Whether you plan on visiting Music City for work or play, there are a countless number of fun activities to pencil into your calendar. Nashville is the capital of Tennessee and is home to numerous universities, but this one-of-a-kind city is mostly known for its legendary country music and world-class venues like the Grand Ole Opry.
No matter what you’re visiting Nashville for, we’ve compiled a list of fun attractions and activities worth checking out.
Country Music Hall of Fame® and Museum
No trip to Music City would be complete without a visit to the Country Music Hall of Fame® and Museum. According to its website, this incredible museum seeks to collect, preserve, and interpret the evolving history and traditions of country music through a variety of mediums. From unique exhibits to publications and educational programs, the museum teaches diverse audiences about the enduring beauty and cultural importance of country music.
Located just a block from the popular honky-tonks of Broadway, the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum is noted as the “Smithsonian of country music” because of its unrivaled collection of memorabilia. Due to a recent $100 million expansion, the world renown museum has doubled its square footage to 350,000 square feet of archival storage, galleries, educational classrooms, and retail stores.
If you’re looking for a little piece of Greece in Nashville, be sure to visit The Parthenon during your stay. Originally built for Tennessee’s 1897 Centennial Exposition, this replica of the Parthenon in Athens, Greece, serves as a monument to what is known as the pinnacle of classical architecture. The Nashville Parthenon stands as the centerpiece of Centennial Park, which is Nashville’s premier urban park situated in the heart of the city. It also serves as one of Nashville’s most prominent art museums, with a focus on paintings from the 19th and 20th century.
Gaylord Opryland Resort & Convention Center
Just ten minutes away from Nashville International Airport is the Gaylord Opryland Resort and Convention Center. While this resort isn’t located downtown near popular honky-tonks, it is a premier location to stay if you’re truly looking for a one-of-a-kind experience. This resort is full of lush atrium gardens, unique dining experiences, and is just steps from the Grand Ole Opry itself.
Opryland features more than 700,000 square feet of flexible meeting space.
More than 15 restaurants including Jack Daniel’s and Old Hickory Steakhouse.
More than 14 specialty retail shops on-site.
The Grand Ole Opry
A trip to Nashville wouldn’t be complete without a visit to the Grand Ole Opry. Also known as the “home of American music” and “country’s most famous stage,” the Grand Ole Opry is one of Tennessee’s number one attractions. What began as a simple radio broadcast in 1925 is now a live entertainment phenomenon for country legends and contemporary chart-toppers alike.
If you plan on visiting the Grand Ole Opry during your Nashville stay, there are many fun things you can do there. They offer a variety of tours, including daytime tours, post-show tours, VIP tours, and more, and there are always live shows to see in the evening.
Andrew Jackson’s Hermitage
If you’re a history buff, you’ll be pleased to know that the infamous Andrew Jackson’s home, most commonly known as The Hermitage, is situated right outside of Nashville. Just as the People’s President welcome many important visitors into his home, guests and residents can now tour The Hermitage with their family and friends.
Nearly every facet of Jackson’s life revolved around his mansion, and it served as a prominent office and gathering hall. The Hermitage features a wonderful garden and grounds that hold unique stories of Jackson’s family life and his cotton plantation. If you’re interested in getting a sneak peek into the life of one of America’s greatest presidents, schedule a tour of The Hermitage into your Nashville stay.
Noire The Nail Bar
If you want to pamper yourself during your trip to Nashville, stop by Noire the Nail Bar for a premier manicure, pedicure, or waxing service. We offer complementary drinks at our nail salon, so you can sit back, relax, and unwind while we pamper you with our nail services. Check out our salon services online or visit our stop by today for a classic manicure!