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IF YOU'RE LOOKING FOR THE DEFINITIVE LIST OF THE BEST DESSERTS, BAKERIES, CREAMERIES, AND CONFECTIONERIES IN NASHVILLE THEN LOOK NO FURTHER. YOU'LL FIND EVERYTHING NEEDED TO SATIATE ANYONE'S SWEET TOOTH. 

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BEHIND THE SCENES OF

MUSIC CITY U.S.A.

SINCE 1912, NASHVILLE HAS BEEN A WORLD-CLASS DESTINATION FOR ALL THINGS SUGARY AND SWEET. THE WORLD'S FIRST "COMBINATION CANDY BAR" WAS INVENTED BY THE STANDARD CANDY COMPANY RIGHT IN DOWNTOWN MUSIC CITY. THE GOO GOO CLUSTER IS STILL A FAVORITE THROUGHOUT NASHVILLE AND NOW AROUND THE WORLD. THE COMBINATION OF CARAMEL, NOUGAT, & PEANUTS COVERED IN CHOCOLATE CAN BE SAMPLED, BOUGHT, SHIPPED, AND EVEN CUSTOM-MADE AT THE GOO GOO CLUSTER STORE ON 3RD AVENUE

IF YOU'RE LOOKING FOR A WIDER SELECTION OF SOUTHERN SWEET TREATS, THERE'S NO BETTER PIT STOP THAN THE WORLD-FAMOUS LOVELESS CAFE. LOCATED ROUGHLY 30 MINUTES SOUTH OF DOWNTOWN NASHVILLE OFF HIGHWAY 100, THE LOVELESS HAS BEEN SERVING STAPLES LIKES BANANA PUDDING, PECAN PIE, ROTATING CUPCAKE FLAVORS, AND MORE SINCE 1951. 

A TRIP TO CHASE A MORE ADVENTUROUS SWEET TOOTH SHOULD FIND YOU AT BANG CANDY COMPANY, LOCATED AT MARATHON VILLAGE. WHETHER YOU PICK UP A HOMEMADE S'MORE, SOME HIGH-END MARSHMALLOWS, OR EVEN THEIR LEGENDARY CBD DREAM DROPS- NO TWO FLAVOR EXCURSIONS TO BANG ARE EVER THE SAME. IF YOU'RE WORRIED YOUR CONFECTIONERIES WON'T MAKE THEIR WAY ALL THE BACK TO YOUR HOME WITHOUT BEING DEVOURED, DON'T FRET. THEY'LL SHIP ALL OF YOUR FAVORITES FOR YOU (IN THE COOLER MONTHS, OF COURSE!) 

 

PICTURED LEFT: LOVELESS CAFE PECAN PIE, COURTESY OF THE LOVELESS CAFE

HONORING THE PAST.

INFORMING THE FUTURE.

IT SEEMS EVERY CITY HAS IT'S "WORLD FAMOUS" CUPCAKE, ICE CREAM, AND NOW DOUGHNUT SPOT- AND NASHVILLE IS NO EXCEPTION. IT WOULDN'T BE A NASHVILLE FAVORITE HOWEVER WITHOUT ADDING OUR OWN LITTLE TWIST. FIVE DAUGHTER'S BAKERY SERVES UP DOZENS OF UNIQUE, MILE-HIGH, 100-LAYER, FUNKY-FLAVORED DOUGHNUTS. THEIR COMBINATION OF CROISSANT AND DOUGHNUT HAS BUT THEM ON THE MAP WORLDWIDE, LUCKY FOR YOU THERE'S 5 LOCATIONS IN NASHVILLE TO CHOOSE FROM. 

NOT ALL SWEETS HAVE TO BAKED, YOU KNOW? IF YOU'VE EVER DREAMED OF BELLYING UP TO A WHOLE BOWL OF COOKIE DOUGH AND DIGGING RIGHT IN, THEN NO BAKED COOKIE DOUGH WILL BE LIKE A DREAM COME TRUE. WHILE YOU'RE OUT LOOKING FOR THE PERFECT SCOOP, CHECK OUT ONE OF NASHVILLE'S OVER-THE-TOP ICE CREAM PARLORS. FEAST ON A MOUNTAIN OF TOPPING WITH A LEGENDARY MILKSHAKE OR KEEP IT SIMPLE WITH A TRIO AT JENI'S ICE CREAM

REGARDLESS OF HOW YOU CHOOSE TO SATIATE YOUR SWEET TOOTH, NASHVILLE HAS PLENTY OF OPTIONS FOR EVERYONE. WE'VE COLLECTED A FEW MORE OF OUR FAVORITES BELOW, OR FEEL FREE TO MESSAGE ONE OF OUR WANDER EXPERT GUIDES FOR A PERSONAL RECOMMENDATION.

 

PICTURED RIGHT: FIVE DAUGHTERS MAIN SQUEEZE LEMON CURD DOUGHNUT, COURTESY OF FIVE DAUGHTERS BAKERY

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MUSEUMS

 
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COUNTRY MUSIC

HALL OF FAME & MUSEUM

THE WORLD'S ULTIMATE COUNTRY MUSIC ATTRACTION WHERE LEGENDS ARE REMEMBERED, STORIES ARE TOLD, AND COUNTRY MUSIC COMES ALIVE. 

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CHEEKWOOD

ESTATE AND GARDENS 

BREATHTAKING 55-ACRE GARDEN ESTATE AND MANSION HOSTING MULTIPLE ANNUAL EVENTS. 

OFF TOUR ROUTE

HISTORIC SIGHTS

 

MUSIC ATTRACTIONS

 
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RCA STUDIO B

HISTORIC MUSIC ROW - 17TH AV

NASHVILLE'S MOST FAMED AND BELOVED RECORDING STUDIO, HOME TO OVER 1,000 HIT SONGS AND RECORDS.

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VISUAL ART & GALLERIES

 
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Frist ART

MUSEUM 

NASHVILLE'S PREMIER ROTATING ART COLLECTION WITH TRAVELLING EXHIBITIONS AND EDUCATIONAL TOURS

NEAR TOUR ROUTE
KNOW BEFORE YOU GO

MUSIC CITY IS UNLIKE ANY OTHER. PREPARE YOURSELF WITH OUR NIFTY GUIDE ON WHAT TO EXPECT.

UPCOMING EVENTS

FROM BASEMENT CONCERTS & WORLD TOURS, TO WINE FESTIVALS AND MORE, SEE ALL THAT'S GOING ON HERE. 

CULTURAL TIPS

INTERNATIONAL VISITORS CAN FEEL RIGHT AT HOME WITH HELP FROM OUR QUICK CULTURE GUIDE. 

FACTS & FIGURES

LEARN MORE ABOUT CITY STATISTICS, NUMBERS, AND MORE, COURTESY OF OUR FRIENDS AT THE NCVC. 

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WANDER NASHVILLE

SEE THE BEST OF MUSIC CITY FROM THE GROUND UP. RESERVE YOUR SPOT ON OUR $10 WALKING TOUR TODAY.