Find exciting things to do near downtown Nashville and Hermitage

Whether you’re in town for a country music concert at the Grand Ole Opry or a Tennessee Titan’s game at Nissan Stadium, the Country Inn & Suites, Nashville Airport East, TN is the perfect choice for a relaxing stay. History buffs will love touring Andrew Jackson’s Hermitage, about five miles north of our hotel, while outdoor enthusiasts will appreciate boating, swimming, and fishing at nearby Percy Priest Lake. For even more fun things to do on the water, book a cruise on the General Jackson Showboat and enjoy a relaxed afternoon or evening floating down the Cumberland River. Our hotel also places you within 20 minutes of iconic downtown attractions such as Bridgestone Arena, Ryman Auditorium, and the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum.

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Andrew Jackson’s Hermitage

4.41 mi / 7.1 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 Museum

8.24 mi / 13.26 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 Showboat

5.14 mi / 8.27 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 Opry

5.17 mi / 8.32 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 Grassmere

7.28 mi / 11.72 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 Mills

5.01 mi / 8.07 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 Auditorium

8.39 mi / 13.49 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.

Adventure Science Center

8.21 mi / 13.21 km from the hotel
Inside this science center’s 44,000 square feet of space are 175 hands-on exhibitions designed to spark creativity as well as curiosity in scientific minds of all ages.

Schermerhorn Symphony Center

8.23 mi / 13.24 km from the hotel
Home to the Grammy Award–winning Nashville Symphony, the Schermerhorn Symphony Center is the go-to spot for jazz, pop, classical, and world music concerts.

Bridgestone Arena

8.38 mi / 13.48 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.

Nissan Stadium

8.05 mi / 12.96 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.

Hermitage Golf Course

5.72 mi / 9.21 km from the hotel
Choose between two 18-hole courses at this award-winning golf facility, and play a few rounds while the course’s signature sheep roam the greens.