15 Things You Need to Do During Your First Time Visiting Nashville

First time visiting Nashville? The list of things to do in Nashville seems endless, but we’ve created this guide with the staple attractions you need to experience during your first time. If you don’t get to it all, you’ve lost the challenge! Just kidding. Save the rest for your next Music City getaway because we can guarantee you’ll want to come back year after year.

For a more extensive list of Nashville attractions, make sure to check out our complimentary Vacation Guide. This tool has everything you need to start planning your Tennessee getaway. Feeling hungry? Check the guide for our favorite Nashville restaurants. In the mood to dance? We’ve got you covered on all of the best honky-tonks in town. Seeking thrill and adventure? We know where the thrill-seekers enjoy the best outdoor recreation! Your Music City, USA, adventures start here.

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Here’s a Checklist for Your First Time Visiting Nashville

If you’ve never visited Nashville, you haven’t lived to your full potential. Nashville is where to find the best hot chicken in the country. It’s the place that made country music famous, the place that created stars out of some of the most legendary performers. Nashville is a place full of history, as well as excitement. But don’t take our word for it. See for yourself. Here are the Nashville attractions that need to be at the top of your itinerary.


  1. person holding foodListen to legends at the Grand Ole Opry

  2. Experience greatness at Ryman Auditorium

  3. Buy a Hatch Show Print Poster

  4. Hit as many live music venues as you can (It’s called Music City, USA, for a reason!)

  5. Square dance your way through Honky Tonk Highway on Lower Broadway

  6. See the iconic Parthenon at Centennial Park

  7. Discover the eclectic vibe of East Nashville

  8. Find the roots of country music at Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum in Music Row

  9. Explore the life of Johnny Cash at the Johnny Cash Museum

  10. Take Instagram photos with the stunning street murals of Downtown Nashville

  11. Walk in the footsteps of Elvis with a tour of RCA Studio B

  12. Burn your tongue (in a good way), and try the original recipe for Nashville hot chicken at Prince’s Hot Chicken Shack

  13. Try “Nashville’s Biscuit” at The Loveless Cafe

  14. Stroll the historic mansion at Belle Meade Plantation

  15. Enjoy bottomless brunch at these hot spots until you just can’t anymore


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