Visiting Music City for the first time might leave you wondering what to do or where to hit the local hot spots! You will want to have a good overview of where you should make an appearance since there are beautiful, historical spots at every corner.
Tommy’s Tours has the informational guide for you! With a fun-packed, three hour, Nashville bus tour of Downtown Nashville’s hotspots and celebrity homes, our guides will show you the hottest spots in the city. However, after your tour if you’d like to venture out on your own, we’ve also got you covered.
Here are some activities so you can see the most of Tennessee’s Music City:
- Cheekwood Botanical Gardens
- The Frist Art Museum
- The Country Music Hall of Fame
- The Bourbon Street Blues and Boogie Bar
- Arrington Vineyards
- McDougal’s Chicken Fingers & Wings
Cheekwood Botanical Gardens
When you’re in Music City, you can’t miss a visit to the Cheekwood Botanical Gardens. CHEEKWOOD, located on the Cheek estate, features spectacular views of its 55-acre grounds. Explore the Japanese garden or visit the Georgian-style museum to see traveling exhibits. Whether you enjoy early American art, European art, or extensive gardenscapes, Cheekwood is a great place to go!
Located in downtown Nashville, The Frist Art Museum is a local favorite! If you’re in Music City, the Frist Center for the Visual Arts is a must-see for performances, films, lectures, concerts, family events, and amazing art. Not only will you find some of the best art in the area, but visitors under 18 years of age get in free! With a wide variety of exhibits, the Frist Art Museum is a must-visit spot for tourists and locals alike.
Without the Country Music Hall of Fame, Nashville, Tennessee might just not be considered Music City. The Country Music Hall of Fame is located in downtown Nashville’s entertainment district, providing over 40,000 square feet of music history.
Located in the city’s center, this museum and research center allows visitors to discover and enjoy the history of an entirely American musical genre. In addition to its exhibits and galleries, this museum often includes live presentations. Take a break from this fun place with a refreshing cocktail or beer at one of the local bars nearby!
Nashville’s best blues bar, The Bourbon Street Blues and Boogie Bar, is a local favorite where you can catch amazing live music. Under a glowing neon sign and twinkling lights on a lower level staircase in Printer’s Alley Downtown Nashville, you will find this local favorite. This local bar will allow you and your friends to embrace New Orleans culture. Guests can also enjoy bourbon sweet tea, Voodoo wings, live music, a dance floor, and cold beer with their Cajun dishes.
Are you a big fan of picnics? Arrington Vineyards, located in Arrington, Tennessee, is a good choice if you’re looking for a winery near Nashville. Enjoy scenic views of Music City as you drive to the rolling hills and beautiful vineyards of Arrington. When you arrive, don’t forget to sample the free wine! While you’re visiting the vineyard, visit the Arrington gift shop to get the most out of your time. Additionally to the free tasting, wine bottles, cheese, meat, crackers, and other picnic snacks are available for purchase.
With its laid-back vibes and hot chicken, McDougal’s Chicken Fingers & Wings is a local favorite. With multiple locations in Nashville, this outdoor dining spot offers a unique feel that will make you feel at home. Take advantage of this warm December weather by stopping by McDougal’s Chicken Fingers & Wings.
Tommy’s Tours, guided by Comedian Charmin’ Tommy Garmon, are a fun-packed, three hour, Nashville bus tour of Downtown Nashville’s hotspots and celebrity homes. The tour will pick you up at your hotel and drop you back off in the same spot.
Tommy’s Tours have the newest buses, newest equipment and the best air conditioning! See the city as only Tommy can show it. Tommy’s Tours will make sure you “Don’t just show up, you arrive…” Tommy is Nashville’s only independent tour owner and operator, and he gives his tours a beaming “Smile a Mile,” telling “Everything you need to know about Nashville.” If he doesn’t tell you about it, you don’t need to know!