After a weekend getaway in Nashville, it became apparent that this city is extremely photo-worthy. From the city’s striking skyline to colorful murals and insta-worthy restaurants, there are plenty of photo spots in Nashville. If you are looking to capture amazing photos, Nashville is the place to go. With new murals and restaurants popping up all the time, you will find a fair share of spots to photograph. Whether this is your first or fifth time in music city, there are plenty of photo opportunities. Spend your time meandering the city in search of murals and follow this guide to see the iconic Nashville photo spots.
Nashville Photo Spots
You may be surprised by just how many photo spots there are in Nashville. This city boasts a wide array of photo spots including iconic sites and even some obscure spots.
John Seigenthaler Pedestrian Bridge
If you can only see one Nashville photo spot, you have to go to John Seigenthaler Pedestrian Bridge. This pedestrian bridge offers an incredible view of the Nashville skyline. To make these photos even more magical, walk along the pedestrian bridge during sunset.
Cumberland Park is located near the entrance to the John Seigenthaler Pedestrian Bridge and offers another perspective of the Nashville skyline. From this angle, you get a direct view of the A&T building, which is often referred to as the “Batman Building” for its’ resemblance to Batman’s mask.
The Parthenon is one of the more unique photo spots in Nashville. The Nashville Parthenon is a full-scale replica of the original in Athens. This structure makes for an incredible backdrop for a photo. If you’re willing to pay the $6 entry fee, the interior makes for a great photo spot as well.
Printer’s Alley is one of the coolest Nashville photo spots. This otherwise dark alley is brightened up with neon bar signs and twinkling lights.
Photo by Brandon Jean
Honkey Tonk Highway
If you are planning on experiencing Nashville’s nightlife, this street is already on your list. The historic Broadway Street referred to as Honkey Tonk Highway is an infamous stretch of bars. Head here to capture a photo of the street lined with neon signs. Be sure to take a photo of Tootie’s, a purple bar that stands out amongst the other buildings.
Photo by Drew Hays
Draper James is a boutique shop located in the very Instagrammable 12 South neighborhood of Nashville. This blue and white exterior is exuding Southern charm and is the most darling Nashville photo spot.
Emma’s Flower Shop
If you are looking for some pink to brighten up your Instagram feed, look no further than Emma’s Flower Shop. This bubblegum pink flower shop makes a great Nashville Instagram spot. The front of the building has an adorable awning or head to the back for a photo in front of the pink garage door.
Amelia’s Flower Truck
While Amelia’s Flower Truck is technically not a spot because it moves around, you must find this truck. There is a calendar where you can find exactly where Amelia’s Flower Truck is parked each day. Try to plan to stop at this truck when it is parked at White’s Mercantile. White’s Mercantile is an adorable shop in the 12th South, which makes a great backdrop for the Flower Truck.
This is one of the more unique photo spots in Nashville. This colorful Regal Theater is located just outside of Nashville and is so cute and colorful. I have never seen such a colorful movie theater before, I knew I had to stop to take a photo here.
Most Photo Worthy Murals in Nashville
Some of the top Nashville Instagram spots are murals. There are countless murals around Nashville, however, some are more photo-worthy than others. Check out the murals in Nashville to get Instagram worthy photos.
“I Believe in Nashville”
Did you even go to Nashville if you didn’t get a photo in front of the “I Believe in Nashville” mural? Well, of course, you did! But if you are looking to get that iconic Nashville photo to post on your Instagram, this is the spot. There are actually several “I Believe in Nashville” murals scattered around Nashville. Yet the most popular one can be found in the 12th South neighborhood, next to Draper James.
“What Lifts You”
This is one of my favorite murals in Nashville. The “What Lifts You” mural is designed by Kelsey Montague, a popular muralist in Nashville. This Nashville mural is designed for photo opts. Stand between the white wings adorned with guitars to get your perfect Nashville photo.
The “Flowers” mural will add a bit of femininity to your Instagram feed. This mural looks like a water colored painting and makes for a great photo spot.
“The Nashville Walls Project”
This colorful mural can be found near the “What Lifts You” mural in the Gultch, an upscale neighborhood in Nashville. This zig-zag and polka dot design make a fun Nashville photo spot.
“What Lifts You Up – Hot Air Balloon”
Another mural by Kelsey Montague, this “What Lifts You Up” piece has a whimsical hot air balloon adorned with a basket.
“Looking Pretty, Music City”
This is one of the cutest murals I stumbled upon in Nashville. The sunny yellow wall with the words “Looking Pretty, Music City” is just waiting to be photographed.
“Stay Tuned DCXV”
The “Stay Tuned DCXV” mural is commonly referred to as the Rainbow mural. This colorful mural has “Nashville” written on it, which has gained its popularity.
Photo by Katy Anne
Instagrammable Cafes & Restaurants in Nashville
Nashville is a very popular foodie city. Food is such a big part of Nashville, that it is no surprise that many of the Nashville Instagram spots are cafes and restaurants.
This pink cafe is extremely Instagrammable. The interior is decorated with millennial pink; everything from the barstools to the tabletops is a pretty shade of pink. Be sure to order the rose latte for the ultimate photo opt.
Liberty Common is one of the prettiest restaurants I have ever seen. The interior is decorated to resemble a French bistro. Every inch of this restaurant is picture-perfect; from the French details, blue accents, and wonderful lighting.
Five Daughter’s Bakery
Five Daughter’s Bakery serves delicious and decadent donuts. Not only are the donuts photo-worthy, but the bakery itself is also full of perfect photo spots including an “I Love Donuts” sign.
Parson’s Chicken & Fish
Not only is the food at Parson’s Chicken & Fish great, but there are also so many photo-worthy spots such as the red Parsons’s sign and the open patio.
Five Points Pizza
Five Points Pizza is the best pizza place in Nashville. This is also one of the best Nashville photo spots for foodies and mural hunters alike. The side of Five Points Pizza is decorated with a vibrant mural.
Pinewood Social is a bowling alley meets restaurant. Snag a photo in front of the neon blue sign near the lanes.
Photos by @realmelissaf and @christiandaniellecawthon
Acme Feed & Seed
Acme Feed & Seed has one of the best rooftop bars in Nashville. This is one of the best spots to take in and photograph bustling Broadway Street.
Bajo Sexto Taco Lounge
I’ve added Bajo Sexto Taco Lounge as a must-visit for my next trip to Nashville. This Mexican restaurant offers colorful food and cocktails as well as an Instagrammable “#tacos” backdrop behind the bar.
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