This Nashville landmark—the world’s only full-size replica of the Parthenon in Athens, Greece—is a must-see and makes a good travel stop if you're wondering what to do near the Vanderbilt University campus. Snap a few photos of the white-columned exterior, then head inside to tour an art gallery and see the 42-foot-high gold statue of Athena, the goddess of wisdom.
33 Peabody St.
It’s rare to find a place that’s just as popular for coffee as it is for lunch, dinner and drinks, but that’s the claim to fame at Pinewood Social. This come-as-you-are, all-hours-of-the-day local hangout is a AAA Inspector Pick for its fun amenities, which include a neon-lit bowling alley, a bocce ball court and an outdoor dipping pool. Cozy seating nooks welcome laptop-wielding visitors, too.Read MoreAAA / Thuyvi Gates
Renaissance Nashville Hotel
611 Commerce St.
Floor-to-ceiling windows provide stellar opportunities for city-watching at Bridge Bar, the lounge inside the AAA Four Diamond
hotel. Named a AAA Inspector Pick for its trendy public areas and social scene, the downtown lodging brings in local musicians each Tuesday for Songwriters’ Night at the Bridge Bar.Book NowCourtesy of Thompson Nashville
Courtesy of Thompson Nashville
401 11th Ave. S.
One of the newest boutique hotels in Nashville is a welcome addition to the up-and-coming Gulch District. Designated a AAA Inspector Pick for its social scene, you’ll want to spend a lot of time lounging in the Thompson’s common areas, from the hipster-friendly coffee shop to the swanky rooftop bar. Guest rooms are easy on the eyes, too, with mid-century modern décor and floor-to-ceiling windows providing plenty of #viewgoals.Book Now
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