Things To Do In Nashville
In the beginning, Nashville was a small town with a big city vibe, but everyday we are getting bigger and bigger! With such a multitude of options for food, art, music, and nightlife, there is so much that could be put on this list.
As a start to beginning your Nashville experience, let us suggest just a couple places and give you more resources to find more fun things to do:
Hot Chicken Restaurants:
- Hattie B’s Hot Chicken: Three locations of just pure bliss in fried deliciously spicy chicken
- Prince’s Hot Chicken: The originator of the hot chicken craze in Nashville
- Bolton’s Hot Chicken & Fish: Another fantastic hot fish and chicken restaurant. Fun fact - it was featured on David Chang’s Ugly Delicious!
Unique Museums and Monuments:
- The Parthenon: A full scale replica of the Parthenon in Greece
- The Frist Art Museum: Van Gogh, Monet, Degas, and Their Times: The Mellon Collection of French Art will be the main exhibit the weekend of our conference.
- Tootsie’s and Robert’s Western World: Historic country honky tonks
- Country Music Hall of Fame: A museum dedicated to the history of country music
- Lane Motor Museum: The largest collection of European cars and motorcycles in the United States.
Beer, Cider, and Cocktails:
- Corsair Distillery: A local Nashville distiller of fine spirits
- Diskin Cider: Crisp apple ciders and kid-friendly hangout space
- Jackalope Brewery: A local brewery with unique twists on classics with unexpected flavors
- The Patterson House: An upscale speakeasy bar in the heart of midtown…also, one of Bill’s favorites.
Nashville Favorite Restaurants:
- Arnold’s Country Kitchen: Self described as “Landmark for Southern Soul Food”
- Peg Leg Porker: Some of the best barbecue in Nashville
- City House: The James Beard award winning chef and Nashville native, Tandy Wilson’s restaurant nestled in historic Germantown
- Husk: Fine dining in a picturesque Southern mansion overlooking downtown Nashville
Vegetarian Friendly Restaurants:
- Avo: A notably delicious vegan restaurant on the west side of Nashville
- Chaatable & Chauhan’s House of Masala & Ale: Both of these restaurants are owned by the venerable Food Network chef, Maneet Chauhan. Chaatable features Indian street food, and Chauhan’s House of Masala and Ale has a higher end feel with a slightly more fusion-like spin.
- Sunflower Cafe: A widely vegetarian restaurant with quick eats closer to the conference site
Tea, Desserts, and more:
- High Garden: Rated one of the best tea houses in the country
- The Cupcake Collection: A Germantown instution for almost homemade, classic Southern cupcakes
- Dozen Bakery: A small bakeshop in the Wedgewood Houston area of town with French classic pastries
Have more Nashville greats we need to add to our list? Need another recommendation for a different category that we didn’t mention like where to find Nashville unicorns? Did you visit one of our suggestions and want to tell us about it? Tweet us @PyTennessee!