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Locals answer top questions about Nashville

Take a look at the best answers from locals to questions asked by out-of-towners about living, exploring, and visiting Nashville, TN.

A view of a railroad track running alongside the Cumberland Rover with an arched bridge in the background over the water.

Check out our Instagram post to see the full comment section of questions and answers. | Photo by NASHtoday

If you’re not from Nashville, ask a question. If you’re from Nashville, answer one.

We posted that prompt on NASHtoday’s Instagram, and folks from near and far didn’t disappoint. Whether it was our friends down in Texas, or newcomers looking to love on local, these are some answers to FAQs from out-of-towners.

“Where are all of the locals going out on a Friday/Saturday night?!” — @laurenbarnaba

With 60+ answers, East Nashville gems had a large fan club — which we’re a part of as well. Some businesses mentioned include Golden Pony and Honeytree Meadery.

“Where can I go to hear live R&B or jazz music?” — @iamjohnjo

Our followers were rooting for Rudy’s Jazz Room, which was name dropped a few times. Soul, Papa Turney’s BBQ, and the Nashville Jazz Workshop’s Jazz Cave were also suggested.

“When’s the best time to visit Nashville?” — @satxtoday

Say hello to our good friends in Texas. The top recommendation for vising Nashville was the fall season. What’s not to love about scenic drives along Natchez Trace Parkway and lots of outdoor festivals?

“Best rooftop to watch the 4th of July fireworks from?” — @lilmisskadee

We’ll have more on this next week, but most commenters agreed that new spot AVA Rooftop Bar will have great views. Away from downtown, @_sophiechristine_ enjoys the peacefulness at the top of the hill at Shelby Park.

“Where are the best mocktails?” — @kaylison___

This one was all over the board, but that just means you have options. Tailor, Attaboy, International Market, Bay 6 at The Wash, and Pushing Daisies were all offered. Bonus: Attend booze-free events at Killjoy.

NASHtoday roundups

We like to think of ourselves as your one-stop-shop. So, it only makes sense that with several of the questions asked, we’ve already written the ultimate guide.

“Best thrift stores?” | Flea markets, vintage, and resale shopping

Family friendly things to do for under 21?” | Kid-friendly activities

“Where would locals say are the best vegetarian places?” | Plant-based eats

“Good trails for low-key walking?” | Hiking trails + 20 parks

“What are your favorite events/festivals in Nashville?” | Make sure you’re subscribed to our daily, free NASHtoday newsletter + bookmark our events calendar.

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