Nashville August 20, 2018
7 Secret Destinations In Nashville You Won’t Regret Visiting
Nashville has become
quite the tourist destination in recent years, and it’s becoming harder and harder to find hidden gems in the city. Whether you’re in search of a diamond in the rough or simply a place that’s full of locals as opposed to tourists, these seven secret destinations are perfect for a low-key and quiet vacation. Each one represents Nashville in a different light, whether you’re seeking a fun outing for kids or just want to dance where Lady Gaga sang. We get it, Nashville has it.
1. The Five Spot - 1006 Forrest Avenue
If you're looking for a hidden Nashville gem, this would be it. The low-key local hangout offers up themed nights like Motown Monday and opens their stage to everyone from local bands to Lady Gaga's dive bar tour.
2. Village Pub & Beer Garden - 1006 Forrest Avenue
Village Pub is a Riverside Village favorite, an East Nashville establishment that serves Moscow Mules with aplomb. Meet some friends, indulge in a fluffy, fresh-baked pretzel with cheese dip or snag a beer. The nights here should last good and long and you can even take advantage of the board games in the backroom.
3. Nashville Farmers Market - 900 Rosa L Parks Blvd
The Nashville Farmers Market has been a local endeavor since 1801, and opens to a fanfare of vendors every day hawking everything from newly made jam to fresh fruits and vegetables. Nationally recognized, this is a wonderful place to snag fresh produce and goods from local farms for your week.
4. Folk - 823 Merridian Street
Folk recently opened their airy and well-designed doors in East Nashville and remains one of the best eateries in the city. Their wood-fired pizzas are downright delectable, and seasonal flavors keep the menu fresh and your experience different every time you visit.
5. McCabe Park & Community Center - 101 46th Ave N
If you're looking to get out in nature, the two-mile loop at McCabe Park in West Nashville is a beautiful place to take some time for yourself. You can attend a yoga class at the community center or simply take a spin around the loop. Insiders Tip: the memorial for the Dutchman's Curve train crash, the deadliest in national history, is in the park as well.
6. Adventure Science Center - 800 Fort Negley Blvd
The Adventure Science Center sits high and proud above the interstate on your way into the city, but have you ever been yourself...? This fantastic, hands-on exploratorium has themed nights and events for kids AND adults, making it a great place to learn and experience.
7. Humphrey's Street - 424 Humphreys Street
Humphrey's Street is a local coffee (and soap?!) shop that's helmed by a non-profit that seeks to create jobs for teenagers. All profits go towards the student employees to help them learn about everything from customer service to college, making this beautiful place not only great to visit but also to give back to Nashville.
If you’re looking to experience a beautiful place just outside of Nashville,
this tiny bakery serves up the best cake in the state!