Are you looking for some fun things to do in Nashville and fun date night ideas and activities?

Nashville isn’t just for music lovers. There are tons of great activities in Nashville for couples looking for date ideas. And no, we’re not going to recommend dinner and a movie (you already thought of that, right? 😉).

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We should mention that you have plenty of options here in Music City, USA, no matter what you choose from this list. We also want to mention while you’re here that our wedding venue is a great option for engagement photos, a surprise proposal, and of course, a wedding venue. Now back to the activities!

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There are places with great food, drink specials, music, local shops, botanical gardens, and more than enough culture if history isn’t your thing, but still would love an inexpensive way to spend some time together.

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We’ll provide suggestions on where to go and what to see while visiting the city.

The following list is not exhaustive but will get you started on some romantic things to do and to explore this fantastic city with your significant other!

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Go on a mural walk.

Nashville is home to so many murals that are both romantic and Instagram-worthy. Just do a quick Google search and you’ll find some cool neighborhoods to walk around.

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Check out Green Hour, a Nashville Absinthe Bar.

You read that right! You can taste absinthe at a bar in Nashville. Maybe you’ve never had absinthe before, but it can be an otherworldly experience with your partner.

If your idea of a romantic night is sipping in a dimly lit bar and then putting on your dancing shoes, then take an Uber over to the Wildhorse Saloon or Play Dance Bar.

Explore Downtown Nashville TN on a carriage ride.

Downtown Nashville has tons of quirks and corners for you to explore. One of the best ways to do so is on a horse and carriage ride, which you can book through Nashville Carriage Company.

Enjoy sites like Broadway honky tonks, art galleries, Tootsie’s Orchid Lounge (the birthplace of “rock and roll”), The Ryman Auditorium (home of live country music), plus many more!

Grab some ice cream on Broadway at Jeni’s, or stop by The Pancake Pantry for pancakes and coffee.

Visit Ryman Auditorium to see iconic country music memorabilia.

The Ryman Auditorium is home to the world’s most famous piece of acoustic furniture, the ‘old’ stage piano. It is also where Johnny Cash made his debut performance on September 12th, 1954.

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Dine at one of Nashville TN’s most popular restaurants.

Our favorites include City House, Hattie B’s Hot Chicken, Julep, and 12th South Taproom & Wine Bar. You can have a romantic dinner (or watch each other devour hot chicken and waffles).

Stop by West Side Coffee for brunch.

You will need it after all that walking around downtown. It is located in Hillsboro Village, so you can also shop while waiting for your meal.

Go for a scenic horseback ride in Percy Warner Park.

Percy Warner Park is a gorgeous park in Nashville and a horse ride is one of the most romantic things you can do!

Soak up some culture with art exhibits around Nashville.

Stretch your legs and explore the many hiking trails through Nashville’s scenic parks.

Nashville is home to many scenic parks and trails that offer beautiful views of the city.

From winding, paved paths to rugged and rocky trails, there are plenty of options for you and your significant other to explore together.

Get a free tour of Belle Meade Plantation.

This is an impeccable example of antebellum life in Tennessee. A trip to Nashville TN wouldn’t be complete without a visit!

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Enjoy some high-octane thrills.

Just outside of Nashville, there are tons of outdoor activities such as white water rafting, ziplining, parasailing, or more!

If you’re looking for a mini adrenaline rush in Nashville, go to Canvas Climbing, Nashville’s only indoor climbing gym.

It has a range of challenges from beginner-friendly routes for the less experienced climbers or those looking for some adventure but not too much intensity.

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Watch a live music performance as you enjoy local Southern culture at a honky tonk.

Hey, live concerts are what Nashville is known for!

A honky tonk is a great way to experience live music in a more intimate setting. The best part is, you can dance your booty off to the latest country hits and drink while doing it.

If you’re not into a honky tonk vibe or live country music, there are plenty of other venues where you’ll be able to hear some less twangy tunes.

Go for a romantic ride on the General Jackson Showboat.

The General Jackson Showboat is a paddleboat cruising the Cumberland River. It features a dining room and theater for musical and theatrical performances. That’s one of our favorite and best unique date ideas for Friday night!

Check out The Hermitage for its breathtaking gardens and impressive museum.

The Hermitage in Nashville, TN is a must-see for any history buff looking to explore the roots of Tennessee and its most famous resident, President Andrew Jackson.

The Hermitage welcomes visitors with an impressive museum collection dedicated to this hardworking man who completely changed America’s agrarian society into an industrialized nation.

The gardens are also worth checking out.

Rent a bike and ride the Cumberland River Greenway.

It’s an easy, fun, scenic and romantic trip with plenty of places to stop for food or drinks along the way.

Stop at one of our many breweries on your way back into town so you can snag some local beer souvenirs.

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Be sure to visit the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum.

Everyone knows Nashville is famous for its music, but it’s also home to a rich history.

The Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum showcases this heritage with exhibits on country legends like Johnny Cash and Dolly Parton.

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Tour the historic Ryman Auditorium.

It’s now a popular venue, but there was a time when it served as an essential meeting place for country music stars like Hank Williams and Patsy Cline.

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While you’re there, see the Grand Ole Opry.

The Grand Ole Opry also calls this spot home! The Grand Ole Opry is a world-renowned spot and one of the most romantic things you can do for a date night.

Visit the Nashville Farmer’s Market.

The two outdoor areas, the Farm Sheds and the Gardens of Babylon, are worth a visit! The indoor area is currently open, but check before you go for (covid) policies.

Who doesn’t love the Farmers Market? Oh and if you do love Farmer’s Markets, there are a few others:

  • East Nashville Farmers’ Market
  • Nolensville Farmers’ Market
  • Hip Donelson Farmers’ Market
  • Richland Park Farmers’ Market
  • Franklin Farmers’ Market
  • 12 South Farmers’ Market

See Broadway or off-Broadway shows, concerts, or comedy clubs in Nashville.

Whether you love theater or comedy, Nashville has plenty of options for you to enjoy.

Go see Broadway or off-Broadway shows in the Tennessee Performing Arts Center, an opulent downtown performance hall that’s a must if you’re visiting Nashville. The TPAC hosts touring Broadway productions as well as concerts and comedy clubs (a recent one was Chris Rock).

If you’re in the mood for some good ol’ Southern BBQ, head to Puckett’s Grocery and Restaurant.

When you arrive, be sure to check out the Wall of Fame where famous country stars like Dolly Parton and Loretta Lynn have visited. Don’t forget to order a little bit of everything for your table so that everyone can try all of Puckett’s signature dishes – from their pulled pork sandwich or ribs to shrimp étouffée.

Join an evening at the world-famous The Bluebird Cafe.

The Bluebird Cafe in Nashville TN is the world’s most celebrated and historic venue for up-and-coming singer-songwriters.

The Bluebird Cafe is a must-do Nashville TN experience, with live music every night of the week. The cafe has opened doors to new generations of country legends who played on stage including Emmylou Harris, John Prine, Steve Earle, and more.

Listen to free or cheap live music.

Whether you want to be in the audience or on stage, Nashville has plenty of opportunities for live music. The best way to find out about what’s happening is through Nashville On The Cheap. They have a calendar with bands playing and an events feed that will let you know when new concerts are added from performers.

Visit the Frist Center for Visual Arts.

A lot of people don’t know about this art museum because it’s outside of downtown Nashville. Still, we recommend checking out their permanent or temporary collections before spending time in other parts of town.

Drive to the Possum Holler Drive-In Theatre.

Okay, we said no “dinner and movie” ideas, but this is not only retro but also a fun, romantic, and timeless way to impress your date. You can grab some dinner beforehand or have it delivered right to your car while watching films on their big screen in style!

Check out the Nashville Zoo at Grassmere.

It’s no secret that we love animals in Nashville, so if you find yourself wanting to visit an animal sanctuary but don’t want it too far outside of town, then head over to the Nashville Zoo!

It’s not walking distance from downtown Nashville, but after you’re done with the Zoo, take an Uber up to downtown Nashville to walk around for a while and get some delicious food.

You can check out local downtown Nashville shops and restaurants or head over to one of our most popular attractions, The Parthenon! Sometimes it’s fun to be a tourist in your own town.

Visit the Tennessee State Museum.

The Tennessee State Museum in Nashville hosts fascinating exhibits year-long such as “The Civil War and Reconstruction,” which showcases how the people of Tennesse were determined to secede from the Union and how the state remained divided on the issue throughout the war.

We’re guessing if you love history, then you’ll enjoy seeing artifacts like Civil War uniforms and more common items such as grocery store receipts from the early 1900s.

It’s free during regular hours, but if you’re interested in touring inside, they require an admission fee (so that you know).

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Arrington Vineyards Winery Tour (+wine tasting!)

Getting a wine tasting is a great date activity to do together. It has the perfect amount of time to let you get a little tipsy and be done before it’s time for dinner ;) – P.S. Make sure you have a sober driver!

A few more honorable mentions include:

Omnivore Books on Food + Cooks County – East Nashville’s Independent Bookstore & Cooking School (book signings and cooking classes).

For more information about this location, please visit their website omnivorebooks.com.

If you are looking for other things to do in east Nashville, we love:

The Hermitage Hotel

We have been to this hotel for dinner before because the food was amazing (the service could be improved though). But they do offer live music on Saturdays.

Cumberland Park

Cumberland Park in Nashville TN is a great place for a romantic and fun date.

This is the perfect balance of nature and man-made structures, making it an ideal location to enjoy any type of weather.

There are paved trails with scenic views as well as natural areas that provide more solitude than other Nashville parks.

The Saturday Art Crawl

The Saturday Art Crawl in Nashville is a great way to spend an afternoon. It’s basically just a big party with art and live music, so you don’t have to be a huge art fan to enjoy it.

The event usually starts in the Gulch neighborhood (south of downtown) and winds its way through several other neighborhoods. You can start at any point along the route, but I recommend starting at The Catbird Seat. The Catbird Seat is a great art gallery and also has some of the best food in Nashville.

The Art Crawl goes through several other neighborhoods before ending at a park in West Nashville called,

Johnny Cash Museum

The Johnny Cash Museum was started by Johnny’s wife, June Carter Cash. It contains many things owned by the famous country singer, including his awards and Grammy trophies. He was a big part of American history and he deserves to be remembered.

The Johnny Cash Museum is located at 119 Third Avenue South in Nashville, Tennessee. It is open every day except for Christmas Day and New Year’s Day. The museum has a gift shop and a museum store. There is also a video presentation that contains many of Cash’s music videos, as well as interviews with him.

The Adventure Science Center

The Adventure Science Center in Nashville is a great place to visit. The center is located in the heart of downtown Nashville and it has many exhibits that are suitable for all ages, from children to adults. When you enter the building, you will be greeted by a friendly staff member and you are encouraged to explore the exhibits at your own pace. There is no need to rush through this museum; you can spend as much time here as

Schermerhorn Symphony Center

The Schermerhorn Symphony Center in Nashville, Tennessee is one of the most unique places to see music in all of the U.S. The Schermerhorn Symphony Center has an amazing acoustical design that allows for perfect sound and a very intimate atmosphere. The Schermerhorn Symphony Center is home to the Nashville Symphony Orchestra and hosts many other events as well.

The Schermerhorn Symphony Center was designed by world-renowned architect, David M. Schwarz and was opened in 2006. The building is an amazing piece of architecture that also incorporates some interesting design elements into the look and feel of the building as well.

The Schermerhorn Symphony Center is located in the heart of downtown Nashville and has a seating capacity of 2,625. The Schermerhorn Symphony Center also boasts an amazing lobby that features some very interesting design elements

Printer’s Alley

Printers Alley, located in Nashville, Tennessee, is the heart of Broadway in downtown Nashville. It’s a place where you can find many different things to do and see. If you are looking for something fun to do on your next visit to Nashville, check out the many attractions and restaurants located in Printer’s Alley.

The first thing you will notice when walking through Printer’s Alley is the unique architecture of each building. The buildings are all brick and have a very old, classic look to them. The buildings were built in the late 1800s and early 1900s. Each building has its own unique design that makes it stand out from the others.

When you walk through Printer’s Alley, you can look into each shop and see a lot of different things for sale. The stores sell everything from souvenirs to art to clothing. It is a nice place to walk through and look at all of the different things that are for sale.

The restaurants located in Printer’s Alley are also very unique. There are a lot of different restaurants that are located in the alley. You can find a restaurant for every type of food you could imagine. There is everything from Mexican to Italian and even some vegetarian options available.

The Nashville Shores Waterpark

Looking for a thrill? The Nashville Shores Waterpark is the perfect place to spend a hot summer day. This waterpark is located right on the banks of beautiful Percy Priest Lake, and it’s loaded with fun things to do in Nashville for kids of all ages.

Tennessee Centennial Park

Centennial Park is a great place to take the kids. There is a large playground and an interactive fountain that will keep you busy for hours.

The Parthenon

If you are traveling to Nashville with children, be sure and stop by the Parthenon. This is a full-scale replica of the original that was built in Athens, Greece over 2200 years ago.

The Parthenon is just one of the many fun things to do in Nashville. There are also dozens of restaurants, museums, and other attractions you can visit while you’re here.

If you are looking for something fun to do in Nashville, I recommend the Country Music Hall of Fame. This is a great place to learn about country music and listen to some live music too!

Long Hunter State Park

Long Hunter State Park is a 2,903-acre park in historic Middle Tennessee. The property was originally owned by the Long family for more than 150 years and was donated to the state in 1943. It was named for John Wesley Long, a Tennessee politician who served in the state legislature and as governor of Tennessee from 1881 to 1887.

Hatch Show Print Tour

Nashville’s Hatch Show Print is well-known for its hand-drawn letterpress posters, and this tour provides a great glimpse into how vintage poster art was created.

Music City Trolley Hop (Trolley Tour)

The Music City Trolley Hop is a trolley tour of Nashville’s best attractions and restaurants. You’ll see the Ryman Auditorium, Dollywood Theme Park, Tennessee State Capitol Building and more!

Wildhorse Saloon Line Dancing

Nashville’s Wildhorse Saloon is a popular place for people to socialize and line dance. It has live music, drinks, and some of the best barbeque in town!

Cumberland Park

Cumberland Park is a wonderful place to take your family, and friends, and date on an outing. The park has picnic areas, walking trails, sports fields as well as two playgrounds for kids of all ages. It is a perfect place to go for an hour or two and take in nature, play sports together, or have fun on the playgrounds with your children.

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The Escape Room Game Nashville

The Escape Room Game Nashville is one of the best date night ideas and activities that you can do in Nashville. This escape room game is designed for 2-6 players to solve puzzles, riddles, and mysteries to escape a locked room. Be sure that you are observant, use your critical thinking skills, and work together if you want to make it out of the room!

Belmont Mansion Tennessee

If you want to see a beautiful Victorian mansion, then this is the place for you. Belmont has been an attraction in Nashville since 1892 and still stands as one of the most beautiful mansions in Tennessee.

If you are looking for a fun date night idea and activity, then plan to visit Belmont Mansion Tennessee.

Nashville has something special for you to have a fun night!

Whether you are newly dating or have been married since before the invention of artificial sweeteners, Nashville provides plenty of fun activities and date night ideas for couples. Now get to researching and WOW your special someone with a great romantic date night!

Still can’t decide on the best thing or things to do in Music City?

Still can’t decide on the best thing or things to do in Music City?

Nashville is the country music capital of the world and one of our favorite cities to visit.

The city has so much going on that there are a lot of options for fun things to do in Nashville.

If you’re looking for some ideas, here are our top six recommendations:

1) Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum – this is a must-see attraction if you love country music.

2) The Parthenon – this is the full-scale replica of the original Parthenon in Athens and it’s beautiful!

3) Ryman Auditorium – home of the Grand Ole Opry.

4) Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum – this is a must-see attraction if you love country music.

5) Nashville Zoo at Grassmere – a great place to spend the day with kids.

6) The Hermitage – Andrew Jackson’s home in Nashville is also a museum full of history and artifacts.

Google search from your home for upcoming art exhibits.

There are lots of art exhibits in Nashville, but the Frist Center for Visual Arts is one of my favorites. The center has a great collection of art from all around the world, including some very famous pieces.

The building itself is very unique, with a design based on the Fibonacci sequence.

There’s also an art museum called Cheekwood Botanical Gardens and Museum of Art. It has many different types of art, including some really interesting sculptures.

The Parthenon is another great place to go for art and culture in Nashville. It’s a full-size replica of the original Greek Parthenon, and it’s just a few blocks away from the Frist Center.

The Parthenon is part of Centennial Park, which also has an excellent zoo and a beautiful Japanese garden.

Another great place for art is the Frist Center. It’s located in downtown Nashville, and it has a wide variety of exhibits from all different types of artists.

The Frist Center also hosts concerts, plays, and other performing arts events.

There are also some great art museums in Nashville, including the Frist Center for Visual Arts and Cheekwood Botanical Garden & Museum of Art.

Experience some new neighborhoods and try Nashville’s famous hot chicken.

Hot chicken is a delicacy in Nashville that’s so spicy it will make your eyes water. What makes this chicken hot is the cayenne pepper and other spices that are used to marinate the meat before it’s fried. It’s so hot that it’s actually painful to eat.

Check out the beekeeping exhibit at the Adventure Science Center (temporarily closed).

The beekeeping exhibit at the Adventure Science Center is worth seeing. It’s a fascinating look at the world of bees and beekeeping, with plenty to see and do for all ages.

The Adventure Science Center is located in downtown Nashville. You can reach it easily via the Music City Star commuter rail, which stops right at the downtown station.

The Adventure Science Center is open every day of the week except Christmas Day. It’s closed on Thanksgiving Day and New Year’s Day.

Check out many of the historic Civil War sites in and around Nashville.

Nashville is home to many Civil War sites. The Battle of Nashville was one of the war’s last major engagements and saw Union troops defeat Confederate forces. Two miles south of downtown, you can visit Fort Negley, which served as a base of operations for Union troops.

Nashville has something special for you to have a fun night!

Whether you are newly dating or have been married since before the invention of artificial sweeteners, Nashville provides plenty of fun activities and date night ideas for couples. Now get to researching and WOW your special someone with a great romantic date night!

Belle Meade Mansion

Belle Meade Mansion is a historic home and plantation in Belle Meade, Tennessee.

Belle Meade was once one of the largest and most successful cotton plantations in the nation. The mansion was completed in 1853 and was added to the National Register of Historic Places on December 10, 1973.

Mother Church of Country Music

The Mother Church of Country Music is located in Nashville, TN. The church was built and completed in 1891 and features a historic interior that has not been altered since it’s original construction.

The church is open for visitation Monday through Saturday from 10 am to 4 pm. Tours are given every hour and the last tour starts at 3:00 pm.

Bicentennial Capitol Mall State Park

Nashville’s Bicentennial Capitol Mall State Park is a great place to spend time with your significant other. You can walk along the long, winding trail and even stop by the river for a little break.

Things To Do In East Nashville

East Nashville is one of the most popular neighborhoods in this city. The attractions are eclectic and range from art galleries to a variety of restaurants, to live music venues. There’s something for everyone in this part of town.

Nashville’s best attractions are spread across the city, from Lower Broadway to East Nashville and everywhere in between. The Music City Walk of Fame is a must-see attraction for visitors to Nashville. The Walk of Fame honors the achievements of many famous musicians, including Elvis Presley and Johnny Cash.

The Tennessee State Capitol is a beautiful building that has been the home of the Tennessee legislature since 1845. It is open for tours and visitors can get a glimpse at what it was like to be in session during the 19th century.

Green Brier Distillery

Nashville’s Green Brier Distillery is one of the city’s most popular attractions and a great place to enjoy some whiskey. The distillery offers tours on Saturdays, Sundays, Tuesdays and Thursdays.

The distillery is open Monday to Friday from 9 a.m.-6 p.m., Saturdays, Sundays and holidays from 11 a.m.-5 p.m

Nashville Craft Distillery

Nashville Craft Distillery is one of Nashville’s most popular attractions. It features a tasting room, a distilling space and it has live music from country to bluegrass every day. There are daily tours of the production area, and you can also take a tour of the grounds.

The Nashville Craft Distillery is located 514 Hagan St, Nashville, TN 37203/

Nashville Flea Market

The Nashville Flea Market is a great place to visit for anyone who loves antiques and collectibles. You can find just about anything at the market, from old furniture to rare books. There are also many food vendors if you get hungry.

The Nashville Flea Market is open every Saturday and Sunday from April through December, as well as on most major holidays. It is located at 401 Wingrove St, Nashville, TN 37203.

What are the best activities in Nashville?

The best activities in Nashville are the ones you can do with your special someone. If you’re planning a romantic getaway in Nashville, you’ll be happy to learn that there are plenty of things to do in Nashville for couples including live music, food, and art exhibits.

Nashville Ghost Tours

If you’re looking for a good scare, look no further than the Nashville Ghost Tour.

What are some fun things to do in Nashville?

There are lots of fun things to do in Nashville including going to the Parthenon, a full-scale replica of the original Greek temple. It’s beautiful and amazing to see in person. There is also The Hermitage, home of President Andrew Jackson. It’s a beautiful place to visit and it’s free!

What is the very best activity in Nashville?

The very best activity in Nashville is to get a limo and go to the Grand Ole Opry. The next best activity in Nashville is to take a tour of the city with a great guide. If you are more adventurous, you should get tickets to a live show at the Bluebird Cafe. If you are looking for something less expensive, there is always the Country Music Hall.

What is Nashville best known for?

Nashville is known for its country music and its live music scene. The city also has a reputation for its art, food, and culture.

Who is Nashville named for?

Nashville was named for Francis Nash, a British trader and pioneer who settled in the area of Nashville along with his family in 1779.

What is unique about Nashville?

Nashville is the capital and largest city of Tennessee. Nashville is home to a diverse array of restaurants, museums, parks, music and sports teams. The city’s economy has boomed in recent years, especially with the start of a new downtown hotel project. Nashville is also known for its country music scene and many concerts and festivals take place throughout the year.

Nashville is known for its country music scene and many concerts and festivals take place throughout the year.

What are some interesting facts about Nashville Tennessee?

Nashville is home to the largest honky-tonk in America. It has been said that Nashville has more bars per square mile than any other city in the country. The Music City is home to the Grand Ole Opry, which helps make Nashville a country music hub. To this day, there are still many homes and businesses with original tin ceilings from the 1800s.

Walking & Biking Tours

There are a variety of fun things to do in Nashville, including walking and biking tours. Some popular tours include the pub crawl, which takes you through some of the best moonshine, cocktail, and craft beer spots in the city, as well as the Nashville Secret Walking Tour, which is a private and luxury tour. Additionally, there are tourist discount passes that can get you discounts on various attractions throughout the city.

Outdoor Activities

There are a number of fun outdoor activities to do in Nashville. Some popular options include narrated historical horse and carriage rides, Big E’s Bronco Tours – Nashville Music History and Cultural Tour, and Classic Car Tours.

Water Sports

There are a number of water sports that you can enjoy in Nashville. Some popular options include canoe and kayak rental, paddleboard adventures, and fishing. There are also many Olympic champions that have come from the Volunteer State.

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