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Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Garden
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“These gardens are filled with art installations and plants from all over the state. They also have special holiday activities for everyone in the family to enjoy.”
  • 206 locals recommend
Park
“Great spot for a moderate hike to connect with nature. Easy enough for kids 3 and older to walk. Catch a crawdad in the stream while you're there!”
  • 192 locals recommend
Southern / Soul Food Restaurant
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“Best biscuits in Nashville (a short drive out of town, usually very long wait). ”
  • 191 locals recommend
Other Great Outdoors
“This park has way more than just these gorgeous stairs (an amazing place for photos, by the way). Separate trails for hikers/runners, bikers, and horse riders are all well maintained. This is a beautiful wooded park with places to picnic, a golf course, steeple chase, and amazing photo ops. It is a pleasant surprise in the middle of a busy suburb. 26 miles”
  • 27 locals recommend
Museum
“If you want a nice hike nearby, this is a well cultivated hiking or jogging trail. You can get in a nice 4.5 mile hike or jog under the canopy of the woods with gentle slopes.”
  • 11 locals recommend
Movie Rental
“If you're a book love, music lover, or movie lover, McKay's is the place for you! This second hand store has everything you could think of when it comes to media.”
  • 15 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“Sperry's is the go-to for many local Nashvillians and it is one of our top personal favorites as well. Sperry's is well known for their Belle Meade-style cozy atmosphere, salad bar, and their "no rush" waitstaff. Sperry's is always an enjoyable experience. Reservations are typically required; we recommend the OpenTable app.”
  • 17 locals recommend
Brewery
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“Tailgate Brewery has some of the absolute best pizza that Nashville has to offer. The best part... Tailgate is only 6 miles from our Cabin! ”
  • 11 locals recommend
Park
“Beautiful hiking trails, great for family hikes or trail running. Very large park with pavilions and creeks to enjoy as well.”
  • 7 locals recommend
Cinema
“Right down the street, our brand new movie theater features 1st-run films, and even dine-in options, including beer on-tap.”
  • 4 locals recommend
Scenic Viewpoint
“This is my favorite place to canoe. Beautiful, lazy river. Perfect way to cool down on a hot TN day. ”
  • 8 locals recommend
Salon / Barbershop
“If you're looking for some pampering, this place has you covered. Massages, facials, nails, plus a salon onsite. And the relaxation rooms are top notch!”
  • 6 locals recommend
Italian Restaurant
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“Great wine, wonderful food, lovely white tablecloth restaurant but the bar is casual and our favorite! ”
  • 5 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“Great indoor and outdoor atmosphere with fine Italian food and early bird special before six”
  • 7 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Lots of tables, warm atmosphere, good for this kids too. we like the burgers!”
  • 4 locals recommend
Bakery
“Excellent brunch and coffee. Lots of gluten free options in the bakery, too!”
  • 7 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Southern / Soul Food Restaurant
“Best biscuits in Nashville (a short drive out of town, usually very long wait). ”
  • 191 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Sperry's is the go-to for many local Nashvillians and it is one of our top personal favorites as well. Sperry's is well known for their Belle Meade-style cozy atmosphere, salad bar, and their "no rush" waitstaff. Sperry's is always an enjoyable experience. Reservations are typically required; we recommend the OpenTable app.”
  • 17 locals recommend
Brewery
“Tailgate Brewery has some of the absolute best pizza that Nashville has to offer. The best part... Tailgate is only 6 miles from our Cabin! ”
  • 11 locals recommend
Italian Restaurant
“Great wine, wonderful food, lovely white tablecloth restaurant but the bar is casual and our favorite! ”
  • 5 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Great indoor and outdoor atmosphere with fine Italian food and early bird special before six”
  • 7 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Lots of tables, warm atmosphere, good for this kids too. we like the burgers!”
  • 4 locals recommend
Bakery
“Excellent brunch and coffee. Lots of gluten free options in the bakery, too!”
  • 7 locals recommend
Restaurant
“4* Casual breakfast & lunch chain with a long menu of straightforward American fare & coffee drinks only 12 mins away. () $$ 7AM-2PM”
  • 5 locals recommend

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