Find Exciting Things to Do in Music City
Book a room at the Country Inn & Suites, Nashville to stay less than two miles from the Grand Ole Opry and to be within a short drive of iconic destinations like the Country Music Hall of Fame and the Ryman Auditorium. History buffs can visit Andrew Jackson’s Hermitage and the Parthenon in Centennial Park to learn more about Nashville’s storied past. If you’re looking for family-friendly activities, the Nashville Zoo at Grassmere offers close encounters with more than 2,700 animals. You can also take time to honor the state’s most memorable athletic achievements with a visit to the Tennessee Sports Hall of Fame.
Shopping and Entertainment:
- General Jackson Showboat (2 miles)
With a two-story theater in the center of the boat, the General Jackson Showboat treats passengers to lively entertainment and stunning views of Music City as it floats along the Cumberland River.
Phone: +1 (615) 458-3900
- Grand Ole Opry (1.7 miles)
Arguably the most famous stage in Nashville, the Grand Ole Opry hosts a steady stream of shows featuring country music legends and stars of tomorrow.
Phone: +1 (615) 871-6779
- Nashville Zoo at Grassmere (12.7 miles)
The Nashville Zoo is home to entertaining and educational exhibits that house more than 365 species of wildlife from around the world. Don’t miss crowd favorites like Gibbon Island and Kangaroo Kickabout.
Phone: +1 (615) 833-1534
- Opry Mills (1 mile)
This expansive shopping complex is anchored by brand-name stores like Saks Fifth Avenue OFF 5th, Bass Pro Shops and H&M. After shopping all day, be sure to visit Rainforest Cafe for a dining experience the whole family will enjoy.
Phone: +1 (615) 514-1000
History and Culture:
- Andrew Jackson's Hermitage (10.7 miles)
Formerly the home of President Andrew Jackson, this historic landmark features attractive Greek Revival-style architecture along with an interactive tour chronicling Jackson’s life.
Phone: +1 (615) 889-2941
- Country Music Hall of Fame (9.7 miles)
Stroll through exhibits featuring legendary performers, enjoy weekly music demonstrations and learn about the history of country music when you visit the Country Music Hall of Fame, one of Nashville’s top attractions.
Phone: +1 (615) 416-2001
- The Parthenon in Centennial Park (14 miles)
Nashville truly earned its reputation as the “Athens of the South” with the addition of this full-scale replica of the Greek Parthenon. Featuring casts and reconstructions of the original Greek pieces, this facility also houses an art museum.
Phone: +1 (615) 862-8431
- Ryman Auditorium and Museum (12.5 miles)
Whether you get tickets to see a show on this historic stage or simply stop by to tour the on-site museum, a visit to the Ryman is an ideal way to soak up Music City’s rich tradition and history.
Phone: +1 (615) 899-3060
- Tennessee Sports Hall of Fame (12.4 miles)
Highlighted by its tributes to Tennessee sports legends Pat Summitt and Peyton Manning, this museum is dedicated to honoring the top athletes and teams from the Volunteer State.
Phone: +1 (615) 242-4750