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Sightseeing in Nashville

Our Hotel steps away from the War Memorial and Tennessee State Capitol, is in a city you won't ever forget. With an abundance of world-class music venues and historical treasures, its unique culture, history, and vibe is just waiting to be discovered. Take a tour of Nashville's rich history by visiting sites like Bicentennial Capitol Mall State Park, Belmont Mansion, and Cheekwood Estate and Gardens; find out why the city is known as "Music City" with a show at the Grand Ole Opry or Ryman Auditorium; or just walk around and see what you can find. Great restaurants and shops, a replica of a famous Greek temple, live entertainment, and so much more awaits you in this memorable destination, and The Hermitage Hotel is the perfect starting point for your adventure.

Ryman Auditorium

Often placing in the top five venues for esteemed musicians to play, the Ryman Auditorium is one of the most historic and renowned concert halls in the world. Built in 1892, the “Mother Church” has brought divine inspiration to countless legends. Elvis Presley, Hank Williams, Johnny Cash, and many more have imprinted the historic floor boards of the Ryman's stage with their prolific performances. This historical venue is just around the corner from our hotel (a six-minute walk).

Country Music Hall of Fame

The Country Music Hall of Fame celebrates the most legendary acts in country music—musicians and entertainers who have not only blessed the world with their art but have also helped to cultivate Nashville into the musical mecca that it is known as today. With rotating exhibits featuring musicians such as Reba McEntire, Miranda Lambert, Alan Jackson, and Bob Dylan, the Hall of Fame and Museum educates and inspires music lovers from across the world and sheds enormous insight on the musical history of Nashville. You can discover everything this museum has to offer with just a short 10-minute walk from our hotel.

Nissan Stadium

This multipurpose stadium is a sports fan’s heaven. It is home to the Tennessee Titans and Tennessee State Tigers football teams, but also hosts a variety of concerts, festivals, and other exciting events. Nissan Stadium seats more than 69,000 people throughout three levels of seating, including club seats and luxury suites. All the action of gameday is only one mile from our hotel on 6th Avenue.

Vanderbilt University

Commodore Cornelius Vanderbilt made a generous donation that founded Vanderbilt University in 1873, with the goal of creating a university in the South that would “contribute to strengthening the ties which should exist between all sections of our common country.” Today, his vision has been realized with this internationally recognized research university and its strong partnership within its 10 schools, neighboring institutions, and the community. Vanderbilt University consists of 392 buildings that house and educate more than 12,000 students, which are situated on 330 beautiful wooded acres that were designated as an arboretum in 1988. The university offers undergraduate programs in liberal arts and sciences, engineering, music, education, and human development, as well as a full range of graduate and professional degrees. Vanderbilt is less than two miles from our hotel.

More Not-to-Miss Attractions

  • Broadway (music/event venues and more), 0.4 mile
  • Nashville Music Garden / Music City Walk of Fame Park, 0.6 mile
  • The Johnny Cash Museum & Cafe, 0.6 mile
  • Metro Riverfront Park, 0.6 mile
  • Frist Center for the Visual Arts, 0.6 mile
  • Nashville Symphony, 0.6 mile
  • Hatch Show Print, 0.6 mile
  • Bicentennial Capitol Mall State Park, 0.7 mile
  • Music Row, 1.7 miles
  • The Parthenon in Centennial Park, 2.5 miles
  • Nashville Zoo at Grassmere, 7.9 miles
  • Cheekwood Botanical Gardens, 10.6 miles
  • Grand Ole Opry, 12.4 miles
  • Andrew Jackson's Hermitage, 15.6 miles
View of downtown Nashville

Shopping & Dining

Nashville may be most well-known for its music scene, but its emerging culinary scene is putting it on the map for foodies everywhere. Some say you could warrant a trip here just for eating, as we have everything from Southern fare to fine dining and everything in-between. Be sure to check out our restaurant here at The Hermitage—Capitol Grille—for some delicious, locally sourced cuisine.

When you need to work off calories from all the barbecue, tacos, or breakfast you ate, explore some of Nashville’s local shopping malls, boutiques, and specialty stores. Each neighborhood offers its own collection of eclectic shops, so you’re sure to find anything on your shopping list.

A Few of Our Favorite Shops & Restaurants Include:

  • Opry Originals
  • Music City Marketplace
  • Jack’s Bar-B-Que on Broadway
  • Leon's Candy
  • Tin Angel
  • 12South Taproom & Grill (pet friendly)

Annual Nashville Events

Experience the rich culture of Nashville by attending an annual event during your stay. Whether it’s a music festival, college graduation, or holiday celebration, there is always something fun and exciting happening in our vibrant city.

Nashville attractions
  • January – Restaurant Week
  • February – The Antiques & Garden Show of Nashville
  • March – Tin Pan South, Music City Irish Fest
  • April – Rock 'N' Roll Marathon & 1/2 Marathon, Awesome April
  • May – Vanderbilt Graduation, Iroquois Steeplechase
  • June – CMA Music Festival, Jefferson Street Jazz & Blue Festival, Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival
  • July – Music City July 4th
  • August – l'Ete du Vin
  • September – Music City Food + Wine Festival, Home Decorating & Remodeling Show
  • November – A Country Christmas (ends in January), CMA Country Christmas, CMA Music Awards, Holiday Harmony (Thanksgiving through New Year’s Day)
  • December – Franklin American Mortgage Music City Bowl, Jack Daniel's Bash on Broadway: New Year's Eve in Music City