Hey there fellow travelers, welcome to Nashville, TN! Home of country music, Nashville Hot Chicken, and more live music than you can shake a stick at! Here we go through the do's and don'ts of visiting Nashville. From visiting the Parthenon to picking the right hot chicken restaurant to knowing which bus tour you should take. What not to do in Nashville, TN.
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As a local, thank you for showing me all the parts of my city that I never see. It has changed a LOT in 25 years.
Monells on about 5th in Germantown is one of my favorites too.
The food assembly hall is one of Nashville’s newer installments and I love it! I do a lot of work on Broadway and go there all the time to eat at one of their restaurants.
They also have some cool shopping options at 5th and Broadway.
I make videos on my channel about living in Nashville and this was nicely done!
As a native, I definitely recommend getting outside of Nashville during your stay. All the surrounding towns have their own history and great places to visit. Though even further out there are many great state and national parks, great rivers for canoeing/kayaking, and some amazing hiking trails are all over the state. Civil war battlefields and Native American sites can be found all around the state as well.
I cherish the Nashville of my youth. It’s no longer a town but a city. With that brings diversity and change. Some good, some bad. I still love this town. Lots to do, eat, see, and experience.
Also DON’T think you need to get wasted when visiting all the bars! I can’t count how many people I see throwing up and passed out on the streets by 10:00. Take it slow and pace yourself
I went to Nashville when I got out of prison. I got so drunk I literally couldn’t see straight. Puked out of the side of an Uber all the way back to the hotel. 10/10 would do it again
I was born and raised here in Nashville, and I love my hometown. The traffic is a pain, but you can get around okay if you are mindful of the time of day. Ya’ll come back now, ya hear!
True. And, we know the back streets that everyone hasn’t caught on to.
I was born and raised here in Nashville…. you did an excellent job on this video! So much more to Nashville than our downtown honky tonks! Thanks!
@Big Pink Shower Cap he is a salesman 🤣
He certainly has the knack for making things sound better than they are
Prince’s hot chicken is kinda a classic
@V Mas yes yes it is lol
@Hunter Wolfe I lived down the road from it. It’s not that good.
Princes hot chicken was the only hot chicken in Nashville. Nashville wasn’t known for hot chicken. Princes hot chicken is a dump.
@Sable Ann not all of us can live in Brentwood I guess
Also in regards to not passing up the history while here in Nashville, tourists should also consider visiting Fisk University (HBCU & home of the Jubilee Singers), & Meharry Medical college (HBCU). Jefferson Street is full of African American history. There’s also an African American Music Museum that’s located on Broadway as well.
Also Tennessee State University is a hbcu in Nashville with great history as well.
This is such a great video in this comment is great. I am from New York City and perhaps this may sound ignorant to some but I was really trying to figure out yes Nashville is African-American friendly. This comment makes me think so. I am looking forward to visiting the music city soon. Interesting thought, here in New York City You don’t really wait online to go in any restaurants so I imagine the food is great!
I remember in like 6th grade going to Fisk for a field trip! Definitely an integral part of Nashville’s rich history!!
@IttyBitty Lex yes
I was just asking if the city is OK for black tourist
As a born and bred nashvillian, thank you for that first don’t ☺️ seeing tourists in cowboy boots is annoying
oh native here too!
Well, if I go there, I may be in Cowboy boots part of the time. Cowboy boots are normal attire for me. I don’t own dress shoes and I’m a Texan.
@Nikki Wilder I definitely noticed a lot of boots on Broadway without a single scuff on them when I was in town last week haha. Loved my stay though. There’s SO much more to Nashville than Broadway. One week was not nearly enough time. Cant wait to come back.
It’s a disgrace now! I hate the modern Nashville. I hope the next Tornado really does it in.
I’m not from any southern state by any means and literally eye roll every mother fucker I see that has them on
@Jeff Rielley Be honest you are tail watching lol.
The WOO GIRLZ. That’s who they are.
We have the same thing here in scottsdale…just drunk women making fools out of themselves
@Kristy Gibson ur just mad when you twerk people throw up
Lmao sounds like a night in Nashville
Yes!! Princes is the OG!
Princes is the best chicken I’ve ever had. Fucking huge chickens those must be because I’ve never seen pieces that big fr.
@Marquita Sims There’s really not that many places that’s absolutely must go in Smyrna, La Vergne or Murfreesboro. My suggestion would be to go to Nashville then you could get better foods as Slim and Husky, Hickory Fall are both way overrated. Try DeSano, Joey’s House of Pizza (which is probably the best pizza restaurant in Nashville, possibly Tennessee), 312 has really good Chicago pizza. Emma Square is a darn good Detroit style pizza place that also serves a damn good premium Big Mac. Pharmacy Burger is an awesome burger place but be prepare to wait as wait time sometimes goes into the hour long and longer wait time. Nadeen’s has really good Philly cheesesteak (Hermitage). Prince’s Hot Chicken is ok but pales in comparison to Hattie B’s and Big Shake. Firecracker, in Hermitage, has a really interesting take on hot chicken as they use rice flour so it gives the chicken a light crispy texture. Umami, in Nolensville, has some amazing Korean fried chicken. Korea House has some really good Korean food. Otaku Ramen is ok but they have Okonomiyaki, Japanese pancakes, which is fantastic but sadly only served on Sunday nights. Rodizio is a pretty good Brazilian steakhouse. If you’ve got time and money, The Catbird Seat is an absolutely amazing restaurant. It’ll cost you though as I believe it’s like $200 and up per person and there’s no menu as the chef decides what you’re eating that day. You’ll just have to let them know if you’re allergic to anything. However, for a one time event, or special occasion, it’s well worth it.
I couldn’t agree more with your list 💯
Ya princes is the best.
That is the gospel! All the church music here is amazing; wonderful musicians! It spoils you so much that visiting out-of-town relatives and attending their church is a shock.
@Big Pink Shower Cap Thank you for mentioning this. I am a native Nashvillian who moved away some years ago. That is one thing I absolutely do not miss about Nashville, not even a teeny, tiny bit.
The churches are everywhere. And you have be careful of the people who smile to your face and stab you in the back. Everyone’s a Christian but they don’t act like it once the facade wears away. I’ve only met 2 people here I’d consider a true Christian.
@Jennifer Szewczynski facts
@Kimchi Love I shared a table at Shogun with Sara Evans and her husband. She kept looking up, as if to see if we recognized her. We let her know up front that we weren’t going to bother them and they should enjoy their dinner. They loosened up and we all kept to ourselves.
It’s an unspoken rule. I hate to see tourists break it
We are not Los Angeles or New York and do not want to be. 😜
@Kimchi Love I agree. They want you to get in and get out quickly but are still friendly (at least to me). If the roast beef is on the buffet, I highly recommend it. Some of the best I’ve ever had.
Go check out Arnold’s menu and culture before going. It’s not a soup natzi situation but they expect you to be ready to order effectively because hey are BUSY and are the BEST at their job of getting people back to work on their lunch breaks. So they don’t take very kindly to you asking questions and dallying around at then front of the line when that’s time to order and move on.
They have a website listing their daily specials and generally the sides and desserts. That’ll help you to know which day you want to visit (like there’s a bad day ha!) and more importantly, what you want so you don’t get pressured last minute. 👍🏻