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Favorite Nashville Spots

Posted by on Wednesday, July 28, 2021 in Feature, First Year Experience, Why Vanderbilt Divinity School, Why VDS.

Are you moving to Nashville for divinity school? Coming to visit to see if you’d like to join us at Vanderbilt Divinity?

We put together a list of favorite Nashville spots recommended by VDS students and alumni. You want it? Nashville’s got it. This is not an exhaustive list – just a place to get you started. Many also have presence on social so check them out there, too.

Looking for something you don’t see here? Ask in the comments!

Favorite outdoor spaces

Farmers Markets

Check out your neighborhood farmer’s market. Here are some notable ones.

  • Nashville Farmer’s Market: Locally grown food of all kinds, not just the typical things, but has a bit of an international vibe. Also has a food hall and a plant nursery. Open all week year-round. 2.6 miles from VDS.
  • 12 South Farmers Market: seasonal neighborhood market on Tuesdays. 2.6 miles from VDS.
  • Richland Park Farmers Market: year-round farmers market on Saturdays. Held in a park, so there is usually a little kids’ soccer practice, food trucks, and a tai chi group happening at the same time. 3.3 miles from VDS.

Best Food and Entertainment and Shopping Destinations







There are too many music venues to name, but here are a couple notable ones.


  • Frist Art Museum – a variety of great art and family-friendly. 1.3 miles from VDS.
  • Fisk Gallery on the camps of Fisk University: Georgia O’Keefe Collection and art at Jubilee Hall, Library, Administration Building. 1.7 miles from VDS.