Planning a trip to Nashville? Want to make sure you capture the best photos? We have you covered! From trendy hotels to beautiful murals to curated store fronts to funky bars, Nashville is filled with amazing photo opportunities. We promise you’ll acquire plenty of Instagram content! Here is Nashville Guru’s guide to 60+ photo-worthy spots in Nashville.
60+ Photo-Worthy Spots in Nashville
People line up to get photos in front of Nashville’s eye-catching murals. Here are some of the most popular murals sorted by neighborhood. Click the links to the mural names for location and artist details.
The Joseph is a luxury hotel located in Nashville’s SoBro neighborhood. The impeccably designed hotel offers guests a sophisticated stay with upscale dining options like Yolan, a fine Italian concept by Michelin-starred Chef Tony Mantuano, and Denim, a rooftop bar serving elevated cocktails and bites with stunning city views. If you’re in need of some R&R before filling your camera roll, we recommend checking out Rose, a luxury salon and spa on the 21st floor.
If you’re looking for a creative hotel experience, check out the Noelle located Downtown. The concept, owned by Rockbridge and operated by MAKEREADY, is located in the former home of Noel Place, one of Music City’s first luxury hotels dating back to 1930. Noelle is geared towards adventurous travelers with an appreciation for history, art, and authenticity. Be sure to go up to Rare Bird, the hotel’s rooftop bar, for views and photo ops.
Graduate Nashville is a quirky boutique hotel on West End. The concept has locations across the country, all located near major universities. Each guest room is decorated with portraits of some of Country music’s most famous female icons, pink and white wallpaper, and vibrant patterns throughout. Whether you are a hotel guest or not, make sure to check out their coffee shop, Poindexter and rooftop bar and restaurant, White Limozeen. Photos will Dolly are a must.
The Dive Motel
The Dive Motel, located in East Nashville on Dickerson Pike, is a retro-styled motel with 23 rooms, a pool and swim club, and a dive bar. There are three penthouses, three double rooms, three cabins, and 14 king rooms, each with its own theme. The entire property is 21 and over only.
Vandyke Bed & Beverage
Vandyke Bed & Beverage is a boutique hotel located in the heart of the Five Points area of East Nashville. This contemporary bed and beverage includes eight individually-themed suites, a bar on the ground floor, an outdoor patio, and a private rooftop patio for hotel guests. If you’re traveling with a larger party, reserve The Champagne Room—a vibrant tropical oasis including a Murphy Bed as well as a queen bed, a dining room table, and a small kitchen.
The Fairlane Hotel, located Downtown, is a retro-modern, 81-room boutique hotel. The mid-century design takes guests back to the 1960s and 70s with terrazzo flooring, wood paneling, brass accents, and a nostalgic color scheme. The Penthouse Suites are especially photo-ready.
Traveling with pets? This is the place for you to snap a pic with your pet! The Bobby Hotel, located Downtown, prides itself on being pet-friendly with pet-focused amenities and room service for furry friends. This lifestyle hotel has over four dining concepts including Bobby’s Rooftop Lounge, which features 1956 Scenicruiser bus and various views of downtown.
Virgin Hotels Nashville
Virgin Hotels Nashville offers a modern stay with a touch of Southern charm. Head up the 14th floor to enjoy one of Nashville’s latest rooftop bars, The Pool Club, for amazing views of historic Music Row, great DJs, and refreshing drinks. This hotel is pet-friendly, so make sure to bring your pup—no breed or size restrictions!
The Thompson Nashville is a boutique-hotel located in the Gulch. Guests can expect modern-day style and luxury. Make sure to check out the rooftop bar, L.A. Jackson, for creative craft cocktails, an overlooking view of Downtown Nashville, and some of the best outdoor shots!
If you’re in the Downtown area, venture over to Famous Nashville on 2nd Avenue to get a photo under the 60-foot “Famous” marquee, then head up to the rooftop for pics of the Titans stadium and the Cumberland River.
There’s a good a chance you’ve never been to a robot-themed tiki bar before, so now’s your chance. Chopper Tiki Bar is vibrant and detailed, ranging from a massive robot hanging over the bar area to whimsical drinks served in tiki glasses.
Gracie’s Milkshake Bar
Grab a seam foam green booth at Pearl Diver, and get an incredible group photo at this island-inspired bar on the east side. There’s also a colorful outdoor patio to mix up the vibe.
The Hampton Social
Anzie Blue, located in Hillsboro Village, is a CBD-centric coffee and cocktail cafe that serves tasty food and drinks in a bright and modern environment. Before you leave, make sure to take a photo in front of the permanent floral installation created by Mallary Birdsong for Flower Walls Nashville.
Pinewood Social is a 13,000-square-foot multi-activity hangout spot featuring a dining area, outdoor patio, and bowling alley. Whether you’re stopping in for breakfast, lunch, dinner, and/or bowling, you’ll want to document this experience.
Pins Mechanical Co.
Pins Mechanical Co. in the Gulch includes many photo-worthy activities including duckpin bowling, arcade games, themed pinball machines, bocce ball, and more. If weather permits, play giant beer pong on the outdoor patio.
Barista Parlor, located throughout Nashville, serves up some of the best photo-worthy latte art plus every location is aesthetically pleasing. You can find Barista Parlor in The Gulch, Germantown, East Nashville, and Marathon Village.
The Optimist in Germantown is a seafood-focused eatery from restauranteur Ford Fry. When weather permits, check out their recently launched outdoor bar, Jacqueline! Guests can expect shaved ice cocktails, lawn games, and fish-camp inspired bites.
Uncommon James is owned by television personality Kristin Cavallari. Stop by and shop jewelry, baby clothes (Little James Clothing), home decor, and more. Before you leave, snap a photo in front of the devil/angel wings.
Amelia’s Flower Shop
If you’ve traveled to Nashville before, you’ve probably seen and shopped the Amelia’s Flower Truck. Now you can stop by for flowers at their first brick-and-mortar store, Amelia’s Flower Shop, located in L&L Market. We all know a beautiful flower bouquets make the best photo.
Living with Landyn
The Living with Landyn store, owned by lifestyle influencer Landyn Hutchinson, is located in L&L Market. The bright and beautiful shop guarantees a great photo. From clothing and home decor to baby gifts and jewelry, this is a one-stop shop for anything you need.
Kittenish, owned by country singer Jessie James Decker, is located in the Gulch. On your way out, take a photo in front of the “Nashville Stole My Heart” mural. After one visit to Music City, we guarantee Nashville has stolen your heart.
White’s Mercantile is owned by Holly Williams, the daughter of Hank Williams Jr. This modern-day general store has everything from gifts for home and body to clothing for men, women, and children! The original location in 12 South is a perfect photo-worthy spot.
Draper James, located on 12 South, is owned by Nashville native, Reese Witherspoon. The store is filled with Witherspoon’s personality and southern charm. Stop in to shop clothing, home decor, and accessories and snap a pic in front of the blue-and-white mural outside.
The Golden Slipper
The Golden Slipper is a locally-owned gift boutique and mercantile located in Germantown. The sweet little shop is owned by Abbey Moore, the lifestyle blogger behind The Perfect Little Life. From balloon installations to floral design, this shop has a variety of ways to please your photo frame.
Cheekwood Estate & Gardens
If you drive about 20 minutes outside of Nashville, you’ll find one of the most picturesque destinations, Cheekwood Estate & Gardens. Cheekwood is 55 acres of botanical gardens, an arboretum, and museum. The family-friendly historical attraction features yearly installments such as Chihuly at Cheekwood, Cheekwood in Bloom, Cheekwood Harvest, Holiday LIGHTS at Cheekwood, and more!
Gaylord Opryland Resort & Convention Center
Gaylord Opryland is not your average hotel. The resort and convention center features indoor waterfalls, fountain shows, a variety of upscale restaurants, and over-the-top decorations for almost every holiday! If you’re looking to plan a family-friendly day with plenty of picture-worthy moments, check out SoundWaves, an upscale indoor-outdoor water attraction. There are four acres of waterpark fun, including 11 slides, a wave simulator, private cabanas, and a kids area.
Make your way Downtown, particularly Lower Broadway, for the ultimate “Nashvegas” experience. Lower Broadway is filled with honky tonks with neon lights, rooftop bars, delicious local food, and some of the best live music that Nashville has to offer. When you’re down there, check out Fifth + Broadway, Nashville’s largest mixed-use development that incorporates restaurants, shops, office space, a museum, and residential units.
John Seigenthaler Pedestrian Bridge
The John Seigenthaler Pedestrian Bridge spans over the Cumberland River and connects Downtown Nashville to Nissan Stadium. It’s one of the longest pedestrian bridges in the world! The bridge was restored in 1998 for pedestrian-use only, providing stunning views of the Downtown Nashville skyline and river. This is a popular music video backdrop, so it may look familiar!
The Parthenon, a full-scale replica of the Athenian original, can be found at Centennial Park. The historical monument was originally built for Tennessee’s 1897 Centennial Exposition. Today, The Parthenon serves as one of Nashville’s art museums featuring 63 paintings by 19th and 20th century American artists.
Grand Ole Opry
The Grand Ole Opry is known as the true home of country music. Every one-night-only show is surely an unforgettable experience. During their backstage tours, guests can check out the Opry’s 18 themed dressing rooms and even stand in the famous circle!
The Ryman is a historic music venue located Downtown that seats 2,362 guests. The popular music venue was originally built in 1892 as the Union Gospel Tabernacle. The Mother Church has hosted many world famous and well-respected musicians. Self-guided tours are available Monday through Saturday.
Many nail salons in Nashville have caught on to the nail art trend. We all know a perfect manicure and spa day can make for some of the best pictures. Here are some of our top picks for photo-worthy nail salons and spas in Nashville.
Poppy & Monroe
Paint Nail Bar
Holiday Salon & Bathhouse
Escape Day Spa
Escape Day Spa, located in Belle Meade, is known for every kind of luxury pampering. Enjoy everything from massages to nail care.
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