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Your Guide to Nashville

Here is a list of open local attractions you must visit!

Have you been missing travel? We certainly have and we can’t wait to share our amazing city with you. As you prepare to hit the road for your next adventure, you’ll find the world a little different from what you remember, but don’t worry, we’ve put together a list highlighting our favorite activities, events, and experiences throughout the city to help ease all of your planning woes. Here’s our guide to Music City for your upcoming visit…

First, here’s what to do right here.

You don’t have to go far to explore, indulge and recharge when you stay at 21c Nashville. As you walk through our doors, you’re immediately immersed in our current exhibition, Fragile Figures: Beings and Time and site-specific installations. You’ll even stumble upon exhibitions on our guest floors.

Hungry? Enjoy local and bold flavors for prepared by Executive Matt Bell at our onsite restaurant, Gray & Dudley (see current hours).


Eats and Drinks…

Gotta start your day with caffeine? We get it. We are coffee lovers too. Try out a couple of our favorite spots just a few blocks over from the hotel is Frothy Monkey. We also love Barista Parlor and Crema. What’s a vacation without a little boozy brunch? Head down and hang with us at Gray & Dudley (or enjoy a lazy morning with room service!).

One of our favorite things about our city… there is no shortage of great food. From sushi at Oku, pizza and pasta from City House, to tacos at Superica you’ll be able to satisfy any craving. Indulge in goan curry mussels from Chauhan Ale & Masala House, or start your meal with sausage cheddar biscuits from 5th & Taylor. You can’t go wrong with pizza and local beer from Slim & Husky’s or go a bit fancier with duck breast and craft cocktails from Adele’s.

If you are trying to get your drink on, we also have no shortage in great places to drink! Attaboy is a must, this speakeasy style bar serves up personalized drinks- they have no menu, and trust us their team knows what they are doing are will give you a memorable drink.  Or sit back and enjoy the views at one of the many rooftop bars in Nashville, like Rare Bird. Dive into the local craft brew scene and visit some of the local favorite breweries like Bearded Iris, Jackalope Brewing, or Yeehaw Brewing Company.

Where to explore indoors and outdoors…

Since you are in Music City, you may have already made plans to go to the famous Country Music Hall of Fame, but make sure to save time to visit the newly opened National Museum of African American Music. Located in the multi-use center Fifth & Broadway you can spend the afternoon shopping and choosing from a variety of restaurants before heading to tour the museum! Finish your music history tour by touring the Ryman, they are also back to hosting concerts with limited seating.

After dabbling in the country music scene, check out the Frist Art Museum, where you can explore all their current exhibitions.  Continue exploring Nashville’s art scene by heading to Tinney Contemporary, Chauvet Arts, and The Art at the Arcade all located in walking distance from the hotel. Discover Nashville’s vibrant street art scene, with a self-guided mural tour, and you can get the picture perfect Instagram.

Looking for a unique experience? How about hand-pouring your own customized candle at the Candle Bar Co? Or for the skincare obsessed, customize facial oils with organic ingredients at the Lemon Laine Oil Bar. For the more active friend group, try a group workout, try Pilates Garage or Full Ride Cycling.

There is nothing like taking advantage of Nashville’s sunny spring days. If you head just a couple of miles outside of downtown, you will find Percy Warner Park or Radnor Lake– two great places for an easy and beautiful hike! Wanting to enjoy a more leisurely walk with some indoor breaks? Try Cheekwood Estate & Gardens, this 55-acre estate has museums, 12 distinct gardens, and an array of horticultural sculptures. If you have your furry friend in tow, Two Rivers Dog Park is a wonderful place for both you and your pet!


Where to shop ‘til you drop…

If you are in need of some retail therapy. Nashville is lucky to have a variety of locally-owned shops. White’s Mercantile, a modern take on a general store, where you can pick up a gift for yourself that you didn’t even know you needed. For the denim lover, Imogene + Willie, creates high-end and custom denim, along with an assortment of other to-die-for minimalist pieces. Apple & Oak has the best home goods & accessories and is a favorite among many locals. Hatch Show Print, a working letterpress print shop that has been designing and hand printing since 1879. Adednego is boutique with a little something for everyone, featuring clothing for women, accessories and grooming products for men and fun goodies for home. Golden Slipper, with the majority of the store with locally made items- you’ll find the perfect gift or souvenir from your trip to Nashville.

Our teammates are experts on our community so give us a call at 615.610.6400 if you have any questions when planning your stay! For more updates on local city-wide events, visit Nashville Guru or Nashville Downtown.

With our current offer the longer you stay, the more you save! Find out more about how up can get up to 20% off your next stay here.

For your safety and the safety of our communities, we ask that you wear a mask and practice social distancing during your visit. For the most up to date information about all of our cleanliness and wellness policies, designed with the safety of our teammates and guests in mind, click here.

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