Not because we’re biased or anything, but we think Nashville is a great place to visit all year round.
It’s vibrant. It’s inspiring. It’s rich in history. Creativity runs wild. The locals are friendly. There’s always something going on, no matter the time of day. You won’t get bored here easily.
On that note, while a lot of your time in Nashville might be dedicated to music, you’ll also discover that there’s really a lot to explore.
A budding culinary scene, lush parks, historic sites, museums and galleries, eclectic bars. The list goes on and on (and on and on!)
To get a feel for the city, we recommend staying at least 3 days. With so much to see, do and eat, you might not cross everything off your list. But, that just means you’ll just have to come back and visit another time!
In our carefully curated, but most certainly not exhaustive, list, we’ve compiled some of the best things to do in Nashville on a long weekend. If you’re planning a trip, you’ll definitely want to bookmark this page!
11 Best Things To Do In Nashville On A Long Weekend
A tour and a comedy show on wheels. Hosted by the hilarious Jugg Sisters on their iconic pink bus, expect Nashville trivia, nonstop laughs, and irreverent banter. With this being Nashville’s most popular and longest-running tour, it’s best to reserve your spot in advance!
Dedicated to the preservation of traditional American music. Here there are two floors of permanent and rotating exhibitions, three dining options, and four gift shops. It’s the largest country music museum and research center in the world, and also home to the legendary RCA Studio B and Hatch Show Print.
A 55-acre botanical garden with an art museum. On this historic 1930s estate, you can visit 13 ornamental gardens plus the Cheekwood collection (the Cheek family’s collection of decorative arts, paintings, sculptures, and more.) Once you’ve explored the grounds, enjoy a snack at their cafe or stop for unique souvenirs at their gift shop. Open year-round.
It’s all about wine here. You can savor over 40 wines on tap, 60 by the glass, and a menu of new American cuisine that perfectly complements the wine list. Served family style, their pizzas, pasta, and grazing boards are prepared with seasonal, locally sourced ingredients.
Like a beach getaway in the city. Besides the live music and fresh seafood, this place offers beachy cocktails and summer vibes. Three stories high, there’s a rosé lounge, dining space with a private dining area, and a rooftop terrace with both indoor and outdoor seating.
A Music City original. Serving up legendary dining experiences since 1948, you’ll love the contemporary American fare, specialty drinks, and live entertainment. Enjoy live jazz music every night and burlesque shows every Thursday, Friday, and Saturday night.
The best of the best in one place. A reflection of Nashville’s multiculturalism, this 100,000-square-foot food hall is home to more than 30 restaurants and bars, three performance venues, and the city’s biggest rooftop bar. For a night of eating and entertainment, you can’t go wrong here.
Nashville’s favorite beer garden. You know we had to! The idea behind Von Elrod’s was to introduce the spirit of Oktoberfest to the Music City. We offer 38 taps of beer, a bluegrass brunch on the weekends, and Tennessee BBQ in our lively beer hall and restaurant.
Time stands still in this 1920s-inspired speakeasy. Spend an evening indulging in Neapolitan pizzas and Italian desserts, sipping on craft cocktails, or enjoying a cigar in their cigar bar. To enter, you’ll need to dial a phone number (you can get it from a concierge, a friend, or a member) into an original red phone booth from London.
The home of traditional country music. This iconic honky-tonk has welcomed on its stage some of the biggest names in country music. Live music is the main attraction here, but if you’re hungry, their delectable fried bologna sandwiches are also highly recommended.
A legendary honky-tonk featuring classic country music in a lively venue. Whether you like country music or not, you won’t want to miss coming here! The music starts at 10 a.m. and continues long after the sun goes down. With a location in downtown and another one at the airport, there’s no excuse not to stop by!
Need some more convincing? Take a look at our beer menu!
We’re ready to book your table when you are. See you over here in Music City!