Last weekend my in-laws were in town and it rained almost the entire time. It raised the question, what is there to do in Nashville when it’s raining? I did a lot of research on this topic and figured I’d share what I found on rainy day activities in Nashville, TN!
Rainy Day Activities in Nashville, TN
- The Frist Art Museum – The current exhibit is The Nashville Flood: 10 Years Later. It’s a great place to walk around and see some unique exhibits. The Frist also has a charming cafe where you can sit and enjoy the artistic ambiance. They’re open Monday-Wednesday 10 a.m. – 5:30 p.m., Thursday to Friday 10 a.m. to 9 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m. – 5:30 p.m., and Sunday from 1:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.
- Johnny Cash Museum – A fan of the man in black? Learn more about him on a Nashville rainy day! This museum is in the heart of Downtown Nashville and around the corner from the iconic Broadway. They’re open seven days a week from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.
- Catch a Show at the Ryman or Opry – If you do one thing in Nashville, it should be this! These two places are staples in the Music City community and are truly remarkable. You can always catch a great show at one of these two places!
- Hit the Shops – Shopping is the perfect rainy day activity! You can go to the budget-friendly outlets at Opry Mills, the designer shops at the Mall at Green Hills or the cool and trendy Cool Springs. All of these places have great restaurants and are an easy, laid-back way to spend an afternoon.
- Do a Brewery Crawl – Nashville doesn’t have any wineries (there’s one outside of Franklin called Arrington) but we do have a lot of breweries. Catch them all here, and plan your route!
- Country Music Hall of Fame – This place has everything you need for a rainy day. Delicious restaurants, gift shop, Hatch Show Print workshop, and various exhibits on country stars past and present. I love going when a new exhibit opens and spend the day wandering around. Next door is also the Music City Center, a convention site that’s cool to wander around!
- Tennessee State Museum – Located near Bicentennial State Park, this museum is on the newer side and tells all the stories of the Volunteer state! They’re closed on Monday but open Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Thursday from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Sunday from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Which of these rainy day activities in Nashville sound most fun to you? Let me know in a comment below!