Recently, my daughter Rachel and I took a 4-day trip to Nashville, Tennessee. Nashville is only a 3 1/2 hour drive from our home in Memphis. Especially when Rachel was a competitive dancer, we made frequent trips to Nashville for dance conventions and great shopping.
For our latest trip, Rachel and I wanted to actually visit Nashville like real tourists (read How to Spend 4 Days in Nashville, Tennessee). Although I was interested in food and history areas, Rachel wanted to plot out the best Instagram spots. Now give me a good landscape or back drops of delicious looking food, and I’m very comfortable behind the camera. However, when it comes to taking pictures of myself, I quickly revert back 40 years to my awkward, uncomfortable junior high self!
My 20 year old daughter, Rachel, is more of the “Insta-worthy” expert. So I put her in charge of finding the prime Nashville Instagram spots and teaching me how to pose so I wouldn’t look awkward! If you like our pics, check out and follow our Instagram feed!
The Best Instagram Spots In Nashville, Tennessee
Just a few blocks from the downtown/nightlife area is the John Seigenthaler Pedestrian Bridge that starts around the Johnny Cash Museum (on the downtown side) and crosses the Cumberland River to the Nissan Stadium. There are great views on either side of the bridge. Go at dusk for some great lighting. Stay until dark to see the lights of Nashville!
The Gulch is an upscale neighborhood that is a popular spot for young urbanites. We found free parking (for 1 hour) close to the famous, “What Lifts You Mural” on 302 11th Ave. S.. Stay after picture taking to dine at fantastic restaurants!
Right across the street from the “What Lifts You” Mural:
We spent quite a bit of time in this trendy neighborhood. For one thing, it was blazing hot and the idea of shopping in cool air conditioning sounded super appealing, but there was also a variety of great eats! The famous “I believe in Nashville” mural and the blue/white mural face each other (2706 12th Ave. S.), granting you 2 shots in one stop.
East Nashville is an old, historic neighborhood that has a very low-key atmosphere. It is home to lots of artists and a great place to spend an afternoon. Don’t forget to check out their snapchat filters!
Hillsboro is a 4-block neighborhood located near Vanderbilt and Belmont Universities. Besides having the Pancake Pantry where you will die of pancake goodness, there is also great shops, boutiques, and cafes.
West End is most famous for the relaxing Centennial Park where there are Instagramable shots around every walkway, including a full scale replica of the Greek temple, the Parthenon. Before heading to Centennial Park, stroll down West End avenue for cute shops and cafes!
Have you been or want to go to Nashville, Tennessee? What Nashville Instagramable spots did we leave off? Please share by commenting below! Any questions? Please ask!
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