While you spend a few days at Belmont, take some time to also explore Nashville—one of the top tourist destinations in the country. Known as “Music City,” and one of the nation’s fastest-growing cities (metropolitan population of 1.75 million), Nashville continues its emergence as a cultural, artistic and entertainment-rich destination, filled with more than 150+ unique music and event venues, a myriad of art galleries, historic homes, botanical gardens and greenways, honky tonks, professional sports and award-winning dining.
Note: Some businesses have specific policies that may require proof of vaccination or a recent COVID-19 test. Please check ahead for current COVID-19 policies and procedures.
Nashville offers many special deals, discounts and exclusive travel packages for Belmont visitors. Check out Visit Music City to learn more.
Grab Coffee or Brunch on your way to the Inauguration events:
At… Bongo Java on Belmont Boulevard: a walkable, crowd-favorite coffee shop right across from the inauguration event locations.
Get a Taste of Music City:
There are plenty of convenient and delicious food options right on Belmont Boulevard across from the inauguration event locations. These include alumni-owned Chago’s Cantina, International Market, Athens Family Restaurant, Proper Bagel, Bongo Java, Chatime and 615 Deli! In addition to our Harrington Place Dining Hall, Belmont also has a campus Chick-fil-a and Einstein’s Bagel located in the center of the event locations.
See a Show or a Game:
With music performances on every corner, seeing live entertainment in Nashville must be at the top of your list. Check out event calendars for The Ryman Auditorium, The Grand Ole Opry Show, Mercy Lounge, 3rd and Lindsley and the Tennessee Performing Arts Center!
Some of our Favorite Tourist Sights:
If you have a few hours to spare before heading home, consider meandering through the Country Music Hall of Fame® and Museum, The Frist Center for the Visual Arts or the newly-opened National Museum of African American Music. You could go backstage at the world-famous Grand Ole Opry, take a tour of the “Mother Church” Ryman Auditorium or get your flower fix at the beautiful Cheekwood Estate and Gardens.