Brentwood is a small city located in the suburbs of Nashville, Tennessee. If you are the big city type, you will be tempted to write Brentwood off. But not just yet!
There are many things to do as a couple, alone or with family. Be ready to enjoy activities such as dining in world-class restaurants, outdoor and nature interactions. This small city is very impressive.
Brentwood offers all the comforts of life. If you need a spa or salon to get authentic Brazilian wax, you will find a good one.
If you want outdoor spaces for kids, there are many. If you are a nocturnal animal, there is a great nightlife scene.
The outstanding things that you could do in Brentwood include:
1. Eat in Brentwood
There are about 80 outstanding restaurants in Brentwood. However, you want to sample what the very best ones have to offer. You will be spoilt for choice because the top contenders give value for money.
Whether you want real American grub, or some foreign fare, you will find it in Brentwood. For instance, there are four outstanding Italian restaurants. Amerigo is one of the most recommended for its Italian, vegan and vegetarian dishes. The atmosphere is incredible too.
There is a steak restaurant, a Mediterranean cuisine one, Mexican and even a Sushi restaurant that you can try out. Overall, no matter how diverse your taste buds are, there is something for you in Brentwood.
2. Deerwood Arboretum
After having indoor fun dining in one or two of the best restaurants in Brentwood, you should take a moment in nature to let the food sink in.
You can visit the Deerwood Arboretum and Nature Center, free of charge. It is 27 acres with different features such as rivers, man made lakes, trees, birdlife and many more.
3. The Arthur J. Dyer Observatory
The Dyer Observatory has a large, impressive dome and the powerful, reflective telescope will let you catch a lot of action in space.
The Observatory also offers tours and if your timing is right, you can also meet the astronomer and learn a lot about space.
Before you can visit, check their website for details. From time to time, they only accommodate ticketed visitors and turn walk-ins away. This is an experience you do not want to miss, especially the telescope nights.
4. Enjoy nightlife in Brentwood
Visitors in Nashville ask: What is there to do in Brentwood at night? Well, there is quite a lot, even for the choosiest person out here.
Start your nighttime rendezvous at the Patterson House. They have a cool vibe and they offer the best drinks and cocktails in Nashville. This place gives the energy of a large city and the atmosphere and the drinks are excellent. Don’t forget to dress up when you are going for dinner and drinks at the Patterson House. It is required.
There are tens of more nightlife spots that you can try including Robert’s Western World, The Flying Saucer for incredible beers and the Henry James to name but a few.
5. The Grand Ole Opry House
You must visit the Grand Ole Opry House to experience the place that is home to the soul of country music.
The Grand Ole Opry House is the permanent home to one of the longest running radio shows. And now you can be part of the live audience. They host country music artists, from the most well known to the least known upcoming ones.
Once you get there, you will understand why this is referred to as the most famous stage in America.
6. Brentwood Library
This is a large, modern library with some of the best collections in books, CDs, DVDs, audio books and artwork. They also have a large collection of books in the children’s section. The seating is comfortable, and the art display is impressive.
The library has nice meeting rooms with all the equipment for discussions. The park setting of this facility is fantastic. There are football fields, spacious parking and more.
7. Radnor Lake State Park
If you are an outdoor lover, you will have the time of your life in the huge Radnor Lake State Park. It is located about 10 minutes’ drive from Brentwood.
This park is spread over 1368 acres. Because of its prime location and proximity to the city of Brentwood, it attracts huge crowds. It also offers good hiking options, bird watching and photography spots.
8. Visit the centuries old Travellers Rest
This colonial style house was built in 1799. This valuable piece of real estate is going to show you how the well to do people lived more than 200 years ago.
The huge dining room and the stunning wall paper stands until today. The house also pays tribute to Judge John Overton, who is one of the people who founded Memphis.
Because of the abundant indoor and outdoor attractions for tourists, this city has great opportunities for sightseers and merrymakers.
Not every fun spot or activity is paid for, so you can have fun and save money. Many of the outdoor attractions are outside the city, so not hesitate to drive for several minutes to get to some of these destinations.
Brentwood offers a good balance of nature and cityscape and one day might not be enough for you to see everything. You need a few days to a week.