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Nashville Travel Guide
A Quick Guide to the Best of Music City

Located in the heart of Nashville’s West End, the Marriott Nashville at Vanderbilt University is situated amongst some of Nashville’s most popular local attractions, including the Nashville Parthenon and city of Nashville’s art museum. Positioned on the Vanderbilt University campus and just minutes from exciting downtown Nashville, our hotel is the perfect location for your trip to the Music City. Take a look at some of the top attractions within close proximity to the Marriott Nashville at Vanderbilt University, from concerts at the renowned Ryman Auditorium to football games at LP Field, home of the Tennessee Titans. Make the most of your stay in Nashville by experiencing the best the city has to offer, all within steps and minutes from your hotel.


Top attractions near our Vanderbilt hotel

  • Music Row
  • The West End
  • Centennial Park - home to the Parthenon
  • LP Field
  • Ryman Auditorium
  • The Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum
  • Grand Ole Opry
  • Cumberland Plateau
  • Belle Meade Plantation
  • The Hermitage

Top 10 Things to Do in Nashville

The Top Attractions in Music City

Explore our list of top ten attractions in Nashville, TN for an exciting visit to Music City. From country music venues to sports fields, Nashville attractions are diverse and enthralling for ever visitor.


Music Row

Home to top musical attractions in Nashville, this historic area is just to the southwest of Downtown Nashville, and home to hundreds of businesses related to country and gospel music. Situated around 16th and 17th Avenues South along with several side streets, Music Row is widely considered the heart of Nashville’s entertainment industry.


The West End

Nashville Marriott Hotel at Vanderbilt is located in the Nashville West End neighborhood, home to over 50 upscale dining and entertainment options within walking distance from the hotel. You don’t have to travel far to indulge in great taste.


The Parthenon

Centennial Park
(615) 862-8431
The world’s only full-scale reproduction of the famous Parthenon in Athens exists right here in the Athens of the South. Situated in the expansive Centennial Park, the Nashville attraction features both the city’s art museum and Athena Parthenos, the tallest indoor sculpture in the Western world.


LP Field

One Titans Way
Nashville, TN 37213
(615) 565-4200
Home to the Tennessee Titans and the Tennessee State Tigers, LP Field seats approximately 68,798 fans, including about 12,000 club seats. LP Field also serves as a music venue, hosting numerous concerts each year, including the CMA Music Festival.


Ryman Auditorium

116 5th Avenue North
Nashville, TN 37210
(615) 889-3060
As the original home of the Grand Ole Opry, the Ryman Auditorium has hosted some of the country’s best talent in country music, from Patsy Cline to Sheryl Crow. Check schedules for upcoming events at this must-see item among attractions in Nashville TN.


The Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum

222 Fifth Avenue South
Nashville, TN 37203
(615) 416-2001
The Country Music Hall of Fame® and Museum has been home to America’s music since 1967. This Nashville attraction is located on the west bank of the Cumberland River, just a few steps from the historic Ryman Auditorium and features a vast of historic country video clips and recorded music, dynamic exhibits and state-of-the-art design, regular menu of live performances and public programs.


Grand Ole Opry

2802 Opryland Drive
Nashville, TN 37214
(615) 871-OPRY
The Grand Ole Opry has hosted thousands of prestigious and memorable performance and events from the CMA Awards and the Gospel Music Awards to special appearances by Dolly Parton, Elton John and Bruce Springsteen. See the concierge for schedules for this Nashville tourist attraction.


Cumberland Plateau

Home to a number of outdoor activities such as whitewater rafting, boating, fishing, and hunting, Cumberland Plateau rises more than 1,000 feet above the Tennessee River Valley and is the world’s longest hardwood-forested plateau.


Belle Meade Plantation

5025 Harding Pike
Nashville TN, 37205
(800) 270-3991
Once known as a 5,400-acre thoroughbred horse farm, Belle Meade Plantation is a 30-acre historic site six miles west of Nashville. The pièce de resistance is the Belle Meade mansion built in 1853, which showcases original furnishings and a large collection of antique carriages. This historic option among attractions in Nashville is open for tours daily.


The Hermitage

Home of President Andrew Jackson
4580 Rachel’s Lane
Nashville, TN 37076
(615) 889-2941
Over 15 million people have visited President Andrew Jackson’s home since it opened as a museum in 1899. Now you can explore the halls of this mansion and visit the formal garden, slave quarters and original log cabin that the Jacksons once occupied and take a tour in the educational Visitor Center Gallery.