Located on the corner of Broadway and 5th Avenue, Bridgestone Arena is sure to be a standout with its glass window exterior, visitor center tower, and unique dome. The Bridgestone Arena hosts various events all year, including concerts, sporting events, and religious gatherings. Its 750,000 square feet of space is a great size that allows for millions of guests to visit the arena daily, and the adjustable stage and seating permit events to seat as many as 20,000 guests to as few as 5,000 guests. Given its distinctive and staggering size, Bridgestone Arena was awarded Large Capacity Venue of the Year in 2017 by the Academy of Country Music.

However, the Large Capacity Venue award isn’t the only nomination this arena has received. Bridgestone Arena is in the buzzing downtown area of Nashville, a city known for its country music, arts, and education, welcoming roughly 13 million tourists annually. With this much traffic, Bridgestone Arena hosts tons of events to accommodate the hustle and bustle of the city, lending itself to a nomination for Venue of the Year multiple years in a row. There’s plenty to do and see in the arena itself, but take time to explore downtown with your team because there is a great deal to do in this historic and lively city center.


Things to Do

Country Music Hall of Fame

Get ready to dive into the history and cultural importance of country music with a visit to the Country Music Hall of Fame. Trace country music through the ages with exhibits ranging from some classics to current artists. Groups do receive discounts on prices of the various sections and activities within the museum. In addition to group tours, group dining is also available, so you do not have to worry about leaving the museum if your team needs a bite to eat. The Country Music Hall of Fame is only a two-minute walk from the Bridgestone Arena, so don’t miss out on finding a new appreciation for country music. 222 5th Ave S, Nashville, TN 37203


Tennessee State Museum

Within a six-minute drive from Bridgestone Arena is the Tennessee State Museum. Keep in mind that the Music City Bus Circuit’s Blue and Green Lines will both stop near this museum, and this public transportation option is free. One great perk to visiting this museum is that there is no admission charge, so don’t skip a free attraction that will give your team a deeper understanding of the state they’re visiting. Tour through a Tennessee timeline dating back from the first settlers to present day. 1000 Rosa L Parks Blvd, Nashville, TN 37208


Watson Adventures

Take out your magnifying glass and get searching! If you want to give your group a team building experience while they are going through one of the above-mentioned museums or while they are exploring downtown Nashville in general, you should check out Watson Adventures.

Watson Adventures wants to make sure that your team not only has a great time growing together but also, realize that there is more than music when it comes to this Music City. Online, you will book a scavenger hunt for your group. In order to book, groups must be big enough to split into even teams, with a minimum of six people per team. Public and private group events are available as well. The teams will compete against one other to solve the scavenger hunt’s witty and fun questions.

There are a few options for scavenger hunts in Nashville. Two of these options include hunts through the Country Music Hall of Fame and the Tennessee State Museum. However, if you want to keep your groups outdoors and explore various parts of the downtown neighborhood, the Downtown Nashville Scavenger Hunt is the most popular option.


Ryman Auditorium

The Ryman Auditorium gave birth to bluegrass, but it isn’t only country artists who love this place. With its historic significance to the city of Nashville, artists and entertainers of all genres and avenues have come to the Ryman to perform and have the honor of facing the pews. Winning Theatre of the Year, Venue of the Year, and SRO Venue of the Year, this is not a place you want to pass up on your visit. Take a three-minute walk from Bridgestone Arena to the Ryman to have transformative experience and learn about its rich history.

Group ticketing is available for various events throughout the year, including winter and spring shows. If you want to simply take a day tour with a tour guide, there is group pricing available for this as well, so book your group experience online. 116 5th Ave N, Nashville, TN 37219


Bicentennial Capitol Mall State Park

Beautiful weather? Spend some time outside at the 19-acre Bicentennial Capitol State Park. Not only will you be able to get some fresh air but you can also learn about some history by picking up a park map and visiting the various monuments and memorials throughout the area. Being only a five-minute drive from Bridgestone Arena, take a break from the bustling city and enjoy some greenery. 600 James Robertson Pkwy, Nashville, TN 37243


Escape Experience

Take on the challenge to beat the clock in this team building experience at the Escape Experience. Close to Bridgestone Arena, a ten-minute walk or five-minute drive, the Escape Experience will give your team a chance to do some critical thinking and bond as you attempt to escape one of the three themed rooms, C-Block, Inheritance, or Vaccine. The maximum team size for one room is eight participants if you are a walk-in, but you can schedule a ten-person team if you call in advance. 501 Union St, Nashville, TN 37219


The Rabbit Hole VR Gaming Arcade

This is on the pricer end of the spectrum for activities and there is no special group pricing; however, this may appeal to some of the game enthusiasts on your team or those who have never before experienced virtual reality. There are discounts available for renting devices on-the-go for more than four hours. Some of the games available to play include Fruit Ninja, Beat Saber, and Arizona Sunshine. The Rabbit Hold VR Gaming Arcade is a unique gaming experience in Nashville, located about a seven-minute drive from the Bridgestone Arena. 1807 Church St, Nashville, TN 37203


Laser Quest

Tag! You’re it! Take aim and fire at Laser Quest, located under half a mile from Bridgestone Arena. Laser Quest has matches set up specifically for sports teams with varying options. You can reserve a game for 10 to 20 players, which will be played with the general public, or a private game for up to 32 players. If you’re traveling with a group that goes beyond 30 players, they have you covered for that too. Reserving ahead of time will guarantee your spot, two games, pizza deals, and a personalized certificate. 166 2nd Ave North In, Nashville, TN 37201


Places to Eat

Frothy Monkey

While Frothy Monkey does serve breakfast, lunch, and dinner, you may want to stop in for the locally brewed coffee to start off your day. Grab a breakfast sandwich or platter, or come back later in the day to try one of the diverse dinner entrees. It’s easy to reach from the Bridgestone Arena, taking nine minutes to reach by foot. The Frothy Monkey can comfortably fit roughly 30 to 40 guests, but it is recommended to call beforehand to make sure your group can be properly accommodated. 235 5th Ave N, Nashville, TN 37219


Wild Eggs

Welcoming guests for breakfast, brunch, and lunch is Wild Eggs. This is a great spot for your team to come and enjoy a breakfast consisting of traditional comfort foods. It is recommended to call before arriving to make sure your group will be accommodated. It only takes ten minutes to walk or five minutes to drive from Bridgestone Arena. 333 Union St, Nashville, TN 37201


Hard Rock Cafe

A Hard Rock Cafe can be found in many major cities, and luckily for your team, there’s one located right in downtown Nashville less than half a mile from the Bridgestone Arena. Stopping here is a great choice if you’re looking for more than southern cooking during your stay. Be sure to call Hard Rock Cafe ahead of time to make reservations. 100 Broadway, Nashville, TN 37201


NashHouse Southern Spoon and Saloon

Live shows, sports, and creative new-south cuisine are what you’ll find at the NashHouse Southern Spoon and Saloon. The restaurant is large enough to handle groups and not feel overly crowded, but you can always make a reservation online to be on the safe side. Feel free to stop in any time of the day as they serve breakfast, brunch, lunch, dinner, and late night food. Take advantage of the 15-foot big screen for sporting events or daily live music, a short four-minute walk from Bridgestone Arena. 114 8th Ave S, Nashville, TN 37203


Wildhorse Saloon

If you want to experience a real southern night out, head over to the Wildhorse Saloon. The restaurant area is big enough to fit your team, and there is no way your group will be bored. In addition to the authentic and delicious southern food, Wildhorse Saloon hosts regular live music and dancing. They want you to get involved and will even teach you how to line dance for free. Less than half a mile away from Bridgestone Arena, come eat and dance the night away to some country tunes. 120 2nd Ave N, Nashville, TN 37201