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Things to do in Downtown, Nashville

Our most recommended things to do in Downtown, Nashville

Nashville: Downtown Helicopter Tour

1. Nashville: Downtown Helicopter Tour

Make your trip to Nashville truly memorable with a helicopter flight over the city's rapidly-growing skyline. Sit back in comfortable leather seats and take in the views. Choose from 2 different options and admire the skyline of 'Music City' and the beautiful rolling hills of Tennessee. Fly over the Parthenon at Centennial Park, the state capitol building, and look straight down at the 50-yard line of the Nissan Stadium. Take in views of the Ryman Auditorium, Bridgestone Arena, the Country Music Hall of Fame, the AT&T building, and more. Make your way downtown along Broadway, hovering lower than the tops of the buildings. See if you can spot the legendary Tootsies Lounge from this unique vantage point. Upgrade your experience and sip on champagne with a luxurious VIP helicopter experience.

Nashville: Music City Pub Crawl

2. Nashville: Music City Pub Crawl

This Music City Pub Crawl is proud to be Nashville's oldest and most coveted bar crawl, with attendees from all across the globe. Explore unique watering holes along Printers Alley and historic 2nd Ave. N. in downtown Nashville, and enjoy exclusive drink specials at each venue. Follow world-class tour guides who provide a combination of hysterical and intriguing local history, and a plethora of quirky games and activities, a few of which include karaoke, VR boar hunting, and mechanical bull riding. Listen to the best live music in all the land and enjoy a splash of friendly competition. Head to 4 to 6 local haunts and get to know the other members of your group on a tour perfect for individuals, couples, birthday parties, family gatherings, bachelor and bachelorette parties, and corporate events. Sip on drinks purchased at exclusive prices.

Nashville: Drag Queen Party Bus Tour with Games & Drag Show

3. Nashville: Drag Queen Party Bus Tour with Games & Drag Show

Celebrate any occasion in style on this Nashville drag queen bus tour. Pass Downtown Nashville’s must-see sights, including Music Row, Honky Tonk Highway, and the Vanderbilt Library. All the while, dance, sing, and let loose on a custom-made party bus with the most entertaining guides in town. Meet the bus crew at Tribe, a bar in Midtown, where you can make a start with pre-drinks, shop for souvenirs, and prepare yourself for the ride. Then, let the fun and games begin as you hop aboard the bus accompanied by two drag queens who know how to put on quite a show. Make use of the amenities on your custom-made tour bus, decked out with a professional sound system, built-in ice coolers, and laser lights to create the perfect party atmosphere. Your guides will lead the fun with drag performances, as well as putting on games, quizzes, and other activities for everyone to play. Look out for sights along the route including Honky Tonk Row (Broadway), The Gulch, Midtown, Demonbreun Hill, SoBro, Music Row, Vanderbilt, and Nissan Stadium.

Nashville Downtown: Escape Room Adventure

4. Nashville Downtown: Escape Room Adventure

The concept is simple, but the games are not. Enter a series of elaborately-designed rooms and work together with your group to find clues and solve puzzles to complete your given mission. Escaping will require teamwork, communication, wits, and a sense of adventure. With 4 thrilling adventures to choose from, you may find yourself as a spy sent to recover a stolen painting or a falsely-accused prisoner determined to break out of jail. Once you arrive, a dedicated game guide will take you to your adventure and help you as needed. No matter your choice of game, keep your wits about you and focus: you’ve got one hour to escape. After you and your group have emerged victorious, you’ll be conveniently located in Downtown Nashville, so you can easily celebrate with a bite to eat.

Downtown Nashville: Cinderella Private Narrated Carriage

5. Downtown Nashville: Cinderella Private Narrated Carriage

Bring your own royal family or small group for an eye-catching Cinderella tour of Downtown Nashville. This is an amazing way to see all the hotspots of Nashville while making your own new memories. Join your expert guide for a narrated tour while you travel in style. This tour includes hotspots such as: The 5 Star Historical Presidential Hotel The Hermitage Schermerhorn Symphony Center The Country Music Hall of Fame, The Bridgestone Arena The Johnny Cash Museum Riverfront Park Hard Rock Cafe The Wild Horse Saloon Printers Alley The Tennessee State Capitol Building The War Memorial Building Nashville Performing Arts Center Tennessee State Museum The Ryman Auditorium Tootsies Orchid Lounge

Nashville: Downtown Segway Tour Experience

6. Nashville: Downtown Segway Tour Experience

Experience the most unique and relaxing way to explore downtown Nashville as you glide around on a segway. Within 2.5 hours, learn how to ride a Segway, and enjoy a guided Segway tour around the most popular sites in Nashville. In total, cover about 5 miles through downtown Nashville covering such landmarks as the Schermerhorn Symphony Center, Country Music Hall of Fame, Bridgestone Arena, Fort Nashborough, Bicentennial Mall, Farmer's Market, and the Tennessee State Capitol. You'll even see some areas that most tours can't get to because you're on your very own Segway!

Nashville: Guided City Van Tour

7. Nashville: Guided City Van Tour

Buckle up for a tour of Nashville’s highlights in a comfortable, air-conditioned van. Go for a spin through Nashville and be shown the known and unknown sights of the city including Music Circle and Music Row. Learn about the history, music, trials, characters, and the current vibe of the city that makes it a favorite for folks from around the globe. Explore the Lower Broadway home to honky tonks and live country music. Pass through the bustling entertainment district and spot notable landmarks. See the State Capitol, the seat of government for the U.S state of Tennessee. Enjoy the Printer's Alley, a lively nightclub district originally the center of Nashville's printing industry. Drive by the Musician’s Hall of Fame and hear from your guide about the many famous musician's instruments held in the museum. Head into Music Row, a neighborhood full of music record labels, recording studios, and the heart of Nashville's country music industry.

Nashville: Private City Tour with Local Singer-Songwriter

8. Nashville: Private City Tour with Local Singer-Songwriter

Explore Nashville through the eyes of a local musician. See all the best attractions the musical city has to offer. Begin your experience with hotel pickup. Meet the local singer who will be your guide outside your hotel. Then, climb aboard the air-conditioned SUV to be taken to explore the sights and sounds of Music City. Enjoy downtown Nashville "Honkey Tonk Row", a history lesson and tour around the Bicentennial Capitol Mall State Park. See the Farmers Market, a 200-foot Tennessee state map, and more. Photo opportunities will be available to get some beautiful pictures. Next, head to Marathon Village the home of the famous reality show American Pickers store, where you will see some antiques and hear interesting stories. Then, after taking a look at the shops (optional), tour Music Row and learn all there is to know about the famous sight from your guide. See the Gulch area and drive by unique shops, restaurants, and murals you can come back to visit. Visit the Nashville Parthenon for a short history lesson and some great photo opportunities before returning to your hotel. Drive up to the Bluebird Cafe, where some of the best songwriter's in the world have been discovered. Your guide might even serenade you with one of their original songs they performed there. From there you'll enjoy driving down 12th Ave. South, enjoying learning about the locally owned shops and restaurants where you'll pass by Reese Witherspoon's dress shop and Dolly's enterprise.

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What people are saying about Downtown, Nashville

Overall rating

4.9 / 5

based on 95 reviews

Joe, our tour guide, was friendly and knowledgeable, not only about Nashville, but the entire state of Tennessee. He could put in perspective the role of Nashville as the state capitol and as a center of commerce alongside what it represents in the entertainment industry. He also knew quite a bit of quirky civics history that was very interesting. The van was comfortable and easy to get in and out of. Great tour, well worth the time and money.

We did an evening flight with all the beautiful lights of Nashville, it was a fun experience and would highly recommend it!

Andrew was an excellent pilot and friendly ,knowledgeable , young man. We truly enjoyed our experience!

Very professional, punctual and knowledgeable about the area. 5 star.

so much fun! super cool experience and very nice pilot