I was in Nashville for a short time, but in that time, I fell in love! The city has so much history, food and entertainment it's hard not to leave your heart in the City of Music. I was able to do a lot of fun things while there so I'm sharing some of the things that you MUST try when you visit. From food to murals and music, Nashville has so much to offer, so keep reading!
Jack Daniels Distillery
Although it's not in Nashville, it's only an hour and a half drive to Lynchburg, and its worth it. The tour of the grounds is a lot of fun, you get to see where everything is done and get a little history on Jack Daniel himself. Depending on the tour you take, you even get samples of the whiskey, which was my favorite part!
Country Music Hall of Fame
When you’re in the City of Music, the Country Music Hall of Fame is a must see. I loved seeing all the outfits the stars have worn over the years! It’s about an hour to walk through the museum and they have plenty of restaurants and shops to enjoy as well.
John Seigenthaler Pedestrian Bridge
If you are looking for something free to do, the John Seigenthaler Pedestrian Bridge is a great spot to see! Located downtown, you can access it from just off of Broadway, and it's a gorgeous view. It crosses over the Cumberland River and is well worth the walk.
As the original home of the Grand Ole Opry, you should certainly make time to tour the Ryman Auditorium. It is rich with history and the auditorium itself is stunning. There are a couple options for tours depending on if you want to go back stage or not. I was happy with the self guided tour because you were able to walk through the auditorium at your own pace.
Five Daughters Bakery
Anything with donuts has my name written all over it. Five Daughters Bakery hand makes every item in their bakery, and their donuts take four days to make! Each donut has 100 layers and some even have filling, creating the most mouthwatering pastry I’ve ever had.
A restaurant that serves basically every dish with a biscuit? Count me in! We walked in at the perfect time because shortly after us there was a line down the sidewalk for Biscuit Love, so I knew we chose the right place. You order prior to sitting, and the food came out very quickly. You could tell everything was very fresh and house made, and it was all DELICIOUS! I know I’ll be back next time I’m in Nashville.
This underwater dining experience was unreal! You are completely surround by tanks filled with everything from fish to sharks. They even host special events where mermaids get in the tanks! The food was delicious, and the cocktails were massive!
Bajo Sexto Taco
This spot was located right in the Country Music Hall of Fame so of course I had to get a marg an and taco. I recommend getting a taco or two after your tour, I got the chipotle chicken taco and the hibiscus margarita, yum! Although it's nothing like what we have in Arizona, it was GOOD!
When you’re in Nashville, you have to check out all the wall art! There are murals on just about every corner of downtown, so of course I got pictures! My favorites were in The Gulch, which has the famous Angel Wings and not too far is the popular I Believe In Nashville Mural. I even got to see an artist at work on a wall downtown! Here were some of my favorites:
This was by far our favorite place to grab a drink! There are four levels and all of them are so fun. You have to check out their rooftop and enjoy a Tip It Back cocktail.
There is ALWAYS live music at Nudies, it has an atmosphere that when you're walking down Broadway, you can help but pop in for a drink or two!
As a world famous lounge in Nashville, you have to stop at Tootsies for the live music and rooftop! Stop here after your tour of the Ryman.
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