If you’re looking for something to do in Nashville, you can’t go wrong with live music. After all, this is Music City! Buuuut.. if you’re looking for something a little more unique, this list is for you.
Here’s your guide to 10 unique things to do in Nashville!
Come and be amazed! Nashville’s new-ish House of Cards is one of the coolest, most unique experiences you’ll find downtown – or anywhere in town for that matter. Show up in dress code (no jeans!) and you’ll be taken underground to where, quite literally, the magic happens. Enjoy dinner and magic tricks throughout the restaurant before the night ends with a big magic show at the end with top magicians from around the country.
Pins is brand new to Nashville and we couldn’t be more excited! All the fun happens here. As you might guess by the name, they’ve got duckpin bowling and classic pinball machines as well as other retro arcade games. If you’re wondering what duckpin bowling is, it’s pretty much a miniature version of regular bowling. Easy enough to bowl with a drink in hand!
Whether you’re looking to release a little frustration or just want to try something a little different, the Downtown Sporting Club’s axe-throwing lanes are a thrill. It’s safe, fun, challenging and totally Instagrammable. And if you discover you’re really a Viking at heart, there’s now an axe throwing league for the avid axe throwers.
The cutest bowling alley in Nashville is at Pinewood Social. Six reclaimed wood lanes as well as vintage ball returns make for an adorable day of competition. Each lane accommodates eight or fewer people. While you’re there, grab a latte from Crema. ?
If you think a scavenger sounds fun but planning one doesn’t, this is for you. All the fun, none of the work. Watson Adventure Scavenger Hunt offers scavenger hunts around downtown Nashville, the Country Music Hall of Fame, the Tennessee State Museum, and Vanderbilt University. You can also ask about private scavenger hunts for your specific party.
If you like the sips and strokes concept, may we introduce you to Craft Love! Otherwise known as the perfect date night because instead of painting and wine.. this involves power tools and painting (and wine). Something for everyone! Bonus: You’ll go home with a really cool wooden sign or piece of decor (see photo above).
Radnor Lake is a little oasis in the heart of Nashville. This hidden gem is 1,368 acres of natural beauty and six miles of walking trails to see it all. Running, jogging, bicycles and pets are only allowed on the road trail to help preserve the park. Keep an eye out for wildlife as it’s rampant at Radnor. The park’s location in an urban area makes Radnor uber unique.. less than 20 minutes from Radnor to Broadway downtown!
The most delicious way to see Nashville! The Walk Eat Nashville Tour was recently named one of the Top 15 Food Tours in America and we can easily see – er, taste – why! They offer three tours: Downtown, Midtown and East Nashville Tours. Your guide will teach you about Nashville’s food history and culture and then you’ll eat like a local! Meet local chefs and learn more about the food that makes Nashville so yummy!
We think this is one of the best ways to see the city! If you’ve never ridden an electric bike before, it’s like a regular bicycle – only better! These E-bikes have an integrated motor that propels you when you pedal. In other words, a little effort = really fast! This makes for a great way to get around the city quickly and easily while enjoying the day outside!
Soundwaves.. the only place in Nashville that’s 84 degrees year round! This is Nashville’s newest water park which is part of Gaylord Opryland Resort. From slides to a lazy river to a surfing machine, Soundwaves has all the water fun. You can even sunbathe indoors thanks to a special roof. We’re thinking this is going to be the perfect place for a little summer fun (and Vitamin D) on a cold winter day.