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Visit Nashville

By October 24, 2017 No Comments
Visit Nashville

Coming into Nashville for Christy Wright’s Business Boutique? Make sure you take some time to see our town. We’ve put together a list of favorite places. So many places, so little time!

12 South

Just off Wedgewood Avenue, 12th Avenue South (12 South) is near Belmont University and Music Row. This section of town is a mix of hip Nashville and classic Music City.

PARKING: Street parking, a few lots, or Sevier Park

Our favorite places:

  • 12 SouthFrothy Monkey to get coffee: get there early, a LOT of people like this place, and its easy to see why. You’ll love the relaxed and homey atmosphere with genuine hardwood floors and lots of exposed brick.
  • The cupcake ATM: Cupcakes in an ATM. What more is there to say?
  • Draper James: This is Reese Witherspoon’s flagship store and the perfect place to purchase a little southern hospitality, y’all.
  • Lunch/Dinner options: Edley’s BBQ, Burger Up, Bar Taco

Hillsboro Village

Across the street from Vanderbilt University the Hillsboro Village area of shopping and unique restaurants offers something for everyone.

PARKING: Street parking is hard to find, but there are plenty of lots for a few bucks.

Our favorite places:


Lower Broadway offers the live music Honky Tonks where legends have played, the typical tourists shops and gorgeous views of the city from the walking bridge.

PARKING: There are lots, but our favorite way to experience downtown is to park on the north side of the river in the Nissan Stadium lot. There is free parking at the base of the walking bridge.

Our favorite places:

downtown Nashville

  • Walking Bridge: See Downtown Nashville in all its glory from the walking bridge that crosses the Cumberland.
  • Lower Broadway: This is the classic tourist place. Enjoy the music from the Honky Tonks while you buy your favorite pair of boots and the latest Elvis memorabilia!
  • Pinewood Social: This is an upscale place to hang out and enjoy a game or two of bowling and some great food!
  • Wildhorse Saloon: GREAT place for line dancing
  • Lunch/Dinner options: Pinewood Social, Jack’s Bar-B-Que, Rock Bottom or Acme Feed & Seed on Broadway, The Southern Steak & Oyster on 3rd Ave S.


We love having so many historical places to visit in the Nashville area. If you’re a history buff or just want to do something educational – check out these options!

Our favorite places:

The Hermitage:

Visit The Hermitage in Nashville, TN to walk through Andrew Jackson’s life and home, explore a beautiful, vintage Tennessee farm, and experience an important piece of Nashville and our nation. Hermitage, Tennessee

Carnton Plantation:

An 1800’s farm that was the center of the Civil War ‘s Battle of Franklin. The Classic Tour lasts approximately one hour, and they recommend spending an additional 30 to 60 minutes exploring the grounds and outbuildings.

Final Thoughts

Everyone loves Nashville, whether it’s the music history or the Hollywood version they’ve seen on TV – it’s an great place to visit and an awesome place to live! We moved to Nashville in 2009 and we’ve watched this city and the surrounding area grow beyond everyone’s expectations! I love the fact that most conversations start with “Where are you from?” and “When did you move here?” But once we’ve exchanged our stories of how we each made it to Music City, I make this suggestion – “Whenever you see a true Nashvillian native, stop and thank them for making this such a great place to live!”

We’ve obviously haven’t added everything in this short list. Please feel free to add your favorite places in the comments! Enjoy your visit! and Ya’ll Come Back Ya Here!!

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About Becky Bayne

Becky is a graphic designer with over 30 years of experience. She is the founder and president of Becky's Graphic Design which she began in 1992. She and her husband live outside of Nashville, TN where she enjoys creative photography, gardening, and baking for her family.