What are our readers’ favorite places to go relax, see a show, catch a movie, or find a good book? This year, as in the past, it seems that we prefer our old favorites!

 

Live Music Venue—Ryman Auditorium 

When it comes to music venues, none in Nashville have the history, the ambience, or the attraction of The Ryman Auditorium, it seems, as the “Mother Church of Country Music” again tops our readers’ poll.

The Ryman Auditorium, photo via Facebook

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Place to Take Visitors—The Parthenon

Centennial Park is a fave for locals, who can often be found playing there on sunny days, from frisbee and soccer to Pokémon Go! And at the center of it all is that replica of the Parthenon that houses an art museum and the goddess Athena. Unlike the original, though, ours isn’t ruined!

The Parthenon, photo via Facebook

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Spiritual Place—Holy Trinity Community Church 

For a third year in a row, this place of worship has been chosen by our readers. Holy Trinity Community Church is one of Nashville’s most LGBT-affirming houses of worship—a role they’ve worn publicly for years.

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Bookstore—McKay Used Books

Tennessee’s first McKay location opened in Knoxville in 1985, and then arrived in Nashville in 2007. Now it’s hard to imagine how we ever lived without its bargain basement prices on everything from CDs and DVDs to comic books and great literature.

McKay Books, FAVES & RAVES Places winner
McKay Books, photo by James Grady

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Movie Theatre—Belcourt

The Belcourt is classic theater, capable of hosting stage shows and big screen features. This Nashville institution brings the best independent films to Nashville, while serving up classic movies (and cocktails from the bar) in various genres and hosting cultural events, such as Nashville’s Jewish Film Festival.

Belcourt Theatre, photo via Facebook

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Hotel—OMNI Nashville

The Omni Nashville Hotel is created specifically to be an authentic expression of the city’s vibrant music culture. This downtown Nashville hotel is one-of-a-kind—down to its expansion of the Country Music Hall of Fame® and Museum on three levels!

OMNI Nashville, photos via Facebook

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Check out all of our Nightlife, Dining, Look Good/Feel Good, Professional Services, Community, Places, & Wedding Services FAVES & RAVES 2018 winners!

SEE ALSO: FAVES & RAVES 2017 Places winners!