10 Things to Do in Nashville, Tennessee

A few summers ago I traveled to Nashville, TN for the first time and fell in love. From zip lining through the trees to going backstage at the Grand Ole Opry, I made it a mission to go back. This goal finally became reality! Visiting Nashville during Christmastime was an entirely new, beautiful experience.

One of the most exciting aspects about this city is how you never know who you’re going to see. As I was walking out of the Double Tree Hotel, I hear a friendly, “Hello!” I look up to see Steven Tyler of Aerosmith smiling back at me. Oh hey, ‘sup Steve.

Hangin’ out on Broadway is a blast, and visiting the Country Music Hall of Fame is an amazing experience. But, after visiting a city for the first time and crossing off all of the essential tourist activities, I love exploring the neighborhoods to find hidden gems during the second go-around.

In case you find yourself in Nashville, I’ve rounded up a few noteworthy highlights to add to your itinerary.

East Nashville

Rustic Industrial Coffee Shop: Barista Parlor | Tennessee @theanastasiaco

Chalk lettering at Barista Parlor: East Nashville @theanastasiaco

1 | Barista Parlor: An old transmission shop converted into an amazing, rustic coffee shop.
519 Gallatin Ave, Nashville, TN 37206

Tennessee Antique Store: Fuselage | @theanastasiaco

2 | Fuselage: A breathtaking antique and vintage store inspired by an industrial-aviation aesthetic.
521 Gallatin Ave, Nashville, TN 37206

Pony Show | @theanastasiaco
3 | Pony Show: A vintage boutique featuring unique finds and local goods.
723 Porter Rd, Nashville, TN 37206

10 Things to Do in Nashville: Hey Rooster General Store | @theanastasiaco

4 | Hey Rooster General Store: An old-fashioned shop featuring small batch food and handmade goods for the home.
1106 Gallatin Avenue Nashville, TN 37206

Closet Inspiration | Vinnie Louise | Tennessee | @theanastasiaco

5 | Vinnie Louise: A quaint clothing boutique with a variety of small gifts and paper goods.
729 Porter Road, Nashville, TN 37206

Hanging chairs | Apple & Oak | Nashville | @theanastasiaco

6 | Apple & Oak: A stylish home decor and furniture shop.
717 Porter Rd Nashville, TN 37207

Triangle shelves | Nashville | @theanastasiaco

7 | Shoppes on Fatherland: An eclectic mix of boutiques, stores, and restaurants.
1006 Fatherland St, Nashville, TN 37206

12 South

I Believe in Nashville Mural | 12 South Dentail | @theanastasiaco

8 | I Believe in Nashville® mural: Painted by Adrien Saporiti, this wall has become an icon. There are three murals located around the city – the one located in 12 South is the original.
2700 12th Ave S, Nashville, TN 37204

Leather goods | Imogene and Willie | @theanastasiaco Imogene and Willie | Nashville | @theanastasiaco

9 | Imogene + Willie: An old service station turned into a gorgeous shop offering high quality, USA-made apparel.
2601 12th Ave S, Nashville, TN 37204

10 Things to Do in Nashville | Savant Vintage | @theanastasiaco Tennessee Vintage Store: Savant Vintage | @theanastasiaco

10 | Savant: An old home transformed into a store with vintage finds bursting at the seams.
2302 12th Ave S, Nashville, TN 37204

Have you been to Music City? Where are your favorite hot spots?

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  1. Robin says:

    I definitely need to get back to Nashville! I’ve only been there for a night while I was driving through, so I didn’t get to explore much. I was watching the All Star Hockey Games on TV and they kept showing the city and it was making me want to go even more!

    Penn&Quill || Robin

  2. Cassandra says:

    I love Nashville, but I’ve never been to any of these places. Definitely have to add them to my must-see list. Love your photos!

  3. Shannon says:

    I want to go to Nashville so bad! My sister lives there and she absolutely loves it. Definitely making it a priority to get there this year.

    Clothes & Quotes

  4. Kari says:

    It’s been years since I’ve visited Nashville. Looks like I’m overdue!

  5. Ok. I want to go to all of these stops!

  6. Beautiful photos! I’ve never been to Nashville, but your photos capture the essence of what I believe it would be like to visit there. Love the Apple & Oak shop photo with the chairs on the wall.

  7. Logan says:

    I love Nashville but have never even heard of any of these places. I love that you found all of these hidden gems. Thank you for sharing! I’m pinning for later!

  8. Leah says:

    I have been loving all your info about Nashville! It is on my list of places to visit, and we will use your info before we do!

  9. Molly says:

    These places all look great! My sister just moved to Nashville, I’ll have to send her this list!

    Molly and Stacie

  10. Daniela says:

    Oh my gosh. Great photos!! I will definitely have to revisit this when I make it to Nashville. It’s been on my Adventure list FOR-E-VER!

  11. I live in Nashville and I must say, you’ve done a great job capturing it’s spirit in photos! Well done!

  12. Thanks for crafting this. Those shops all look like places I’d love to visit on a lazy sunday. Love your outfit in the post with the mural. So cute!

  13. Ash says:

    This is absolutely fantastic! I can’t wait to visit there this summer. Exactlt the resource I needed.

  14. Chris says:

    I love Nashville, I’ve been a handful of times and have been going back more often now that my cousing has moved to Franklin. Besides the shops, the landscape is awesome too!

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