Nashville Public Library
Main Carnegie Library opened in 1904. In 1965, the New Main Public Library opened on Eighth and Union. This library was designated as Ben West Library in 1977. On June 9, 2001 the new 300,000 sq. ft. Main Library building designed by Robert A.M. Stern Architects opened to the public.
Check their website for their courtyard concerts schedule. They are wonderful and free!
A beautiful library with a gorgeous lobby, amazing children's area, and outdoor courtyard.
Award winning Library in a stunningly beautiful building. If you find yourself downtown, wander into here and check out every floor. The grand reading room on the 3rd floor is amazing, as is the outdoor courtyard on the 2nd floor.
Tucked into the heart of downtown Nashville is a beautiful historic library building. The entire space is gorgeous but from the exterior, you might not ever know it was there. I highly recommend it as a spot to focus on some work or just get some perspective and center oneself. Bonus: Parking is…
It may seem odd that we are including a public library in this category but trust us...walk in an take in the sights.
“We seriously love this place! We usually must divide our drink, dinner & dessert into 3 different venues - this place handled all 3 nicely!”
“Classic southern tea room - stop in to pick up chicken salad and pimento cheese sandwiches. Their fruit tea is famous ”
“Weight lifting/swimming/yoga, Anyone?!?!?! No disappointments here. It’s where I go to remove all of the brunch!! There is SO MUCH to do here and absolutely Everyone can enjoy.. from the little babies (daycare inside) to the elderly (specific personal trainers and gentle water aerobics classes). Heads up: for Non Members of a YMCA, the fee is $15.00 per person and per visit! Oh, and don’t forgot to grab yourself a cold smoothie from Smoothie King located right inside!!!”
“This place is a must if you love coffee and fresh pastries and bread - OH - and really nice people! The staff is always friendly and helpful and they have the yummiest treats! Very warm environment as well!”