Sip some Tennessee whiskey straight from the source
While the big boys Jack (Daniels) and George (Dickel) get most of the attention in the world of Tennessee whiskey, Nelson’s Green Brier Distillery has as much history as any of them, and is conveniently located right in town, rather than almost 80 miles away. Shuttered since Prohibition, the operation has been revived by brothers Andy and Charlie Nelson who have recently released their first Tennessee whiskey after years building the new distillery. They offer tours and samples every day.
Explore the center of East Nashville's hipster universe
Twenty years ago, there wasn’t much to see in Five Points except for the odd geometry of the intersection of multiple roads. Today it’s one of the cultural and entertainment hubs of the city, with the best wine store on that side of the river in Woodland Wine Merchant, a great neighborhood pizzeria in Five Points Pizza, a fine casual French bistro (and another of our best restaurants) in Margot Cafe, a bar where you can still smoke indoors in 3 Crow Bar, and a chill music venue in The 5 Spot Club. That’s just scratching the surface of Five Points. Discover the rest for yourself just by walking around.
Visit the home of President Andrew Jackson at The Hermitage
If you're looking for a little history in Nashville, you could do a lot worse than visiting the home of Andrew Jackson. The Hermitage, a stately mansion-turned-museum was the president's residence for more than 40 years, and now hundreds of thousands of visitors tour the building and the grounds every year.
Check out our nonprofit film center, the Belcourt
Nashville’s oldest movie theater has been around since 1925, including acting as the home of the Grand Ole Opry from 1934 to 1936. After a major refurbishing a few years back, the theater has been modernized into one the best places to watch a movie in town. Offerings range from art house films to documentaries to new releases.
No, golf isn’t just for rich country club snobs. Thanks to Nashville’s collection of great Metro Parks-operated golf courses, you can get in a quick round for less than 10 bucks if you’re willing to walk and carry your own clubs. And you should. It's exercise, it's outside, and even if you've never golfed once in your life, it's a relaxing way to spend an afternoon goofing off.