Any Music City lover is bound to be looking for hidden gems every now and then to keep things exciting. Well Nashville, we have a couple of hot spots you simply can’t miss, whether you make your home in Tennessee’s capital or have just wandered on over for a pea pickin’ second. Take a look!
1. Cumberland Park
Hidden only due to its location, Cumberland Park is on the OTHER side of the river - yep, not Riverfront Park downtown, but sitting pretty across the bridge. It's a darling new spot that has recently been renovated and given a modern take on the Nashville park system.
2. Love Circle
Akin to the, "Lovers Lane" of the past, Love Circle sits on the southwest side of the city and proffers stunning views for the young lovers.
3. Dozen Bakery
Dozen Bakery is tucked back in the Wedgewood-Houston neighborhood, and even if you haven't been? You've probably had their pastries. They provide yummy treats across town (Hey there, Crema!) and their own brick and mortar spot is delectable.
4. Cumberland River Pedestrian Bridge
Opened in 2008, this is one of the two pedestrian bridges in the Nashville area. It connects Two Rivers Park to Shelby Bottoms, and makes for an absolutely stunning view of the sunset.
5. Cornelia Fort Airpark
Operational from 1944 to 2011, the now abandoned airpark was actually the location of Patsy Cline's doomed flight. It's now a solid spot for photographers.
6. Tennessee State Prison
This abandoned spot is an homage to the past of Tennessee - defunct since 1992, it was operational for well over a century and was once the home to the state electric chair. Nowadays it serves as a popular filming location. You may have seen its cameo in, "The Green Mile," for example. Ah, yes. You knew it looked familiar.
7. Peeler Park
Hidden deep in Madison, Peeler Park is a gorgeous natural area that offers a greenway, access to the river via a boat ramp, and trails for your horses, too!
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