With attractions such as the Grand Old Opry and several world-renowned art museums, Nashville has a lot of action going on indoors. But on days when thick, lush Tennessee landscape beckon residents outdoors, it’s good to know there is plenty to do once they get out there. From Nashville concerts and parks to tours of some of the city’s most popular and offbeat Nashville outdoor activities, the city provides a wealth of outdoor entertainment.
It’s difficult to talk about Nashville concerts that take place outdoors without mentioning Bonnaroo, the indie/rock/hip-hop music blowout that takes place every June in nearby Manchester, Tennessee. Now in its 10th year, Bonnaroo has become one of the must-see music festivals in the country. Elsewhere in Nashville, outdoor concert venues such as Fannie Mae Dee’s Park, Centennial Park, the Bicentennial Mall, and Public Square Plaza, all host free country, soul, jazz, pop, and classical concerts.
With more than 10,000 areas of land, the Nashville parks and recreation system has enough space to provide residents with room to run, bike, swim, golf, and hike. Nature centers at Beaman Park, Bells Bend, Shelby Bottoms, and Warner Park can make one appreciate the lush green spaces and further add discussions on the plant and wildlife that can be found.
Finally, bulk up knowledge of this great city with a tour. Foodies will love the Nashville Food Tour for an insider’s look at the city’s growing restaurant industry (yes, there will be samples), while the more adventurous will opt for one of the walking Nashville Ghost Tours. A great self-guided tour of the city will follow the circuit that leads from Printer’s Alley to the Riverfront, with stops that include Fort Nashborough, Gruhn Guitars, and the Wildhorse Saloon.
Check out the many concerts, tours, and parks in the area and enjoy the outdoors with the numerous Nashville outdoor activities.