Top 10 Things To Do Alone In Nashville, Tennessee


Nashville, the hallowed land of country music lovers across the globe, has become a coveted travel destination for every demographic with its popular culinary offerings, upbeat downtown, historical venues, and a flourishing scene of art and culture. Trace the origins of country music at the Country Music Hall of Fame, revisit the golden era of music at the museums dedicated to Johnny Cash, George Jones and Willie Nelson, gape at the giant guitar shape of the roof of the Music City Center, scavenger hunt in the curious vintage shops, taste amazing cuisines at the Gulch, go biking in the lush nature parks, or simply click a selfie against the bright murals across the city — the land of Elvis and Dolly has a lot more to offer today than just music. It helps, of course, that the city also features themed hotels and vacation rentals to accommodate all types of travelers. Scroll down to check our list of things to do alone in Nashville, Tennessee, this vibrant city!

1. Journey past the homes of today's hottest stars who call Nashville home! (from USD 65.0)

things to do alone in nashville | journey past the homes of today's hottest stars who call nashville home!

Cruise down to the most beautiful parts of Nashville as you tour past the homes of the hottest stars who call the city home. Stay tuned to catch a glimpse of the city’s biggest stars — who knows, they might just hop on board your bus! This fascinating 3.5-hour tour takes you to view the majestic homes of legends like Taylor Swift, Toby Keith, Kid Rock, Kellie Pickler, Ronnie Dunn, Dolly Parton, Garth Brooks and Trisha Yearwood and many more. Learn more about the stars on this journey and the reasons why they call Nashville home!

Nashville Homes of the Stars Narrated Bus Tour

Duration: 2 hour

173 reviews

2. Travel back in time to explore the history of the Civil War in Franklin, Tennessee (from USD 93.5)

things to do alone in nashville | travel back in time to explore the history of the civil war in franklin, tennessee

Transport back in time to explore the history of the Civil War in Franklin, Tennessee. This 7-hour trip takes you to the Ground Zero of one of the bloodiest battles of the Civil War where you can visit three of the homes that still stand and bear testimony of the epic Battle of Franklin — the Carter House, the Lotz House, and the Carnton Plantation. Explore the impressive architecture marred in places by bullet holes and occasional cannonball indentation, hear about the unique tales of heroism and warfare, and marvel at the collection of antiques at the mansions.

Civil War History Tour – The Battle of Franklin, Tennessee

Duration: 7 hour

22 reviews

3. Discover the hidden gems and well-known sights of Nashville through an interactive scavenger hunt! (from USD 44.0)

things to do alone in nashville | discover the hidden gems and well-known sights of nashville through an interactive scavenger hunt!

Discover a unique way of exploring Nashville through this interactive city tour where your smartphone is your guide. Compete against other teams on this two to three-hour adventure as you solve clues and turn Nashville into a giant game board! This scavenger hunt combines the fun of the Amazing Race with a sightseeing tour of the city as the groups look for clues among the well known as well as hidden gems of the city while learning about the local history. The adventure begins at the Country Music Hall of Fame and takes you on a journey through Nashville’s iconic sights, war memorials, and unique landmarks. You can stop anywhere to listen to some music or grab a bite and complete the adventure at your pace.

Amazing Nashville Scavenger Hunt Adventure

Duration: 3 hour

4. Enjoy a half-day narrated tour of Nashville through the historic landmarks (from USD 91.0)

things to do alone in nashville | enjoy a half-day narrated tour of nashville through the historic landmarks

Explore the sights and sounds of Nashville on this fully narrated tour of 3.5 hours where you can also enjoy self-guided tours of the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum as well as the Ryman Auditorium. The tour takes you through the historical landmarks of Nashville like the vibrant downtown area, Honky Tonk Row, Riverfront Park, Fort Nashborough, the Tennessee State Capitol, Bicentennial Mall, the Parthenon, Vanderbilt University, and Music Row, home to historic Studio B. Witness where the country musicians work and play at the famed Ryman Auditorium, better known as the Mother Church of Country Music and the Country Music Hall of Fame, a tribute to country music.

Discover Nashville: Fully Narrated Half-Day City Tour

Duration: 3.5 hour

166 reviews

5. Have a bar golf tournament at the best beer establishments in Nashville! (from USD 60.0)

Putt away your boring city tour plans and join this small-group tour of Nashville that transforms the city into your playground as you compete against your friends for the lowest score, calculated by the type of drink you order and your golfing abilities. Joyride Bar Golf Party offers you a private golf card with a caddie, a mobile putting green and a set of putters to set the mood of the game as you visit six to seven local beer establishments. Earn bragging rights as you play bar golf at Nashville’s unique bar scene and have an amazingly good time at the city!

Nashville Bar Golf Game

Duration: 2 hours

28 reviews

6. Visit the popular attractions of Nashville on board the hop-on hop-off Old Town Trolley! (from USD 46.92)

visit the popular attractions of nashville on board the hop-on hop-off old town trolley!

Sit back and relax as you discover Nashville attractions at your own pace on board the hop-on hop-off trolley bus tour where you can get down and explore the city at any of the 15 convenient stops. Explore popular attractions like Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, the Parthenon, Grand Ole Opry, Ryman Auditorium, the Blue Bird Café, Bicentennial Capitol Mall, and the downtown entertainment area of the district on board the trolley bus as your conductor provides an entertaining narration of interesting trivia and tips. Once you finish visiting an attraction, you can hop on the next Old Town Trolley to continue discovering Nashville.

Nashville Hop-on Hop-off Trolley

230 reviews

7. Live up the nightlife at the vibrant Music City with a BBQ dinner and some honky-tonking! (from USD 51.0)

Have a night to remember in the Music City on this exciting night tour of the heart of Nashville! This tour is wheelchair accessible as well and you can get picked up right from where you are staying in the city. The tour begins on a happy note with a sumptuous BBQ dinner at a top-rated local eatery. Post dinner, you can visit the major downtown attractions like the Parthenon, the Ryman Auditorium, Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, Riverfront Park, Bicentennial Park including a breathtaking view of The Capitol, Music Row, the Schermerhorn Symphony Hall and many more. Follow it up with some ‘Honky Tonk’ where you can dance with the best boot scooters and sing along to your favorite songs till the tour ends.

Nashville Nights and Lights

Duration: 5 hours

15 reviews

8. Experience a backstage tour of the Grand Ole Opry House alongside the Gaylord Opryland Resort (from USD 83.0)

experience a backstage tour of the grand ole opry house alongside the gaylord opryland resort

Explore the new Grand Ole Opry House, the venue of America’s longest running live radio show showcasing the best in country music, where you are taken on a guided tour of the backstage, the dressing room and even behind the scenes of the show! Experience the palpable excitement of standing in the famous circle on the stage where the greatest voices in country music have stood and performed for years. The stage is yours and you may even sing a few notes if you dare! The tour also takes you to the beautiful Gaylord Opryland Resort where you can stroll through its fascinating indoor gardens and waterfalls and experience a ride on the Delta River Flatboat inside the hotel.

Nashville: Grand Ole Opry, Behind The Scenes Tour

Duration: 3.5 hour

28 reviews

9. Take a customized city tour with friendly locals to explore as locals do (from USD 29.0)

Live it up in Nashville like locals do in this customized six-hour tour where you explore the myriad nuances of the gorgeous city with friendly locals who take you around their city and share useful trivia and tips on how to best enjoy the city. Discover hidden gems, best places to eat and shop, easiest ways of commuting, local events happening in the city, and learn more about the place where you are staying at. This tour will make you feel more comfortable at navigating the city on your own and make the best of your stay at Nashville. The tour will be customized with the right local based on your interests and at the start time and length that you prefer. This will give you an opportunity of being a part of the city rather than just passing through it.

Nashville Like a Local: Customized Guided Tour

Duration: 2 hours - 6 hours

10. Join a guided tour of the various filming locations of the hit TV drama Nashville! (from USD 74.0)

join a guided tour of the various filming locations of the hit tv drama nashville!

Experience the excitement of the filming of the hit TV drama ‘Nashville’ on the guided tour of its namesake city. Visit the real-life filming locations across the city as you get insider information that brings the show alive! Tour the real Bluebird Café from the show, the homes of Rayna, Deacon, Gunnar, and Scarlett, click a selfie on the stage of the world-famous Ryman Auditorium where Rayna and Juliette performed their duet, “Wrong Song” and discover many other filming locations around the city. Sunday tours take you to the flagship Two Old Hippies Store where the show was filmed extensively.

Nashville: CMT's Nashville TV Show Tour

Duration: 3.5 hour

23 reviews

Have a gala time alone at the vibrant country music capital of Nashville!

Explore the various nuances of Nashville from its vibrant music scene to food tours and from unique vintage shops to cool theme parks — here’s a guide to what you can do in this city as you travel solo!

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