Nashville May 25, 2018
10 Of The Greatest Destinations Most Nashvillians Overlook
Oh, Nashville. You’ve grown up so much in the last couple of years! Whether we’re in awe of the city’s massive population growth, dog-eat-dog restaurant scene or expansive (and strangely new) coffee culture, it seems like the city simply exists to shock us at every turn. Still, with so much going on it becomes so easy to forget some of the greatest destinations hidden within the city. If you’re from Nashville, check out these ten fun and quirky spots within your own town – you just might surprise yourself.
10. Take a look at the men's restroom at the Hermitage Hotel.
Another tourist draw, sometimes it proves to be difficult to find a local that's peeked through the hallowed, award-winning doors of the most illustrious bathroom in the United States.
9. Take a Belle Meade Plantation tour.
You've most likely visited the beautiful old home for an event or two, but actually taking a tour and investing in Nashville's deep local history is an experience you don't want to miss.
8. Drive the Natchez-Trace Parkway.
The Natchez-Trace is hundreds of miles long, stretching from the heart of Tennessee straight through to Mississippi. Grab an iced coffee, your best friend and a great music playlist. You can make a drive like this last all day.
7. Lockeland Table
With all the new restaurants popping up around town sometimes it's hard to make room in the calendar for them all, but Lockeland Table has stayed a strong foundation of good East Nashville eating for years.
This new East Nashville eatery boasts a gorgeous, light-filled dining room and some of the most sophisticated pizza in the city. We'd recommend indulging for a late night meal or a celebratory dinner. It's gorgeous and sure to be a favorite!
5. Take a sunset walk at Riverfront Park.
Completely free and absolutely beautiful, it's well-worth a summer evening. Head over to Mike's Ice Cream and grab a scoop with your love, then wander the banks of the Cumberland River.
4. The Standard really sets the standard for Nashville fine dining.
This upscale restaurant is one of the oldest spots in the city, built in 1843 and honorably serving some of the most sophisticated southern eats you can find in Nashville.
3. Have you made your way to the Country Music Hall of Fame?
Although the Country Music Hall of Fame is a huge tourist draw, most Nashvillian's don't set foot within its lauded doors. If you're a fan of the country music genre, we'd recommend getting a little nostalgic at one of the best and most beautiful museums in the city.
2. Grab a drink at Tootsie's Orchid Lounge.
Another "tourist trap", some might say, but it's ours. Our bright purple Tootsie's may attract a lot of out-of-towners, but it's still a Nashville classic that's well worth a local visit. Plus, their rooftop patio is perfect for the toasty days of summer.
1. Make your way down the Tennessee Whiskey Trail.
Newly minted and highly lauded, the nearby Baechtree Distillery and Conair Artisan are the closest on the list of nearby distilleries. You can also make your way out to Lynchburg if you're looking to visit the pinnacle of whiskey distilling in Tennessee.
This gorgeous restaurant is an understated Nashville gem, and it’s well worth a celebratory visit.