A city like Nashville, Tennessee is a great city for a conference, not only because of the convenient and modern conference hotels in the city. The Gaylord Opryland Resort and Conference Center, for example, is an attraction on its own, with nine acres of indoor gardens to stroll around in. There are plenty of fun things to do and see in Nashville. More than that, most of the suggestions below can be crossed off in just a couple of evenings. This way, you will make the most of your business trip.
When going to Nashville, why not spend an evening listening to talented songwriters and artists? After all, Nashville is a city full of music. A quick stop by the famous Blue Bird Café comes highly recommended, and if you are lucky, you may even bump into big country names, such as Garth Brooks and LeAnn Rimes.
If you are in Nashville on the right evening, you may be able to catch a concert at the Grand Ole Opry. Start scouting for shows a few weeks before your conference, and reach out to your colleagues to see if anyone wants to tag along. For all you know they could be secret country fans.
If you want to see Nashville in an evening, there are plenty of great tours to join that will not take up much your time. The fun Nash Trash Tour is an adult only, BYOB encouraged bus tour around town. Another great option, which will also save you time to go eat afterwards, is the Music City Bites & Sites Tour. This 2.5 hour tour will take you around the neighborhoods of Nashville, letting you taste the different flavors of the city as you go.