Art, History, & Food
Experience Nashville's art, history, and some of the best food spots around during your visit in Music City.
Enjoy breakfast at Taylor Swift’s favorite spot, Fido, a funky coffeehouse in Hillsboro Village. Conveniently located near Vanderbilt and Belmont universities, Hillsboro Village is a collection of shops, boutiques and restaurants perfect for a day’s stroll.
Time to see the arts
Not in the mood for shopping? Learn about Nashville’s thriving arts scene. Discover one of the Frist Center for the Visual Arts’ many temporary exhibits, pop in to any of the downtown art galleries, most of which are on the “Fifth Avenue of the Arts,” or visit The Parthenon in Centennial Park, the world’s only full-size reproduction of the Greek Parthenon and home to Athena, the tallest indoor structure in the Western world. Not sure where to start? Consider the First Saturday Art Crawl throughout downtown Nashville on the first Saturday evening of every month, during which visitors can visit a plethora of galleries in downtown Nashville.
Explore the history
Spend the afternoon at Belle Meade Plantation, Nashville’s largest and wealthiest private estate that was once a renowned thoroughbred horse farm, or visit Andrew Jackson's Hermitage: Home of the People's President, and see the mansion, tombs of Andrew and Rachel Jackson, and the beloved garden. Cheekwood Botanical Garden and Museum of Art is also a must-see, with a rotating exhibition schedule, events and breathtaking gardens to explore.
Get a taste of Music City
Finish up your day with dinner at The Southern Steak & Oyster, a SoBro restaurant featuring Southern cuisine and a lively atmosphere, or take in a show at Bluebird Café, where patrons can enjoy songwriters performing in an intimate “in the round setting” – a true Nashville experience. If you want to enjoy a more classical show, take in a performance by the Grammy-award winning Nashville Symphony at the Schermerhorn Symphony Center in the heart of the downtown entertainment district.