Nashville is a special place where folks from all walks of life come together to enjoy quality entertainment in the forms of food, art, and, most importantly, music.
If you’re considering Nashville houses for sale as your next home, check out this guide to enjoying Music City like a local.
Don’t skip out on the hot chicken.
Nashville is known for plenty of good eats, chief among them the hot chicken.
One of the most noted places to get the spicy dish is Hattie B’s, a family-run joint that cranks the heat in both tender and sandwich form.
Other noted hot chicken eateries include Grandaddy’s Famous Hot Chicken or 400 Degrees on Clarksville Pike, Big Shake’s Hot Chicken and Fish on Murfreesboro Road, or Bishop’s on Mallory Lane.
Have a Bushwacker on Sunday.
During football season you’ll find many a local tucking into a glass of Bushwacker, a combination of rum and Kahlua that makes for one creamy drink.
Some of the best sports bars to try are Third and Home on Third Avenue, Bringle’s Smoking Oasis on Centennial Boulevard, or Neighbors in Germantown.
Brunch like a pro.
Brunching is often a tradition after Sunday church – and with 700 churches in the area, Nashville is a pro when it comes to that meal that falls between breakfast and lunch.
Henrietta Red on 4th Avenue offers everything from cinnamon rolls to oysters. The Hampton Social is the place to go for great drinks and breakfast burritos, and Suzy Wong’s House of Yum serves up a side of drag show with its mid-morning meals.
Know your festivals.
Nashville is host to many festivals throughout the year that cater to all types of events and people, though it skews towards the musically inclined.
The Americana Music Festival and Tin Pan South Songwriters Festival are popular, though The Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival is one of the biggest draws of the year.
There’s also Music City Eats, Nashville Film Festival, and Tomato Arts Festival to partake in.
Take a hike.
Step outside the bustle of city life to enjoy nature in the south.
You’ll find hiking trails for all skill levels at Radnor Lake, Edwin Warner, Shelby Bottoms, and Percy Warner parks.
Learn about the area at a museum.
Even those who live in Nashville like to visit the Country Music Hall of Fame every now and again.
This well-stocked museum showcases the history of country music from its very humble roots, putting on display an artifact collection that spans more than 800 costumes, 600 instruments, and everything else from microphones to music writing utensils.
Catch a game or two.
Like most cities, Nasvhille has a couple sports teams within its limits.
Chief among them is the NHL’s Predators, who pass the puck at Bridgestone Arena, or the Tennessee Titans who hit the gridiron at Nissan Stadium.
You can also watch the Nashville Sounds play ball or the MLS’s Nashville Soccer Club take to the field.