Our Favorite Things To Do In Nashville, Tennessee 🎸🌃

My husband and I fell in love with Nashville, Tennessee shortly after we moved to Tennessee. We love the city and all it has to offer... plus we've always been country music fans. There is just something about city skylines that make my heart skip a beat. Maybe it is the excitement the city brings with all of the hustle and bustle. Or perhaps it is the sound of live music playing, delicious smells wafting from the restaurants, and romantic walks down brightly lit streets surrounded by the glow of the city.




Check out this dreamy video I took of the train that was a short walk from our hotel. 😍




We have made the short drive there a few times now and have a few favorite places we like to eat and things we like to do. I fully intend on updating this list as we make more trips and hope this helps if you're wanting to make a trip to music city! 🌃



1. Walk down Broadway

Broadway Street is the iconic street in Nashville where you can listen to live music and enjoy the hustle and bustle (as it is always busy and filled with the sound of live music). 🎉



A typical tourist picture spot in downtown Nashville, TN


2. Jason Aldean's Kitchen + Rooftop Bar


We love Jason Aldean's Kitchen and have been there several times. They have really great live music (that is enjoyable and not deafening as most live music in Nashville is super loud and if you're old souls like us who want to both chat and hear the music then this place is for you too). They have great food as well but we typically just have appetizers there and get a meal elsewhere since their menu isn't very diverse. A few things we've tried and loved: the skillet cookie, pepperoni pizza flatbread, and their chicken wings are all great. Again, the menu isn't very diverse but the food we've had always tasted great. 🎸






3. Riverfront Park


When we took our anniversary trip in June, we sat on the steps of Riverfront Park and enjoyed ice cream from Mike's Ice Cream & Coffee Bar. Riverfront Park faces the Titans stadium and behind it sits the famous "Batman building". You can hear live music playing and enjoy the river. It is a great view and we love sitting there together. 🛶






4. Mike's Ice Cream & Coffee Bar


On our more recent trip to Nashville, I enjoyed a delicious latte from Mike's. It was cold outside when we visited so ice cream wasn't appealing that trip! I love their vanilla latte in the Fall/Winter and the mint chocolate chip ice cream cone in the Summer! 🍦






5. Stroll across the John Seigenthaler Pedestrian Bridge


This bridge is so fun to walk across as it gives you a beautiful view of the river and the city! The walk is a little steep but worth it when you get to the top of the hill to admire Nashville's beauty. The romantic in me loved standing on this bridge with my love admiring the city. 🌃





6. Gaylord Opryland Resort & Convention Center


We visited the Gaylord Opryland Resort on our latest trip to Nashville that we took at the beginning of the month. A family member told me to check it out and we hesitantly decided to drive over to it and check it out. My husband and I were both shocked at how amazing it was. We loved it so much that we plan on taking our kids back for a family vacation. You can walk around the hotel even if you aren't a guest. It was decorated for Christmas and was immaculate. The hotel itself contains guest suites, huge atriums, several restaurants, coffee shops, stores to shop in, an indoor waterpark called SoundWaves, and so much more. You can even catch a show at the iconic Grand Ole Opry as it is right beside the hotel as well. 🌿






7. Opry Mills Mall


Conveniently located beside the Gaylord Opryland Hotel, is the Opry Mills Mall and it is a huge mall. If you love shopping, you can enjoy an entire day of shopping at this mall. They have restaraunts inside including the Rainforest Cafe which, fun fact, I have never eaten at. You could easily spend an entire day shopping at this place... we walked around for a little bit but didn't stay long since we arent' big mall shoppers. 🛍





8. Rock Bottom Restaurant & Brewery


This was probably my favorite restaurant in downtown Nashville. The food was exquisite. I enjoyed the chicken-fried chicken stack, mashed potatoes, and garlic green beans. It was so good and they gave me so much food I wasn't able to eat it all. My husband had the brewers club sandwich with fries and said his food was great too! 🍽





9. Whiskey Kitchen


We discovered that Whiskey Kitchen was a short walk from our hotel and decided to give it a try. We ate outside near the large fire pit (not pictured) and it was perfect. They were still serving lunch and had a limited menu so we chose pizza and wow... it was one of the best pizzas we have ever had. Mason got the BBQ chicken pizza and I enjoyed the margherita pizza. The pizzas were huge and realized we probably could have shared... just kidding... I will eat an entire pizza by myself. It is a hidden talent of mine. 😉🍕




Outdoor seating at Whiskey Kitchen


We have a long list of attractions (most were closed on our first trip there in June due to Covid), restaurants, and spots we want to check out! I will update this post periodically as we make the short trek back to Nashville, Tennessee! 🎉




















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