Nashville and the surrounding towns offer so many cool spots to make memories with loved ones. Scenic parks and hiking trails, cute cafes and restaurants, and exciting and unique activities and events are some of the many things you can experience with your family, significant other, or friends. Who says you can’t be a tourist in your own city? Here are some of my personal favorite places.
For breakfast or brunch, I highly recommend Eggstravaganza Café just outside of Nashville in Antioch. It’s such a cute and cozy establishment, with several delicious options for a sweet or savory breakfast. There’s outdoor and indoor seating, reasonable pricing, and the location provides several close-by activities for after your meal!
Assembly Food Hall on 5th and Broadway offers so many delicious options for any meal. Think of a mall food court, but fancier! With a wide variety of cuisine choices, late night hours, beautiful views with their balcony seating, and so many activity spots nearby, the heart of downtown Nashville pulses here. Definitely recommended for picky or indecisive eaters since there are several restaurants and bars to choose from!
If you’re visiting Nashville and asked a friend (or Google) where you should eat, you were probably told to try Nashville’s famous hot chicken at either Hattie B’s or Party Fowl. They’re not wrong; you definitely should! Both Hattie B’s and Party Fowl have several locations in and around Nashville, so no matter where you stay, you probably have one close-by! And there are many fun activity spots near each location for you to try afterwards. And if you don’t care for spicy food, that’s okay: both restaurants have non-spicy options for you, too. (Photos by @hattiebs)
The Frist Art Museum is located in downtown Nashville on Broadway, and has fresh new exhibits every few months, which means you can go several times a year and there’s always something new! They also host special events, like musical groups, cultural events, meet and greets with local artists, and much more.
The candle bar is a unique experience, with hands-on candle making workshops and at-home candle-making kits you can purchase as well for a fun activity you don’t have to leave the house for! There are locations in both The Gulch and Berry Hill; Berry Hill is reservation only and The Gulch is pop-in only, so definitely check out their website before you go. (Photos by @paddywaxcandlebar)
The Love Circle is in the heart of Nashville, and a perfect spot for couples. It’s a street that makes its way up a hill and then looks out over a park. The views and the distance from restaurants and other cute spots make it the perfect place for a date. Bring a picnic and plan to spend some quality time soaking in the wonderful views of our great city!