Nashville Essentials

This guide to Nashville's best places to eat, drink, check out music and more makes sure you get the most out of your stay.

Photo courtesy of Nashville Convention & Visitors Corporation Take in the views at Percy Warner Park in Nashville.

Outdoor Essentials: Best Places to...

ENJOY GREEN SPACE

Greenways
Upon completion, the Metro Nashville’s parks department’s Greenways Master Plan will place a greenway trail within 2 miles of every Nashvillian. With more than 50 miles of greenway trails and over 150 miles of primitive trails already, the plan is nearly two-thirds complete. Frequented by walkers and strollers, used by skaters and as cut-through by cyclists, the greenways are frequently cited as the best new thing in Nashville.

HAVE FUN ON THE WATER

Nashville has two major lakes, Percy Priest and Old Hickory, and three rivers, the Stones, Harpeth and Cumberland for plenty of fishing, swimming, boating and waterskiing opportunities.

TAKE FIDO

City Dog Parks
Warner Dog Park, 50 Vaughn Road
Shelby Dog Park, 2001 Boscobel St.
Centennial Dog Park, 2500 West End Ave.
Chasing ducks in Centennial Park? Or barking it up with other dogs at Nashville Humane Association Dog Days? Maybe, but it’s hard to beat the metro area’s three dog parks, where a dog can be a dog with other dogs, doing dog things.

ENJOY GREAT CITY VIEWS

Shelby Street Bridge
Stroll across the pedestrian-only Shelby Street Bridge for a panoramic view of Nashville’s downtown any time of the day or night.

Lea’s Summit in Percy Warner Park
At the end of Belle Meade Boulevard, great for a distant view of town. Spend a lazy hour picking out landmarks across a wide swath of northern and eastern Nashville.






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