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Things to do in Tennessee

From classic must-see sights to insider hot spots and local haunts, there are countless things to do in Tennessee. How do you decide? Start with our travel guide and get our favorite Tennessee attractions and activities—shops, museums, parks, nightclubs, coffee shops, tours, and more.

Our international team of editors and writers handpick the best things to do in Tennessee to help travelers discover authentic, local experiences. Whether a hidden boutique with handcrafted products, a popular local festival, a bakery with a cult following, or a picnic-worthy park, Travel + Leisure guides the way, providing information and inspiration. From beaches and bars to cultural attractions and up-and-coming neighborhoods, our list will help you make the most of your romantic getaway, family vacation, or trip with friends. Below find Travel + Leisure’s top picks for what to do in Tennessee.

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  • 3 Crow Bar

  • 5 Spot

  • Art & Invention Gallery

  • Automatic Slim's

    City-slicker juke joint More
  • Beauty Shop

    Forties hair salon-turned-dining room. Food and cocktails are served at refurbished hair dryer stations in this beauty parlor-turned-lounge and res... More
  • Corner Bar, Memphis

    Grand old-school bar. Though you won't see The Peabody hotel's famed ducks (they stay in the lobby), The Corner Bar offers more than 40 martinis an... More
  • Escape Day Spa

  • Great Smoky Mountains National Park

  • Grill 83

    Oversized martini maker More
  • H. Audrey

    The epicenter of country music is going glam: Nashville royalty Faith Hill, Carrie Underwood, and LeAnn Riimes were among the first in line at the ... More
  • Hip Zipper

  • Mirror

    Miami-style small-plates boite More
  • Nashville Wine Auction

  • Patterson House

    The new cocktail lounge, from Toby Maloney and Jason Cott of New York City’s Rusty Knot, pays tribute to the pre-Prohibition era by serving turn-of... More
  • Red Door Saloon East

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