Local's Guide To Middle Tennessee

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If you’re searching for incomparably delicious offerings in Nashville, but you don’t want to fight the throngs to find the front door and be forced to holler over the neighboring table’s bachelorette party to be heard, today’s list is for you.

Despite their legendary reputation, the experience of dining in the Top Cozy Restaurants in Middle TN won’t feel like more work than your Monday – Friday grind. Make reservations where possible, plan to park earlier than you think you ought to, and you’re going to have a beautiful experience.

Margot Cafe
1017 Woodland St | East Nashville

Margot Cafe is a French and Southern fusion, farm-to-table experience. Their menu changes daily to reflect the produce and proteins that are top-notch early that

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We at Parks believe that the best comfort dessert has to be the donut, and that got us talking: what are the top ten best donut shops in Middle Tennessee? Every shop that made our list is independent and friendly, offers only the best confections, and has proven themselves in the difficult times we’ve recently seen.

The selections we made are each equally deserving, so be sure to read through our descriptions if you’re looking for a specific type of shop or donut to make your day just that much better. No matter where you go, we are glad you’re avoiding the chain offerings and snagging far better products from locally-owned businesses!

Fox's Donut Den
3900 Hillsboro Pike Ste 2 | Nashville
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Since 1973, Fox’s Donut Den has served Nashville

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Now is your chance to escape your daily routine and the winter blues and take time to relax and reconnect with nature. Any time of year, Tennessee is packed with perfect vacation spots. While we’re famous for our riotous fall foliage display, don’t sleep on the magic of winter in our magnificent state! From the snow-dappled Smoky Mountains and stunning state parks to the hustle and bustle of charming towns throughout the region, you’ll never run out of entertainment at these Top Winter Destinations in Tennessee.

Great Smoky Mountains National Park
Sugarland Entrance | 1420 Fighting Creek Gap Road | Gatlinburg
Cades Cove Entrance | Cable Mill Road | Townsend

Winter in the Great Smoky Mountains is breathtaking. The snow-capped mountain peaks,

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In the age of online mega-corporation booksellers, cities and towns throughout the country are losing their brick-and-mortar bookshops. While it’s certainly convenient to order books with one click, ease of use has come with a great cost to our nation’s communities. The magic of browsing the shelves of a cozy bookstore, curling up with your young child in the kids’ section to read through the morning, and exiting the shop with a tall stack of glossy finds simply cannot be replaced by our smartphone screens.

This year, support the bookstores we’ve chosen for our list of best Middle TN bookshops, and any local bookshop you find and love. Local independent bookstores need your patronage to keep them going, and we need independent bookstores to help

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Middle Tennessee is nationally famous as an outstanding southern destination for creative, lively parties. With our region’s rich history in music, cuisine, and culture, it’s a given that tourists will flock here to join local residents to ring in the new year. However, a party is only as epic as the venue and the entertainment, which is why we’re sharing our curated 2022 – 2023 list of the top places to celebrate the New Year in Middle TN!

Jack Daniel’s New Year’s Eve Live: Nashville’s Big Bash
600 James Robertson Pkwy | Nashville

The biggest party in Nashville is the Big Bash. Taking place in Bicentennial Capitol Mall State Park, this CBS-hosted event will feature hours of live music before the 15-foot Music Note Drop and fireworks at

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Middle Tennessee is famous for our year-round festivals and celebrations, and the holiday season is certainly our crowning achievement in this regard. We have created a list of our top ten activity-packed experiences, including light displays, shows, family-friendly festivals, and concerts. Happy Holidays are here once again!

Christmas at Gaylord Opryland
2800 Opryland Drive | Nashville

Gaylord Opryland creates a fully immersive winter wonderland experience each holiday season, including a massive 3 million light display that is free to the public. The resort’s activities and entertainment could keep your family enthralled for at least a week, and include the following: 

  • ICE carved wonderland, created from two million pounds of vibrantly
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The 2022 holiday shopping season has begun, so today we’re bringing you all the details about the top ten best holiday markets in Middle TN! Throughout November and early December, independent artisans and farmers will bring their premium holiday goods, produce, and handmade delicious eats to indoor and outdoor shopping extravaganzas near you.

Christmas Village
500 Wedgewood Avenue | Nashville
November 11-13

Christmas Village is one of Nashville’s longest-running charitable events, having generated a total of $13.5 million since its opening in 1961. This year, the Pi Beta Phi Alumnae Club will bring together over 260 vendors to serve 30,000 shoppers across four full days of holiday shopping and fun.

Visit this nationally famous consumer show

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Autumn is finally here, and that means it’s time to head out into the crisp, cool air and enjoy the many fall activities available to us here in Middle Tennessee! And if you haven’t picked a trick-or-treat destination yet, take a look at our recommendations for the best places to trick-or-treat in your neck of the woods.

Cheekwood Harvest
1200 Forrest Park Drive | Nashville
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Cheekwood Harvest is one of Nashville’s most treasured autumn celebrations. The oaks, maples, dogwoods, and many other species among their thousands of trees have begun to change their colors, and activities for the whole family are being set up alongside the art exhibits, statues, and gardens surrounding Cheekwood Estate.

Families with young

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Nashville and the surrounding area boast an art scene that grows continually. Our artists are diverse, innovative, and committed to creating works for the community to enjoy and interact with. Throughout the year, Middle Tennessee’s art galleries are open, with new works and exhibits shown often.

Additionally, our region hosts various festivals and art crawls, all of which are vibrant celebrations of the talented artists who make their homes here. In fact, with so much art to choose from, you may have trouble deciding which art crawls and exhibits in Middle TN are best! If so, today’s Top Ten list is for you.

100 Taylor Arts Market
100 Taylor St | Nashville

1oo Taylor Arts Market is located in the Germantown neighborhood within a massive

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Nashville is experiencing a vibrant resurgence of restaurant openings, which we more than welcome after two of the most challenging years endured by the service industry. It has been exciting for our team to visit new spots, though they've been opening so quickly that it has definitely been a challenge to keep up!

Today, we're sharing our picks for the ten best new restaurants in Nashville—so far. Each restaurant listed has opened in 2022, garnered enthusiastic reception, and will therefore be best enjoyed with reservations—especially on weekends.

Drusie & Darr by Jean-Georges
231 6th Ave N, Nashville

Jean-Georges Vongerichten is a world-famous Michelin-starred chef whose impeccable farm-to-table modern American cuisine showcases fresh,

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