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Whether you’re a Nashville novice or a Music City master, there are always new places to explore in the bustling city of live music, historical sites, and famous celebrities. So cross Nashville off your bucket list and let us help you make the most of your trip with these 20 must sees and must dos in Nashville, TN.
1. Broadway – Also known as “Honky Tonk Highway,” Broadway is a long strip of honky tonks, live music, bars, restaurants, shopping area, and tourist attraction.
2. Centennial Park (The Parthenon) - Just two miles away from downtown Nashville, Centennial Park is not only a beautiful area with a long history, but it also houses a full-scale replica of the Parthenon in Athens.
3. Grand Ole Opry – Visit the “show that made country music famous” at the Opry! This radio broadcast began in 1925 and is still going strong.
4. Pinewood Social – This creative, interactive space includes food, drinks, work space, coffee bar, bowling alley, and swimming pools. Is there anything it’s missing??
5. The Bluebird Cafe – Grab some dinner and listen to the “heroes behind the hits,” as famous songwriters perform each evening.
6. Nelson’s Green Brier Distillery – Taste some authentic Tennessee Whiskey and explore how it’s made at this local distillery.
7. Johnny Cash Museum and Café – Whether you’re a Johnny Cash fan or not, this museum filled with Cash pictures and memorabilia is a must see.
8. Hattie B’s Hot Chicken – is it a Nashville trip without trying Nashville’s most famous dish, hot chicken?
9. John Seigenthaler Pedestrian Bridge – If you’re looking for the perfect picture for Instagram, you’ve got to walk the pedestrian bridge. It’s one of the largest pedestrian bridges in the world and boasts a beautiful view of the city.
10. East Nashville – Calling all hipsters! This quirky area is known for its street art, trendy dining, and eccentric bars.
11. Woolworth on 5th – Grab some food at this eatery on the site of the famous 1960s counter sit ins.
12. Ryman Auditorium – The original home of the Grand Ole Opry is now the premier music venue in Nashville.
13. Robert’s Western World – Live bands all day, traditional country music and food, cold beer, and an out of this world country décor can all be found at this famous stop.
14. Germantown – Explore Nashville’s German scene in this area full of traditional German eateries, upscale shopping, and Nashville’s famous farmer’s market.
15. The Loveless Café – Don’t miss your traditional Nashville Southern fare at Loveless café.
16. Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum – With one of the world’s most extensive music collections, you don’t have to be a country music fan to enjoy this historical museum.
17. Radnor Lake State Park – This nature preserve offers beautiful and scenic hiking right outside of Nashville.
18. RCA Studio B – This historic recording studio is known as the creation place of country’s unique “Nashville Sound.”
19. Walking Tours – Whatever you love, whether it’s live music, craft beer, food, or anything in between, there’s almost guaranteed to be a walking tour for it.
20. The Goo Goo Shop – The Goo Goo Cluster is the world’s first combination candy bar. Explore the history of this game changing invention and purchase one of every flavor!
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