Discover exciting things to do in Donelson and downtown Nashville
The Country Inn & Suites, Nashville Airport, TN places you in the suburb of Donelson and less than 15 minutes from the top things to see and do in Music City. Immerse yourself in the area’s thriving music scene with trips to the legendary Grand Ole Opry, Ryman Auditorium, or Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum. Sports enthusiasts can cheer on the Predators at Bridgestone Arena or watch the Titans score game-winning touchdowns at Nissan Stadium. Looking for activities the whole family can enjoy? Spend a morning at the Nashville Zoo at Grassmere, and then head over to Opry Mills for a little shopping and a “wild” lunch at the Rainforest Cafe.
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Andrew Jackson’s Hermitage5,84 mi / 9,39 km from the hotel
Each room at the Hermitage, the former mansion of Andrew Jackson, tells a riveting story about the seventh president of the United States of America. Watch a live dueling demonstration, and enjoy a tour of the mansion, gardens, and farmland.
Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum6,17 mi / 9,93 km from the hotel
Check out exhibits on country music legends, and attend a concert by the artist in residence. The museum also hosts programs for all ages, engaging interview sessions, and film screenings.
General Jackson Showboat4,49 mi / 7,23 km from the hotel
Enjoy the music that’s made Tennessee famous while you cruise the Cumberland River on this traditional showboat that can carry more than 1,000 passengers. Sunday cruises include a brunch featuring classic Southern dishes before the concert.
Grand Ole Opry4,64 mi / 7,47 km from the hotel
Described as “country’s most famous stage,” the Grand Ole Opry has showcased the biggest and brightest country music stars for more than 90 years.
Nashville Zoo at Grassmere5,21 mi / 8,38 km from the hotel
Close to 3,000 animals from around the world are housed at this family-friendly zoo. Take a train ride through the park and visit the Grassmere Historic Home, which is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
Opry Mills4,41 mi / 7,1 km from the hotel
Upgrade your wardrobe at Vera Bradley Outlet, Forever 21, or J.Crew Factory Store. Afterward, grab dinner at any of the mall’s restaurants before catching a movie in the IMAX theater.
Ryman Auditorium6,34 mi / 10,2 km from the hotel
Touted as country music hallowed ground, this venue has featured legends like Elvis Presley and Patsy Cline. Today, you can still listen to performances by top stars, tour the venue, and catch Grand Ole Opry shows as well.
Frist Art Museum6,58 mi / 10,59 km from the hotel
From edgy modern sculptures to World War I Americana, this downtown Nashville art center hosts rotating displays featuring works by local and international artists.
Bridgestone Arena6,31 mi / 10,15 km from the hotel
Bridgestone Arena is one of Music City’s top venues for sports and entertainment. Get your tickets for a Nashville Predators hockey game, or join 20,000 other screaming fans for a concert by a big-name music superstar like Katy Perry or Kenny Rogers.
Centennial Park7,97 mi / 12,82 km from the hotel
This sprawling 132-acre park features an intricate replica of the Parthenon in Athens, Greece, plus walking trails, monuments, and museums like the Centennial Art Center.
Cheekwood Estate & Gardens12,19 mi / 19,62 km from the hotel
You can stroll through a dozen themed gardens, admire the works of local artists, and order a picnic lunch at this 1930s country estate.
Nissan Stadium6,06 mi / 9,75 km from the hotel
Home of the NFL’s Tennessee Titans and the TransPerfect Music City Bowl, Nissan Stadium also welcomes monster truck shows, pro soccer tournaments, and music festivals throughout the year.