Free Yourself in Nashville, TN

In this edition of Free Yourself Friday, we take you to Music City, USA: Nashville, Tennessee, where Vaco is headquartered and provides expert consulting, permanent placement, executive search, and strategic staffing.

Yes, we specialize in premier talent & solutions, but most importantly, we help people find freedom. We believe in the power of an entrepreneurial spirit, staying team focused, and a true work-life balance.

So, if you’re in the Hot Chicken capital on business or visiting for fun, here are the top give places to Free Yourself in Nashville (recommended by our local Nashville Vaconians themselves)!

1. Warner Parks

Warner Parks contains Edwin and Percy Warner Parks, totaling almost 3000 acres of forest. Located nine miles from downtown Nashville, you can escape the excitement and unwind. Whether you want to hike some trails, walk your dog, or just admire the scenery, it’s a great place to relax. –Darren Mathey

2. Bridgestone Arena

Bridgestone Arena is in the heart of Lower Broadway, the premier destination in downtown Nashville. Nashville’s number one venue for large-scale concerts and home of the Nashville Predators, there is plenty of fun to be had. Whether you’re a music lover or a hockey fan, Bridgestone Arena is a great place to come to year-round. –Kaylee Osland

3. Cabrewing down the Harpeth River

The key is finding a hot summer day to enjoy this peaceful canoe trip down the Harpeth River.  Be sure and go with a big group of people, and of course, don’t forget a few beverages.  There are plenty of “beach” spots to pull over your flotilla party to hang out and relax.  You can even climb the rock cliff to the rope swing if you are brave enough.   Veteran advice: bring plenty of sunscreen. –Patrick Thomas

4. Flamingo Cocktail Club

Recently-opened Flamingo Cocktail Club is a hip, trendy bar in the Wedgewood Houston neighborhood. Formerly a church, its flamingo-colored exterior gives way to a unique aesthetic inside with vibrant furniture and colorful décor. Make yourself comfortable at the bar with signature drinks or find your inner dancer with the tunes. It’s a great place to try out something new! – Julianna Bass

5. Nashville Sounds Game at First Tennessee Park

The Nashville Sounds, Nashville’s minor league baseball team and Triple-A affiliate of Oakland Athletics, play in Germantown at First Tennessee Park. Check out the Band Box, the in-field restaurant and bar with ping pong, cornhole, foosball, and shuffleboard. They have various promotions throughout the season including Throwback Thursdays, Wear It Wednesdays, and firework shows. –Lindsey Morgan