Art, History, & Food

Experience Nashville's art, history, and some of the best food spots around during your visit to Music City.

Nashville's art scene

See Music City with the experts on Gray Line Tennessee or Old Town Trolley sightseeing tours. There are various tour options such as city tours, stars’ homes, historic plantations, and more.

Nashville Breakfast

Stars like Taylor Swift, Dolly Parton, and Martha Stewart were caught dining on some of the deliciously traditional southern meals at Loveless Cafe in West Nashville. Food enthusiasts, locals, out-of-town guests, and celebrities alike come out for the promised hot biscuits and country ham every day.

Art Scene

Not in the mood for shopping? Learn about Nashville’s thriving arts scene. Discover one of the Frist Art Museum’s many temporary exhibits, pop into 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. Or expect the unexpected at Lighthouse Immersive, with new installations every few months keeping artspaces lively, fresh, and inspired.

History Attractions

Spend the afternoon at Belle Meade Historic Site & Winery, 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 Estate & Gardens is also a must-see, with a rotating exhibition schedule, events, and breathtaking gardens to explore.

Music City Food Scene

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 Cafe, 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.