Local's Guide To Middle Tennessee

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The holiday season in Middle Tennessee is one of the most fun-filled, activity-packed events in the nation. We’ve selected some of our very favorite destinations, pop-up bars, shows, shopping pop-ups, and family-friendly festivals below. We hope you take full advantage of the rich festivities this year! We’re delighted that we’re all going to be able to get out in the community once again in 2021. 

Home Alone at Hidden Bar

200 4th Ave N | Nashville

Opening Wednesday, November 24, 2021

Feeling nostalgic? Head to this Home Alone-inspired bar to be transported to the McCallister home circa 1990—complete with the famous residence’s signature décor and design elements that will recall memorable moments. Of course, you’ll also enjoy Hidden

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In the midst of the flurry of activity that so often pervades our holiday season, many of us treasure the relaxation and joy we experience on our annual holiday light viewing trips around Middle Tennessee. If you’re planning to connect with the beauty of the season on a holiday light expedition, we highly recommend the following destinations as the Best Holiday Light Experiences in the region.

Holiday Lights at Cheekwood

1200 Forrest Park Drive | Nashville
Open Daily November 20 – January 09 | 5 PM - 10 PM
Walking Tour | FAQ

Cheekwood Estates is once again opening the gates of their historic mansion’s breathtaking grounds for Holiday Lights. This tour’s path winds through more than a mile of 0ver 1 million lights and leads to s’mores pits,

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As the weather cools throughout autumn and the chill of winter approaches, there’s nothing so comforting as a warm bowl of soup. Now, for many soup lovers, only one kind of hearty, savory, succulent soup reigns supreme: ramen. Savory broth bathes tender noodles, toppings get slurped up with every bite—it's heaven in a bowl! As you know, every ramen house has its own take on the traditional flavors. We’ve been trying ramen all over the region, and today, we’re sharing our Top Ten picks.

Perhaps you’ve enjoyed ramen for decades, or perhaps you’re in the mood to try it for the first time. Either way, you’ll be delighted by the following locations we’ve voted in as Middle Tennessee’s Best Ramen Shops!

Otaku Ramen

Nashville, TN

Nashville’s

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It's that time of the month again! We are excited to announce October's LoLo gifts! There are so many unique, wonderful, local businesses in Middle Tennessee and it's time to celebrate them this month!

LoLo, Locals Supporting Locals, is an amazing program for your Parks REALTOR® to give to you! Each month, a completely free, new gift comes to your cell phone for you to enjoy. The gifts are selected by county and are only for local businesses, no nationwide chains!

LoLo helps remind us to shop local and support our friends and neighbors! Here are October's gifts to you!

Tánsuŏ

Davidson County

Meaning ‘to explore’ in Cantonese, Tánsuŏ is an exploration of contemporary Chinese cuisine reminiscent of China’s night markets and traditional

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Trick-or-treating in costume is the highlight of the Halloween season for children and families. Our communities missed out in 2020, but we’re glad to say that most festivities are back this year! We’ve scouted the best places to trick or treat in Middle Tennessee, from decked-out neighborhoods to afternoon park extravaganzas, all promising massive candy hauls with high turnout.

Trunk-or-treat events are gaining popularity year after year, but fear not—there are still plenty of places where goblins, ghouls, and witches can be found throughout the final weeks of October.

Trick-or-Treat Events

“Belle Meade Plantation,” Nashville

Thursday, October 21, from 1 – 3 p.m.

RESERVATIONS REQUIRED

This free event boasts fun for all ages.

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Autumn’s cool air and crisp scents are just around the corner, and we at Parks Realty are more than ready to enjoy the fun fall activities throughout Middle Tennessee. Do you have your festival destinations lined up? If not, we’re here to help you get started with 10 of our top fall festivals. From Pumpkinfest to the Pooch Parade, you just can’t beat autumn in our neck of the woods—or the delicious seasonal foods our community serves up! 

A NOTE ON COVID-19

We do everything possible to bring you accurate, up-to-date information in each of our blog posts. However, due to continuous changes venues and event coordinators may make in light of the COVID-19 challenges we continue to face, some festivals may make changes or cancellations at any

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Halloween is just around the corner, and—luckily for all of the locals who love the spooky, scary, and macabre—our beautiful region is packed with horror-filled haunted houses. Today, we’re sharing the Top Ten Best Haunted Houses in Middle Tennessee! We’ve got everything from family-friendly spooktaculars to “sign a waiver first” extreme horror houses, and even one destination that is said to be truly haunted.

Are you ready to sign up for some heart-pounding, spine-tingling fun? Let’s dive right in. 

Beast House
Nashville, TN

The Beast House is the only haunted house on our list that’s said to be actually haunted. It is set in the Isaac Kechem Mansion, where the massive Victorian mansion’s original owner brutally murdered his entire extended

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It's that time of the month again! We are excited to announce September's LoLo gifts! There are so many unique, wonderful, local businesses in Middle Tennessee and it's time to celebrate them this month!

LoLo, Locals Supporting Locals, is an amazing program for your Parks REALTOR® to give to you! Each month, a completely free, new gift comes to your cell phone for you to enjoy. The gifts are selected by county and are only for local businesses, no nationwide chains!

LoLo helps remind us to shop local and support our friends and neighbors! Here are September's gifts to you!

Butcher & Bee

Davidson County

Butcher & Bee opened in 2011 with the simple mission of serving honest-to-goodness sandwiches made with flavor combinations and food

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Lately, it feels like more and more visitors to Middle Tennessee are falling in love with this gorgeous region and deciding to join one of our communities. If you’re headed our way, especially if you are already planning to move here soon, we recommend downloading the following top travel apps! For traveling like a local, nothing beats these Tennessee-centered treasures.

If you already live here but are going to be traveling out of the area, skip to Part Two. We have also rounded up the best all-around travel apps that will help you blend in with the locals wherever you roam. Part Three includes helpful apps for traveling in general.

Part One: Apps for Visiting Middle Tennessee

My TN

Android | iOS

If you’re interested in exploring

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With each year that passes, visitors and locals alike have more reasons to adore our region! This season, we recommend ascending above the city streets to tour the best rooftop experiences in Middle Tennessee. Whether you’re in the mood for a casual honky-tonk, modern glamor scene, or Nashville’s best steakhouse, the destinations atop our beautiful skyline should likewise be atop your list of things to do.

Please note that each of our highlighted rooftop experiences is either an established favorite or a newcomer that is taking the city’s nightlife scene by storm, so we advise arriving ahead of time, or making reservations where allowed.

lou/na

SoBro | Nashville

25 floors above Nashville’s South Broadway, though open only since the fall

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