Beautiful old buildings, retro shop signage, a stunning skyline and the clash of old-world Southern streets with shiny modern skyscrapers – there are many photo opps in Nashville, you’ll be spoilt for choice. Whether you’re a pro with all the gear or after snaps to post on Instagram, you’re going to have to be selective. We’ve asked our local insiders to share their most photogenic, Instagrammable spots in and around Nashville to help point you in the right direction.
Between the honky-tonks, colorful signs, and streets lined with old buildings, you won’t even need an Instagram filter when you take a photo on Broadway. On any given day, the bustling street is full of cowboy-boot wearing tourists, galloping, carriage-pulling horses, and the sounds of live music blasting from the many bars and restaurants.
Just 25 minutes outside Nashville, nestled among the scenic, rolling hills of Arrington, Tennessee, lies Arrington Vineyards. The location is Insta-worthy on its own, but you can take it up a notch with a secluded, picnic wine tasting. Rather than the guided note-taking of more traditional wine tastings, Arrington’s picnic option lets guests taste four wines at their leisure in secluded spots across the vineyard. You’re provided with tasting notes and plenty of time – an incredibly relaxing experience as well as a thoroughly Instagrammable one. Recommended by local insider Cristy Wicks
Spot wildlife, relax and engage in some gentle hiking along the shores of the beautiful Radnor Lake, situated a 20-minute drive from the city center. Set your alarm early to catch the morning mist rising off the water (it’s worth it, trust us). The magnificent reflections on a clear, still day make for unrivaled photo opportunities. If you’re keen-eyed, you may be able to snap river otters, beavers, mink, bobcats, coyotes or white-tailed deer as you explore. Recommended by local insider Juliette Lefaivre