Looking for fun things to do in Nashville? We’ve compiled a list of all the best things that you absolutely MUST put on your list when you visit Music City – from where to stay, to where to eat, and what to do while you’re here!
Fun Things To Do
Visiting Nashville for the first time? We think it's a great place to visit... and live! Here, local residents share their favorite things to see & do that are worthy of being on your Nashville bucket list -- plus Nashville road trip ideas & day trips to surrounding areas. See activities the entire family will enjoy: museums, water parks, bicycle & segway tours, drive-in movie theaters, tips for visiting many of the area's parks (local parks, dog parks & state parks) -- even fun things to do on a rainy day. Plus, fun activities just for adults: Nashville nightlife, the downtown bars, popular music venues, where to eat, our favorite small (but quaint) live music places that are off the beaten path, and fun tours you should take when you're here -- even if you're not into music!
After spending a couple hours at Arrington Vineyards on a Sunday afternoon, we determined that our next visit will include a picnic basket and blanket. It’s such a relaxing place, you could spend an entire afternoon just lounging around and enjoying the scenery & special events — along with a great bottle of wine (or two) made right on the premises!
One of the best city parks in Franklin TN for kids is Pinkerton Park. It’s located on Highway 96, just past the railroad tracks on the east side of downtown Franklin. See why we think it’s the best for kids, plus photos and fun things to do there.
Not into Country music? Here are the best live music venues in Nashville, Knoxville, and Memphis that cater to non-Country music fans.
Did you know that wherever you are in Tennessee there’s a state park within an hour’s drive?! Good news: ALL Tennessee state parks are now FREE! So, if you haven’t been to one of Tennessee’s state parks in awhile, this is something to add to your Bucket List. See a complete list of Tennessee state parks and which ones are our favorites in Middle Tennessee. Plus other fun things to do in the Nashville area.
My family visited The Parthenon in Nashville mostly because of the movie Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Lightning Thief. Percy Jackson journeys to The Parthenon in search of a certain object needed to complete his quest/mission. Here’s our review of the Nashville Parthenon, including the giant statue of Athena.
Touring the Fontanel mansion is definitely something for your Nashville Bucket List! Here’s how much it costs + my photos showing what the log home is like.
I rode a Segway for the first time thru downtown Nashville and I didn’t crash – or hit anyone! Two-hour Nashville Segway Tours are fun for locals & tourists
I’ve been to Sky High Sports Nashville a few times. Whenever guests are in town – and they have kids – Sky High Nashville is where we go! Here’s why…
My 2 boys have always enjoyed playing with vehicles of all shapes and sizes, so I knew they would love a visit to the Lane Motor Museum in Nashville, TN. Here is my family’s review of this one-of-a-kind car museum, plus some time- and money-saving tips worth sharing before you go!