The Great Outdoors

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WALK EAT NASHVILLE — Walking food tours that offer a taste of the people, places, and dishes that make Nashville the new culinary capital of the South.

CUMBERLAND PARK — Best park view of downtown; walking paths, splash pad, climbing walls, and other activities for kids.

SHELBY BOTTOMS GREENWAY —  Stunning spot for hiking, walking, biking, running, and soaking in some nature… 5 miles of paved trail through some of the most gorgeous scenery imaginable so close to the city.

BICENTENNIAL MALL — Urban park, fashioned after the Mall in DC — at one end is the TN capitol building, with a long narrow park that runs to a bell tower memorial on the opposite end. {Look for a small circular marker in the dead center of the bells… and say something out loud. *surprise!*} The NASHVILLE FARMERS' MARKET runs parallel to Bicentennial Mall. 

CENTENNIAL PARK — With a full-size exact replica of the PARTHENON from Greece, Centennial has great trails and paths for longer walks, and often has events going on with live music and food trucks. 

RADNOR LAKE STATE PARK — If you're ready for a full-on hike, this is a beautiful spot to go. Lots of wildlife, beautiful foliage, and, of course, beautiful Radnor Lake. 

CHEEKWOOD BOTANICAL GARDEN — Gorgeous gardens, seasonal events and festivals, art museum and exhibits. 

SHELBY STREET PEDESTRIAN BRIDGE — Crosses the Cumberland River, making it really easy to walk from East Nashville to downtown. Some of the best views of the skyline you can get! Also, if there are no events at Nissan Stadium, it’s the best way to score free parking for going downtown. Park on the East Nash side and walk over the bridge to get to Broadway, Country Music Hall of Fame, etc. 

ARRINGTON VINEYARDS — About 45 minutes south of Nashville, tucked away in the rolling hills of gorgeous Tennessee countryside. Pack some snacks and make the drive — you can do wine tastings or buy a bottle (or two) for drinking.

NATCHEZ TRACE PARKWAY — Enjoy a scenic drive for some stunning views and great places to get out and explore along the way. You could drive the Trace all the way down to LEIPER'S FORK, a quaint town with great shops and the original PUCKETT'S (home-cooking and live music).

RIVER QUEEN VOYAGES — Get a different perspective of the city by kayaking the Cumberland River. 

Into sports? Catch a NASHVILLE SOUNDS minor-league baseball game at First Tennessee Park or watch the TITANS play at Nissan Stadium.