Things to do in Nashville from a Beginner

Nashville…my new favorite city! For country-music fans, singers, and songwriters from all over the world, Nashville is the ultimate destination. Although this was only my second trip to Nashville I want to share with you some of my favorite things we did while we were in town.

Where To Stay

In my last post I told y’all all about our amazing Airbnb we stayed in. I highly recommend it, just go take a peek here.

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If you are looking for a hotel we loved staying at The Drury Plaza Hotel in downtown Nashville. This is definitely more for a trip with your husband or a few girlfriends. 

Visit the Museums

Grand Ole Opry

My husband and I actually visited The Grand Ole Opry when we were in Nashville in July. It felt so amazing to visit and to have a backstage tour. I definitely thought the Opry was only a concert venue, but it’s so much more! It is also the longest-running radio broadcast known to have made “country music famous” and they still record shows here on a weekly basis! I really enjoyed taking the tour and seeing the dressing rooms, artist’s entrance, and stepping foot on the iconic stage! I may or may not have shed a few tears. There is definitely so much history in that building and I would go back again just to experience it.

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Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum

Nashville is home to the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum and this place is a must-see! There is so much history tucked away in this building and I loved seeing all of the performers’ outfits, artifacts, and learning more about every person that has been honored at the Country Music Hall of Fame! Right now tickets are limited due to COVID restrictions so I recommend calling ahead and purchasing your tickets.

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What To Do

Extreme Party Nashville

This party bus exceeded our expectations more than we could have imagined!! Our ride with Extreme Party Nashville was definitely a highlight of our trip!  We had the pleasure of riding with Tiffany (our bartender) and Austin who are completely amazing and so much fun!!

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They entertained us, played music requests, and danced right along with us! We loved that they offer a BYOB experience for 21 and up! They showed us to multiple different amazing sights like The Capital, the angel wings mural, and showed us the amazing skyline. They offered us a lot of information as well. I would absolutely recommend everyone giving this party bus a go! We can’t wait to come back to Nashville and book again!

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The Nashville Tractor 

The Nashville Tractor is bringing the farm party to Broadway! We had our first ride with them in July and couldn’t wait to show our friends how much fun we had, so of course, we had to book a ride when we came back! 

The tractor shows you around Nashville for approximately 1.5 hours for some dancing and partying. Music, a light-up dance floor, cold drinks, and more! The on-board entertainer keeps the drinks flowing, plays games, teaches line dances, and might even sing you a few songs! They have a bar on board to serve beer as you ride around downtown Nashville!

This is a fun way to see the city and have fun. If you love to dance and drink, do it on a The Nashville Tractor! I would definitely recommend anyone going to Nashville to check them out!

Experience the nightlife and honky-tonks in Downtown Nashville

You definitely have to check out the infamous Broadway honky tonk region. Even if you don’t like country music, you will enjoy your time here. It’s an overall fun atmosphere and theres so many different bars to choose from. There were still some places closed due to COVID but a lot more was open this time around than in July so I was excited. We spent most of our time at Kid Rock’s, the food was good and the band was rocking. 

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The best thing about Music City is that you can literally walk down the street and pick which live music sounds good to you and go in. The music scene in Nashville is as diverse as the songwriters and musicians who make up the community.

Check out some bars off-Broadway

We discovered Winner and Loser’s which are two smaller bars just off-Broadway. They both had great bands both nights we went, the food was awesome and the beer was cold (and cheaper than Kid Rock’s!) It was one of the smaller places we visited, which gave it a good vibe on a slower evening. Both bars are beside each other and well worth a stop for a drink and some music when exploring Nashville!

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I hope this Nashville guide helps you some when you are planning your next trip. Let me know if you have any other recommendations for this city, I’m already ready to go back!

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