Nash-Vegas is the place to vacation this summer and it will not disappoint regardless of how many times you have traveled to the Music Mecca. As an avid traveler, I always set out to find places off the beaten-tourist-path and identify hotspots local Nashvillians flock to. In this blog you will learn how to tour destinations within reach of Nashville, including where to eat, drink and entertain like a local.
Drink Coffee Like a Local
Let’s start your day with a caffeine boost and our personal favorite, the Tin Cup Coffee Co where the coffee is smooth and strong like the steady voice of Johnny Cash. Whether you like your coffee cold, bold, or with an added shot of espresso, Tin Cup will soothe your tastebuds and get you going.
Things to do Like a Local
The Nashville’s Farmers Market is next on our list before it gets too hot, which may contribute to encountering more locals, who also love to share their favorite eateries and entertainment. Don’t forget to take your own sack to fill as you go, the avid shopper uses a cross over bag for stashing goodies, which is helpful to keep your hands free.
For sports enthusiasts, you’re sure to know that the Nashville Soccer Club is in full swing this summer. Check Nashville SC’s schedule for local viewing opportunities. Time on the water is always a favorite with activities to keep everyone amused and refreshed. Plus, breathtaking waterfalls are easy to find. A trip to Cummins Falls, Burgess Falls, or Greeter Falls is sure to be invigorating. Nestled in the high country these swimming holes are perfect for dipping your toes or lazily floating awhile. Be prepared for a bit of a trek to find the falls, take comfortable shoes to navigate the hiking trails, sunscreen, a towel, and of course a change of clothes.
Entertain Like a Local
Dinner, drinks and music are sure to be on your mind as your head back to downtown Nashville. Breweries and taprooms offer everything, which is perfect for the savvy tourist who likes to hop around. Our personal favorites include Ole Smoky Distillery/Yee-Haw Brewing Co. and Mill Creek Taproom at 12 South. If you prefer wine, check out Grinder’s Switch Winery where wine slushies and cheese pairing are especially notable. Take a bit of Nash-Vegas home with a souvenir from Vine Street Wine & Spirits. You’ll love this place – expert advice is offered upon requested.
Horton Events is the place where locals entertain, celebrate, and collaborate. Host your own party in style with our downtown Nashville indoor/outdoor space that is sure to make an impression on your friends and colleagues. Native Nashvillians love our exclusive outdoor patio which provides premium views, custom made seating, enhanced lighting, and mesmerizing fire pits. We have handpicked vendors for your choosing or bring your own caterer, bartender, and photographer. Our event planner will streamline the details so your only worry is inviting guests.