Doug the Pug’s 10 best things to do in Nashville
is one of our country’s coolest cities. But there are so many things to do in town that your head might spin if you don’t have a little help. We’ve asked to show us some of the best things for you to do while vacationing in the Music City.
To get a true taste of the hip scene in Nashville, Barista Parlor is where you’ll want to make your first stop. A cool atmosphere and great coffee (did I mention homemade Pop Tarts?) set the tone, but the great customer service keeps the humans coming back for more. Located in the heart of East Nashville and equipped with one of the best patios in the city, this remodeled garage is the place to feel like a loca
2. Walk through Centennial Park
With one of the biggest dog parks in the city and view that can’t be beat, Centennial Park is my preferred Sunday afternoon activity. A full-scale replica of the Parthenon sits in the center and makes a great spot to take photos.
3. Shop in Hillsboro Village
Not only does Hillsboro Village have several mural walls to pose in front of, it also has some of the most unique shops in the city. Stop by Fido for brunch but don’t let the name fool you - dogs aren’t actually allowed inside! Woof.
4. Ditch the Grocery Store, go to the Farmers Market
Farmers from all over Tennessee sell their locally grown and organic produce at the Nashville Farmer’s Market Downtown. Food trucks such as local favorite The Grilled Cheeserie tend to make a special appearance on the weekends. Dogs are allowed, and may even get scraps of food if they’re lucky!
5. Take in the view at Love Circle
A place only a local would know, Love Circle has one of the best views in the entire city. It’s a popular spot for couples to stargaze, hence the name. The walk up the steep hill is worth it even for a pug like me!
6. Do karaoke like a local in Printer’s Alley
World famous Printer’s Alley in the heart of Downtown Nashville is the perfect place to get a little too drunk and belt your heart out in karaoke. All are welcome, even those who don’t sing like a Nashville star - except dogs.
7. Explore downtown on the pedestrian bridge
The pedestrian bridge offers the perfect view of the city’s skyline and Cumberland River. The architecture makes it a perfect place to take a trendy Instagram photo.
8. Go on a Hike at Radnor Lake
Radnor Lake is one of the city’s most beautiful places to get exercise during all seasons of the year. With several hiking trails and an enormous lake, you’re bound to come across a dog you’re dying to pet (like me).
9. Get in Touch With Your Inner Child at Dragon Park
In the heart of Dragon Park is a sculpture of a dragon that will make even the most mature adult want to climb all over it. Perfect for picnics and family outings, this park is bound to be a good time for all.
10. I Believe In Nashville
On one of Nashville’s most up-and-coming streets, 12th Avenue South, lies the “I Believe In Nashville” wall. Filled with Tennessee pride, it turns heads and is guaranteed to get a lot of likes on your Instagram profile (but not as many as I get!).