Best Photo Ops in Nashville

By on March 16, 2017

Howe Garden at Cheekwood Estate & Gardens

Planning a trip to Music City? Make the most out of your vacation by hitting up the most Instagram-worthy spots (it’s not really a trip if you can’t brag about it to your friends on social media right?) Just be sure to bring a phone charger or extra camera battery, because there are many picture perfect places in Nashville, and you won’t want to miss a single one!

Grand Ole Opry House

You can’t go to Nashville without stopping for a photo at the famous Grand Ole Opry House. Many of America’s country legends have performed here, giving this place the nickname “home of American music.” Take a picture outside the iconic building, and then catch a concert while you’re there to really enjoy the full experience. Upgrading shows include Carrie Underwood on March 24, Charlie Daniels Band on March 28 and Clint Black on April 4. 

Country Music Hall of Fame 

To continue your country music photo tour, stop by the Country Music Hall of Fame. This music hall and museum is dedicated to collecting, preserving and interpreting the history of country music. However, the cool exhibits about famous musicians are not the only picture-worthy spots here – the outside of the Country Music Hall of Fame features a modern architectural design that makes it a classic piece of Nashville. 

Parthenon at Centennial Park 

Ready for a change? Although most people come to Nashville for country music history, there are other unique parts about this city that are worth visiting. Go to Centennial Park to take pictures of the full-scale replica of the famous Parthenon from Ancient Greece. Featuring replicas of the same beautiful design, classic pillars, 42-foot statue of Athena, the Parthenon Marbles (sculptures that are part of the temple) and more, visiting this building will make you feel like you have traveled across the world. As an added bonus, go inside to see Nashville’s art museum, containing paintings by 19th and 20th century American artists.

Cheekwood Estate & Gardens

Spring is the perfect time to get beautiful pictures of the flowers at Cheekwood Estate and Gardens. Some of the things you can take photos of include the Sigourney Cheek Literary Garden, where you will find peace by looking at the beautiful views of the Tennessee hills; the Martin Boxwood Gardens, where you will see the lawns, terraced gardens, formal plantings and crystal clear pool; and the Bradford Robertson Color Garden, where you will be astounded by the many crape myrtles, colorful flowers, flowering vines, and annual, perennial and tropical plants, all coming together for a vibrant splash of color. After spending hours in these gorgeous gardens, you will be inspired to try your hand at planting your own at home.

The Hermitage 

Finish your tour of this interesting city by taking a few pictures of The Hermitage, a mansion that was build in the 1800s for President Andrew Jackson and is now a National Historic Landmark. Ride through this former president’s vintage farm on a horse-drawn wagon, take a tour of his home guided by in-character interpreters, and take photos of the stunning white-walled mansion with strong white pillars that has been restored. There is no better way to celebrate the 250th birthday of this former president than by enjoying his home and land.

Sydni Ellis grew up in the great state of Texas, where she learned to love chips and salsa and hot weather. She has a master's degree in Journalism from the University of North Texas, and she currently works in the College Communications, Marketing and Outreach office at Richland College. Some of her passions include writing, traveling and re-reading the Harry Potter Series every chance she gets. In the spirit of spontaneity, Sydni lives her life with a pen in one hand and her video camera in the other; ready to capture the next great story.

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