What to Do in Nashville This Winter
Our 70+ degree New Years Day 2022 was quite welcome if you ask me, but the temperature has now reset in line with the season as evidenced by the dusting of snow we awoke to in Nashville this morning. If you aren’t a fan of the cold, how can you keep yourself entertained as Nashville transitions to winter weather? Here are a few ides.
1. See a show…any show…at the Ryman
The Ryman is simply the best concert venue in Music City. As an old church, it houses limited numbers but still attracts some of the best artists in the country. Even if your favorite band isn’t slated to play, grab tickets for a concert and you won’t be disappointed.
2. Go to a Preds game…
You may not be a hockey fan, but the Nashville Predators deliver when it comes to the fan experience. Attending a hockey game is a unique experience and an entertaining way to pass the time on a rainy winter day. Just don’t forget to dress warmly as rink temperatures are a bit cool.
3. …or do some ice skating of your own
If you’ve got the hockey bug, try some skating of your own. Opryland and the Centennial Sportsplex both have rinks open to the public.
4. Check out some college basketball
Vanderbilt and Belmont both have teams that are fun to watch. Spend an afternoon or evening taking in live college basketball for some wintertime indoor entertainment.
5. Visit the Belcourt
Nashville’s nonprofit theater, The Belcourt, plays independent films and documentaries and makes for a unique evening out.
6. Get crafty
Nashville offers a number of craft courses from jewelry making to painting. Check for courses at a local university, from an independent artist, or get your art on with commercial options such as Sips n Strokes.
7. Try a brewery or distillery tour…
When it’s cold….drink! Nashville has a number of local craft breweries and distilleries. Even if they aren’t your go-to beverage options, booking a tour can be a fun way to pass the time in cold weather.
8. …or a cocktail making class
Have you heard of Liquor Lab? At this downtown cocktail experience, you’ll learn to shake up your own craft cocktails.
9. Nashville Armory
You may not own or be into guns, but for most Nashvillians, hitting up the gun range is an outside the box outing. The Nashville Armory offers classes for novice shooters and rentals for non-gun owners.
10. Gather some friends for indoor sporting activities
From axe throwing to bowling at Pinewood Social or hitting a few balls at Top Golf, there are plenty of indoor places available to get you and your buddies off the couch this season.
What are your favorite ways to spend your time in Nashville during the winter?