150 Fun Things To Do In Nashville

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You’ll never want to leave the city known for its legendary country music. You’ll find tons of fun things to do in Nashville during the day or well into the night. From the Grand Ole Opry House, to dive bars and dancing, you’ll struggle to want to leave. Check out our hand picked list of things to check out this weekend!

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The Ryman

Make a record at the Ryman

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Grand Ole Opry

Get tickets to see the Grand Ole Opry

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Country Music Hall of Fame

Take a tour of Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum

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RCA Studio B

See the piano Elvis played at RCA Studio B

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Opryland’s

Step into Opryland’s little city

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Opryland Gardens

Look at the waterfalls at Opryland gardens

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Home of President Andrew Jackson

Visit the Hermitage, home of President Andrew Jackson

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Schermerhorn Symphony Center

Watch an amazing concert at Schermerhorn Symphony Center

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Johnny Cash Museum

Learn more about “the man in black” at Johnny Cash Museum

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Nashville

Take a walk through downtown Nashville

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Belle Meade Plantation

Step back in time at Belle Meade Plantation

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Nashtrash Tours

Laugh til your face hurts at NashTrash Tours

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Lane Motor Museum

Have a blast from the past at Lane Motor Museum

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Radnor Lake State Park

Explore Radnor Lake State Park

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Warner Parks

Go hiking at Warner Parks

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Cheekwood Botanical Gardens

Spend a relaxing day at Cheekwood Botanical Gardens and Museum of Art

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Bicentennial Mall

See the floating globe at Bicentennial Mall

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Bridgestone Arena

Catch a Predators game at Bridgestone Arena

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Parthenon

Take a snap of the Parthenon

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Frist Center for Visual Arts

See an exhibit at Frist Center for Visual Arts

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Centennial Park

Go duck watching at Centennial Park

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Nashville Public Library

Pull up a chair and read a book at Nashville Public Library

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Tennessee State Museum

Get a crash course in history at Tennessee State Museum

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Bluebird Cafe

Hear an original song at Bluebird Cafe

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Tootsies Orchid Lounge

Hang out at the world famous Tootsies Orchid Lounge

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Legends Corner

Look at the neat memorabilia on the walls at Legends Corner

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Stage on Broadway

Shake your tail feather at the Stage on Broadway

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Boogie Bar

Dance to funky jazz music at Bourbon Street Blues and Boogie Bar

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Nashville Palace

Hear some good ol’ country music at Nashville Palace

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3rd and Lindsley

Have a drink with friends and see who’s playing next at 3rd and Lindsley

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Honky Tonk Central

Watch a local band perform at Honky Tonk Central

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Second Fiddle

Listen to live country music at Second Fiddle

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Wildhorse Saloon

Learn how to line dance at Wildhorse Saloon

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Layla’s Bluegrass Inn

See the license plates hanging on the ceiling at Layla’s Bluegrass Inn

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Jackalope’s Tap Room

Test your trivia knowledge at Jackalope’s tap room on Thursdays

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Flying Saucer Nashville

Find out what drink just landed at Flying Saucer Nashville

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Belmont Mansion

Take an art tour of Belmont Mansion and see Adelicia Acklen’s massive collection

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BB King’s Blues Club

Have a fill of southern comfort food at BB King’s Blues Club

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The Basement

Check out up and coming bands at the Basement

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Cumberland Bridge

Bring your camera and take pictures on the Cumberland Bridge

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Vanderbilt University grounds

Enjoy a nice afternoon stroll at Vanderbilt University grounds

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The District

Go bar hopping along the District

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Nashville Pedal Tavern

Hop on the Nashville Pedal Tavern and have fun exploring the city

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Nashville Flea Market

Find unique items at Nashville Flea Market

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Hatch Show Print

Buy a souvenir from the historical Hatch Show Print

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Opry Mills

Shop around at Opry Mills

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Third Man Records

See some cool merch at Third Man Records

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The Great Escape

Find rare records and more at the Great Escape

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Gruhn Guitars Premier Collection

Take a tour of Gruhn Guitars premier collection

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Ernest Tubb Record Shop

Check out Ernest Tubb Record Shop

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Boot Country

Strut around town in your new pair from Boot Country

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Antique Archaeology

Get a cool tee at Antique Archaeology

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McKay Used Books

Browse all day long at McKay Used Books

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Peanut Shop

Go nuts at the Peanut Shop

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Pangaea

Find unique items at Pangaea

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Bookman Bookwoman

Rummage through stacks and stacks of books at BookMan BookWoman

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Trail West

Complete your Cowboy gear at Trail West

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Hillsboro Village

Have a stroll around Hillsboro Village and see the local shops

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Jack’s Bar-B-Que

Have a sandwich or go for a pound at Jack’s Bar-B-Que

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A Thousand Faces

Look at the interesting displays at A Thousand Faces

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Yazoo Brewery Tour

Take the Yazoo brewery tour and find out how their beer is made

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Adventure Science Center’s Sudekum Planetarium

Explore the universe at Adventure Science Center’s Sudekum Planetarium

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The Parthenon

Find the goddess Athena inside the Parthenon

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Wilderness Express Train Ride

Take a ride on Nashville Zoo’s Wilderness Express Train Ride

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Music City Convention Center

See what’s happening at Music City Convention Center

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Upper Room Art Museum

Visit the Upper Room Art Museum and be inspired

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Nashville Farmers’ Market

See the freshest produce at Nashville Farmers’ Market

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First Tennessee Park

Catch the Nashville Sounds play ball at First Tennessee Park

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Music Row

Sing Dolly Parton’s “Down on Music Row” while walking around Music Row

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Robert’s Western World

Watch the Boys of Brazilbilly at Robert’s Western World

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Station Inn

Listen to bluegrass music at Station Inn

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Green Hills Mall

Go window shopping at the Mall at Green Hills

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Lp Field

Cheer for the Titans at LP Field

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Tennessee Brew Works

Take a tour of Tennessee Brew Works and enjoy a pint

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Mount Olivet Cemetery

Walk around Mount Olivet Cemetery, the resting place of many famous Nashvillians

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Cumberland Park

Be like a kid again and go play at Cumberland Park

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Riverfront Park

Go for a quick jog along the river at Riverfront Park

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Bike the Greenway

Rent a bicycle at Bike the Greenway and follow the trail

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Percy Priest Lake

Go bass fishing at Percy Priest Lake

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Fannie Mae Dees Park

Spot the colorful dragon at Fannie Mae Dees Park

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Tennessee State Capitol

See the First Tennesseans and other exhibits at the Tennessee State Capitol

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Nashville's oldest public cemetary

Visit Nashville’s oldest public cemetary

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Springs Galleria

Find your favorite shops at Cool Springs Galleria

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Marathon Music Works

Watch a concert at Marathon Music Works

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Olive and Sinclair

Indulge in handmade chocolates from Olive and Sinclair

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Shelby Bottoms Greenway

Take a nature walk at Shelby Bottoms Greenway

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Willie Nelson and Friends Museum

Find great memorabilia at Willie Nelson and Friends Museum and General Store

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Cooter’s Museum and Store

See tons of Dukes of Hazzard items at Cooter’s Museum and Store

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Nashville Superspeedway

Feel your heart pumping at Nashville Superspeedway

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Herschel Greer Stadium

Catch a game at Herschel Greer Stadium

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Fort Negley Park

Learn more about Nashville’s Civil War history at Fort Negley Park

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Ascend Amphitheater

Get tickets to see a concert at Ascend Amphitheater

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President James K Polk Memorial

Find the memorial of President James K Polk

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Two Rivers Mansion

Take a selfie at Two Rivers Mansion

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Nashville War Memorial Auditorium

See who’s performing next at Nashville War Memorial Auditorium

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Shelby Park

Play a round of golf at Shelby Park

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Natchez Trace Parkway

Go camping at Natchez Trace Parkway

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Haunted Downtown Nashville Tour

Be brave enough to take the Haunted Downtown Nashville Tour

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Arts Company

Appreciate contemporary art at Arts Company

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Christ Church Cathedral

Look at the stained glass windows at Christ Church Cathedral

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First Saturday Art Crawl

Put on your walking shoes and attend the First Saturday Art Crawl

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Bells Bend Park

Enjoy the great outdoors at Bells Bend Park

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Family Wash

Order “the usual” at the Family Wash

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Rumours East

Make a dinner reservation at Rumours East

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Holland House Bar and Refuge

Dine al fresco at Holland House Bar and Refuge

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Nashville Oktoberfest

Join in the fun at Nashville Oktoberfest

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12 South Taproom and Grill

Have a few drinks while listening to live music at 12 South Taproom and Grill

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Nashville Rollergirls

Catch the Nashville Rollergirls in action

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Corsair Artisan Distillery Tour

Take the Corsair Artisan Distillery Tour and have a pint of craft beer

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Centennial Sportsplex Ice Arena

Go ice skating at Centennial Sportsplex Ice Arena

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Five Points Pizza

Have a slice or two at Five Points Pizza

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Zanies Comedy Club

Laugh your heart out at Zanies Comedy Club

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Belcourt Theatre

Relax and see a movie at Belcourt Theatre

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Arnold’s Country Kitchen

Have a taste of home-cooked “Meat and 3” at Arnold’s Country Kitchen

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Las Paletas

Treat yourself with a refreshing popsicle from Las Paletas

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Cannery Ballroom

Catch a live music event at the Cannery Ballroom

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Exit/In

Paint the town black at Exit/In

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Carnton Plantation

Take a tour of the historic Carnton Plantation

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Arrington Vineyards

Have a picnic at Arrington Vineyards

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Loveless Cafe’s Breakfast Platter

Start your day right with Loveless Cafe’s Breakfast Platter and a cup of joe

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Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams

Have a scoop at Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams

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Pancake Pantry

Have some tasty flapjacks at Pancake Pantry

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Harpeth River

Go kayaking at Harpeth River

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Chet Atkins

Strum your guitar next to Chet Atkins

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Rocketown

See a rocking show at Rocketown

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Nashville Film Festival

Attend the Nashville Film Festival and see award-winning films

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Printer’S Alley

Check out the signs and neon lights at Printer’s Alley

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Betty Boots

Don your best cowboy look from Betty Boots

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Beer Sellar

Go to Beer Sellar on Thursdays for Poker Night

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Barista Parlor

Have an espresso at Barista Parlor

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City House

Savor Italian flavor made with Southern ingredients at City House

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The Capitol

Take a picture of Sam Davis at the Capitol

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Wat Lao Buddhist Temple

Visit the Wat Lao Buddhist Temple

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Mas Tacos Por Favor

Taste authentic Mexican tacos at Mas Tacos Por Favor

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Monell’s Dining and Catering

Have all-you-can-eat Southern food at Monell’s Dining and Catering

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Hattie B’s Hot Chicken

Go “mild or medium” at Hattie B’s Hot Chicken

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Kayne Prime

Have a romantic dinner at Kayne Prime

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Saint Anejo Cantina

Have late night cocktails at Saint Anejo Cantina

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Patterson House

Hangout with friends at the Patterson House

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Mitchell’S Deli

Order the Turkey Avocado and Bacon at Mitchell’s Deli

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Burger Republic

Head to Burger Republic and have a taste of Nashville’s best burgers and spiked shakes

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Crema

Get your caffeine fix at Crema

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Spaghetti House

Have a late night dinner at Demos’ Steak and Spaghetti House

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Burger Up

Take a bite at the juiciest burgers from Burger Up

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Virago

Taste the freshest sushi at Virago

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Husk Restaurant

Dine at Husk Restaurant and have a taste of flavorful Southern cuisine

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Rolf and Daughters

Wine and dine at Rolf and Daughters

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Mike’s Ice Cream

Remember the good old days at Mike’s Ice Cream

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Bongo Java

Have a cup at Bongo Java

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Aquarium Restaurant

See what it’s like to eat under the sea at Aquarium Restaurant

While there’s plenty of things to do in Nashville, we can never cover everything. If you think we missed something however, don’t hesitate to contact us! Make sure to check out all of the things to do in Memphis and the rest of the state of Tennessee!