First off, Carter Vintage Guitars is probably the coolest store we have in town for tourists who want an old school Nashville vibe. It’s right next to Arnold’s, the best place in the city for lunch.
Frist Muesum is pretty cool, but it's sorta small compared to a museum in a larger city. They typically have three collections at a time, occasionally four. I try to go four times a year to see all the rotations.
For authentic, non-tourist trap food go to Arnold’s (lunch only), Big Al’s deli, or any hot chicken place that IS NOT Hattie B’s in midtown. I prefer PepperFire. There’s nothing wrong with Hattie B’s (Nashville’s subreddit hates it because it’s popular), but the midtown location is stupidly busy.
See centennial park and the parethenon. It’s the Instagram photo spot in our city.
Walk around Vanderbilt if you or your friends are into college campuses. Belmont is small and has weird rules about walking on grass, avoid them. Also check out Fisk, historical black college with a very beautiful central building.
Bum around East Nashville just to say you’ve been there. Plenty of consignment stores and old record shops.
Pretty much it’s. Despite all the hype Nashville has been getting, its big attraction is still bars and country music. You could see a show at the Grand Ole Opry, but that’s for older people imo. I honestly don’t like it here too much and have gotten bored since graduation. I’ll be moving to DC soon.
Also never take a taxi here, have both lyft and uber on your phone since one may be surcharged