Not only known as "Music City," Nashville is also known as "City of the Parks." You may have heard of Centennial Park, which hosts the art museum and full-scale replica of the Athenian Parthenon. But don't miss other great Nashville parks like Shelby Bottoms Park, Percy Warner Park, and Radnor Lake. Grab brunch at East Nashville's favorite French cafe, Marché, and then rent B-Cycle bikes for a coast through Shelby Bottoms Park. Shelby Bottoms Park in East Nashville hosts five miles of paved trails and over five miles of unpaved nature paths for hiking, biking, running, skating, wildlife watching, and exploring nature. Or see the wild turkeys and deer at Radnor Lake, a trail that transports you from city streets to mountain views.
Afterward, head to the stylish and sleek 12 South neighborhood for brunch at Josephine. For those of you seeking to channel your inner Cheryl Strayed, hike through one of the hundreds of waterfalls outside of Nashville. Take your water shoes and swimsuit to Foster Falls and swim the day away. Not really the get-my-shoes-dirty type? Experience nature the Nashville way and go to a concert underground — talk about a speakeasy! Buy your tickets for the Cumberland Caverns Bluegrass Underground, where the world's best acoustics are literally nature made.