Even when the forecast is poor, there is still plenty to do in Music City. Check out our guide for some rainy day activities that are sure to make you forget about the weather.
The Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum
It's easy to get lost here for at least an entire afternoon. Tour the recently expanded museum with new exhibitions popping up frequently and don't forget to stop by the Hatch Show Print shop for a Nashville keepsake. Also, a visit to historic RCA Studio B on Music Row is included in your ticket.
Take your pick of whiskey distilleries to tour right in Nashville. A few options include: Corsair Distillery, Pennington Distilling Co, Nelson's Greenbrier Distillery, and Nashville Craft Distillery.
Grand Ole Opry
An American icon, that started as a radio broadcast in 1925. Today the Opry is known worldwide for showcasing both country legends and current artists. Check the schedule for upcoming shows and grab tickets quickly as they tend to sell out.
Brushfire Pottery Studio
Located in the Green Hills neighborhood, this is a fun way to get creative when the weather is less than ideal. They offer a wide range of pottery pieces, which you can decorate and paint however you please.
Nashville has a bunch of craft breweries to choose from, perfect for a day spent inside. A few of our favorites that offer tours are Jackalope Brewing Company, Yazoo, and Fat Bottom Brewing Co.
Jewelry Making Class at Walker Jewelry
Get ready to learn how to make beautiful and dainty stacking rings at a small local jeweler's studio, right outside of Nashville. Classes fill up quickly, with only four spots available, so be sure to reserve in advance.
Frist Art Museum
A family-friendly destination with new exhibitions every six to eight weeks. Located downtown, the museum has become a representation of the growing visual arts scene in Nashville.
Get ready to sweat and push your limits at Nashville's premier rock climbing facility. With two locations in the city, getting a workout in is easy and accessible. Group climbs and parties can also be booked through the website.
Tour the Ryman Auditorium
One of the oldest and most renowned country music venues sits in the heart of downtown Nashville. Originally a church, the auditorium is full of history and stories of country music legends. Book a tour to learn more about the history, but also be sure to check out the show schedule as tickets to see some of country's greatest stars are available.
Bowling at Pinewood Social
Not only does Pinewood have fabulous food and drinks, it also has its very own bowling alley. This is the perfect spot to hang out with a group of friends post brunch, for a full morning or afternoon of fun.
Sky High Sports
Get ready to defy gravity at Nashville's own trampoline park. Activities include everything from jumping to foam pits, dodgeball, and basketball. It is a family friendly environment that will ensure everyone has a blast.
Nashville offers a wealth of karaoke bars where you can sing the afternoon or night away. A few favorites include The Lipstick Lounge, Lonnie's Western Room, Wanna B's, and Santa's Pub.
Sips n Strokes
Enjoy some wine while finding your inner artist. Classes are offered to help guide you through painting a masterpiece. Reservations are strongly encouraged.
Emily Solinger, Communications & Development Intern
Growing up in Hilton Head Island, South Carolina, I fell in love with the South at a young age. After graduating from Vanderbilt and spending a few years in Washington DC, I am now thrilled to have a home in East Nashville with my husband. On most weekends I can be found at Barista Parlor for an almond milk latte or heading out to explore Shelby Park with our Goldendoodle, Tallulah.