Author: Elizabeth Demolat

Elizabeth Demolat is a travel and lifestyle writer in Nashville, Tennessee. Elizabeth loves exploring new destinations. Her favorite travel destinations are France, Italy, and the United States. Right now, Elizabeth is focused on finding cool local spots and taking trips through the southeastern United States.
15 Best Nashville Museums in 2023 (By a Local)

15 Best Nashville Museums in 2023 (By a Local)

No matter what kind of Nashville museums you want to visit, you have a lot of options. Music City has tons of museums, including ones that celebrate the city’s music history, beautiful art museums, and even a museum dedicated to unique cars. Visiting museums is definitely one of the best things to do in Nashville,…

23 Best Restaurants in Nashville (Where to Eat, by a Local)

23 Best Restaurants in Nashville (Where to Eat, by a Local)

Nashville’s culinary scene is constantly growing. It’s on par with what you’d expect from a big city. You’ll find restaurants in Nashville serving up everything from traditional Southern cuisine to upscale, fine international dining.  The hardest part of dining in Nashville is deciding which restaurant to try next. There are so many amazing options that…

Driving in Nashville for Visitors | Rules & Tips [2023]

Driving in Nashville for Visitors | Rules & Tips [2023]

Worried about driving in Nashville on your upcoming trip? Luckily, driving around Nashville is pretty easy, but there are a few things you need to be aware of to best enjoy your time in the city. As a Nashville local, I drive in the city almost every day. Driving is currently one of the best…

Nashville Facts (25 Fun Things to Know, By a Local)

Nashville Facts (25 Fun Things to Know, By a Local)

If you’re looking for an epic list of fun & interesting Nashville facts, then welcome! Most people come to Nashville for the music scene, the great food, and the welcoming atmosphere. But a lot of people don’t know about the history, local traditions, and interesting facts about Nashville that have helped make Music City such…

Renting a Car in Nashville in 2023 (A Local’s How-to Guide)

Renting a Car in Nashville in 2023 (A Local’s How-to Guide)

Depending on your itinerary, renting a car in Nashville can be one of the best ways to get around the city. Having a rental car allows you to explore the city at your own pace and gives you the chance to visit different parts of the city easily.  I’m a Nashville local, and driving is…

25 Best Places to Visit in Tennessee in 2023 (By a Local)

25 Best Places to Visit in Tennessee in 2023 (By a Local)

If you’re looking to experience the very best places to visit in Tennessee, then you have an abundance of options. Made up of three sections – west, central, and east – Tennessee has a wide range of beautiful geographical features. You’ll find everything from caves to world-famous mountains to cities exuding world class music culture….

21 Nashville Tips (A Local’s Insider Secrets)

21 Nashville Tips (A Local’s Insider Secrets)

Looking for the top Nashville tips to make your trip the best it can be? Then you’ve come to the right place! The city, which is best known for its legendary music scene, is full of delicious cuisine, trendy shops, world-class museums, and beautiful outdoor stations. But there are some things you should know before…

Nashville Packing List (19 Things to Bring in 2023)

Nashville Packing List (19 Things to Bring in 2023)

Figuring out the perfect Nashville packing list is essential to having a great time in Music City. And as a Nashville local, I’m here to help! First off, the most important thing is to bring clothes that you will be comfortable in while exploring all the things to do in Nashville. Plus, make sure you…

3 Days in Nashville Itinerary (A Local’s Perfect Weekend)

3 Days in Nashville Itinerary (A Local’s Perfect Weekend)

If you’re looking for the perfect Nashville itinerary, then you’re in the right place. Nashville has a lot of great restaurants, museums, music venues, and other attractions. If you only have 3 days in Nashville, it can be difficult to pick out just a few things. You can’t do every single thing in only one…

23 Fun Nashville Date Ideas for 2023 (By a Local)

23 Fun Nashville Date Ideas for 2023 (By a Local)

If you’re looking for new and exciting Nashville date ideas, then you’re in the right place. I’m a local who loves exploring Music City and trying out new experiences. I can tell you firsthand that it’s a great place for couples (or for meeting someone new) because there are so many great unique things to…

39 Best Things to Do in Nashville in 2023 (By a Local)

39 Best Things to Do in Nashville in 2023 (By a Local)

It’s no surprise that a place known as Music City is full of bars, music venues, and recording studios. Add in all the dining options, museums, historic sites, and outdoor attractions, and it’s clear that there’s no shortage of epic things to do in Nashville. In fact, there’s so much fun stuff to do in…

How to Do Nashville on a Budget (A Local’s Guide)

How to Do Nashville on a Budget (A Local’s Guide)

Nashville is a popular place for visitors, but a trip to Music City can quickly get expensive. Of course, it’s entirely possible to visit Nashville on a budget.  There are plenty of free events and things to do in Nashville if you know where to look. You can enjoy much of what Nashville offers without…

Getting Around Nashville (A Local’s Transportation Guide) 

Getting Around Nashville (A Local’s Transportation Guide) 

There are at least 8 ways of getting around Nashville.  The best transportation for you will depend on the things you want to do in Nashville, where you stay, and your budget. You’ll also need to consider your patience and preferred level of comfort. As a Nashville local, I’ve listed out the different transportation options…

17 Best Coffee Shops in Nashville in 2023 (By a Local)

17 Best Coffee Shops in Nashville in 2023 (By a Local)

With so many good coffee shops in Nashville, there are tons of options for coffee lovers. No matter what vibe you like from a coffeehouse, Nashville has something for you. Whether you want to meet up with friends, catch up on work, study, or just grab a cup of black coffee before exploring the best…

17 Things to Do in Nashville with Kids in 2023 (By a Local)

17 Things to Do in Nashville with Kids in 2023 (By a Local)

Nashville’s reputation as Music City might lead you to think all the best things to do in Nashville are just for all adults. But, Nashville has plenty of family friendly attractions. From amazing parks to sporting events and performing arts, there are a ton of fun things to do in Nashville with kids.  As a…

15 Best Nashville Landmarks & Historical Sites (By a Local)

15 Best Nashville Landmarks & Historical Sites (By a Local)

There are so many Nashville landmarks worth your time. Nashville has a rich history along with an unbeatable music scene and a growing restaurant scene. All these factors combined make Nashville an incredible place to visit, filled with plenty of historical sites and attractions. With so many great things to do in Nashville, you’ll want…

11 Nashville Music Venues (Best Spots in 2023, By a Local)

11 Nashville Music Venues (Best Spots in 2023, By a Local)

Given Nashville’s reputation as Music City, it’s no surprise that there are plenty of live music venues in Nashville. Of course, you can always hear music at the honky tonks on Broadway. But, the Nashville music scene has so much more to offer – if you know where to look! While in Nashville, you’ll find…

19 Spots for Brunch in Nashville (Best Places, by a Local)

19 Spots for Brunch in Nashville (Best Places, by a Local)

Since Nashville has an abundance of great restaurants, it’s no surprise you can also find plenty of places serving great brunch in Nashville. In fact, Nashville has elevated weekend brunch into an art form! Brunch is such a big deal here that some Nashville restaurants only serve brunch all week long. So, you’re sure to…

13 Hikes Near Nashville (Best Hiking Trails, By a Local)

13 Hikes Near Nashville (Best Hiking Trails, By a Local)

Be sure to take advantage of some of the amazing hikes near Nashville during your visit. With beautiful natural scenery surrounding Music City and pleasant weather most of the year, hiking is one of the best things to do in Nashville. There are a lot of great hikes near Nashville. I’ve narrowed the list down…

15 Best Day Trips from Nashville for 2023 (By a Local)

15 Best Day Trips from Nashville for 2023 (By a Local)

Nashville is a great city to explore on its own, but if you have the time to take a few day trips from Nashville, it’s worth it to explore other places during your trip. Tennessee and the surrounding states in the southeast have so much to offer. The landscape in the area is incredibly diverse…

Is Nashville Safe? (Honest Safety Advice, By a Local)

Is Nashville Safe? (Honest Safety Advice, By a Local)

Nashville is generally regarded as a safe city for tourists. But, like any city, it is important to be aware of what is going on around you when visiting Nashville.  To decide if Nashville is safe enough for your risk tolerance, you have to think about factors like the crime rate and the ongoing Covid-19…

Where to Stay in Nashville (Best Areas, By a Local)

Where to Stay in Nashville (Best Areas, By a Local)

Each one of Nashville’s neighborhoods has a distinct character and vibe. It’s almost like visiting multiple cities at once. So choosing where to stay in Nashville really depends on the experience you want in the city.  No matter which neighborhood you choose, you’ll never be all that far from live music, trendy restaurants, cool bars,…