There is plenty to do and see in Nashville that does not involve imbibing. Have a read of our list below, highlighting some of the best activities that Music City has to offer.
Percy Priest Lake
- 15 minute drive from Downtown.
- Recreational activities include boating, camping, and fishing.
Hattie B's Hot Chicken
- Sample the chicken that Nashville is known for.
- Heat levels range from very mild to burning hot!
- Take a tour of President Andrew Jackson's home.
- The mansion, gardens, and Jackson's tomb are all on the scenic 1000+ acre property.
Photo: The Hermitage
- View a film at Nashville's non profit film center.
- Established in 1925, it the city's oldest movie theater, and has been recently renovated.
- Shows playing include everything from art films to documentaries, and new releases.
The Parthenon in Centennial Park
- A stunning replica of the Parthenon in Athens, Greece exists right in the heart of Music City.
- The inside of the structure is an art museum, housing paintings by American artists from the 19th and 20th centuries.
- Opened in 1974, it is a premier venue for Bluegrass music.
- Live music every night of the week.
- Free Bluegrass jam session every Sunday night.
- Scenic oasis with miles of walking paths ranging from flat to challenging.
- Perfect for an afternoon hike.
- A wonderful opportunity to spot some wildlife and unique birds.
Nashville Sounds Game
- Enjoy a minor league baseball game at First Tennessee Park.
- The stadium is right in the Germantown neighborhood, with plenty of nearby restaurants.
- Free concert series in Centennial Park.
- Family-friendly and takes place Saturdays throughout May and June as well as Thursdays in September.
- Bring a blanket and feel free to stretch out on the grass.
The Johnny Cash Museum
- View the largest collection of Johnny Cash artifacts and memorabilia in the world.
- Located right in the heart of Downtown.
Lane Motor Museum
- There are over 500 vehicles in this museum's collection, with a select 150 rotating collection of cars on the museum floor at one time.
- Founded in 2002 by Jeff Lane, it is one of only a few museums in the U.S. to specialize in European cars.
Belle Meade Plantation
- Take a tour of the property and learn about the history of the plantation.
- 45 minute guided tours of the Greek Revival mansion are available.
Photo: Belle Meade Plantation
Cheekwood Estate & Gardens
- A serene 55 acre botanical garden and art museum, that was originally built in 1929 as the home of Leslie and Mabel Cheek.
- Tour the eleven display gardens that each offer a unique variety of flowers.
The Ryman Auditorium
- Known as "The Mother Church of Country Music," concerts at this historical venue are one of a kind.
- Book tickets in advance to see some of the best music artists of our time perform.
- Tours of the auditorium are available from 9am - 4pm daily.
Photo: The Ryman