. The line at a meat-and-three in Nashville has been called the great equalizer. All walks of life must wait their turn for a tray. But as you queue up for the steam table at this classic meat-and-three,...
1200 Forrest Park Dr, Nashville, TN 37205, USA
"Light," an installation by artist Bruce Munro, opened at Cheekwood Art & Gardens in Nashville, Tennessee, in May 2013, and ran till November. The collection of light-based art pieces wound through the Cheekwood gardens, open late on Wednesdays,...
123 Ewing Dr #3, Nashville, TN 37207, USA
According to legend, Nashville-style hot chicken began in the 1930s when Thornton Prince's girlfriend dumped cayenne on his fried chicken to get revenge for his cheating ways. But he loved it instead, and eventually opened up a hot chicken shop of...
623 7th Ave S, Nashville, TN 37203, USA
Third Man Records, the Nashville outpost of musician Jack White's record label and store, is hard to define. It's both a retail outlet for vinyl and offices for his label, sure, but it also includes a "novelty lounge" with coin-operated video...
116 5th Ave N, Nashville, TN 37219, USA
The original home of the Grand Ole Opry, the Ryman is a place of pilgrimage for every country music fan. Unfortunately, we didn't get to see a gig there—so we went one better and got up onstage ourselves. The Ryman tour—a good...
4651 Nolensville Pike, Nashville, TN 37211, USA
Nashville has the largest Kurdish population in the country, which speaks to its growing diversity. And with that diversity comes great food shopping from places like Sulav International Market—with a Kurdish bakery for fresh flatbread, Halal...
Nashville, TN, USA
Since its opening in 2001, the Frist Center for the Visual Arts in its art deco digs has hosted a continuous and inspiring collection of exhibitions from the area and the world. Catch the live music on “Frist Fridays” if you can, which happen the...
2500 West End Ave, Nashville, TN 37203, USA
Nashville has 108 parks and 19 greenways in its 12,000 acres of open space. One of the most beloved parks, called Centennial, is an urban park with 132 acres in the West End area of town. It's home to a replica of the Parthenon, representing...
1222 4th Ave N, Nashville, TN 37208, USA
Locals love the Sunday Supper at City House, when chef-owner Tandy Wilson serves his especially creative Italian-influenced menu. But you can't really go wrong on any night at City House. Wilson, a 2016 James Beard Award winner, is a Nashville...
2120 8th Ave S, Nashville, TN 37204, USA
This famed guitar shop opened in 1970 and recently relocated from downtown to this space on 8th Ave. It’s where you’ll find an enormous range of equipment from starter guitars to a 1940 Stromberg Master 400 owned by Freddie Green in the Count...
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