Where To Eat, Drink And Play, Like A Local, In Nashville This Summer

July 15, 2019
Downtown Nashville photo by Melody Paxton Mellygurl.com

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 that 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, Tin Cup Coffee Co. 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 Farmers Market is next on our list before it gets too hot, which may lead to encountering more locals who love sharing 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 for keeping 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 amuse and refresh everyone. Plus, breathtaking waterfalls are easy to find. A trip to Cummins Falls, Burgess Falls, or Greeter Falls will surely be invigorating. Nestled in the high country, these swimming holes are perfect for dipping your toes or lazily floating for a while. Be prepared for a bit of a trek to find the falls, take comfortable shoes to navigate the hiking trails, sunscreen, a towel, and a change of clothes.

Entertain Like a Local

Dinner, drinks, and music are sure to be on your mind as you 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 Tennessee Brew Works. 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 request.

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.

Give us a call – book your tour today!