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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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“Cheekwood is a 55-acre botanical garden and historic estate in Nashville, featuring art galleries, seasonal festivals and breathtaking wedding venues.”
  • 204 locals recommend
Park
“Located about 30 minutes south of East Nashville (without traffic), Percy and Edwin Warner Parks span 3,200 acres of beautiful wooded hills, open meadows, and bubbling streams, and includes 16.75 miles of hiking trails. We like the 4.5 mile Mossy Ridge Trail or the 2.5 mile Warner Woods Trail. This is a park close to the city, so you will see lots of other hikers on these trails, especially on the weekends. We prefer this park in the fall. ”
  • 195 locals recommend
Southern / Soul Food Restaurant
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“Known for their biscuits. The lady that had the secret recipe, never gave it out, until she passed and left it for her legacy. A little drive but worth it. Get there early. Always packed ”
  • 195 locals recommend
Other Great Outdoors
“This is our favorite hiking trail within Nashville. It’s a simple loop, once you climb the iconic Percy Warner stairs. A great shaded path but also plenty of space for a picnic at the front as well. Parking is along the U-shaped entrance. Be sure to type in “Percy Warner park stairs” on your GPS to find it!”
  • 31 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.”
  • 16 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
“I love hiking at Percy Warner. The trails are gorgeous, and of varying length and difficulty. After my hike, pop in to Fix Juice Co. for a Cashew Milk, and have an infrared sweat (and/or a float!) at Pure Sweat and Float next door. Percy Warner Park (in Belle Meade) was constructed in 1936 and paid for as a part of FDR's New Deal. While the stairs are closed for maintenance, there will be detour access to the trails at Percy Warner (access at Belle Meade Boulevard.) For racing fans, you'll be tickled to know that Steeplechase (located within the park) remains the ONLY racetrack built by the Federal government. ”
  • 8 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 Lookout
“This is my favorite place to canoe. Beautiful, lazy river. Perfect way to cool down on a hot TN day. ”
  • 8 locals recommend
Salon / Barber Shop
“The ultimate spa experience. I highly recommend getting a massage or getting a body scrub.”
  • 7 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
“Known for their biscuits. The lady that had the secret recipe, never gave it out, until she passed and left it for her legacy. A little drive but worth it. Get there early. Always packed ”
  • 195 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.”
  • 16 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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