Named America’s new “It” city by the New York Times, Nashville is an area vibrant with culture, music, and good old Southern hospitality. Whether you’re visiting or live in Music City itself, there are endless things to see and do in town. Below, we highlight some of the most popular things to do in Nashville that make it one of the top destinations in the south.

  1. The Grand Ole Opry. Nashville isn’t called Music City for nothing! The Grand Ole Opry is a country music stage that features some of the most popular acts ever in country music. Whether or not you like the genre, the Grand Ole Opry is an experience that makes Nashville unlike any other city in the world.
  2. The Parthenon. Nestled in the center of Centennial Park, the Parthenon in Music City is a full-scale replica of the Parthenon in Athens. It features detailed replicas of sculptures, monuments, and gateways that made the original Parthenon such an iconic landmark. After taking a tour through the monument, be sure to enjoy the scenery of Centennial Park!
  3. Redneck Comedy Bus Tour. Want to see all the historic sites, local eateries, and concert venues that make Nashville America’s “It” city? There’s no better way to tour Nashville than through the Redneck Comedy Bus Tour! This two-hour tour is affordable, family friendly, and is guaranteed to keep you laughing the entire ride. You’ll learn about GooGoos, Moon Pies, Music Row, and much, much more! It’s definitely one of the best things to do in Nashville!
  4. Warner Parks. Do you enjoy the outdoors? Then you should definitely pay a visit to Warner Parks, which includes over 2,684 acres of trails, scenic routes, and scenery. No other major metropolitan area in the nation has a park as beautiful left untouched within city limits. There’s a reason the trails in Warner Parks have been named one of the 7 best trails in the nation!
  5. Cheekwood Botanical Garden. Once known as the residence of Nashville’s prominent Cheek family, the Cheekwood Botanical Garden is a 30,000 square foot Georgian-style mansion surrounded by immaculately manicured greenery and landscapes.
  6. Loveless Café. Looking for some good ole country cooking? Loveless Café has got you covered! From their world-famous homemade biscuits to their scrumptious apple pie, a dinner at Loveless Café is one that you’ll remember for life. Recognized by Food Network and Travel Channel alike, Loveless Café is a must-go-to for anyone and everyone in town.
  7. Ryman Auditorium. Some of the biggest acts in the world have performed in this historic venue, which boasts some of the greatest acoustics of any concert hall. With so many artists passing through, chances are high that one of your favorite acts will be performing when you’re in Nashville!
  8. Gaylord Opryland Resort and Convention Center. You haven’t seen a “real hotel” until you’ve seen the Gaylord Opryland. With indoor forests, rivers, and waterfalls, the Gaylord Opryland is a manmade spectacle you have to see to believe. Just don’t get lost on your way to your hotel room!
  9. General Jackson Showboat Cruise. Sail up and down the Cumberland River, which runs through downtown Nashville. You’ll enjoy riding on one of the oldest authentic showboats in America. Guests will appreciate quality meals as well as world-class entertainment.
  10. Downtown. While you’re in Nashville, be sure to walk the streets of downtown and visit the local gift shops, restaurants, and bars that make Nashville nightlife so enthralling!