Taylor Swift is slowly taking over the world, but she always remembers where it all started: Nashville, Tennessee.
Swift has lived in and spent a lot of her time in the Music City, and acknowledges Nashville as “home.” These are some of her favorite spots that you should be sure to check out on your next visit.
The Bluebird Cafe
4104 Hillsboro Pike, Nashville, TN 37215
This club is iconic not only because it often showcases fresh songwriters, but because it’s where Taylor Swift herself was discovered. Her performance here earned her a record deal. It’s easy to understand why, with Nashville being a booming center for country music, which was the genre Swift focused on early in her career.
Many other artists have visited and reference Blue Bird Cafe, including: Keith Urban, Garth Brooks, Trisha Yearwood, Faith Hill…and many more. Swift says she loves to drive by the cafe and reminisce on her time singing here.
Radnor Lake, Oak Hill, TN 37027
One of Swift’s favorite scenic spots is the peaceful Radnor Lake in Tennessee. She revealed that she loves natural trails and often walks there, having long talks., especially enjoying the season of autumn.
Radnor Lake State Park is 1,368 acres of beautiful woods and hiking trails with an incredible view of the water. Many people love to observe the wildlife at the lake. If you’re a Swiftie, this is a must-see.
1812 21st Ave S, Nashville, TN 37212
Need a coffee fix? Swift says her favorite place to grab coffee and hang out is Fido. She loves the atmosphere of the coffeehouse; it was previously a pet shop that was eventually converted into a cafe.
Fido has gourmet drinks and a unique ambiance that keeps fans, such as Swift, coming back. If you’re looking for a cozy coffee spot in Nashville, this may be a great one to try out.
Hillsboro Village is a shopping spot Swift often talks about, it’s where she loves to hang out and check out all of the stores. The singer describes it as a good place to wander around. She frequents The Pancake Pantry, a popular restaurant that captures Nashville culture and serves delicious breakfast dishes.
Hillsboro Village has cafes, bars, shops, and more, nearby is Vanderbilt University, where Swift mentioned she used to walk by to see the beautiful buildings.
This is another popular shopping area. Swift says this is a perfect spot for strolling around, eating, or window shopping. Some of her favorites include: Fanny’s House of Music, a comforting music store that offers music lessons and accessories with a vintage touch. Swift has also talked about Pied Piper Creamery, an ice cream shop in East Nashville.