Nashville

If you’re visiting Nashville but music culture doesn’t sing to you, you can find a variety of other activities within close proximity to Loews Vanderbilt. Whether your interests are in the arts, history, nature, wellness or sporting events, the destination offers something for everyone. Here are some of our favorite activities:

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Hunt for Murals Around Town 

Itching to give your Instagram a little boost? Fortunately for you, Nashville has many picture-perfect spots — so ensure you’ve got enough memory on your camera or phone for some killer shots. Many of the must-sees can be found in Midtown and the nearby Gulch/12th South neighborhoods.

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Discover Cheekwood Estate & Gardens 

Explore cultivated beauty away from the busy streets of downtown Nashville. Cheekwood is a 55-acre botanical garden and historic estate with breathtaking grounds, art galleries and seasonal festivals. It’s the perfect place to spend a beautiful summer’s day.

Get Your Sweat On 

Midtown is certainly not short on options for those with a passion for fitness. From yoga and barre studios to boutique gyms and fitness classes, there’s a variety of facilities to get your heart pumping.

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Appreciate the Arts at the Frist Museum 

Located in a former post office, The Frist Museum is a nonprofit arts center with 24,000 square feet of gallery space. A rotation of art from local, regional and international artists means you can enjoy a fascinating journey from ancient history to the present day.

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Be Part of a Pickler & Ben Taping

Country music star Kellie Pickler teamed up with Emmy Award-winning television personality Ben Aaron for this talk show, which features the best in lifestyle and entertainment. Taped in front of a live studio audience, the show has welcomed celebrities such as Dolly Parton, Faith Hill and Tim McGraw.

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Tour the Tennessee State Capitol

Take a complimentary tour of one of the oldest operating capitols in the country. The grounds around this majestic neo-classical building offer statues of many historical figures, including the graves of President Polk and his wife.

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Explore Activities in Centennial Park 

Home to countless activities year round, the 132-acre Centennial Park offers outdoor recreation, exhibits, gardens, festivals and the popular Parthenon, the world’s only full-scale replica of the famous Greek Temple. It’s also a great setting for a picturesque jog through the park.

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Take an Architecture Tour 

If you’re a fan of architecture, the Downtown Presbyterian Church may be a good spot for you to visit. It was designed in an Egyptian Revival style by architect William Strickland, who also designed the Tennessee State Capitol. Tours are available by appointment.

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Find Your New Favorite Sports Team 

Hit it out of the park with a Nashville Sounds game or experience the city’s newest sports team, the Nashville Soccer Club, within the same stadium walls at First Tennessee Park. You’ll also find a variety of fun activities and food options in the area around the park.

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Get a History Lesson

Civil War buff? Take a walk through Nashville’s Civil War history at Fort Negley, an historical education and outdoor recreation center. You will find complimentary interactive exhibits and two films covering the 1862 surrender of Nashville and the Union’s building of Fort Negley.

Whether you’re a nature lover, a seeker of mental stimulation, or someone who enjoys physical activity, it’s easy to find something that moves you in Music City.

Karen