Your Guide to Nashville, Tennessee

 In Nashville

With warm weather coming in hot this summer, Nashville, Tennessee is a perfect destination for various summertime activities! Whether you’re in town to see a live performance or venture to the bars and honky tonks on Broadway, Nashville is a great place to enjoy the summer season before it ends!

Here is Tommy’s Tour’s Guide to Nashville, Tennessee: 

    1. Arrington Vineyards
    2. McDougal’s Chicken Fingers & Wings
    3. Cheekwood Botanical Gardens
    4. Frothy Monkey
    5. Bourbon Street Blues and Boogie Bar
    6. Coco’s Italian Market
    7. The Pharmacy
    8. Skull’s Rainbow Room 
    9. Goo Goo Shop & Dessert Bar

Arrington Vineyards

Would you like to go on a picnic? If you’re looking for a winery close to Nashville, Arrington Vineyards, located in Arrington, Tennessee may be the perfect place for you. As you drive to the rolling hills and beautiful vineyards of Arrington, you will be able to enjoy scenic views of Music City. 

Don’t forget to sample the free wine when you arrive! Visit the Arrington gift shop during your visit to the vineyard to enjoy yourself to the fullest. In addition to your free taste, you can purchase wine bottles, cheese, meats, crackers, and other snacks for your picnic. 

McDougal’s Chicken Fingers & Wings

A local favorite, McDougal’s Chicken Fingers & Wings is the perfect place to enjoy some laid back vibes and hot chicken. With an eclectic feel, this outdoor Nashville restaurant now has multiple locations that will make you feel right at home in Music City. Pop over to McDougal’s Chicken Fingers & Wings to enjoy the springtime weather and an ice cold sweet tea. 

Cheekwood Botanical Gardens 

A visit to the Cheekwood Botanical Gardens is a must if you’re visiting Music City. CHEEKWOOD – a botanical garden and art museum, located on the Cheek estate – features spectacular views of its 55-acre grounds. Enjoy a stroll around the Japanese garden or stop by the Georgian-style museum to see traveling exhibitions. For those of you who enjoy early American art, European art, or extensive gardenscapes, Cheekwood is a great choice! 

Frothy Monkey 

Located in the heart of 12th Ave South, Frothy Monkey is a favorite cafe amongst the locals of Nashville, Tennessee. Enjoy a delicious breakfast sandwich with a Havana latte, or opt for a quinoa-black bean burger. This is the perfect spot to watch some locals on their morning strolls with their dogs as you get a taste of Music City.

Bourbon Street Blues and Boogie Bar 

One of Nashville’s best blues bars, The Bourbon Street Blues and Boogie Bar is a local favorite and the perfect place to discover incredible live musicians. Located in Printer’s Alley, enter Bourbon Street Blues and Boogie Bar at a lower level staircase beneath a glowing neon sign and twinkling lights. Once inside, you and your gang will be able to embrace the New Orleans culture of this local bar. Enjoy bourbon sweet tea, Voodoo wings, live music, a dance floor, and cold beer to compliment your Cajun dishes. 


Coco’s Italian Market 

Coco’s Italian Market offers classic Italian desserts such as cannoli, tiramisu, limoncello mascarpone cakes, gelato, and affogato. Visit Coco’s Italian Market for authentic Italian foods, desserts, and more in Music City. During your vacation, stop by this restaurant for an Italian meal and dessert options after touring some of the local attractions. 

The Pharmacy

If you’re looking for a good place to grab mouthwatering burgers, milkshakes and craft sodas, The Pharmacy may be the perfect Nashville restaurant for you! Dine in a lush outdoor garden full of picnic tables and string lights. A more laid back feel, The Pharmacy’s burgers are made from 100 percent Tennessee beef. You won’t want to miss out on this delicious local spot!

Skull’s Rainbow Room 

A unique speakeasy-style lounge, Skull’s Rainbow Room in Printer’s Alley offers delicious American cuisine along with a great selection of craft beer brews. A local hot spot, the food and drinks pair well with the real attraction of Skull’s Rainbow Room- the nightly burlesque show. 

Visit Skull’s Rainbow Room the next time you are in Music City and experience breathtaking dancers, live music, and top-notch pub food.  

Goo Goo Shop & Dessert Bar 

Goo Goo Shop & Dessert Bar is about a block from downtown Nashville and offers curbside pick-up and delivery options. Open daily, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., this local dessert bar offers guests the chance to design their own premium Goo Goo Cluster. Featuring classic flavor Goo Goo Clusters, locally made ice creams, and so much more, this is the perfect place to visit after an afternoon of honky tonks in the middle of downtown. 

Tommy’s Tours, guided by Comedian Charmin’ Tommy Garmon, are a fun-packed, three hour, Nashville bus tour of Downtown Nashville’s hotspots and celebrity homes. The tour will pick you up at your hotel and drop you back off in the same spot.

Tommy’s Tours have the newest buses, newest equipment and the best air conditioning!  See the city as only Tommy can show it. Tommy’s Tours will make sure you “Don’t just show up, you arrive…” Tommy is Nashville’s only independent tour owner and operator, and he gives his tours a beaming “Smile a Mile,” telling “Everything you need to know about Nashville.” If he doesn’t tell you about it, you don’t need to know! Contact Tommy’s Tours today!

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