Nashville’s top attraction, the Grand Ole Opry is both an icon and an amazing entertainment choice. Take the backstage tour or see the show on country music’s most well-known stage.
2804 Opryland Dr, Nashville | +1 (615) 871-6779
A nonprofit cultural institution in its own right, the Belcourt Theater is a movie house that shows classic movies documentaries, independent and international films. It’s cinema at its finest.
2102 Belcourt Avenue, Nashville | +1 (615) 846-3150
A venue capable of hosting touring acts, Broadway plays and more, this center is also home to the local opera and ballet as well as the Tennessee Repertory Theatre.
505 Deaderick St., 3rd Floor Nashville | +1 (615) 782-4000
This not-for-profit independent center has been wowing children and adults since 1945. It features more than 44,000 square feet of exhibits, almost 200 hands-on attractions and covers physics, biology, earth science and more.
800 Fort Negley Boulevard, Nashville | +1 (615) 862-5160
Exploring the deep and wide roots of country music, the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum exists to preserve this history and to educate those who visit about the many aspects of country and western music.
222 Fifth Avenue South Nashville | +1 (615) 416-2001
The Musicians Hall of Fame & Museum honors all musicians regardless of genre or instrument. The MHOF timeline starts with the beginning of recorded music and inductees are nominated by current members of the American Federation of Musicians and by other music industry professionals.
417 4th Avenue, North Nashville | +1 (615) 244-3263
Featuring art from the region as well as national and international artwork, this museum is unique in many ways because the local art scene revolves around it. Since exhibitions change at least every 8 weeks, you’ll find something new every time you visit.
919 Broadway, Nashville | +1 (615) 244-3340
A 55-acre estate built by the Maxwell House Coffee fortune in Nashville, Tennessee, and one of the finest examples of an American Country Place Era Estate in the United States. The Botanical Garden is a spectacular showcase of color and horticultural diversity with eleven specialty display gardens and stunning natural landscape. The Museum of Art has collections of Painting, Sculpture and Decorative Arts.
1200 Forrest Park Drive Nashville | +1 (615) 356-8000
Ziplining is more popular than ever before, and you can soar through the Fontanel hills on a zip line adventure in beautiful Nashville. The secure steel cables and safety harnesses means you’re always safe on the 90-minute adventure that may prove to be the thrill of a lifetime.
4225 Whites Creek Pike, Nashville | (615) 724-1600
A massive athletic center designed for a variety of sports, this recreational facility is home to fitness activities, aquatics, tennis courts and even an ice rink. For those who are involved in an active lifestyle in the Nashville area, this is a well-known and welcoming place.
222 25th Avenue North Nashville | (615) 862-8480
With softball and baseball fields, special event facilities, a dog park, space for picnicking and even Sevier Lake and a boat ramp as well as golfing, this is a one-stop place to get outdoors.
2032 Forrest Green Dr.
Featuring almost 6 miles of trails in a 1,200-acre preserve, Radnor Lake State Park near Nashville offer wildlife viewing, excellent plant life examples and so many more reasons to get outside and explore.
1160 Otter Creek Rd.
Edwin and Percy Warner Parks, 2,808 acres, form one of the largest municipal parks in Tennessee, and are listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Horse enthusiasts may also appreciate the unique Steeplechase racecourse, which hosts the annual Iroquois Steeplechase. Picnic shelters scattered throughout the park's hills and hollows provide a bucolic setting for social events or family get-togethers. Two public golf courses (Percy Warner and Harpeth Hills) are within the park grounds.
7311 Highway 100
Designed especially for children, Cumberland Park includes water features and other unique play structures on the famed Nashville riverfront. In all, there are 6.5 acres to explore, including an outdoor amphitheater for more than 1,200 attendees.
592 South First Street
Just south of beautiful downtown Nashville, the Nashville Zoo features rare red pandas, many species of birds and more. Plus, children will enjoy the critter encounter where they can experience donkeys, camels and alpacas up close.
3777 Nolensville Rd. Nashville | +1 (615) 833-1534
This establishment offers a full bar and private dining room and features interesting global cuisine and stunningly rich desserts.
303 Demonbreun St, Nashville | +1 (615) 522-0685
A true cafeteria-style diner in every sense of the word, this is the place to turn for Southern comfort foods and soul cuisine.
605 8th Ave S, Nashville | +1 (615) 256-4455
Offering seating around a 200,000-gallon fish tank, the menu features shark and other fish. And while you dine, you can often watch divers handling the twice-daily feedings inside the fish tank.
516 Opry Mills Dr, Nashville | +1 (615) 514-3474
Watch the chef work from one of just 20 seats, all surrounding the kitchen. It’s an ever-changing, sophisticated menu worthy of a special occasion.
Margot Café & Bar is a casual, fine dining restaurant located at “Five Points” in Historic East Nashville offering rustic French and Italian cuisine with an emphasis on the regions of Provence and Tuscany.
1017 Woodland St, Nashville | +1 (615) 227-4668
The only dueling piano bar in Nashville, live by-request music is performed every day except Sunday and Monday. It’s a party unlike any other.
411 Broadway Suite 201, Nashville | +1 (615) 747-5851
Hidden upstairs on Broadway, a quiet place to relax, have a drink or two and smoke a nice cigar! They have a wide selection of alcohol as well as cigars.
421 B Broadway, Nashville | +1 (615) 390-6247
Now owned by Simon malls, this regional shopping destination that opened to rave reviews in 2000 sits on the former site of the Opryland USA theme park and features big-name, big-brand shopping choices.
A classic shopping destination opened in 1955, this property features more than 20 acres of shopping – about 100 shop spaces in all. It’s well positioned between downtown Nashville and the city’s most affluent suburbs.
It’s a little bit of everything for just about everyone in the family when you explore the understated elegance of The Shoppes on Fatherland. See it for yourself to learn more about the array of shops and experiences that await visitors. It’s a neighborhood shopping center worth exploring.
First stop will be downtown Nashville on lower Broadway where you will find shops with some of the best items Music City has to offer including Opry Originals who has a great selection of local artisan merchandise, dinner ware, and home furnishings. Not too far away is The Johnny Cash Museum with records, CDs, and everything you need from the Man in Black.
Sitting in the heart of SoBro (South of Broadway in downtown) is the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum with a terrific shop full of endless treasures for the whole family.
Not too far from Broadway is a neighborhood called the Gulch which has plenty of unique shops that will have something for the whole family.
Marathon Village has unique shops like Antique Archaeology where you can “pick” out the best item in American Pickers star Mike Wolfe's Nashville store.
If you want something really special then pick up a pair of Peter Nappi handcrafted leather boots, which are sure to impress anyone! Don't forget, you can send some sweets from Christie Cookie Company, or The Cupcake Collection.
Dinner sets, breakfast sets, glasses, recipes and more can be found at the one-of-a-kind Loveless Café , also don't forget to get something for yourself!
First stop in this part of town would have to be the new mix of stores that have been added to East Nashville's shopping scene.
Hillsboro Village has a great selection of retail stores including A Thousand Faces, Posh, and Pangaea which are sure to have plenty of jewelry, clothing and more!
12South has its own unique shops including Nashville's first and only custom denim store.
Berry Hill is made up of colorful bungalows and independent specialty shops offering a great selection.
8th Avenue is the place to be if you are a musician and looking to get the best instruments, or accessories.
A private liberal arts university, it’s the largest Christian university in the state and the second largest private university of any kind in Tennessee – second only to Vanderbilt, which is located nearby.
1900 Belmont Boulevard, Nashville | +1 (615) 460-6000
A private research institution, this historic university was founded in 1873 and is named for Cornelius Vanderbilt, who made his fortune in shipping and railroads.
2201 West End Ave, Nashville | +1 (615) 322-7311
A land-grant university, Tennessee State University is the only state-funded university in Tennessee that is historically African American. It is a member of the esteemed Thurgood Marshall College Fund.
3500 John A Merritt Blvd, Nashville | +1 (615) 963-5000